Cape Town Fine Dining. This city truly is a gem. It has tons of restaurants that offer the best of the best. Some of which you’d expect. Some of which you wouldn’t even have guessed. So here they are, in no particular order: Our 20 Cape Town fining dining restaurants to visit in 2020!

1. Cafe Charles

Cape Town Fine Dining Cafe Charles

Unassuming and simple, you’d never categorise Cafe Charles as a fine-dining spot. But their food is divine enough to warrant this. Visit them for a true culinary surprise in a casual setting.

You’ll find them here: 137 Waterkant Street, Cape Town

Book here: +27 87 743 2359 | hello@charles.capetown

READ OUR CAFE CHARLES REVIEW

2. Foxcroft

Foxcroft can best be described as your ‘casual’ fine dining spot – you can enjoy the best of the best without breaking the bank! Visit them to try their amazing set menus and relish in the Constantia mountain views.

You’ll find them here: Shop 8, High Constantia Centre, Groot Constantia Road, Constantia

Book here: +27 21 202 3304 | reservations@foxcroft.co.za

READ OUR LATEST FOXCROFT REVIEW

3. La Tete

Head-to-tail dining is the new cool way of eating, and La Tete has been doing it for years.

You’ll find them here: 17 Bree Street, Cape Town

Book here: +27 21 418 1299 | info@latete.co.za

4. Tintswalo Atlantic

The views of Hout Bay and the ocean alone are worth it. But it helps that Tintswalo Atlantic serves fantastic food as well! They’re not always open to the public (hotel guests get first dibs) so best to call ahead to check!

You’ll find them here: Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay

Book here: res1@tintswalo.com

READ OUR TINTSWALO ATLANTIC REVIEW

5. The Pot Luck Club

It’s impossible to write a list of Cape Town fine dining spots without including The Pot Luck Club, another creation by Luke Dale Roberts.

You’ll find them here: Silo Top Floor, Old Biscuit Mill, 373 – 375 Albert Road, Woodstock

Book here: +27 21 447 0804 | reservations@thepotluckclub.co.za

6. La Colombe

Cape Town Fine Dining La Colombe

There’s a reason La Colombe continuously makes it on to the list of the world’s best restaurants. Dining here is a culinary experience and a true honour. Visit them for lunch or dinner for a spectacular experience. Best to Uber if you’re planning on doing the wine pairing.

You’ll find them here: Silvermist Wine Estate, Main Road, Constantia Nek

Book here: +27 21 794 2390

READ OUR LA COLOMBE REVIEW

7. The Shortmarket Club

This is one of the Luke Dale Roberts gems. Tucked away into a Gatsbian cave with nothing but skylights, there is nothing to focus on but the food. And The Shortmarket Club excels in that!

You’ll find them here: 88 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town

Book here: www.theshortmarketclub.com/reservations

READ OUR SHORTMARKET CLUB REVIEW

8. Thali

Cape Town Fine Dining Thali

Indian fine dining? Yes, it’s a thing. And you’ll get the best of the best at Thali.

You’ll find them here: 3 Park Road, Gardens

Book here: +27 21 286 2110 | info@thalitapas.co.za

9. Greenhouse at Cellars-Hohenort

Cellars-Hohenort is world-class in itself, and Greenhouse Restaurant just adds to the magic. Join them for stunning views, some time out, and extraordinary food.

You’ll find them here: The Cellars-Hohenort, 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia

Book here: +27 21 795 6226 | reservations@greenhouserestaurant.co.za

READ OUR GREENHOUSE RESTAURANT REVIEW

10. Exhibit A

Cape Town Fine Dining Exhibit A

Exhibit A is the new kid on the Cape Town fine dining block. Their courses are plentiful and Chef Rikku Ó’Donnchü and Chef Warwick King know how to turn bizarre things into culinary masterpieces. Be prepared to be dazzled.

