10 Fine Dining Restaurants to visit in Cape Town in 2022
February 26, 2022

10 Fine Dining Restaurants to visit in Cape Town in 2022

Cape Town is a true hidden gem of fine dining. The city offers some of the world's best restaurants, multi-award-winning chefs and irresistible dishes which are very often reasonably priced. Originally the gourmet uprising began beyond the city in the Winelands, to complement the world-class wine, but these days can be found in the busy metropolitan streets in the shadow of table mountain and the ocean's edge.

Local gastronomy is hugely influenced by fresh botanicals, organic produce and the highest quality of fish and meat, all influenced by world cuisine and even more so by incorporating regional culinary heritage and indigenous, often foraged tastes.

We have listed below our favourite restaurants which have been tried and tested on multiple occasions. As it is near impossible to choose a number one due to the vast variety of what is on offer we have decided to list our favourites in alphabetical order.

lacolombe

Continuously awarded within the top ten restaurants from around the world, Lacolombe can be found high up on the slopes of the Constantiaberg mountains. The stylish restaurant is headed by multi-award-winning chef-proprietor Scot Kirton and executive chef James Gaag where both chefs and the team conjure the French-Asian dishes using locally foraged ingredients that they magically finesse into immaculately plated dishes.

Where to find: Silvermist Wine Estate, Main Road, Constantia Nek, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 1.30pm; 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Contact: reservations@lacolombe.co.za

Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia


The stunning sister to the extraordinary Chefs Warehouse Pinchos & Winebar in the city centre, this buzzed-about restaurant proposes a set menu of fine-dining-calibre global tapas, delivered with magnificent panoramas across the renowned vine-clad valley. The Chef's Warehouse is sheer magical to observe with the floor to ceiling glass, presenting spectacular views across False Bay to the distant mountains. But what truly sets the restaurant apart is the delectable array of imaginative Asian inflected menu dishes which have an emphasis on freshly harvested produce from the farm’s gardens and an injection of Southeast Asian flavours.

Where to find: Beau Constantia, 1043 Constantia Main Road, Cape Town

Opening Times:

Contact: canteen@chefswarehouse.co.za

FYN

With an African inspired menu and an overarching Japanese aesthetic, Fyn's dream-team collaboration between Peter Tempelhoff and executive chef Ashley Moss allows for a confident quest of tastes, flavours, textures, and cooking techniques. located off the historic Church Square and located on the 5th floor, the restaurant boasts sky-high views of Table Mountain and Lion's Head with tandem pleasingly with the unique five-course, kaiseki-style menus offered.

Where to find: 5th Floor, 37 Parliament Street, Speakers Corner, Church Square, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday, 12.00pm – 2.00pm; 6.30pm – 10.00pm

Contact: info@fynrestaurant.com

FYN

With an African inspired menu and an overarching Japanese aesthetic, Fyn's dream-team collaboration between Peter Tempelhoff and executive chef Ashley Moss allows for a confident quest of tastes, flavours, textures, and cooking techniques. located off the historic Church Square and located on the 5th floor, the restaurant boasts sky-high views of Table Mountain and Lion's Head with tandem pleasingly with the unique five-course, kaiseki-style menus offered.

Where to find: 5th Floor, 37 Parliament Street, Speakers Corner, Church Square, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday, 12.00pm – 2.00pm; 6.30pm – 10.00pm

Contact: info@fynrestaurant.com

FYN

With an African inspired menu and an overarching Japanese aesthetic, Fyn's dream-team collaboration between Peter Tempelhoff and executive chef Ashley Moss allows for a confident quest of tastes, flavours, textures, and cooking techniques. located off the historic Church Square and located on the 5th floor, the restaurant boasts sky-high views of Table Mountain and Lion's Head with tandem pleasingly with the unique five-course, kaiseki-style menus offered.

Where to find: 5th Floor, 37 Parliament Street, Speakers Corner, Church Square, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday, 12.00pm – 2.00pm; 6.30pm – 10.00pm

Contact: info@fynrestaurant.com

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February 26, 2022

10 Fine Dining Restaurants to visit in Cape Town in 2022

Cape Town is a true hidden gem of fine dining. The city offers some of the world's best restaurants, multi-award-winning chefs and irresistible dishes which are very often reasonably priced. Originally the gourmet uprising began beyond the city in the Winelands, to complement the world-class wine, but these days can be found in the busy metropolitan streets in the shadow of table mountain and the ocean's edge.

