Sharing a meal has brought people together since the beginning of time. We share a meal when we celebrate… when we mourn a loss. We make new friendships and nurture existing ones. It brings us together, sometimes for its simple enjoyment and other times, for the deep meaningful connections it creates. In a world where reconnecting with nature, life and our fellow humans has taken on new meaning, what better way to do so than by sharing a meal?
We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite dining spots. Some for their charm. Some for their menu. Some of their spectacular location. But all because they’re some of our best spots to ‘break bread’ together. Literally and figuratively.
Bombay Bicycle Club, Cape Town
Bombay Bicycle Club is located in Kloof Street, Cape Town. Headed up by Madame Zingara, its a wonderfully wacky bohemian spot serving a collection of all time favorites and an ever changing selection of specialities. This is a fabulous venue for celebrations of all kinds and is well known for brilliant food, funky tunes and lots of tequila shots. The average main meal price is around R 250 per person (£12, €14, $17).
Black Sheep Restaurant, Cape Town
Its cool and contemporary and the comfort meals change daily. Its also home to a great street facing bar. Not hungry? Enjoy a sundowner with a naturally lit view of Table Mountain. The average main meal price is around R 200 per person (£12, €14, $17).
Cafe Paradiso, Cape Town
Another restaurant headed up by Madame Zingara, Cafe Paradiso is described as a home from home which celebrates long held traditions and family values. You’ll be enticed by the aromas emanating from the bakery. It has a beautiful garden, warm ambience and wholesome menu. Its great for families and they offer a kiddies menu. The average main meal price is around R 250 per person (£12, €14, $17).
The Foodbarn Restaurant, Noordhoek, Cape Town
Visit their Deli shop where you can enjoy a wonderful array of delicious produce including the fresh bread and pastries they are famous for. The Cafe is situated in a super relaxed and characterful old barn where you will experience caring and friendly service and uncomplicated, scrumptious food. At night the Cafe is transformed into a delightful Tapas restaurant serving inspired dishes with amazing textures and flavours. The average main meal lunch price is around R 390 per person (£19, €22, $26).
The Potluck Club, Cape Town
The eatery takes on modern industrial elegance, where natural materials add a touch of cosiness. It’s a space for people from all walks of life to feel comfortable and inspired. ‘We believe that dining out should be an event that brings joy, happiness and fulfilment. Our aim is for diners to take home a memory that will bring a smile to their face for years to come.’ The average main meal price is around R 200 per person (£9, €11, $13).
9th Avenue Waterside, Durban
9th Avenue Waterside is a sleek, white-accented bistro offering artfully crafted Modern dishes with a Mediterranean influence. It is a showcase for fresh seasonal cuisine, exquisitely presented, from modern interpretations of bistro classics to cutting edge. They also offer a vegan menu. The average main meal price is around R 200 per person (£9, €11, $13). 9th Avenue Waterside are contributors to the Eat Out Relief Fund. Watch the video below.
The Chefs Table, Durban
Since opening in 2016, The Chefs’ Table has earned its place as one of the more sophisticated dining experiences in Durban, while remaining contemporary and approachable. Beautifully designed, with luxurious detail The Chefs’ Table offers gracious hospitality, located in the heart of the Umhlanga village. Each dish is carefully sculptured around exceptional flavours and plated as a work of art on hand crafted ceramic dishes, further reinforcing the artisanal nature of the dining experience. The full wine cellar boasts an impressive array of fine South African wines as well as vintage bottles that can be viewed on request. The interior of the restaurant reflects the philosophy of the food: natural materials, raw, luxurious yet simple… comfortable and familiar, yet exhilarating and adventurous. The average main meal price is around R 250 per person (£12, €14, $17).
Netherwood Farm, Midlands, Kwazulu Natal
Netherwood Farm offers two dining options, Blueberry Cafe and Fork n Cleaver. The setting is spectacular. Blueberry Café is a spot in the midlands that captures everything about the midlands meander: The beautiful backdrop of the Drakensburg mountains, the natural interior with the floating garden baskets, addictive coffee, mouth watering food and a loo with a view like no other! The Fork n Cleaver is a proud farm to fork steakhouse using hormone free beef with homegrown produce to present the best the farm can offer. Every week they deliver something new on tjheir Cut of the Day Menu so that guests keep going back for more!
Signature Restaurant, Johannesburg
This is a fashionable fine dining restaurant in Morningside, Sandton. The restaurant offers a unique mix of exclusivity, flexibility, comfort, sophistication and design and offers some of the best bluesy/jazz sounds on nightly basis. Signature Sandton has floor to ceiling windows that frame a panoramic view and sets the scene for magnificent sunsets and of course Signature cocktails. The average main meal lunch price is around R 390 per person (£19, €22, $26).
“Marble is a celebration of quintessential South African fare. It embodies South Africans’ love of cooking with fire, a quality that makes our food culture different from the rest of the world” – David Higgs. Situated in Keyes Art Mile, the growing art and food hub of Rosebank, Marble Restaurant boasts a grand wood-fired grill imported from Grill Works situated in Michigan as the focal point of the restaurant. The concept combines the open-fire trend seen internationally with an added dose of good South African flair. The average main meal lunch price is around R 1000 per person (£49, €56, $68).
For more information on these or other restaurants or to make a booking, contact us:
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