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Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town Dining

A vacation in Cape Town can be described as a very pleasurable experience. This amazing city not only offers a wide selection of fun activities, but a great array of restaurants sure enough to please the most discerning palate. Dining in Cape Town can be about elegant surroundings or casual eateries with international and local treats.

Traditional Cape Town cuisine is mostly about fusion, French, Oriental and African flavors. It’s also influenced by Malay cooking, which stemmed from the first colonists who brought fresh produce from the Dutch East Indies. Some more traditional European dishes were then transformed into a new style.

Several districts like Kloof Street offer some of the best gastronomic delights, offering traditional and contemporary South African cuisine. Among the favorite products that make for superb dining in Cape Town are the lamb and duck dishes, sausages and kebabs. South Africans love a great barbeque as well as a nice platter made with different fish including hake, red and white steenbras, cape salmon and lobster.

Elegant
Hazendal Wine Estate offers one of the oldest and most picturesque wine farms. Its selection of contemporary dishes makes this one of the best restaurants. Favorite dishes like yellow fin tuna have been re-created with newer flavors to include a more South African taste.

Le Quartier Francais is another marvelous example in fine dining in Cape Town. It has been mentioned among the best of restaurants, and a great place for traditional French gastronomy. Mouthwatering soufflés are among the locals favorites. A live piano and truly tasteful décor makes this a great place for romance. Steak tartar ranks among the chef’s favorites.

Azure is an elegant restaurant with a stylish marine atmosphere offering traditional South African dishes. Among the favorites is the grilled cape salmon, and yellowtail prepared with white wine. Dining while the sun is setting can make this a special and memorable experience.

Casual

For great seafood, fabulous meats and a great setting that includes magnificent views of the ocean, Table Mountain and Robben Island, dine at Blue Peter Restaurant, where lobster is the rave of the day; or enjoy a quiet afternoon with a cold beer and a wood oven pizza.

For the best prawns in a wine garlic reduction, Cargills is a must. It’s a small and intimate restaurant serving the freshest seafood with an international flair.

If you want to pick your own seafood, come to Panama Jacks, disguised as a wharf side shack. It offers a fun nautical charm, while serving some of the best food in the city. Choosing your own lobster, abalone, mussels and oysters from the seawater tanks will make this a fun dining experience in Cape Town.

Wangthai offers great Thai cuisine, loaded with seasoning and hot spices. Its menu is laden with vegetable options.

And if you’re looking for a deli, with mouthwatering simple sandwiches, you won’t go wrong at Giovanni’s Deliworld. It gives you another option for dining in Cape Town.

In Cape Town, you’ll find great food.
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