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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Sushi Restaurant
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“One of the classics, a stalwart of the Cape Town foodie scene...and for good reason! ”
  • 76 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Italian known for its veal and pasta (De Waterkant). Requires definite bookings in advance especially in High Season, but come highly recommended by local experts.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Piano Bar
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“Eat dinner while you are entertained by upbeat piano maestros. Arrive early and ask to be escorted to the roof top bar for drinks with a stunning view of historic De Waterkant. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fireman's Arms has the best Prego Rolls in around. On eof the older pubs in town, its newly refurnished look is drawing in a younger crowd, and there is no shortage of TV screens to watch some rugby, soccer or cricket. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
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“Modern, chic choice offering sophisticated cafe fare, plus juice blends & breakfast cocktails. The menu changes seasonally and also features touches brought from world travels. Perfect for breakfast and lunches”
  • 35 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
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“Don't think, just come spend an evening of simple delights in this little Argentinian gem. Breathtaking steak, radiant atmosphere & you’ll walk out heavier, happier and beaming from ear to ear!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Start with a sharing plate that’s packed with cold meats, cheeses, bread and veggies. Then let Luca recommend what’s on the menu - ethically sourced fish, ricotta gnocchi, just to name a few”
  • 19 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Guests are welcomed to enjoy our selection of seasonal meals whilst perusing through the curated offering of international men wears clothing. Perfect for breakfast.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Café
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“The food here is so good. I mean, seriously, it’s unbelievably good. Leaves me slack-jawed every single time. Curries, meats, salads, cookies, cheesecake on chocolate brownie. On the pricier side of lunchtime but you won’t regret it. Not a single bite. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Stylish setting for steaks, seafood & Portuguese cuisine with live jazz, swing and salsa music.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
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“Google rated as having the best carrot cake in Cape Town and just a nice place to go”
  • 13 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Lamb and roast potato specialists! Greek, relaxed, authentic - good food, clinking glasses, hearty hums of conversation. Warm service, juicy meats, crispy roast potatoes. Say no more.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Gay Bar
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“Almost every night out on Cape Town's pink strip will start at Cafe Manhattan. Even though it's been around since the dawn of gay time in the city, its fairly recent facelift has given it a fun, exciting feel. Doubling up as a burger restaurant during the day and early evenings, it's a good spot to meet locals before dancing the night away at nearby Crew, Beulah or over in the East City at Babylon or Zer021.”
  • 21 locals recommend
African Restaurant
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“One of the most authentic, vibrant and immersive African culinary experiences in the City - and one that has one of the highest ratings on Trip Advisor for any restaurant around! Highly recommended! ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“This is my all time favourite restaurant in Cape Town - a little pricey, but worth it every time! Pro tip: skip the mains and feast on a variety of small dishes from the mezze tray with Anatoli's homemade bread.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Gay Bar
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“Burger restaurant that mixes '50s Americana with camp humour, featuring outrageous comedy and drag. ”
  • 18 locals recommend