You’ll find them here: Floor 3, 47 Bree Street

Book here: +27 60 392 2234 | bookings@exhibita.co.za

READ OUR EXHIBIT A REVIEW

11. Mink & Trout

Cape Town Fine Dining Mink and Trout

Mink & Trout is one of those timeless classics that doesn’t hog the media, although they really should. The food here is divine. Also, visit them for breakfast/brunch for some of the best goodies in town!

You’ll find them here: 127 Bree Street, Cape Town

Book here: +27 21 426 2534 | reservations@minkandtrout.co.za

READ OUR MINK & TROUT REVIEW

12. Foodbarn

Cape Town Fine Dining Foodbarn

Off the beaten track, you’ll find the famous Foodbarn in Noordhoek. The drive there offers stunning views. And the restaurant itself offers a casual French twist on a fine dining experience.

You’ll find them here: Noordhoek Farm Village, Village Lane, Cape Town

Book here: +27  21 789 1390| info@thefoodbarn.co.za

13. Reverie Social Table

Chef Julia knows how to turn any ingredient into an exceptional dining experience. The menu changes regularly and you’re always in for a treat! Reverie also operates on the social dining concept, so be prepared to pack your phones away and enjoy a dinner with friends and strangers.

You’ll find them here: 226A Lower Main Road, Observatory

Book here: www.reverie.capetown

READ OUR REVERIE SOCIAL TABLE REVIEW

14. Nobu

Cape Town Fine Dining Nobu

It’s Nobu. But more affordable than anywhere else in the world. Do you need more reason to go?

You’ll find them here: One & Only Cape Town, V&A Waterfront

Book here: +27 21 431 5261 | restaurant.reservations@oneandonlycapetown.com

READ OUR NOBU REVIEW

15. Lapo’s Kitchen

Cape Town Fine Dining Lapo's Kitchen

Chef Lapo is an absolute delight, and he showcases the best Italian goodies in a unique and ever-changing menu. At Lapo’s Kitchen, you’ll share the table with tons of others. This is social dining at its best!

You’ll find them here: 13 Boundary Rd, Newlands

Book here: +27 71 804 7181 | info@laposkitchen.com

READ OUR LAPO’S KITCHEN REVIEW

16. The Test Kitchen

Cape Town Fine Dining The Test Kitchen

The Test Kitchen. It’s famous for a reason.

You’ll find them here: The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock

Book here: www.thetestkitchen.co.za/contact

17. Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia

There are numerous Chefs Warehouse branches, all of which are fantastic. But the Beau Constantia one adds in that special view, making this a stunning experience.

You’ll find them here: 1043, Constantia Main Road, Constantia 

Book here: +27 21 794 8632 | cw@beauconstantia.com

18. FYN

Chef Peter Tempelhoff is the mastermind behind FYN, which has taken Cape Town’s culinary scene by storm and is bound to stay. Visit them for a fine-dining take on fusion cuisine.

You’ll find them here: 37 Parliament Street, Speakers Corner, Cape Town

Book here: +27  21 286 2733 | info@fynrestaurant.com

19. The Stack

Inner-city dining with a twist. Choose to sit in The Stack‘s funky interior or enjoy the beautiful gardens, and enjoy some of the best food around.

You’ll find them here: Leinster Hall, 7 Weltevreden Street, Gardens

Book here: +27 21 286 0187 | ask@thestack.co.za

READ OUR THE STACK REVIEW

20. Homespun

Cape Town Fine Dining Homespun

Homespun is situated in Table View and stands out as one of the top restaurants in the area. Simple, yet fine, Homespun is definitely a must-visit spot!

You’ll find them here: Porterfield Road, Opposite Catch 22, Table View

Book here: +27 21 556 2824 | reservations@homespunbymatt.co.za

And there you have it, the I Love Foodies list of 20 Cape Town fine dining restaurants to visit in 2020. Want to add any more? Simply pop a comment below!

Written by Benike Palfi
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Article Date: January 2020

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