Cape Town is the foodie capital of South Africa, and in recent years, the city’s restaurants and bars have featured prominently on international “best of” lists. The city boasts a wide array of restaurants, the best of which are in stunning locations or have been expertly designed and laid out to make for exceptional dining experiences.
Traditionally, diners would have to travel to Cape Town’s famous wine farms for the region’s top dining experiences. But more and more chefs are moving into either the Cape Town central business district, or to outlying suburbs like Woodstock and Sea Point.
Though Cape Town’s best chefs know how to put together a high-end meal, there are many great establishments that target a more casual, day-to-day market. Whether you’re looking for that once-in-a-lifetime meal, or simply a great dish in unique surroundings, most restaurants and bars in and around the city offer impressive value for the money, particularly if you’re venturing to South Africa with foreign currency.