Local’s Top Fine Dining Restaurants
THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE!
The people of Cape Town have spoken!
We asked our fellow Capetonians and Secret Cape Town food enthusiasts what their favourite local seafood restaurants and eateries are – Not only did they deliver, they had us making our very own list of must-visit Cape Town seafood spots. So don’t worry if you find yourself doing the exact same thing!
Without further a due, here are the top local seafood restaurants as chosen by the people of Cape Town. Are you ready for it? Well, here we go!
Enjoy Seafood Lovers!
#1 Kloof Street House | Gardens
Rated as one of the most highly sought-after and top restaurants in Cape Town, the spectacular Kloof Street House requires no real introduction – it simply speaks for itself – but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to sing its praises anyway.
Beyond its rising dining and culinary status, Kloof Street House has a certain magical and mysterious appeal that can’t be denied. Nor should it be! Set in a glorious Victorian house at the heart of Kloof Street, this culinary gem lights up the city with its charm, character, and charisma.
Dining at the renowned Kloof Street House is an experience that is every bit as enigmatic as it is intimate. Featuring a brasserie-style menu, Kloof Street House is incredibly passionate about the vast and varied ingredients used to create their sensational dishes and take great pride in highlighting each ingredient, essentially making them the hero of the dish. All meat is free-range, grass-fed, and responsibly sourced, ensuring you get top quality food that is filled with flavor. Diners can also choose to indulge in their incredible selection of sharing dishes.
Beyond the stunning setting and sensational food, dining at Kloof Street House is truly all about the experience. Boasting a collection of interesting rooms and spaces, each with its own unique character, Kloof Street House puts forth the idea that it is whatever you want it to be.
In addition to being one of the top local fine dining restaurants as chosen by the people of Cape Town – which we champion and support all the way – dining at the iconic Kloof Street House should undoubtedly be on every food enthusiast’s Cape Town foodie bucket-list!
#2 Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery | Jéan Restaurant | Durbanville
Tucked away in the heart of the Durbanville Wine Valley, Klein Roosboom is one of Cape Town’s best kept secrets.
In addition to being one of the Western Cape’s most exceptional Boutique Wineries, offering a vast and exciting variety of unique Wine Tasting and Food & Wine Pairing Experiences that’s unlike anything you’ve experienced before, Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery is home to the renowned Jéan Restaurant.
Referred to by Klein Roosboom as not only a restaurant, but a destination and unforgettable experience, the amazing Jéan Restaurant is magically positioned amongst the vineyards, boasting beautiful vineyard and wineland views that are bound to sweep you off your feet.
Jéan Restaurant at Klein Roosboom is known for their contemporary food style boasting ample textures, seasonal colors, and flavors. They feature a daily blackboard menu with freshly baked breads, pies, farm fresh salads, and an array of decadent and flavorsome delicacies and signature dishes that pays homage to the Klein Roosboom family roots. You can also order a platter from the Tasting Experience or even build your own picnic.
As this sought-after winelands’ restaurant pride themselves on only using top quality, fresh, seasonal ingredients to create their selection of sensational dishes, avid local and international food lovers are guaranteed an exceptional and unique dining experience which will undoubtedly have them coming back for more. This is perfectly complimented by the profoundly talented Chef Lorianne Heyns’ uncomplicated approach to food.
Delicately balancing flavors, Chef Lorianne Heyns offers diners simple, yet sensational food which can be enjoyed any time, anywhere, and by everyone. All while taking diners and guests on an exciting culinary journey that will make them feel as though they’re experiencing something truly spectacular – Which they most definitely are! It really is the very best combination of an uncomplicated, yet spectacular dining experience.
Its no surprise Klein Roosboom and the Jéan Restaurant was voted one of Cape Town local’s top fine dining restaurants. If you haven’t paid a visit to this remarkable best kept culinary secret, you are without a doubt missing out. Go ahead and make a reservation as soon as possible – You certainly won’t regret it – trust us – but more importantly, trust the people of Cape Town, they know best after all!
- Location: Klein Roosboom | Tygerberg Valley Road, Durbanville, Cape Town
- Contact details: 0860 572 572 | [email protected] | [email protected]
- Website: Click here to visit Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery’s website
- Operating hours: Jéan Restaurant: Tuesday – Sunday, 9am – 4pm | Klein Roosboom Wine Tasting: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
- *Click here to view the Jéan Restaurant at Klein Roosboom’s breakfast and lunch menu
- *Click here to book a table at Jéan Restaurant. All you need to do is select a date on the calendar and click on the “Book Online” button to start your booking.
#3 On The Rocks | Bloubergstrand
On The Rocks in Bloubergstrand is not only one of our personal favorite restaurants, but the people of Cape Town’s too!
If you’re looking for the Cape Town view trifecta, On The Rocks in Bloubergstrand should be at the top of your list. Positioned right on the rocks of Blouberg Beach, this west coast gem boasts a spectacular view of Table Mountain, Atlantic Ocean, and Robben Island. Some may even go as far as to say it’s the best view of Table Mountain in the entire Mother City – And they’re certainly not wrong!
On The Rocks’ sensational view is perfectly complimented by their incredible selection of menu options, ranging from fresh seafood and traditional west coast favorites, to Cape Malay curry, dry-aged beef fillet, and freshly baked crème brûlée. With so much to choose from, there is something for everyone.
Pair it with a lovely glass of wine, cocktail, or cold craft beer along with a refreshing sea breeze, and you may never want to leave. If you happen to find yourself there at sunset, you’re in for a real treat! It is one of the most beautiful sunset spots in Cape Town after all.
#4 Pot Luck Club | Woodstock
The Cape Town tapas scene has exploded in recent years, with top tapas-style restaurants like the Pot Luck Club having a lot to do with it. Besides being one of the most sought-after culinary hotspots, the famous Pot Luck Club has been dubbed one of the coolest places to be in Cape Town.
Now, to add another accolade to their already impressive reputation, the Pot Luck Club has been voted one of the top local fine dining restaurants / tapas restaurants by the amazing people of Cape Town too!
This trendy inner-city Restaurant & Tapas Bar boasts a relaxed yet edgy environment and is known to attract quite the local and global foodie crowd with their vast tapas selection and inventive, innovative, and bold flavor combinations.
At the Pot Luck Club, sharing is caring! Their menu consists of a vibrant and flavor-filled collection of tapas sized plates known as ‘Sharing Plates’. These ‘Sharing Plates’ are essentially divided into 5 basic tastes: Salty, Sour, Sweet, Umami and Bitter.
These 5 tastes / flavor combinations give diners the opportunity to try each taste sensation on its own as well as all the flavors together as a whole – Offering food lovers an exciting and one-of-a-kind culinary experience.