Cape Town

Fine dining

The Tasting Room

There’s a reason The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais consistently ranks among the best restaurants in SA (and the world). Eating there is a real experience, but with none of the starched-up fussiness usually associated with the genre.

The Tasting Room

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Chris Reid

Casual dining

Woodlands Eatery

If you’re looking for the best lamb pizza in town, then this is a must.

the woodlands eatery

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Claire Barnado

Trendy dining

El Burro

With an incredible selection of Tequila and delicious Mexican-inspired meals, I really enjoy eating here. Also, the waitresses wear adorable brightly coloured dresses; I’m not sure how, but I intend stealing all of them.

el burro

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Lauren Albertyn

Johannesburg

Fine dining

Cafe Del Sol Botanico

Each and every dish is well thought out, full of flavor, original and creative. It’s perfect for a real spoiling – beautiful decor too (including an indoor walled garden).

cafe del sol

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Catherine Black

Casual dining

Great Eastern Food Bar, Mellville

In the popular bamboo centre, overlooking the leafy suburbs from the second storey is a gem of a restaurant providing delicious Asian-inspired tapas, with a focus on vegetarian food, but also with chicken and fish options.

the great eastern food bazaar

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Georgina Guedes

Trendy dining

The National

A new food-truck style restaurant serving dishes inspired by the American Deep South.

TheNationalEatery

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Belinda Mountain

Pretoria

Fine dining

Black Bamboo

Out-of-this-world Banting and regular dishes, close attention to detail with each dish.

The Black Bamboo

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Lisa Dewberry

Casual dining

Alfie’s

You think you know Italian food and then Alfie’s just takes it to a whole new level. Don’t expect pizza and heavy pasta, the provincial, home-made light pastas will make you think you’re in the Italian countryside.

Rita Ludike

Trendy dining

Stephnie’s

Stephnie’s can be thought of as a theatre of cuisine and offers a wide variety of dishes with something to everyone’s taste.

stephnies restaurant

stephnies.co.za

Zena Le Roux

Durban

Fine dining

Oyster Box

Umhlanga’s glam Oyster Box has a French Riviera-style outdoor restaurant by the pool serving a delicious curry buffet and wood-fired pizzas. Beautiful sea views of crashing waves.

Oysterbox Hotel

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Suzy Bell

Casual dining

Habesha Cafe

This is a Durban vegetarian’s delight. Expect superb Ethiopian and Eritrean dishes. Over the holiday season, try the shiro wot with injera – great for a hangover.

habesha cafe

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Suzy Bell

Trendy dining

S43

S43 is the buzz of Durban right now with its oh-so-trendy vibe, selection of craft beers and delicious menu. The music’s always pumping and the unique artsy decor is worth an Instagram.

S43 Venue

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Jenna Kelly

Port Elizabeth

Fine dining

Ginger

Ginger is right on the main beachfront and, thanks to its gorgeous views and impressive menu, is a safe bet when you need to wow visitors or feel like splashing out.

ginger restaurant

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Louise Liebenberg

Casual dining

Stage Door

It’s the sort of place where you can let your hair down while enjoying a hearty, uncomplicated, but always well-prepared meal.

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Louise Liebenberg

Trendy dining

Zinzi

The restaurant is a streamlined, contemporary space and dishes are characterized by their international flavour and the kitchen’s committed use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Zinzi Restaurant

zinzi.hunterhotels.com

Louise Liebenberg

 

 

 

 

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