Restaurants

5 must-try restaurants in Cape Town

From breakfast through to dinner, these five establishments are sure to wow the Cape Town tourist.

Surrounded by sea and mountains, scenic Cape Town is a jewel in the crown of South Africa’s tourism scheme, but looks aren't all it's got going for it.  Cape Town has many world-class restaurants to recommend it.  These five represent an eclectic mix of cuisines and experiences — four are Experts' Choice and Best of Cape Town award-winners, one is a newcomer locatied in an Experts' Choice Award-winning hotel, and all of them are personal favorites of mine.

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“Heaven on earth and sex on a plate!” is how actor Kate Winslet has described this restaurant. The restaurant, named for its famous master chef, Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa, is a majestic operation with unforgettable signature dishes showcasing a talent for fusing Japanese and South African cuisines.

Atop the Old Biscuit Mill, the Pot Luck Club’s moreish cuisine and unique architecture have made this restaurant one of Cape Town's it spots. From the liquorice-glazed sweet bread to the black sesame emulsion magic, The Pot Luck Club offers a tantalizing experience for the palate.  The food is serve tapas style, encouraging diners to indulge in a wide variety of the innovate dishes on offer on the ever-changing menu.

Seafood is often a delicacy and there are plenty of elegant places to dine on the fruits of the sea in Cape Town, but sometimes you crave some of the best fish and chips (or tjips) in town.  Kalky’s has you covered. The classic restaurant offers simple, budget-friendly dishes with nice harbourside views.

Bacon-lovers will be in hog heaven here. Bacon on Bree offers its signature ingredient on delectable sandwiches, impressive salads named after movies and TV shows.  While it's a stellar choice for a midday meal, breakfast shines here too.  My favorite menu item, in fact, is the The Breakfast Club, a delicious pile of, of course, bacon togther with grilled mushrooms, avocado and rocket served on toasted sourdough bread with a poached on top of it all for good measure.

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