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The Crypt Jazz Restaurant

The Crypt Jazz Restaurant (1 Wale Street, Cape Town) – this is a favored jazz club in Cape Town. Along with the restaurant, there’s live Jazz between 7 pm and 10 pm (Tuesday to Thursday) and between 8 pm and 11 pm (Friday & Saturday). There’s a cover charge of R55 (students R30). Seating capacity […]

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The Bungalow Restaurant

The Bungalow Restaurant (3 Victoria Road, Clifton, Cape Town) – the menu here varies from man-sized burgers to fresh seafood (from Norwegian salmon with rosemary salt, to calamari, and prawn cocktails). That, and a variety of fine wines from nearby Cape vineyards. Obviously, diners are won over by the beachside location and the restaurant’s private […]

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Schwabinger Stuben

Schwabinger Stuben (387 Main Avenue, Randberg) – located in the northern Johannesburg suburb of Randberg, this restaurant offers comfy, casual dining in a wood-paneled interior — reminiscent of a classic Bavarian tavern. Schwabinger Stuben appeals to diners looking for down-to-earth authentic German fare at a good value. Along with traditional German delicacies such as Eisbein, […]

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Parreirinha

Parreirinha (9 Sixth Street, Rosettenville, Johannesburg) – those familiar with South Africa’s contemporary history will note that the country has long had a Portuguese community (which mushroomed after Portugal’s former African colonies, Angola and Mozambique, went independent in 1975). This restaurant, located in the Portuguese community of Rosettenville (south of Johannesburg) serves superb seafood (especially […]

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NexDor

NexDor (6979 Vilakazi Street, Soweto, Johannesburg) – for those sightseeing in the Soweto area (with Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu’s former houses nearby), this may be a place worth hitting afterwards. This restaurant serves a variety of South African dishes, in a bar/grill setting. Diners here will marvel at the “Mandela effect” – a once […]

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Moyo

Moyo (Shop 5, The High Street, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg) – located in the heart of Johannesburg (just 15 minutes from Sandton CBD – central business district, via Highway M1), this 350-seater, multi-level modern restaurant – clad in copper with pressed pebble walls – embodies Africa’s finest music and urban cuisine offerings. Business lunches are ever […]

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Mezepoli Meze and Wine Bar

Mezepoli Meze and Wine Bar (The Promenade. Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town) – located by Camps Bay’s seaside strip, this restaurant is known for its Greek tapas-style dishes (such as souvlaki, dolmades, keftethes and hummus). Mezepoli also has an impressive wine list, solid service and a warm, welcoming ambience. This Hellenic restaurant, which is […]

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Marco’s African Place

Marco’s African Place (15 Rose Street, Cape Town) — for those brave enough to try out exotic dishes like crocodile, springbok (gazelle), ostrich and kudu steak, this is the place for you! This 220-seat restaurant adds atmosphere with its live jazz bands, which perform nightly. A reminder to visitors that they are indeed in Africa.

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La Perla

La Perla (Beach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town) – this Italian restaurant is the long-running establishment in the Sea Point area. Along with the seaside view, its interior is blessed with various pieces of artwork. Dishes served here include the tagliata with zucchini, pine nuts and parmesan; tagliatelli al ragu, lamb chops and calamari; and […]

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Kong Restaurant

Kong Restaurant (The Terrace at Cedar Square, Cedar Road Entrance, Fourways, Johannesburg) – this restaurant (located north of downtown Johannesburg), offers delectable comfort food and grills (with Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese influences), along with a sushi and dim sum menu to-die-for. The venue also offers a host of exceptional features, to ensure any dining […]