#LastMinute Festive Season: Chow down in Cape Town

2017-12-11 20:40 - Unathi Nkanjeni
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Cape Town - It's no secret that the food scene in Cape Town switches up every minute as new places keep popping up left, right and centre.

As great as this might seem, it’s hard to keep up with city's restaurant buzzing scene. From hot new go-to favourites to hip quick-bite spots, the list of choices seems to increase. All. The. Time. 

ALSO SEE: SA's Durban and Cape Town make Top 100 list of places to lick your plate clean...

To make it a little easier, we've found you some of the best spots to conceive a food baby. 

The Pot Luck Club

The intimate space, that is both eatery and contemporary art gallery, features a menu consisting of a multitude of 'small plates' of modern global dishes. There is also a dedicated cocktail bar and an accompanying list of boutique wines to complement the varied creations on the menu at The Pot Luck Club.

Where: Woodstock

Time: Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00 and Saturday between 09:00 – 17:00

Contact: 021 447 0804

4Roomed Ekasi Culture

Enjoy fine dining in the heart of this township.  4Roomed Ekasi Culture includes bespoke culinary experiences, a food truck, tasty food to go and a pantry offering fresh produce from their backyard garden.

Where: Khayelitsha 

Time: Friday to Sunday 12:00 to 20:00

Contact:  0761573177 / info@4roomedekasiculture.com

1890 House Sushi and Grill 

If you’re into urban legends, then you will be impressed that 1890 has one of its very own. Although it has yet to be proven, 1890 House Sushi and Grill say they're the contenders for being the very first sushi restaurant to be established in South Africa.

Where: Observatory

Time: Monday to Saturday 12:00 to 22:00

Contact: +27 21 447 1450


Cheyne's menu is divided into sea, land, earth and happy endings. Highlights include soft-shell crab, firecracker prawns, yellowtail ceviche, gochujang-spiced grilled lamb cutlets, crispy pork and quail’s eggs, beef sliders, and grilled chicken yakitori. 

The deep-fried milk with red-pepper caramel and ponzu gel is a textural delight. Finish off with yuzu cream Catalana with candied orange and black sesame snap.

Where: Hout Bay

Time: Monday to Saturday 12:00 until late

Contact: 0217903462 / 0790674919 

Nobu One & Only 

World-class master chef Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa has expanded his eponymous empire with the debut of his first restaurant in Africa. A sweeping fan-like staircase leads to the 104 cover dining area and sushi counter, which is framed by a textured, translucent origami light that glides along the ceiling. 

The upper-level Nobu Bar features a selection of Sakes including plum wines, Japanese beer and a selection of Sake and Shochu based cocktails. No stranger to international culinary influences, Nobu gives classical Japanese cuisine a contemporary twist. 

Where: V&A Waterfront

Time For dinner only at 6.30pm to 11.00pm

Contact: Reservations +27 21 431 4511 or +27 21 431 5888 or email restaurant.reservations@oneandonlycapetown.com

Makaron Resturant 

This multiple award-winning kitchen’s culinary efforts are sure to delight your palate with their à la carte style menu with a  focus to provide for guests mouth-watering food in an elegant and comfortable environment.

With a renewed look in Makaron restaurant, made possible by the talented Etienne Hannekom's designs and the owners' passion and belief in authentic, true and elegant food, which the kitchen team translates with creativity in their dishes.

Where: Majeka House, Stellenboach 

Time: Dinner only from Monday's to Friday 18:30 - 21:00 

Contact:  +27 21 880 1549 / restaurant@majekahouse.co.za

SEE: The Small Plate Trend: Taste Stellenbosch's Majeka House

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