Local gastronomy is hugely influenced by fresh botanicals, organic produce and the highest quality of fish and meat, all influenced by world cuisine and even more so by incorporating regional culinary heritage and indigenous, often foraged tastes.

We have listed below our favourite restaurants which have been tried and tested on multiple occasions. As it is near impossible to choose a number one due to the vast variety of what is on offer we have decided to list our favourites in alphabetical order.

lacolombe

Continuously awarded within the top ten restaurants from around the world, Lacolombe can be found high up on the slopes of the Constantiaberg mountains. The stylish restaurant is headed by multi-award-winning chef-proprietor Scot Kirton and executive chef James Gaag where both chefs and the team conjure the French-Asian dishes using locally foraged ingredients that they magically finesse into immaculately plated dishes.

Where to find: Silvermist Wine Estate, Main Road, Constantia Nek, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 1.30pm; 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Contact: reservations@lacolombe.co.za

Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia


The stunning sister to the extraordinary Chefs Warehouse Pinchos & Winebar in the city centre, this buzzed-about restaurant proposes a set menu of fine-dining-calibre global tapas, delivered with magnificent panoramas across the renowned vine-clad valley. The Chef's Warehouse is sheer magical to observe with the floor to ceiling glass, presenting spectacular views across False Bay to the distant mountains. But what truly sets the restaurant apart is the delectable array of imaginative Asian inflected menu dishes which have an emphasis on freshly harvested produce from the farm’s gardens and an injection of Southeast Asian flavours.

Where to find: Beau Constantia, 1043 Constantia Main Road, Cape Town

Opening Times:

Contact: canteen@chefswarehouse.co.za

FYN

With an African inspired menu and an overarching Japanese aesthetic, Fyn's dream-team collaboration between Peter Tempelhoff and executive chef Ashley Moss allows for a confident quest of tastes, flavours, textures, and cooking techniques. located off the historic Church Square and located on the 5th floor, the restaurant boasts sky-high views of Table Mountain and Lion's Head with tandem pleasingly with the unique five-course, kaiseki-style menus offered.

Where to find: 5th Floor, 37 Parliament Street, Speakers Corner, Church Square, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday, 12.00pm – 2.00pm; 6.30pm – 10.00pm

Contact: info@fynrestaurant.com

Salsify

Found in a stunning pocket of Camps Bay and overlooking a magnificent stretch of the Atlantic Ocean. The cuisine is not flashy or boastful but instead chooses to remain restrained while containing a powerful flavour punch with local and foraged ingredients. 4 course and 6 course tasing menus are available for lunch and dinner as well as splendid Sunday lunch and include dishes such as fried octopus with apricot mebos (sun-dried fruit leather), green mango salad, peanuts, and coconut and beef tartare with nasturtium emulsion, pine-nut dressing, and veal fat brioche. Also, lunch is one of the best-value fine-dining menus in the city.

Where to find: Roundhouse Road, Camps Bay

Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday; 12.30pm – 3pm; 6pm – 11pm; Sunday, 12.30pm – 3pm

Contact: reservations@salsify.co.za

Belly of the Beast

Braai (Afrikaans term for barbecue) is a serious matter to South Africans, and Belly of the Beast supplies some incredible creative takes on it. This 20 seater provides intimate lunch and dining experiences, no menus and online booking only provide you with some of the best cuts of sustainably-sourced meat in the city. Vegetarians and pescatarians can also be happily pleased here by letting the restaurant know in advance. The nightly menu is kept a secret, previous highlights included curried lamb afval (tripe) with basmati rice foam or Saldanha Bay mussels with oyster emulsion and spicy vierge sauce.

Where to find: 110 Harrington Street, Cape Town

Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 7pm – 10pm

Contact: eat@bellyofthebeast.co.za

PIER

Located just off of Kloof Street (the city's trendiest location) this award-winning Japanese restaurant is constantly ranked among the best by some of Cape Town’s top chefs and connoisseurs. Although the menu may seem pricey at first, you can be assured that only the very finest of ingredients are sourced from around the planet to delicately prepare the beautifully crafted sushi which is served warm, in this minimally decorated space, by the hands-on owner. Sushi is also by far the only dish available as you can certainly opt for a piece of fish, flash-grilled the Japanese way, over coals, at your table.

