Visit one of these eateries to experience something new.
CASA Restaurant & Cabanas
For a dining experience in a setting that screams sophisticated glamour, try CASA Restaurant at The Ritz in Sea Point. The decor is reminiscent of laid-back 1980s Miami style, with white, black, gold and pink accents and bold banana leaf wallpaper. The space serves Cape-California resort-style food and has a poolside champagne bar, sushi station and pizza oven. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a decadent Sunday brunch. Make a day of it and enjoy a lavish spread of fresh breads, sushi, bacon and egg tortillas, charcuterie, cheeses, and a roast of the day. If you’re there for dinner, try the sautéed gnocchi with burnt sage butter, mushrooms and artichoke; spicy seared tuna espetada with stir-fried vegetables; or the truffle mac ‘n cheese with parmesan crust. Meat-lovers will enjoy the charcoal grilled lamb lollipops, and the chargrilled Wagyu burger.
T: 021 439 6010
Le coin Français
Brand new on the Franschhoek foodie scene, Le coin Français offers up classic French cuisine with a modern, creative twist. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner as well as a locally-themed wine list specially curated to showcase the region’s finest wines. The lunch menu is structured as a three-course dining experience with starters like king oyster mushroom with wild garlic, vineyard foraged mustard pickle, sweet potato fondant, pine ring dust, and forest greens; and butter poached langoustine, aerated boerenkaas and west coast snoek. Mains are equally indulgent — think Karoo lamb neck with mountain nettle, edamame, brussel sprout and baby onion cups, brûlée butternut spheres, lamb and wagyu jus; and baked local hake with parsley stalk confit, wild sorrel and braised baby fennel. The dinner menu includes a six-course tasting option, as well as an eight-course chef’s journey menu.
T: 074 126 0022
Contemporary and chic, Bilboa boasts beautiful sea views on the Camp’s Bay beachside and a Mediterranean-inspired menu. Start with a fresh classic, like oysters with pomegranate and lemon, or a tasty flavour combination like grilled halloumi with chilli, mint and dukkah. The seafood menu includes an impressive selection, including crayfish, sole and a daily catch. Try one of the chef’s speciality dishes like salmon with Lebanese pickled cucumber; swordfish with Moroccan spice, garlic and herbs; or monkfish tempura with chicory and apple. There’s also a selection of meats on offer. Finish off with an indulgent dessert — think ricotta crème with apricot purée, yoghurt and honeycomb; or a tasty lemon tart with roasted meringue, lemon curd and ice cream.
T: 021 286 5155
The Bistro at Klein Constantia
Next to the tasting room at Klein Constantia, The Bistro is set in a beautiful location under big Jacaranda trees. The menu is small, but carefully curated and embodies a “farm-to-table” philosophy. The menu changes seasonally but expect starters like coal baked beetroot and chèvre frais; country pork terrine; and trout mi-cuit with crispy capers and dill sauce. The mains combine classic flavours beautifully with dishes like duck confit with prune and olive relish; line fish with a green salad and lemon mayonnaise; and smoked tomato pappardelle with basil and locally aged parmesan. Be sure to save space for the chocolate almond torte with lime cream and berries, or the local cheese platter.
T: 021 794 5188