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May 20, 2014

8 Swanky Restaurants Within 1 Minute of a Bus Stop

Cape Town's MyCiTi bus system recently beat out Turkey and Utah for the international service excellence award at the Transport Ticket 2014 Conference and Expo in London. From this we can extrapolate that it's fairly reliable and will get you to dinner and back no problemo. But where to go?

Here are 8 swanky restaurants within 1 minutes' walking distance of a bus stop: 

Camps Bay, image courtesy of swazileigh

CAMPS BAY

1. PARANGA
With the Atlantic lapping up the golden sunset a few meters away, Paranga's view makes for good vibes and better sundowners. Select from a variety of eye-poppingly fresh seafood made with more than a touch of pizazz from a menu decked out with dishes with a mature and playful attitude. 

Distance from MyCiti Stop: 55m from Whale Rock Station
Address: Shop No 1, The Promenande, Victoria Road, Camps Bay
Tel: +27 (21) 438 0404
Website: www.paranga.co.za

Take the: 
106 Camps Bay- via Civic Centre
108 Hout Bay- via Queens Beach and Hangberg
108 Civic Centre- via Hangberg and Queens Beach
109 Hout Bay- via Queens Beach and Imizamo Yethu
109 Civic Centre- via Imizamo Yethu and Queens Beach

2. ZENZERO

The warm and elegantly styled Zenzero brings some neo-Classic Italian zest to the beachfront. Try its famous homemade breads and pastas, fish carpaccio, calamari or ravioli and enjoy some of Cape Town's finest red wines in the process. 

Distance from MyCiti Stop: 31m from Whale Rock Station
Address: Shop 2A, The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay
Tel: +27 21 438 0007
Website: www.zenzerorestaurant.co.za

Take the:

106 Camps Bay- via Civic Centre
108 Hout Bay- via Queens Beach and Hangberg
108 Civic Centre- via Hangberg and Queens Beach
109 Hout Bay- via Queens Beach and Imizamo Yethu
109 Civic Centre- via Imizamo Yethu and Queens Beach

CENTURY CITY

3. CIN CIN
Cin Cin's sleek contemporary design and 3m Swarovski crystal chandelier combines with its trendy bar area and epic gourmet burgers to create a stylish dining experience with a touch of fun. Don't forget their breakfast buffets though! 

Distance from MyCiti Stop: 2m from Grand Canal Station
Address: The Colloseum Luxury Hotel, Cnr Century Way & Century Boulevard, Century City
Tel: +27 21 526 4000
Website: www.colosseum.co.za

Take the: 
251 Montague Gardens via Century City

SEAPOINT

4. RICHARD’S SUPPER STAGE AND BISTRO
The producer of the internationally acclaimed "African Footprint", Richard Loring has set up his theatre and supper experience with an eye on Capetonian most colourful history. From jazz to cabaret to comedy, enjoy unique Capetonian cuisine alongside the dancers. 

Distance from MyCiti Stop: 61m from Wigtown Station
Address: 229 Main Road Seapoint
Tel: +27 (0)21-434 6738
Website: www.richardscapetown.co.za

Take the:
108 to Hout Bay via Queens Beach and Hangberg
108 to Civic Centre via Hangberg and Queens Beach
109 to Hour Bay via Queens Beach and Imizamo Yethu
109 to Civic Centre via Imizamo Yethu and Queens Beach

CITY CENTRE

5. L’Apero
Located in deep in the colonial quirkiness of the famous Grand Daddy Hotel, this Mediterranean joint brings a hip urban energy to its cuisine. The staff's funky dress sense adds to the ambience - the desserts are particularly legendary. 

Distance from MyCiti Stop: 49m from Mid LongStation
Address: 38 Long Street
Tel: +27 21 424 7247
Website: www.granddaddy.co.za

Take the:
101 to Vredehoek via Gardens

6. FUJI YUMI
A contemporary Japanese restaurant that blends its dishes with the seasons, Fuji Yumi nevertheless has a cracking selection of traditional favourites including teriyaki, miso soup, renowned sashimi and sushi. The service is extremely attentive but never over-familiar, in other words authentically Japanese! 

Distance from MyCiti Stop: 8m from Church Station
Address: Corner of Loop and Church Street
Tel: +27 21 422 3660
Website: www.fujiyumi.com

Take the
101 Civic Centre via Gardens

7. THIRTY 7
A festive brassiere (a French word for particularly relaxed style restaurant), Thirty 7 has an impressive breakfast buffet, including such foodie specialities as bircher muesli, salmon carpaccio with tofu and savoury egg white omelette with broccoli, mature cheddar, and tomato relish. 

Distance from MyCiti Stop: 81m from Convention Centre Station
Address: The Westin Cape Town, Convention Square, Lower Long Street
Tel: +27 21 422 3660
Website: www.fujiyumi.com

Take the:
101 To Vredehoek- via Gardens
101 To Civic Centre- via Gardens
104 To Civic Centre
104 To Sea Point
106 To Waterfront Silo- via Civic Centre
106 To Camps Bay- via Civic Centre
107 To Camps Bay- via Civic Centre
107 To Waterfront Silo- via Civic Centre

MOUILLE POINT

8. PEPENERO

Try this Italian hotspot for a sliced beef fillet, drizzled with balsamic cream, topped with rocket, avocado & parmesan shavings. Or why not try the seafood, fresh from the Atlantic which sparkles on the restaurant's doorstep? 

Distance from MyCiti Stop: 58m from Surrey Station
Address: 1 Two Oceans Beach, Bay Road
Tel: +27 (0) 21 439 9027
Website: www.kovecollection.co.za

Take the:
104 to Seapoint
104 to the Civic Centre

Don't know how to use public transport? See our comprehensive guide here. And if these restaurants haven't peaked your fancy, why not try something a little more unusual. Or for something a little more on this planet, check out where to find the best of Cape Town's local food. Like our snapshots of Cape Town? You should follow us on twitter here.

 

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