Where to find: 11 Kloof Nek Rd, Gardens, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 11pm

Contact: kyotogardensushict.com

kyoto garden japanese restaurant

Located just off of Kloof Street (the city's trendiest location) this award-winning Japanese restaurant is constantly ranked among the best by some of Cape Town’s top chefs and connoisseurs. Although the menu may seem pricey at first, you can be assured that only the very finest of ingredients are sourced from around the planet to delicately prepare the beautifully crafted sushi which is served warm, in this minimally decorated space, by the hands-on owner. Sushi is also by far the only dish available as you can certainly opt for a piece of fish, flash-grilled the Japanese way, over coals, at your table.

Where to find: 11 Kloof Nek Rd, Gardens, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 11pm

Contact: kyotogardensushict.com

Grub and Vine

Braai (Afrikaans term for barbecue) is a serious matter to South Africans, and Belly of the Beast supplies some incredible creative takes on it. This 20 seater provides intimate lunch and dining experiences, no menus and online booking only provide you with some of the best cuts of sustainably-sourced meat in the city. Vegetarians and pescatarians can also be happily pleased here by letting the restaurant know in advance. The nightly menu is kept a secret, previous highlights included curried lamb afval (tripe) with basmati rice foam or Saldanha Bay mussels with oyster emulsion and spicy vierge sauce.

Where to find: 110 Harrington Street, Cape Town

Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 7pm – 10pm

Contact: eat@bellyofthebeast.co.za

The Skotnes Restaurant


Skotnes restaurant is a part of the contemporary Norcal Foundation, a private art gallery, museum and sculpture garden open to the public. The cuisine here pays tribute to traditional South African food through unique variations and modern twists. Every ingredient is sourced from local suppliers into delectable dishes like fire-roasted sweet potatoes with feta and spring onions. The restaurant is superbly designed with high ceilings and glass walls that frame the views of the surrounding gardens and wetland.

Where to find: 11 Kloof Nek Rd, Gardens, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 11pm

Contact: kyotogardensushict.com

Beyond

At Beyond, the restaurant concentrates on sourcing a various variety of special raw produce, from rare-breed meats, and artisanally crafted cheeses to seasonal heirloom vegetables. This showcase allows the celebration of the weird and wonderful and the beauty of unique strains and tastes beyond mass production and supports local farmers, growers and producers to form a sustainable supplier ecosystem. The restaurant comes from Peter Tempelhoff (chef-patron of FYN) in the Constantia Winelands and delivers a linkup of à la carte dishes which overlooks stunning vineyards.

Where to find: Dassenberg Rd, Franschhoek, 7690, South Africa

Opening Times: Thursday – Sunday, 18:00 and 19:30

Contact: reservations@lechene.co.za

February 26, 2022

10 Fine Dining Restaurants to visit in Cape Town in 2022

Cape Town is a true hidden gem of fine dining. The city offers some of the world's best restaurants, multi-award-winning chefs and irresistible dishes which are very often reasonably priced. Originally the gourmet uprising began beyond the city in the Winelands, to complement the world-class wine, but these days can be found in the busy metropolitan streets in the shadow of table mountain and the ocean's edge.

Local gastronomy is hugely influenced by fresh botanicals, organic produce and the highest quality of fish and meat, all influenced by world cuisine and even more so by incorporating regional culinary heritage and indigenous, often foraged tastes.

We have listed below our favourite restaurants which have been tried and tested on multiple occasions. As it is near impossible to choose a number one due to the vast variety of what is on offer we have decided to list our favourites in alphabetical order.

lacolombe

Continuously awarded within the top ten restaurants from around the world, Lacolombe can be found high up on the slopes of the Constantiaberg mountains. The stylish restaurant is headed by multi-award-winning chef-proprietor Scot Kirton and executive chef James Gaag where both chefs and the team conjure the French-Asian dishes using locally foraged ingredients that they magically finesse into immaculately plated dishes.

Where to find: Silvermist Wine Estate, Main Road, Constantia Nek, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 1.30pm; 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Contact: reservations@lacolombe.co.za

Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia


The stunning sister to the extraordinary Chefs Warehouse Pinchos & Winebar in the city centre, this buzzed-about restaurant proposes a set menu of fine-dining-calibre global tapas, delivered with magnificent panoramas across the renowned vine-clad valley. The Chef's Warehouse is sheer magical to observe with the floor to ceiling glass, presenting spectacular views across False Bay to the distant mountains. But what truly sets the restaurant apart is the delectable array of imaginative Asian inflected menu dishes which have an emphasis on freshly harvested produce from the farm’s gardens and an injection of Southeast Asian flavours.

