Romantic Restaurants in Cape Town you Will Love

With the ocean, mountain, forest and beach surrounding our fair city, Cape Town is where you’ll find some of the best and most romantic restaurants in the world.

If you’re looking for breathtaking views, intimate ambience, and decadent dishes for two on date night, then we might just have the perfect place for you. From dining in the clouds, to “tasting the veld”, we take you to the edge of your culinary imagination with our list of 20 romantic restaurants in Cape Town you will love.


Heard the buzz about Bellagio, the new spot in the Old Foundry courtyard in Prestwich street? Let me tell you, it lives up to the hype! Whether you’re soaking up a balmy night outdoors or opt for an indoor table where you’ll be transported to the Mediterranean coast – it’s a winner. The menu is a delight – flavourful prawn pasta, yummy salads that work as both starters and mains, and generous portions throughout. Chef-Owner Louise Castle believes in using the finest and freshest seasonal produce. Classically trained in Italy so you can expect the wow factor in all they create. They cater to all dietary needs, including vegetarians, and if you’re feeling overwhelmed, the friendly servers are aces at recommending dishes. Bellagio might only be a few months old (with successful roots in Joburg, no surprise!), but it’s already taking Cape Town by storm. This is a spot you won’t want to miss!
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Sonny and Irene

Looking for a restaurant that feeds all the senses? Look no further than Sonny and Irene in Station House Sea Point. The interior is gorgeous – a blend of pastel pink, marble, and plush velvet with Art Deco accents. It’s classic with a kick! Sonny and Irene is perfect for a relaxed breakfast, a sweet treat, or a boozy brunch with friends but we love it for an intimate dinner on a slower night. Serving chic comfort food and combining classics with modern flavours make their offering unique. Think old school fishcakes, Stroganoff or buttermilk fried chicken. There’s also a plethora of salads and seafood to choose from. Do enquire about the 2 and 3 course set dinner menu starting from R345pp. View the menu here.

FYI: If you are a bigger group try the Family-Friendly Feasting Menu featuring a variety of dishes including oysters, prawns, sirloin, or mussels. Available daily from noon until close, with the option to pair it with a bottle of wine for the perfect dining experience. View Menu

Booking is essential.

Urchin at The Hyatt Regency

Urchin restaurant is a must-try for seafood lovers. This upscale spot is about sustainable fresh fish and seafood and impeccable service. Located on the first level of the Hyatt Regency which welcomes visitors to the Bo Kaap area, Urchin is a must add to your Cape Town Culinary journey.

Urchin at The Hyatt Regency

Think masterpieces of Cape favourites like Kabeljou and Kingklip, fresh and flavourful sushi as well as perfectly cooked prawns, innovative salads, and hearty portions that leave you happy. Service is attentive without being intrusive, and the atmosphere is elegant yet relaxed. Vegetarians are also in for a treat with delicious menu offering a wonderful Beetroot starter, lighter meals like Sweet Potato Gnocchi and Chestnut Mushrooms. The knowledgeable staff also offers stellar wine pairing suggestions as the menu leaves you spoilt for choice. Urchin is tough to beat when it comes to a luxurious experience for a special night out.

Booking is essential.

Nobu at One&Only Cape Town

With stunning views of the iconic Table Mountain, embark on an intimate journey of unforgettable gourmet excellence at Nobu Restaurant. Relish a romantic night out at one of the city’s top locales, tasting fresh creations and masterful Japanese-Peruvian cuisine.

Location: Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Price: Multi course tasting menu R2300
Opening Times: 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Call: 021 431 5888

Azure Restaurant at The Twelve Apostles

Bathe in the fading embers of the day, spilling through floor-to-ceiling windows as you gaze into your partner’s eyes at Azure Restaurant. Slip into a romantic daze accompanied by exquisite world-class cuisine, as the rumbling Atlantic washes over the rugged Cape coastline.

Location: Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
Price: 5-course menu from R825
Opening Times: Lunch from 12:30pm to 3:30pm and Dinner from 6pm to 10pm
Call: 021 437 9029

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Cavalli Restaurant at Cavalli Estate

Perched on the banks of a ripple-less dam, in full view of the Helderberg Mountains, Cavalli Restaurant is a multi-award-winning dining destination in the Cape Winelands. Treat your favourite fellow foodie to a candle-lit dinner, experiencing cooking artistry drenched in a sophisticated ambience.

Location: R44 Highway, Somerset West, Cape Town
Price: From R225
Opening Times: Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm to 9:30pm
Call: 021 855 3218

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A quiet enclave in the bustling Sea Point suburb, introduce your sizzling date to fine dining at Zest restaurant. Using the smouldering coals of Kameeldoring, Chef Pavel’s kitchen infuses smoky-wood aromas into each carefully crafted dish, perfect for your romantic occasion.

Location: Newkings Boutique Hotel, 94 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
Price: From R300
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday from 7am to 11pm and Sunday from 7am to 5pm
Call: 021 010 7010

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Blowfish Restaurant at Dolphin Beach Hotel

Offering the finest catches from both land and sea, bring your catch to Blowfish Restaurant for a beautiful beachfront dining experience. With postcard perfect views, and sumptuous seafood on the menu, Blowfish Restaurant is the perfect place to say goodbye to the sun slipping over the bay.

