Best Restaurants in Cape Town (2022)

Updated: Jul 13

If you are looking for the "best restaurants near me" We've put together a wide range of some of the best restaurants in Cape Town. Whether you are looking for fine dining, local cuisine, or even the "best burgers near me" we've found the hidden gems in Cape Town and its surrounds.

Jump to Lists:

  1. Best Restaurants in Cape Town

  2. Best Street Food Cape Town

  3. Best Local and African Cuisine

  4. Warm and Cozy Restaurants Cape Town

  5. Burger Den (Best Burgers in Cape Town)

  6. Best Sushi and Asian Cuisine Cape Town

  7. Best Steak House in Cape Town

  8. Best Indian Food in Cape Town

  9. Best Seafood Restaurants Cape Town

  10. Best Rooftop Restaurants and Bars

  11. Best Breakfasts Cape Town

  12. Best Italian Restaurant

  13. Best Pizza Cape Town

  14. Best Vegan Breakfast

Note that star ratings are a combination of TripAdvisor and Google ratings with a touch of discretion.

A little background on South African Food

One of the best ways to fully immerse yourself in a country's culture is to explore that country's food. Cape Town has to be one of the most diverse cities in the world, which means great food, and great restaurants.

When you look at the globe, Cape Town and South Africa are right in the middle of the East and West. Cape Town was a key trading port that connected Europe to the East. This has resulted in a fusion of African, European and Eastern cuisine. Combining this with South Africa's rich and fertile soil, farming and oceans result in very special gastronomy and cultural experience.

In this article, we want to highlight some of the best food experiences and restaurants in Cape Town.

Best Restaurants in Cape Town

1) Homespun by Matt

There is something special about Homespun. You really get the sense that Matt is a dreamer and a visionary. Each plate of food is a work of art with a story. I remember the first time I heard of Homespun. A little fine dining restaurant in Blouberg. To be honest, I wasn't expecting much, however, we were blown away by this little gem. Over the years we've seen Matt grow in confidence as a chef and really begin to push the boundaries of what is possible. It is evident that Matt loves food, travelling, experimenting and putting on a show that captivates all your senses.

Style: Local cuisine, Asian, European, International Fusion.

Homespun by matt, fine dining, best restaurant in cape town
Homespun by Matt

Rating 4.9*

Best for:

  • Hidden Gem

  • A sensual culinary adventure

  • Fine dining

Location: 1 Porterfield Road Opposite Catch 22 & next to The Fat Greek, Bloubergstrand 7441 South Africa

Contact: 021 556 2824

2) Fyn Restaurant (Words top 50 Restaurants #92)

Fyn is one of those extraordinary restaurants that push the boundaries of excellence. The menu is highly innovative yet grounded in contemporary culinary practices. We love the interesting decor and the integration of the kitchen with the dining room. The flavours are a fusion of South African and Japanese cuisine. If you are looking for a special culinary experience, there is a reason why Fyn found it way onto the Worlds top 50 Restaurants list.

Fine Dining, Fyn Restaurant, Cape Town
Fyn Restaurant

Rating 4.8*