Where to find: Beau Constantia, 1043 Constantia Main Road, Cape Town

Opening Times:

Contact: canteen@chefswarehouse.co.za

FYN

With an African inspired menu and an overarching Japanese aesthetic, Fyn's dream-team collaboration between Peter Tempelhoff and executive chef Ashley Moss allows for a confident quest of tastes, flavours, textures, and cooking techniques. located off the historic Church Square and located on the 5th floor, the restaurant boasts sky-high views of Table Mountain and Lion's Head with tandem pleasingly with the unique five-course, kaiseki-style menus offered.

Where to find: 5th Floor, 37 Parliament Street, Speakers Corner, Church Square, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday, 12.00pm – 2.00pm; 6.30pm – 10.00pm

Contact: info@fynrestaurant.com

Salsify

Found in a stunning pocket of Camps Bay and overlooking a magnificent stretch of the Atlantic Ocean. The cuisine is not flashy or boastful but instead chooses to remain restrained while containing a powerful flavour punch with local and foraged ingredients. 4 course and 6 course tasing menus are available for lunch and dinner as well as splendid Sunday lunch and include dishes such as fried octopus with apricot mebos (sun-dried fruit leather), green mango salad, peanuts, and coconut and beef tartare with nasturtium emulsion, pine-nut dressing, and veal fat brioche. Also, lunch is one of the best-value fine-dining menus in the city.

Where to find: Roundhouse Road, Camps Bay

Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday; 12.30pm – 3pm; 6pm – 11pm; Sunday, 12.30pm – 3pm

Contact: reservations@salsify.co.za

Belly of the Beast

Braai (Afrikaans term for barbecue) is a serious matter to South Africans, and Belly of the Beast supplies some incredible creative takes on it. This 20 seater provides intimate lunch and dining experiences, no menus and online booking only provide you with some of the best cuts of sustainably-sourced meat in the city. Vegetarians and pescatarians can also be happily pleased here by letting the restaurant know in advance. The nightly menu is kept a secret, previous highlights included curried lamb afval (tripe) with basmati rice foam or Saldanha Bay mussels with oyster emulsion and spicy vierge sauce.

Where to find: 110 Harrington Street, Cape Town

Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 7pm – 10pm

Contact: eat@bellyofthebeast.co.za

PIER

Located just off of Kloof Street (the city's trendiest location) this award-winning Japanese restaurant is constantly ranked among the best by some of Cape Town’s top chefs and connoisseurs. Although the menu may seem pricey at first, you can be assured that only the very finest of ingredients are sourced from around the planet to delicately prepare the beautifully crafted sushi which is served warm, in this minimally decorated space, by the hands-on owner. Sushi is also by far the only dish available as you can certainly opt for a piece of fish, flash-grilled the Japanese way, over coals, at your table.

Where to find: 11 Kloof Nek Rd, Gardens, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 11pm

Contact: kyotogardensushict.com

kyoto garden japanese restaurant

Located just off of Kloof Street (the city's trendiest location) this award-winning Japanese restaurant is constantly ranked among the best by some of Cape Town’s top chefs and connoisseurs. Although the menu may seem pricey at first, you can be assured that only the very finest of ingredients are sourced from around the planet to delicately prepare the beautifully crafted sushi which is served warm, in this minimally decorated space, by the hands-on owner. Sushi is also by far the only dish available as you can certainly opt for a piece of fish, flash-grilled the Japanese way, over coals, at your table.

Where to find: 11 Kloof Nek Rd, Gardens, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 11pm

Contact: kyotogardensushict.com

Grub and Vine

Braai (Afrikaans term for barbecue) is a serious matter to South Africans, and Belly of the Beast supplies some incredible creative takes on it. This 20 seater provides intimate lunch and dining experiences, no menus and online booking only provide you with some of the best cuts of sustainably-sourced meat in the city. Vegetarians and pescatarians can also be happily pleased here by letting the restaurant know in advance. The nightly menu is kept a secret, previous highlights included curried lamb afval (tripe) with basmati rice foam or Saldanha Bay mussels with oyster emulsion and spicy vierge sauce.

Where to find: 110 Harrington Street, Cape Town

Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 7pm – 10pm

Contact: eat@bellyofthebeast.co.za

The Skotnes Restaurant


Skotnes restaurant is a part of the contemporary Norcal Foundation, a private art gallery, museum and sculpture garden open to the public. The cuisine here pays tribute to traditional South African food through unique variations and modern twists. Every ingredient is sourced from local suppliers into delectable dishes like fire-roasted sweet potatoes with feta and spring onions. The restaurant is superbly designed with high ceilings and glass walls that frame the views of the surrounding gardens and wetland.

