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Popular Restaurants in South Africa

If you're a first time visitor to South Africa, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a smaller local eatery could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the restaurants may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about restaurants in South Africa.

What are some good restaurants in South Africa?

Here are some of the most recommended restaurants in South Africa.

El Burro
Cape Town, South Africa 021 433 2364
The Roundhouse Restaurant
Round House Road Cape Town, South Africa 214384347
Wooden Shoe
220 Main Rd Cape Town, Western Cape
Nelsons Eye
9 Hof St Gardens, South Africa
Origin Coffee Roasting
28 Hudson St South Cape DC, WC 021 421 1000
Truth Coffee Roasting
36 Buitenkant St Cape Town, WC 021 200 0440
Neighbourgoods Market
Cape Town, South Africa
Bean There Coffee Company - Cape Town
58 Wale St Cape Town, WC 087 943 2228
Constantia Glen
Constantia Main Rd Cape Town, WC 021 795 6100
Delaire Graff Estate
Helshoogte Road Cape Winelands, WC 021 885 8160
Le Quartier Français Restaurant
Wilhelmina Street & Berg Street Franschhoek, South Africa 021 876 2151
Mzoli's Place
Ny 115 Cape Town, WC
The Test Kitchen
375 Albert Road Cape Town, South Africa 021 447 2337
Royale Eatery
273 Long Street Cape Town, South Africa 021 422 4536
La Colombe
Spaanschemat Street Cape Town, South Africa

Here's what Trippy members had to say about restaurants:

"El Burro, The Test Kitchen, Aubergine Restaurant, The Dog's Bollocks for a unique eating experience, The Roundhouse Restaurant, and The Old Biscuit Mill"  See More

"Constantia (a suburb of Cape Town): La Colombe is often rated a top restaurant in Africa."  See More

"Codfather Restaurant was a great seafood spot and Nelsons Eye is great for steak."  See More

"Origin Coffee Roasting and Bean There Coffee Company - Cape Town are also incredible."  See More

"Sunsets are the same, except people take wine instead of coffee:) Woodstock is the new design district and the Biscuit Mill is worth a visit on a Saturday when they have the Neighbourgoods Market Neighbourgoods market - good food and local products."  See More

"The best coffee shop in Cape Town, in my opinion, is Bean There Coffee Company - Cape Town"  See More

"Once at Cape Town: Highly recommended is Constantia Glen winelands, do try their great cheese and wine pairings."  See More

"The Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch has stunning vineyards."  See More

"The Test Kitchen (Woodstock) and the Le Quartier Français Restaurant (Franschoek) are both amazing but have long waiting lists."  See More

"And I can't forget, Mzoli's Place is a famous braai (barbecue) spot in the Gugulethu township!"  See More

"However other places I really enjoyed were Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant and Lola's and Royale Eatery on Long Street for cakes and burgers respectively."  See More

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. El Burro
  2. The Roundhouse Restaurant
  3. Wooden Shoe
  4. Nelsons Eye
  5. Origin Coffee Roasting
  6. Truth Coffee Roasting
  7. Neighbourgoods Market
  8. Bean There Coffee Company - Cape Town
  9. Constantia Glen
  10. Delaire Graff Estate
  11. Le Quartier Français Restaurant
  12. Mzoli's Place
  13. The Test Kitchen
  14. Royale Eatery
  15. La Colombe
Where can I find out more about South Africa?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about South Africa.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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