Fabulous food and gallons of great wine are attracting travellers to South Africa’s coastal city Cape Town.
Planning to gorge yourself silly on holiday? These are the table reservations you must make.
Best for: Food theatrics
The first seven courses of the spectacular Test Kitchen tasting menu take place in the sumptuous wood-panelled Dark Room, before guests move to the airy Light Room for the remainder of Brit star chef Luke Dale-Roberts’ award-winning offering.
From around 1,230 ZAR (£70) per person for a tasting menu.
Best for: Cracking cocktails
Knock on the door of the Honest Chocolate shop after hours and you’ll discover a secret gin bar where just five varieties of G&T are served in a candlelit courtyard.
Cocktails around 62 ZAR (£3.50).
Best for: Coffee connoisseurs
Truth Coffee Roasting on Buitenkant Street was declared the world’s number one coffee shop by the Telegraph newspaper last year, testament not only to the anything-but-average cup of Joe it peddles, but also its expansive industrial-chic cafe.
Coffee are from 23 ZAR (£1.30).
Best for: Succulent seafood
Capetonians flock to Luke Dale-Roberts’ third opening for crispy octopus, daily changing fish specials and orgasmic desserts – the gooey chocolate souffle is a near religious experience.
Mains around 246 ZAR (£14).
Best for: Authentic South African flavours
Overlooking the vineyards at the Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, Greenhouse focuses on traditional South African dishes made modern. Choose from Hunter (meat) or Gatherer (veggie) tasting menus.
From 1,055 ZAR (£60) per person for a tasting menu.
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