Where to find: 11 Kloof Nek Rd, Gardens, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 11pm

Contact: kyotogardensushict.com

Beyond

At Beyond, the restaurant concentrates on sourcing a various variety of special raw produce, from rare-breed meats, and artisanally crafted cheeses to seasonal heirloom vegetables. This showcase allows the celebration of the weird and wonderful and the beauty of unique strains and tastes beyond mass production and supports local farmers, growers and producers to form a sustainable supplier ecosystem. The restaurant comes from Peter Tempelhoff (chef-patron of FYN) in the Constantia Winelands and delivers a linkup of à la carte dishes which overlooks stunning vineyards.

Where to find: Dassenberg Rd, Franschhoek, 7690, South Africa

Opening Times: Thursday – Sunday, 18:00 and 19:30

Contact: reservations@lechene.co.za

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Cape Town is a true hidden gem of fine dining. The city offers some of the world's best restaurants, multi-award-winning chefs and irresistible dishes which are very often reasonably priced. Originally the gourmet uprising began beyond the city in the Winelands, to complement the world-class wine, but these days can be found in the busy metropolitan streets in the shadow of table mountain and the ocean's edge.

Local gastronomy is hugely influenced by fresh botanicals, organic produce and the highest quality of fish and meat, all influenced by world cuisine and even more so by incorporating regional culinary heritage and indigenous, often foraged tastes.

We have listed below our favourite restaurants which have been tried and tested on multiple occasions. As it is near impossible to choose a number one due to the vast variety of what is on offer we have decided to list our favourites in alphabetical order.

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lacolombe

Continuously awarded within the top ten restaurants from around the world, Lacolombe can be found high up on the slopes of the Constantiaberg mountains. The stylish restaurant is headed by multi-award-winning chef-proprietor Scot Kirton and executive chef James Gaag where both chefs and the team conjure the French-Asian dishes using locally foraged ingredients that they magically finesse into immaculately plated dishes.

Where to find: Silvermist Wine Estate, Main Road, Constantia Nek, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 1.30pm; 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Contact: reservations@lacolombe.co.za

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Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia


The stunning sister to the extraordinary Chefs Warehouse Pinchos & Winebar in the city centre, this buzzed-about restaurant proposes a set menu of fine-dining-calibre global tapas, delivered with magnificent panoramas across the renowned vine-clad valley. The Chef's Warehouse is sheer magical to observe with the floor to ceiling glass, presenting spectacular views across False Bay to the distant mountains. But what truly sets the restaurant apart is the delectable array of imaginative Asian inflected menu dishes which have an emphasis on freshly harvested produce from the farm’s gardens and an injection of Southeast Asian flavours.

Where to find: Beau Constantia, 1043 Constantia Main Road, Cape Town

Opening Times:

Contact: canteen@chefswarehouse.co.za

FYN

With an African inspired menu and an overarching Japanese aesthetic, Fyn's dream-team collaboration between Peter Tempelhoff and executive chef Ashley Moss allows for a confident quest of tastes, flavours, textures, and cooking techniques. located off the historic Church Square and located on the 5th floor, the restaurant boasts sky-high views of Table Mountain and Lion's Head with tandem pleasingly with the unique five-course, kaiseki-style menus offered.

Where to find: 5th Floor, 37 Parliament Street, Speakers Corner, Church Square, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday, 12.00pm – 2.00pm; 6.30pm – 10.00pm

Contact: info@fynrestaurant.com

Salsify

Found in a stunning pocket of Camps Bay and overlooking a magnificent stretch of the Atlantic Ocean. The cuisine is not flashy or boastful but instead chooses to remain restrained while containing a powerful flavour punch with local and foraged ingredients. 4 course and 6 course tasing menus are available for lunch and dinner as well as splendid Sunday lunch and include dishes such as fried octopus with apricot mebos (sun-dried fruit leather), green mango salad, peanuts, and coconut and beef tartare with nasturtium emulsion, pine-nut dressing, and veal fat brioche. Also, lunch is one of the best-value fine-dining menus in the city.

