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The culinary life - Food
Cape Town has been regularly ranked as one of the top culinary destinations of the world. Its cuisine is all about fresh ingredients and not just a particular cooking style although cooking meat on coals is the National Pastime. Despite the food being of high quality, it is advisable to not buy fruits from street vendors as they tend to make the tourists sick. There are plenty of places to eat in Cape Town, beside the Waterfront, around Long Street or De Waterkant. Most of its cafes and restaurants are frequented by multi-ethnic clientele looking for a taste of local delicacies. Some of the best restaurants are listed below to help you make a better decision about where to eat in Cape Town: -
Café Paradiso houses a treed garden and gives an amazing view of Table Mountain. It is the best restaurants in the city that caters to a family group. Try the baked lamb and eggplant mixed with olives, seeds, spinach leaves, and spoonsful of garlic. They sometimes have pizza-making activities for children.
Maria’s Greek Café & Restaurant
Maria’s Greek Café & Restaurant is very popular with the locals which makes last-minute booking tricky. Their mucver, stuffed calamari, or the slow-cooked lamb is a hit amongst the foodies. With delicious food comes a friendly and festive atmosphere. Dogs are particularly welcome.
Pot Luck Club
Surprisingly restaurants with a view are a rare sight in Cape Town which gives Pot Luck Club an edge over the others. The restaurant is located inside the storage of Woodstock Biscuit Mill. Luke Dale Roberts, a food artist with innovative flavor combinations for his food, serves his trademark tapas menu with beautiful views of the city and mountains.
Willoughby & Co.
Some of the best places to eat in Cape Town cater to a multi-cuisine palate. Willoughby & Co. at the V&A Waterfront is known for its excellence in Japanese cuisine especially sushi. Their best delicacy is the 4X4, a four rainbow rolls and four creamy rock shrimp rolls.
Although serving seafood as its specialty, Lemon Butta, it has an extensive menu serving a variety of vegetarian delicacies to different beef cuts. Their Mediterranean-inspired whole-baked line fish is a must try.
If you are looking to satiate your taste buds for meat, head straight to Hussar Grill, a restaurant chain known for its mouthwatering meat dishes. Their extensive list of wines completes the meat perfectly and make sure that you don't leave thirsty. Although the place is all about serving delicious meat dishes like a carpetbagger and filet moutarde, you can also fill your belly with some fish and chicken delicacies from the menu.
Cape Town has something special to offer for the health-conscious travelers too. Spinach King, in Khayelitsha mall with his healthy township restaurant, is first of its kind in spreading healthy waves throughout Cape Town. Some of its peculiar and delicious offerings include Spinach pizza bases, muffins, Spinach juice, and bread.
For perhaps one of the best views of both the sea and mountain, visit Steffanie's Place has continued to rank the best among the locals in Cape Town. Though the restaurant is in a limited space, the menu is as extensive as it can get. You can either order a light lunch or a substantial Grilled Kingklip or the crispy duck. Wrap up a perfect meal with a delicious dessert while soaking in the terrific views and great vibes.