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By Daryll Williams | October 18, 2022

Chapter 9: Views - Updated 2022

Part of Cape Town’s outrageous allure lies in the varied topography you’re exposed to. If skyscrapers or street canals don’t tickle your fancy, the world-class seascapes and mountain views probably will.


Aptly named after its colouring, Azure brings to mind an ocean palace. But this award-winning, fine dining hotel restaurant offers a diverse French-influenced menu, and an opulent, romantic setting.

Why go?

The breathtaking location is its strongest selling point. It stands along a scenic coastal road that connects the fashionable suburbs of Camps Bay and Llandudno. Providing unadulterated sea views as far as the eye can see.

Blends panoramic sea views with a menu of exceptional Cape cuisine, Image Credit: The 12 Apostles Hotel


a: 12 Apostles Hotel, Victoria Road, Camps Bay
t: +27 21 437 9000
h: Breakfast: Monday to Sunday, 07h00–10h30
h: Lunch: Monday to Sunday, 12h30–15h30
h: Dinner: Monday to Sunday, 18h00–22h00


A fusion of Spanish and Mediterranean-inspired delicacies, Bilboa prides itself on fresh seafood and sustainable fish.

Why go?

Slap bang in the middle of the action on Camps Bay’s sunset strip, with a first-floor location that gives you spectacular sea views—and takes you out of the buzz downstairs.

Enviable views across the Atlantic Ocean, Image Credit: Bilboa


a: Shop 120, First Floor, The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay
t: +27 21 286 5155
h: Monday to Sunday, 12h00–23h00

Bistro Sixteen82

Named after the year in which Steenberg Wine Estate was established, Bistro Sixteen82 first opened its doors in 2009, and has been Cape Town’s tapas and bistro-style darling ever since.

Why go?

Bistro fare that’s seasonal, flavourful and bursts with freshness. The terraced dining area leads into reflective water features, unfurling into views of the magnificent stone mountains and expansive winelands.

Surrounded by indigenous gardens and reflective water features, Image Credit: Bistro Sixteen82


a: Steenberg Rd, Tokai
t: +27 21 713 2211
h: Breakfast: Monday to Sunday, 09h00–11h00
h: Lunch: Monday to Sunday, 12h00–15h00
h: Tapas: Monday to Sunday, 17h00–22h00


Bungalow has something to appeal to almost everyone’s tastes. Add on a pretty comprehensive wine list, and you have a great spot for an evening of relaxed indulgence.

Why go?

With great views of the Atlantic Ocean, Bungalow is a peaceful and isolated option away from the humdrum of main restaurant strips.

Plays host to some of the finest sunsets in the world, Image Credit: Bungalow


a: Glen Country Club, 3 Victoria Road, Clifton
t: +27 21 438 2018
h: Monday to Sunday, 12h00–23h00

Grand Africa Café and Beach

Whether you come for the panoramic views, the delicious food, retro ambience or some feet-in-the-sand indulgence, The Grand perfectly encompasses why Cape Town summers deserve to be spent outdoors.

Why go?

A combination of paradise meets luxurious lifestyle, picturesque ocean views and a 5-star menu to die for.

Embraces a free-spirited beach café culture, Image Credit: Grand Africa Café and Beach


a: 1 Haul Rd, Granger Bay Blvd
t: +27 21 425 0551
h: Friday to Sunday, 12h00–24h00

Pot Luck Club

The sister restaurant to Test Kitchen is a more commercial Luke Dale-Roberts option. Sitting in a glass-and-steel box at the top of an old silo, it offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. But the star attraction is undoubtedly the food.

Why go?

The focus is on five flavour profiles (salty, sour, bitter, sweet, and umami), and plate-sharing is encouraged, so you get to savour them all.

High above the city, the best place to enjoy a late summer night, Image Credit: Pot Luck Club


a: The Silo, The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock
t: +27 21 447 0804
h: Lunch: Monday to Saturday, 12h30–14h00
h: Dinner: Monday to Saturday, 18h00–22h00
h: Sunday Brunch: 11h00–12h30


Tempting guests for a spot of ocean-side dining on the ground floor of the Pierhead Building is The Waterside Restaurant – offering a sophisticated, but more casual menu.

Why go?

Guests can enjoy both indoors, and on the outdoor deck – perfect for sumptuous summer lunches after an eventful day in the V&A Waterfront. Taking a peek at The Waterside’s menu, guests can look forward to Cape Malay crayfish salad or Asian pork belly with scallops.

Escape to the tranquility of waterside dining, Image Credit: The Waterside


a: Pierhead Building (next to the NSRI, V&A Waterfront)
t: +27 21 879 6329
h: Monday to Sunday, 12h00–20h30

Featured image credit: Azure

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