Where to find: Roundhouse Road, Camps Bay

Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday; 12.30pm – 3pm; 6pm – 11pm; Sunday, 12.30pm – 3pm

Contact: reservations@salsify.co.za

Belly of the Beast

Braai (Afrikaans term for barbecue) is a serious matter to South Africans, and Belly of the Beast supplies some incredible creative takes on it. This 20 seater provides intimate lunch and dining experiences, no menus and online booking only provide you with some of the best cuts of sustainably-sourced meat in the city. Vegetarians and pescatarians can also be happily pleased here by letting the restaurant know in advance. The nightly menu is kept a secret, previous highlights included curried lamb afval (tripe) with basmati rice foam or Saldanha Bay mussels with oyster emulsion and spicy vierge sauce.

Where to find: 110 Harrington Street, Cape Town

Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 7pm – 10pm

Contact: eat@bellyofthebeast.co.za

PIER

Located just off of Kloof Street (the city's trendiest location) this award-winning Japanese restaurant is constantly ranked among the best by some of Cape Town’s top chefs and connoisseurs. Although the menu may seem pricey at first, you can be assured that only the very finest of ingredients are sourced from around the planet to delicately prepare the beautifully crafted sushi which is served warm, in this minimally decorated space, by the hands-on owner. Sushi is also by far the only dish available as you can certainly opt for a piece of fish, flash-grilled the Japanese way, over coals, at your table.

Where to find: 11 Kloof Nek Rd, Gardens, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 11pm

Contact: kyotogardensushict.com

kyoto garden japanese restaurant

Located just off of Kloof Street (the city's trendiest location) this award-winning Japanese restaurant is constantly ranked among the best by some of Cape Town’s top chefs and connoisseurs. Although the menu may seem pricey at first, you can be assured that only the very finest of ingredients are sourced from around the planet to delicately prepare the beautifully crafted sushi which is served warm, in this minimally decorated space, by the hands-on owner. Sushi is also by far the only dish available as you can certainly opt for a piece of fish, flash-grilled the Japanese way, over coals, at your table.

Where to find: 11 Kloof Nek Rd, Gardens, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 11pm

Contact: kyotogardensushict.com

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Cape Town is a true hidden gem of fine dining. The city offers some of the world's best restaurants, multi-award-winning chefs and irresistible dishes which are very often reasonably priced. Originally the gourmet uprising began beyond the city in the Winelands, to complement the world-class wine, but these days can be found in the busy metropolitan streets in the shadow of table mountain and the ocean's edge.

Local gastronomy is hugely influenced by fresh botanicals, organic produce and the highest quality of fish and meat, all influenced by world cuisine and even more so by incorporating regional culinary heritage and indigenous, often foraged tastes.

We have listed below our favourite restaurants which have been tried and tested on multiple occasions. As it is near impossible to choose a number one due to the vast variety of what is on offer we have decided to list our favourites in alphabetical order.

lacolombe

Continuously awarded within the top ten restaurants from around the world, Lacolombe can be found high up on the slopes of the Constantiaberg mountains. The stylish restaurant is headed by multi-award-winning chef-proprietor Scot Kirton and executive chef James Gaag where both chefs and the team conjure the French-Asian dishes using locally foraged ingredients that they magically finesse into immaculately plated dishes.

Where to find: Silvermist Wine Estate, Main Road, Constantia Nek, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 1.30pm; 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Contact: reservations@lacolombe.co.za

Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia


The stunning sister to the extraordinary Chefs Warehouse Pinchos & Winebar in the city centre, this buzzed-about restaurant proposes a set menu of fine-dining-calibre global tapas, delivered with magnificent panoramas across the renowned vine-clad valley. The Chef's Warehouse is sheer magical to observe with the floor to ceiling glass, presenting spectacular views across False Bay to the distant mountains. But what truly sets the restaurant apart is the delectable array of imaginative Asian inflected menu dishes which have an emphasis on freshly harvested produce from the farm’s gardens and an injection of Southeast Asian flavours.

Where to find: Beau Constantia, 1043 Constantia Main Road, Cape Town

Opening Times:

Contact: canteen@chefswarehouse.co.za

FYN

With an African inspired menu and an overarching Japanese aesthetic, Fyn's dream-team collaboration between Peter Tempelhoff and executive chef Ashley Moss allows for a confident quest of tastes, flavours, textures, and cooking techniques. located off the historic Church Square and located on the 5th floor, the restaurant boasts sky-high views of Table Mountain and Lion's Head with tandem pleasingly with the unique five-course, kaiseki-style menus offered.

