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Best Restaurants Near Me (2024)

Updated: Nov 11, 2023

We've all typed in Restaurants Near me into Google, it's like spinning the wheel of fortune and hoping google serves you up the perfect restaurant. What we really want is a little inspiration, with a few great restaurant recommendations.

This article will feature some of our favourite restaurants per area and it will cover Cape Town and the Winelands (Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschoek)

For our full list of Restaurants Follow the links below.

Restaurant Near me: Cape Town CBD

1) 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 its way onto the Worlds top 50 Restaurants list.

Location: Speakers Corner Floor 5th 37 Parliament Street, 8001 South Africa

Contact: 021 286 2733

2) Bouchon Bistro

Bouchon Bistro is an inner-city gem! Set in an urban winery in the heart of Cape Town. Bouchon has that cozy warm feel you'd want from a great restaurant. Bouchon ticks all the boxes, great food, good variety, cozy restaurant, and amazing service. The Mediterranean, European cuisine and wine bar.

Location: 95 Hout Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa

Contact: +27 21 422 0695

Restaurants Near Me: Constantia

1) Chefs Warehouse (Beau Constantia)

Chefs Warehouse in Beau Constantia is one of the consistently best, restaurants in Cape Town. The seating area on the top of Constantia's neck that overlooks the vineyards and False bay is incredible. The service is excellent, and the food is exquisite, both in concept, flavour and presentation. The unique ingredients will blow your mind.

Contact: +27 21 794 8632

2) La Colombe | Silvermist Wine Estate, Constantia

La Colome is one of the most loved restaurants in South Africa with a distinguished list of rewards. Contemporary French meets Asian fine dining.

Restaurants Near Me: Blouberg and Melkbos

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.

2) Cafe Orca

Cafe Orca is a hidden gem in the little town of Melkbos. Melkbos is a short drive up the west coast about 45minutes from Cape Town. Cafe Orca is a typical west coast style restaurant on the beach that focuses on only the freshest local ingredients. We highly recommend a day trip out to Cafe Orca.

Contact: +27 21 553 4120

1) Rust en Vrede Restaurant

Contemporary fine dining at its finest. Based in the Rust en Vrede Wine Estate's former wine cellar, now a national monument. Rust en Vrede will give you an extraordinary experience. Incredible food paired with world-class wine and the service to match.

Location: Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch, 7600

Contact: 021 881 3881

2) Helena's Restaurant

Situated in the heart of Stellenbosch, Helena's is everything you would come to expect from a restaurant in a little town that is responsible for the best wines in the world (and more). You can expect classic style, great food and service with an amazing wine selection.

Location: 3 Church St, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch, 7600

Contact: 021 883 8207

3) Fat Butcher

If you want a great steak grilled to perfection with an extensive wine list, the Fat Butcher is the place for you. The simple things are done right.

Location:1 Van Riebeeck St, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch, 7600

Contact: 021 883 3857

Restaurants Near Me: Paarl

Cosecha Restaurant

If you are looking for great Mexican food on a beautiful wine estate, you're in the right place. Cosecha is set on a Noble Hill wine estate. You'll be treated to authentic Mexican food, as well as a good time.

Restaurants Near Me: Franschhoek

1) Epice Franschhoek

Epice - derived from the French word Épice meaning spice (and is pronounced eh-peace) - is an intimate fine dining restaurant located at Le Quartier Français, Franschhoek. We love this inspired menu with exquisite attention to detail.

Location: 191 Huguenot Street Le Quartier Français, Franschhoek 7690 South Africa

Contact: 021 492 4044

2) Oku Asian Eatery

Oku Asian eatery will teleport you across the world. The decor, music, layout and food are all authentic and nostalgic. The bao buns will make you feel like you are in Vietnam.

Service is impeccable. Waiters are the perfect mix of friendly and professional.

3) Smitten (Franschhoek)

Smitten is a popular local hangout in Franschhoek. Located in the charming Oasis of the Yard. We love their restaurant, deli shop, bakery & bar. Their style is unpretentious food, made from great local produce.

Restaurants Near Me: Paarl

Babel Restaurant (Babylonstoren)

Babel Restaurant is an interesting mix of Cape Dutch architecture and contemporary glass walls that makes for a simple yet edgy environment in which to try their tasty, often unconventional combinations with a classic french flair, and fine food.

They have what we call "the pick-clean philosophy" - meaning all vegetables are served fresh off the farm (or orchard) right there on location at your table!

Their food also changes seasonally so you can experience something new every time you come through these doors...and don't forget about those wacky flavour profiles: sometimes sweet.

Find an incredible restaurant that should be on the list. Let us know.

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