Cape Town has long been one of Africa’s premier food cities. It sits in an important trading location at the tip of the continent, and it has access to excellent produce from a variety of climates. More recently, Cape Town has become home to a cluster of high-caliber chefs and savvy entrepreneurs who have created a booming restaurant scene in the city and surrounding areas. The offerings today are incredibly diverse, with menus featuring everything from dumplings to curry, fine dining fare to flame-grilled meats.
Here, then, are the most utterly essential restaurants in Cape Town.
Price key per person, excluding alcohol:
$ = Less than R250 (Less than $15 USD)
$$ = R250 – R600 ($15 to $40 USD)
$$$ = R600 – R1250 ($40 to $80 USD)
$$$$ = R1250 and up ($80 USD and up)