Where to find: 5th Floor, 37 Parliament Street, Speakers Corner, Church Square, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday, 12.00pm – 2.00pm; 6.30pm – 10.00pm

Contact: info@fynrestaurant.com

February 26, 2022

10 Fine Dining Restaurants to visit in Cape Town in 2022

Cape Town is a true hidden gem of fine dining. The city offers some of the world's best restaurants, multi-award-winning chefs and irresistible dishes which are very often reasonably priced. Originally the gourmet uprising began beyond the city in the Winelands, to complement the world-class wine, but these days can be found in the busy metropolitan streets in the shadow of table mountain and the ocean's edge.

Local gastronomy is hugely influenced by fresh botanicals, organic produce and the highest quality of fish and meat, all influenced by world cuisine and even more so by incorporating regional culinary heritage and indigenous, often foraged tastes.

We have listed below our favourite restaurants which have been tried and tested on multiple occasions. As it is near impossible to choose a number one due to the vast variety of what is on offer we have decided to list our favourites in alphabetical order.

lacolombe

Continuously awarded within the top ten restaurants from around the world, Lacolombe can be found high up on the slopes of the Constantiaberg mountains. The stylish restaurant is headed by multi-award-winning chef-proprietor Scot Kirton and executive chef James Gaag where both chefs and the team conjure the French-Asian dishes using locally foraged ingredients that they magically finesse into immaculately plated dishes.

Where to find: Silvermist Wine Estate, Main Road, Constantia Nek, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 1.30pm; 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Contact: reservations@lacolombe.co.za

Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia


The stunning sister to the extraordinary Chefs Warehouse Pinchos & Winebar in the city centre, this buzzed-about restaurant proposes a set menu of fine-dining-calibre global tapas, delivered with magnificent panoramas across the renowned vine-clad valley. The Chef's Warehouse is sheer magical to observe with the floor to ceiling glass, presenting spectacular views across False Bay to the distant mountains. But what truly sets the restaurant apart is the delectable array of imaginative Asian inflected menu dishes which have an emphasis on freshly harvested produce from the farm’s gardens and an injection of Southeast Asian flavours.

Where to find: Beau Constantia, 1043 Constantia Main Road, Cape Town

Opening Times:

Contact: canteen@chefswarehouse.co.za

FYN

With an African inspired menu and an overarching Japanese aesthetic, Fyn's dream-team collaboration between Peter Tempelhoff and executive chef Ashley Moss allows for a confident quest of tastes, flavours, textures, and cooking techniques. located off the historic Church Square and located on the 5th floor, the restaurant boasts sky-high views of Table Mountain and Lion's Head with tandem pleasingly with the unique five-course, kaiseki-style menus offered.

Where to find: 5th Floor, 37 Parliament Street, Speakers Corner, Church Square, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday, 12.00pm – 2.00pm; 6.30pm – 10.00pm

Contact: info@fynrestaurant.com

Salsify

Found in a stunning pocket of Camps Bay and overlooking a magnificent stretch of the Atlantic Ocean. The cuisine is not flashy or boastful but instead chooses to remain restrained while containing a powerful flavour punch with local and foraged ingredients. 4 course and 6 course tasing menus are available for lunch and dinner as well as splendid Sunday lunch and include dishes such as fried octopus with apricot mebos (sun-dried fruit leather), green mango salad, peanuts, and coconut and beef tartare with nasturtium emulsion, pine-nut dressing, and veal fat brioche. Also, lunch is one of the best-value fine-dining menus in the city.

Where to find: Roundhouse Road, Camps Bay

Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday; 12.30pm – 3pm; 6pm – 11pm; Sunday, 12.30pm – 3pm

Contact: reservations@salsify.co.za

Belly of the Beast

Braai (Afrikaans term for barbecue) is a serious matter to South Africans, and Belly of the Beast supplies some incredible creative takes on it. This 20 seater provides intimate lunch and dining experiences, no menus and online booking only provide you with some of the best cuts of sustainably-sourced meat in the city. Vegetarians and pescatarians can also be happily pleased here by letting the restaurant know in advance. The nightly menu is kept a secret, previous highlights included curried lamb afval (tripe) with basmati rice foam or Saldanha Bay mussels with oyster emulsion and spicy vierge sauce.

Where to find: 110 Harrington Street, Cape Town

Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 7pm – 10pm

Contact: eat@bellyofthebeast.co.za

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10 Fine Dining Restaurants to visit in Cape Town in 2022

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Cape Town is a true hidden gem of fine dining. The city offers some of the world's best restaurants, multi-award-winning chefs and irresistible dishes which are very often reasonably priced. Originally the gourmet uprising began beyond the city in the Winelands, to complement the world-class wine, but these days can be found in the busy metropolitan streets in the shadow of table mountain and the ocean's edge.

