One of the things I love most about Cape Town is that we have so many wonderful restaurants from which to choose – we are quite literally spoilt for choice. No matter what you are in the mood for, you can be sure that the perfect venue is just around the corner.
In fact, it is entirely possible to take a culinary journey around the world – and our beautiful city – by simply hopping on a City Sightseeing bus. Whether you are in the mood for a leisurely lunch, light afternoon snack or romantic dinner, simply hop off the bus and indulge.
Only a short walk from the Two Oceans Aquarium, Stop 1 in the V&A Waterfront, the journey begins in Asia, at a lovely little spot called Sevruga. Overlooking the scenic harbour, this modern restaurant serves up an interesting and delicious Asian fusion menu. This is a great place to meet with family and friends and enjoy frozen daiquiris and sushi while watching the yachts sail by.
Where: Shop 4, Quay 5, V&A Waterfront
Contact: +27 21 421 5134/7
Bistrot Bizerca, just two blocks up from The Long Street Tour office (Stop 5 on all routes), is a long-standing Cape Town favourite, which is always abuzz with happy diners. It has the unpretentious atmosphere of a French bistro, right here in the Mother City. The food here is fresh and light, as the chef sources his ingredients seasonally and locally. Tuck in to wholesome creations, washed down with fine wine in the shaded courtyard and you will feel as if you have been transported to France.
Where: Heritage Square, 98 Shortmarket Street, City Centre
Contact: +27 21 423 8888
Stroll just a few of blocks south from the Long Street Tour Office (Stop 5 on all routes) and you will find yourself in the trendy De Waterkant area. Located in the bustling Cape Quarter and specializing in Middle Eastern cuisine with a tasty Cape Town twist, Bedouin is known for its homemade artisanal labneh cream cheese which features in most of the dishes, adding a deliciously creamy finish. Try their famous Bedouin chicken wrap, and if you just can’t get enough, take some of their lovely labneh home in a jar.
Where: Shop 24 (Piazza Level), Cape Quarter lifestyle Village, De Waterkant
Contact: +27 21 418 1951
Hop off the bus in Camps Bay (Stop 8 on the Blue and Red routes) and simply skip across the road to this inviting oceanfront eatery which was voted one of the top five seafood restaurants in Cape Town. Not keen on fish? When in Tuscany, do as the Tuscans do – eat pasta! Great big generous portions of delectable pasta just taste so much better when you’re watching the sun set over the Atlantic.
Where: 41 Victoria Road, Camps Bay
Contact: 021 438 1213
Situated in the heart of Sea Point, Franky’s is an authentic 50’s style American diner. With waitresses in poodle skirts and ponytails serving up delicious hamburgers, fries and shakes, customers can relax and enjoy some old school rock ‘n roll music while sitting on the comfy red vinyl stools at the counter or to snuggled up in one of the booths. Hop off at Winchester Mansions (Stop 11 on the Red and blue Tours) and walk up 2 blocks to Sea Point Main Road for a trip back in time.
Where: 303 Main Road, Sea Point
Contact: +27 21 433 0445
The Greek Fisherman
You started in Asia, and are ending on the Greek Isles. Just a two minute walk from the Two Oceans Aquarium Tour Office, Stop 1 will have you enjoying a view of the marina and Table Mountain from under an umbrella with a frosty drink in your hand. You can order just about anything you’d expect from a Greek eatery, including fresh mezze, seafood and a wide variety of dishes for vegetarians. Kali orexi!
Where: Shop 157, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront
Contact: +27 21 418 5411