Warming up in winter in Cape Town can be particularly difficult. The Mother City's winter allows us very little mercy.
Luckily, I have a perfect winter recipe for you:
One part fireplace, one part wine and a generous helping of comfort food. And voila!
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Here are some of our favourite restaurants with fireplaces, ranked for your budget:
(R = Under a R100 for a meal, RR = Around R150 a meal, RRR = Between R150 and R250 a meal)
Set in an old Victorian house, it's a comfortable, laid-back space with yummy burgers.
El Burro in Greenpoint - RR
Cape Town's favourite Mexican eatery is always a good idea. Margaritas even in winter please!
One of Cape Town's best dinner spots, it is old school glam at its very best. Have a drink at the beautiful wooden bar.
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Head to this 18th-century farmhouse for pub lunches or other creative Mediterranean and Asian dishes.
We love this classic Cape Town spot! A Casablanca movie-themed restaurant with Moroccan food, it's a local favourite.
Good food, service and a lovely setting for a romantic date.
The Stack in Oranjezicht - RRR
Known for their cocktails, The Brasserie restaurant at The Stack serves up authentic, hearty, good and true French cuisine.
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