Local gastronomy is hugely influenced by fresh botanicals, organic produce and the highest quality of fish and meat, all influenced by world cuisine and even more so by incorporating regional culinary heritage and indigenous, often foraged tastes.

We have listed below our favourite restaurants which have been tried and tested on multiple occasions. As it is near impossible to choose a number one due to the vast variety of what is on offer we have decided to list our favourites in alphabetical order.

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lacolombe

Continuously awarded within the top ten restaurants from around the world, Lacolombe can be found high up on the slopes of the Constantiaberg mountains. The stylish restaurant is headed by multi-award-winning chef-proprietor Scot Kirton and executive chef James Gaag where both chefs and the team conjure the French-Asian dishes using locally foraged ingredients that they magically finesse into immaculately plated dishes.

Where to find: Silvermist Wine Estate, Main Road, Constantia Nek, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 1.30pm; 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Contact: reservations@lacolombe.co.za

Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia


The stunning sister to the extraordinary Chefs Warehouse Pinchos & Winebar in the city centre, this buzzed-about restaurant proposes a set menu of fine-dining-calibre global tapas, delivered with magnificent panoramas across the renowned vine-clad valley. The Chef's Warehouse is sheer magical to observe with the floor to ceiling glass, presenting spectacular views across False Bay to the distant mountains. But what truly sets the restaurant apart is the delectable array of imaginative Asian inflected menu dishes which have an emphasis on freshly harvested produce from the farm’s gardens and an injection of Southeast Asian flavours.

Where to find: Beau Constantia, 1043 Constantia Main Road, Cape Town

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Contact: canteen@chefswarehouse.co.za

FYN

With an African inspired menu and an overarching Japanese aesthetic, Fyn's dream-team collaboration between Peter Tempelhoff and executive chef Ashley Moss allows for a confident quest of tastes, flavours, textures, and cooking techniques. located off the historic Church Square and located on the 5th floor, the restaurant boasts sky-high views of Table Mountain and Lion's Head with tandem pleasingly with the unique five-course, kaiseki-style menus offered.

Where to find: 5th Floor, 37 Parliament Street, Speakers Corner, Church Square, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday, 12.00pm – 2.00pm; 6.30pm – 10.00pm

Contact: info@fynrestaurant.com

Salsify

Found in a stunning pocket of Camps Bay and overlooking a magnificent stretch of the Atlantic Ocean. The cuisine is not flashy or boastful but instead chooses to remain restrained while containing a powerful flavour punch with local and foraged ingredients. 4 course and 6 course tasing menus are available for lunch and dinner as well as splendid Sunday lunch and include dishes such as fried octopus with apricot mebos (sun-dried fruit leather), green mango salad, peanuts, and coconut and beef tartare with nasturtium emulsion, pine-nut dressing, and veal fat brioche. Also, lunch is one of the best-value fine-dining menus in the city.

Where to find: Roundhouse Road, Camps Bay

Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday; 12.30pm – 3pm; 6pm – 11pm; Sunday, 12.30pm – 3pm

Contact: reservations@salsify.co.za

Belly of the Beast

Braai (Afrikaans term for barbecue) is a serious matter to South Africans, and Belly of the Beast supplies some incredible creative takes on it. This 20 seater provides intimate lunch and dining experiences, no menus and online booking only provide you with some of the best cuts of sustainably-sourced meat in the city. Vegetarians and pescatarians can also be happily pleased here by letting the restaurant know in advance. The nightly menu is kept a secret, previous highlights included curried lamb afval (tripe) with basmati rice foam or Saldanha Bay mussels with oyster emulsion and spicy vierge sauce.

Where to find: 110 Harrington Street, Cape Town

Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 7pm – 10pm

Contact: eat@bellyofthebeast.co.za

PIER

Located just off of Kloof Street (the city's trendiest location) this award-winning Japanese restaurant is constantly ranked among the best by some of Cape Town’s top chefs and connoisseurs. Although the menu may seem pricey at first, you can be assured that only the very finest of ingredients are sourced from around the planet to delicately prepare the beautifully crafted sushi which is served warm, in this minimally decorated space, by the hands-on owner. Sushi is also by far the only dish available as you can certainly opt for a piece of fish, flash-grilled the Japanese way, over coals, at your table.

Where to find: 11 Kloof Nek Rd, Gardens, Cape Town

Opening Times: Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 11pm

Contact: kyotogardensushict.com

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