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Il Giardino

Il Giardino (44 Stanley, Milpark, Johannesburg) – this Italian restaurant is located in a shopping mall near Braamfontein, which means it commands a large lunchtime crowd. With homemade pastas, seasonal vegetables, gourmet pizzas and delicious meat, chicken and fish dishes among the dining options here, guests can choose between Tuscan ambience under the olive grove […]

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Haiku

Haiku (58 Burg Street, City Bowl, Cape Town) – located toward the city center, this restaurant serves pan-Asian meals, tapas-style (from Chinese dim sum, to Japanese robata grills). The Peking duck, along with mint lamb chops are other worthy options here.

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Fishmonger Illovo

Fishmonger Illovo (Thrupps Centre, 204 Oxford Street, Illovo) – located within a shopping center in the northern Johannesburg suburb of Illovo (Sandton), this is one of Johannesburg’s most popular seafood restaurants. Items here range from prawns to sushi, fresh oysters, grilled lobster, calamari, etc.

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Den Anker

Den Anker (Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town) – given its location at Cape Town’s waterfront, Den Anker has the fortune of being situated an airy, windowed building directly overlooking the quayside. This is a Belgian eatery that provides dishes with a local South African influence (ranging from Fruits de Mer and soupe de poisson, to […]

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Coobs

Coobs (4th Ave, Parkhurst) – located in the northern Johannesburg suburb of Parkhurst, this bistro prides itself in serving dishes from local suppliers and organic farms (with nearly 75% of its ingredients coming from the organic farm ‘Brightside’ in the Magaliesburg). Items served there include Slow braised smoked lamb with cucumber raita and wild rocket; […]

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Blues Restaurant

Blues Restaurant (The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town) – located on the beachside enclave Camps Bay, this restaurant’s menu is defined as “Contemporary Mediterranean”, resonating the delectable flavors of the Mediterranean Sea, including Spain, Portugal, France, Greece and a very Strong Italian influence.   The ‘Contemporary’ component is defined by Blues’ original menu […]

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Beluga

Beluga (The Foundry, Prestwich Street, Green Point, Cape Town) – housed in a 100-year-old red brick building, its fine wood interior is pleasing to the eye, and offers seafood (from Thai Prawns to Baby East Coast Crayfish), and Asian dishes (from dim sum to sushi). Along with the usual drinks, it also offers alcohol-free cocktails […]

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Africa Café

Africa Café (Shortmarket Street, Cape Town) – located in the city center, this restaurant has a vibrant multi-cultural dining experience that showcases real African hospitality. The restaurant is located within a historic national monument, and is divided over 3 levels: the ground floor, the first floor and the Zulu room (all of which are decorated […]