Location: 1 Marine Drive, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town
Price: From R105
Opening Times: 7am to 11pm
Call: 021 556 5464


Dine and dance the night away, at Beluga, where sophistication meets fun. Ring in the occasion with a glass of bubbly, sparkling conversation and a menu fit for the royal occasion.

Location: 1st Floor, Cruise Terminal, Duncan Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Price: 3-course menu from R395. Menu available via email booking at
Opening Times: 11am to 10pm
Call: 021 418 2948

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Cassia Restaurant

Tease your senses with an array of bold and intriguing gourmet creations at Cassia Restaurant. Slip into something sexy for dinner, before your soirée on the sundeck, teetering on the edge of a tranquil lake.

Location: Nitida Wine Farm, Tygerberg Valley Road, Durbanville, Cape Town
Price: From R160
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 9pm and Sunday from 9am to 3pm
Call: 021 976 0640

Chefs Warehouse (Constantia)

Set on the modern boutique estate of Beau Constantia, Chefs Warehouse is housed in an enormous “glass box”, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the False Bay region. Wine and dine on your love-filled excursion, with signature dishes bursting with one-of-a-kind flavours.

Location: 1043 Constantia Main Road, Constantia Neck, Cape Town
Price: R900pp for 4 dishes. An additional cost of R500 for wine pairing. 
Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday Lunch from 12pm to 2pm and Dinner from 6pm to 8pm
Call: 021 794 8632

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Located in an old building dating back to the 1980s, Aubergine blends contemporary French cuisine with Asian fine dining. Ebb into a quiet and intimate atmosphere, enjoying fanciful dishes and memorable moments at this award-winning establishment.

Location: 39 Barnet Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Price: R995 for a 4 course menu
Opening Times: Lunch Thursday and Friday from 12pm to 2pm and Dinner Monday to Saturday from 6pm to 10pm
Call: 021 465 0000

Bistro Sixteen82

On the idyllic Steenberg Estate, Bistro Sixteen82 showcases tapas-style cuisine with fine-dining mastery. Spend the evening under the stars, satiating fresh oysters with a glass of Steenberg MCC at Bistro Sixteen82.

Location: Steenberg Road Constantia Valley
Price: Tapas menu: R515 for two people for 5 tapas
Opening Times: 9am to 10pm
Call: 021 205 3866 

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La Colombe at Silvermist

Set on the 120-acre private Silvermist Estate, rise to new heights of quiet romantic anticipation, at the world-renowned La Colombe Restaurant. Go on a remarkable journey of reduced menus, re-imagined dishes and re-lived precious memories with your special someone.

Location: Silvermist Wine Estate, Main Road, Constantia Nek, Cape Town
Price: La Colombe: 8 course: R1595
12 course: R1995pp
Opening Times: Lunch from 12pm to 1:30pm and Dinner from 6pm to 8pm
Call: 021 794 2390 


Live music performances and candle-lit dinners, discover the Pigalle experience on your next gastronomic rendezvous. Order from their illustrious menu featuring classic signature dishes with a subtle Portuguese flair.

Location: 57A Somerset Road, Green Point, Cape Town
Price: Two course: From R385
Opening Times: Monday to Friday Dinner from 5pm to 11pm; Saturday Lunch from 12pm to 3pm and Dinner from 5pm to 11pm
Call: 021 421 4848


The edge of contemporary cuisine at FYN, a neoteric Japanese African experience. Check your assumptions and your coats at the door, as this restaurant delivers an unforgettable oral odyssey of mind-bending proportions ready to ignite your romance.

Location: 37 Parliament Street, Unit 501, Speakers Corner, Cape Town 
Price: Lunch: FromR1375pp
Dinner: From R1975pp
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday Lunch from 12pm to 2pm and Dinner from 6pm to 8:30pm             
Call: 021 286 2733

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Gåte Restaurant

A modernist approach to fashioning food, Gåte provides an intimate and inspiring eating experience, bringing each carefully selected ingredient to life. The Norwegian origin of the word Gåte (pronounced “gah-tey) means “the entrance of a labyrinth” or a “riddle”, symbolising a gateway to a delightful dining puzzle to be decoded by two.

Location: Quoin Rock Wine Estate, Knorhoek Road, Stellenbosch
Price: 6 course: From R1350pp
8 course: From R1850pp
Opening Times: Wednesday to Sunday Lunch from 12pm to 2pm; Friday and Saturday Dinner from 6pm     
Call: 021 888 4750


Cape Town’s best creations on a plate, welcome to Utopia, a bistro-style culinary voyage in the clouds. Perched on the 15th floor, gleaming over the city’s silhouettes, dine with your lover complete in ecstasy and opulence at one of Africa’s best rooftop restaurants.

Location: Floor 15, 40 Chiapppini Street, Cape Town
Price: 5-course meal from R345
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 11pm
Call: 021 418 3065

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