What’s another way to experience the rich and diverse culture of South Africa aside from touring the sites? Through sampling the cuisine of course! Less than a 15-minute walk from the Cape Hollow Boutique Hotel, you’ll find five amazing restaurants that will give you an authentic feel of Cape Town- the hard part is choosing where to eat. Oh, and don’t forget to save space for dessert. Enjoy!
A quirky restaurant where the ambiance inside is just as unique as the outside seating area. Kloof Street House‘s A La Carte menu offers a wide range of delicious food to try, from Kingklip with truffled cauliflower mash, Grass-fed beef burgers to sticky Malva pudding. If you happen to come in during their lunchtime hours, the pared-down winter menu offers a reasonable deal of 2 courses for R170pp or 3 courses for R195pp. Either way, you can’t go wrong spending some time in this hidden gem.
Tel:+27 21 423 4413
Address: 30 Kloof Street
Hours: Mon 5:00pm-Until Close// Tue-Sun 12:00pm-Until Close//Kitchen is open until 11:30pm
Popular dish(es): Osso Buco, Roasted Beetroot Salad, Salted caramel cheesecake
Probably the most popular attraction on Long Street. Mama Africa offers a little bit of everything to make an outing memorable. The snake bar, local artwork, and live music- let’s not leave out the chandelier fashioned from 500 Coca-Cola bottles- is just as eclectic as their food menu. Mama Africa is the place to be adventurous, tasting well-seasoned Crocodile, Biltong, and Warthog( based on availability) all on one plate. They also have the regular favorites liked smoked chicken, seafood and vegetarian options. Whatever you decide to try, the inviting atmosphere and hospitality alone are worth experiencing for yourself.
Tel: +(27) (0) 21 424 8634 |OR| +(27) (0) 21 426 1017
Address: 178 Long Street, 8001
Hours: (Reservations suggested)// Sunday: CLOSED// Mon-Sat Lunch 12:00pm-3:00pm//Dinner 6:30-9:00 (first-come-first-serve basis after 9:30pm)
Popular dish(es): Mama’s Game Grill, Mama’s Vegetable Curry, Mama’s Sweet Treat Platter to Share
If you are looking for a more quiet, intimate space to collect your thoughts or to spend some quality time with new and old friends alike, look no further than Keerom. Serving authentic Italian cuisine, the ingredients are not overly manipulated, generous portions and the dessert options are divine. Buon Appetito!
Tel:+27 21 422 0765
Address: 95 Keerom Street
Hours: Sunday: CLOSED //Mon-Sat 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Popular dish(es): Gli Gnocchi al Gorgonzola e Noci, Carpaccio “95”, Fondente al Cioccolato
If you’re a seafood lover or a curious foodie Sea Breeze Fish & Shell is the best place to taste the locally sourced sustainable seafood Cape Town has to offer. This quaint restaurant creatively combines fresh ingredients and clean plating for a delicious food experience. Order tapas style to share with the group, or keep it all to yourself!
Tel:+27 74 793 9349
Address: 211-213 Bree St
Hours: (Reservations suggested) //Sunday: CLOSED // Mon-Sat 12:00pm-9:30pm
Popular dish(es): Fishcake Prawn, Prawn Bisque &Green Beans, Hake Chiviche, Cream Cheese Squid ink Mayo, Lemon Tart
Café Paradiso is simplistic in its esthetic-think comfortable and cozy Sunday brunch decor- and hospitable in its service. This restaurant serves individual, group and family-friendly dishes with a Mediterranean twist. Sounded by a beautiful garden and picturesque landscape, Café Paradiso will give you that home away from home feeling. A gentle warning, you may not want to leave after visiting this restaurant.
Tel: +27 21 422 0403
Address: 110 Kloof St
Hours: Mon-Sat 8:00am-10:00pm // Sunday 9:00am-10:00pm
Popular dish(es):Buttermilk Cajun spiced fried chicken burger,Braised beef short rib, Banoffee pie fridge tart