Chapter 2: Fine Dining - Updated 2022
If you’re on the hunt for a posh meal – somewhere preferably smart, with white tablecloths and a sense of occasion – you’ll be sorted at one of the following culinary bastions.
The fast-paced, innercity location informs much of the menu at Fyn, which reimagines the refinement of Japanese cuisine by subverting it into a local context. It has also been dubbed as No.37 The World's 50 Best Restaurants and the best in Africa 2022.
Amid its downtown aesthetic and lofty views, South Africa’s wild freedom is tempered by the rigours of contemporary cuisine to create a restaurant at the very edge of it all.
a: 5th Floor, Speakers Corner, 37 Parliament Str, Cape Town, 8001
t: +27 21 286 2733
h: Lunch: Monday to Saturday, 12h00-14h00
h: Dinner: Monday to Saturday, 18h00-20h30
One of the most iconic and internationally acclaimed fine dining experiences in South Africa. Dishes comprise a seamless fusion of Asian and French cuisine created from fresh seasonal produce, clean flavours and classical elegance.
Look forward to contemporary French-meets-Asian fine dining. La Colombe is one of Cape Town’s most well-loved and awarded restaurants and is no stranger to S.Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
a: Silvermist Wine Estate, Main Rd, Constantia Nek
t: +27 21 794 2390
h: Lunch: Monday to Sunday, 12h00-13h30 (last seating)
h: Dinner: Monday to Sunday, 18h00-19h30 (last seating)
Seaside dining has never looked or tasted this good. Join Liam Tomlin and Chef Braam Beyers as they take your tastebuds on a journey right at the ocean's edge.
The view paired with sustainably sourced, marine dining that pays homeage to the ocean breaking right in front of you, makes this an unforgettable experience.
a: Chapmans Peak Dr, Hout Bay, 7806
t: +27 21 541 0165
h: Lunch: Mondays to Sundays, 12h00 - 16h30 (last order for tapas at 14h30)
h: Dinner: Mondays to Sundays, 18h00-22h00 (last order for tapas at 20h30)
Offering an intimate, multi-course fine-dining experience at the V&A Waterfront, PIER offers diners an opportunity to escape to the tranquillity of waterside dining – with the iconic views that have made this location famous worldwide.
With Norris-Rogers as Head chef, diners can expect the finest local produce to take centre stage, with a special emphasis on inspiration from the ocean – and, the table-side theatrics guests have come to expect from the team.
a: V&A Waterfront, 9 Breakwater Blvd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 7764
t: +27 21 879 6329
h: Monday to Sunday, 12h00-20h00
Tradition and history are interpreted with an irreverent but affectionate graffiti-art twist at Salsify, reinvigorating the old Roundhouse building and its storied past into a menu that pushes gastronomical boundaries with delicately intense seasonal flavours.
The magical setting on the lower slopes of Lion’s Head overlooking Camps Bay is well worth the trek for Luke Dale-Roberts and Ryan Cole’s inventive seven-course tasting menu.
a: The Roundhouse, Roundhouse Rd, Camps Bay
t: +27 21 010 6444
h: Tuesday to Saturday, 12h30‒14h00, 18h00‒20h00
h: Sunday, 12h30-15h00
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