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December 07, 2010

New restaurants in Cape Town


Bobotie is a vintage Cape Town dish. Photo courtesy Dave Lifson

As one of the world’s most popular port cities, Cape Town offers foodies truly cosmopolitan flavours from its kitchens, cementing its reputation as one of the world’s most creative capitals.

The range of eateries in the Mother City cover every dietary preference and every budget. Below are a few of the top new restaurants in city, with brief descriptions from www.eatout.co.za.

Café Harambee

According to www.eatout.co.za, “The menu features home-cooked comfort food with a contemporary twist. Try the oven-baked meatballs on a crunchy green bean and onion mash, or indulge in the chicken, gammon and port pie.” The ambiance is casual.

Address: 2 Dunkley Square, Wandel Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 07h00 to 21h30 and Sunday from 07h00 to 15h00

Tel: +27 (0)76 866 3553

The Test Kitchen by Luke Dale-Roberts

According to www.eatout.co.za, “Diners can expect an endless array of imaginative dishes, such as the Caprese-inspired dessert that’s made of wet, melty mozzarella strands, sweet confit tomato, vanilla, gooseberries and topped with crispy basil and ‘snowballs’ (milk sorbet dipped in coconut), and shards of olive crackle.” The ambiance is contemporary.

Address: The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town

Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday from 12h30 to 14h30
Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday from 19h30 to 20h30

Tel: +27 (0)21 44 72337

Sotano by Caveau

According to www.eatout.co.za, “Sotano is the seaside equivalent [of Caveau]. Expect Mediterranean-style dining from a blackboard menu ... flatbreads galore, wafer-thin pizzas, and classic bistro mains.”

Address: 121 Beach Road, Mouille Point

Breakfast: Monday to Sunday from 07h00 to 11h00
Lunch: Monday to Sunday from 12h00 to 15h30
Dinner: Monday to Sunday from 18h00 to 22h00

Tel: +27 (0)21 424 8154

San Julian

According to www.eatout.co.za, “Expect soft homemade corn tortillas, spread with guacamole and minced beef and topped with roasted chilli sauce and a proper green salsa. There are also chargrilled quesadillas oozing chicken and cheese, served with a little red rice on the side. This is authentic Mexican tuck, no oozy yellow cheese or sour cream in sight.”

Address: 3 Rose Street, Green Point

Dinner: Monday to Saturday from 17h00 to 23h00

Tel: +27 (0)21 419 4233

Reuben’s at One&Only

According to www.eatout.co.za, “Expect bistro-style fare that celebrates a fusion of local flavours; try the steak tartar served with asiago, mustard mayonnaise, caper berries, rocket, egg yolk and ... paper-thin fries.” The ambiance is classy and elegant.

Address: Dock Road, V&A Waterfront

Breakfast: Monday to Sunday from 06h30 to 11h00
Lunch: Monday to Sunday from 12h00 to 15h00
Dinner: Monday to Sunday from 18h00 to 23h00

Tel: +27 (0)21 431 5091

Casa Labia

According to www.eatout.co.za, “With well-known foodie Judy Badenhorst at the kitchen’s helm, diners can expect her trademark seasonal, laid-back, comfort fare. There is, of course, a strong Italian flavour given that this recently refurbished property belongs to the Labia family and strains of operatic melodies combine well with the pasta of the day – the likes of butternut and whole-roasted garlic risotto – or the gargantuan Casa Labia club sandwich with all the goodies.”

Address: 192 Main Road, Muizenberg

Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday from 10h00 to 16h00

Tel: +27 (0)21 788 6062

Easy Dig

According to www.eatout.co.za, “The all-day breakfast selection includes delicious French toast drenched in syrup or perfect fresh farm eggs cooked to your liking. Light lunch options include burgers, nachos and very fresh sumptuous salads straight from the garden, plus many gluten- and dairy-free options.”

Address: Harry Goemans Garden Centre, Kommetjie Road, Sunnydale

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 08h30 to 17h00

Tel: +27 (0)21 7853201

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