A Culinary Bucket List

Food has the power to bring people from different nations together and to inspire joy among individuals. Home to a diverse people and many a culture, Cape Town is the epitome of a city that celebrates culinary variety. It offers an abundance of choice when it comes to restaurants, cafés and other establishments. As such, whether you are a traveller with a penchant for fine dining, a vegan, a sweet-tooth or a cultural-experience seeker, your appetite will undoubtedly be satisfied by the Cape’s offerings. These are a just a handful of the best spots, by category, that we recommend:

Fine Dining Establishments

Our very own Dash Restaurant & Bar is conveniently located at the Queen Victoria Hotel, in the heart of the V&A Waterfront precinct. It exudes elegance and presents a wonderful selection of creatively conceptualised dishes. To book call +27 21 418 1466 or email dash@queenvictoriahotel.co.za

Situated in the trendy Woodstock neighbourhood and led by Chef Luke Dale-Roberts, this restaurant has earned an incredible reputation as one of the top dining establishments in the country. It comprises a dark room and a light room, each with its own unique offering and atmosphere.

Set in Sea Point, La Mouette Restaurant serves seasonally inspired à la carte and tasting menus which are refreshed on a regular basis. Patrons can look forward to an array of French, seafood and vegetarian options as well as an excellent wine list.

Vegan-Friendly Restaurants

The Hungry Herbivore is located in Cape Town’s CBD. It is a 100% vegan café that focuses on providing plant-based foods that are delicious and rich in nutrients, getting the balance between comfort and health just right.

A gourmet vegan restaurant, also located in Cape Town’s CBD, Plant offers clean and nutrition-filled foods. Its creative menu includes options such as sandwiches, burgers, nachos, quesadillas, juices and desserts.


A popular spot among locals, Jason Bakery is a family-owned bakery that prides itself on making fresh bread, pastries and other treats daily. These delights can be enjoyed in Green Point or in Cape Town’s CBD, at either of the Jason Bakery locations.

Loaves on Long is located in Cape Town’s CBD. It is an artisan eatery that offers wholesome food, baked goods and deli items, and boasts a comfortable, homey atmosphere.

Cakes, pastries and desserts abound at Limnos Bakers, located in Green Point and another seven locations, dotted around the Cape. Patrons can also enjoy breakfast and light lunch options at these lovely spots.

Restaurants with African Flair

Although set in the heart of Cape Town, this dining establishment provides an authentic taste of Ethiopian culture, from its dishes to its presentation and décor. Addis in Cape Ethiopian Restaurant also serves vegan and gluten-free options.

True to its name, Africa Café provides a cheerful celebration of Africa’s diversity, which stems from its owners’ passion to open South Africa’s first African restaurant. Not only does this establishment boast a warm atmosphere, but an exquisite culinary tour of this beautiful continent.

Located in Green Point, Gold Restaurant transports its patrons to various locations across the African continent by presenting a 14-course menu inspired by different countries. Three live performances also take place during dinner, providing a deeper appreciation of the Africa’s rich cultures.

We trust that you will enjoy exploring some of the very best of the Cape’s culinary offerings.




The collection includes a number of neighbouring properties in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, in addition to other trendy properties spread out in Cape Town. It also includes private game reserve offerings in Mpumalanga, Timbavati and Serengeti; a historic hotel in Graaff-Reinet, located in the Eastern Cape; a chic property in the bustling Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg as well as a beach-side lodge in Zanzibar. Newmark further continues to keep a look-out for new, suitable opportunities and developments.

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