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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

New American Restaurant
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“Get the large beef burger with extra bacon. I've had about 100 of these over the last 5 years. There are wizards and witches behind this one.”
  • 124 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar is part rooftop, part attic in the heart of the CBD in a restored two centuries-old heritage building. The specialities here are the cocktails, the unique wine list, the variety of craft beers and draughts, and the tapas menu. Expect new indie and electronica music. One of the hottest rooftop bars in Cape Town, with a cocktail menu to die for! The service is fantastic, the cocktails are simply amazing (especially the litchi martini), and should you decide to order a nibble or two your tastebuds will be in for a treat.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
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“This is a real dining experience, many small courses. You need to get there early to get a shared table, as they don't take reservations. ”
  • 101 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“More than 10 restaurants crammed between Long and Adderley street. Ranging from Wok/ Tandoori / Curry I usually get a Curry & Naan/Paratha bread. Main tip: you order at one cashier then go to the respective restaurant. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Laid-back, open-fronted bar with high-stools and sidewalk tables, for Spanish tapas and cocktails. La Parada is a gem among many of the fabulous little eateries in the city. The decor is understated but very cool. The pressed ceilings and subway tiles give it a modern but anchored vibe that resonates well with the trendy crowd that frequent the place. The food is a real treat, everything is served Tapas style and every mouth full is scrumptious and delicious! Salsa Parties on Friday nights from 21:30...”
  • 87 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Try for a cancellation if you don’t have a booking. Great wine menu. Luke Dale Roberts Resturant ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Tiger’s Milk is the best destination for ‘dude food’, made good. Epitomising handcrafted goodness with a menu that takes pizza, grills and burgers to the next level, pair these with our locally made Tiger’s Milk Lager and you’re sure to leave satisfied.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great place to grab some groceries, freshly baked goods and/or some of the beautifully prepared, serve yourselves salads, sandwiches and hot dishes. Half of the office workers in the CBD seem to come here for a quick lunch during the week, but this massive place effortlessly accommodates the rush. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
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“A busy Peruvian bar and grill on the eternally trendy Bree Street. The menu is short and sweet and there’s a great wine list. Try a Pisco Sours and the Seared Tuna Tiradito.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Arcade
“The central Haiku restaurant off Greenmarket Square has five different Asian kitchens and offers a mesmerizing range of tapas and larger dishes. Expect to be surprised with amazing flavours, and choose small dishes to share one after the other for a very social evening. The restaurant also has a smaller sibling at the V&A Waterfront, with a slightly smaller menu.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Resturant during eary hours of the evening and then ut turns its anightclub. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Our favourite restaurant in Cape Town, delicious tapas made to share. Booking Essential. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
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“Hands down, best bagel in town! Charismatic staff, absolutely delicious street food and some damn fine coffee too.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Showcase of exceptional local and international jazz talent. The restaurant and bar are located in the crypt beneath Cape Town Cathedral, with the iconic apartheid museum display at its entrance.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Arcade
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“A lively, large restaurant with a warm atmosphere, low lighting, lots of wood and some of the best Indian food in Cape Town. There is also a smaller version at the V&A Waterfront.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Ethiopian Restaurant
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“Ethiopian cuisine is famous for its rich aromas and generous use of herbs and spices. Ethiopian and Local chefs offer a wide range of non-vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Ethiopian and Local chefs offer a wide range of non-vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Corner Church and Long streets.”
  • 32 locals recommend