Rondebosch may be full of families with school-going kids, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t also full of delicious restaurants. Here are a few of our favourites…

Maharajah Vegetarian

This family-friendly Indian restaurant serves everything you’d want in a curry, and so much more. Chef Teresa Peters offers authentic vegetarian curries, delicious paneer, the best samoosas in town and a range of vegetarian dishes that are so delicious you won’t even notice the absence of meat. Try the vegetable korma with a coconut lassi – delicious, healthy and affordable!

Chuck Yang’s Specialty Dish

This authentic Chinese restaurant offers great value and the best noodles in town. Taiwanese cook Chuck Yang serves up generous portions of chicken, bef, pork or fish in every Chinese variation you can think of (foo young, chow mein, chop suey – you get the idea!) A relaxed, comfortable space with speedy service and authentic food.

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The Hussar Grill

If you’re looking for a sophisticated steak, look no further than The Hussar Grill. This franchise consistently outperforms other steak restaurants because of their commitment to quality and wide range of delicious menu options. The Rondebosch Hussar Grill is one of the oldest grill rooms in the country – since 1964. Well worth a visit for an outstanding steak.

Michaels Kitchen and Bar

Great food, fresh ingredients and an all-day menu of the best breakfast in town (and the most divine chocolate croissants) makes this a popular local joint for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There’s also an excellent deli bistro and a great wine list with a number of boutique wineries. All in all, a neighbourhood joint that you’ll want to return to over and over.

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Cargills

A traditional French bistro – cosy and charming – with some traditional French dishes to go with it. Think onion soup with gruyere croutons or tomato and four cheese baked tart, with some divine desserts and a superb wine list (small but classy). Elegant, sophisticated and filled with flair, you’ll quickly fall in love with Cargills.

Words: Bridget McNulty

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