20 Romantic Restaurants in Cape Town you Will Love

Romantic Restaurants You Will Love

Last updated September 2023

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.

Gold Restaurant

Wander off on a romantic taste-safari with Gold Restaurant. Experience a 14-dish immersive extravaganza with your significant other, while traditional Mali puppetry and dancing transport you into the heart of Africa.

Location: 15 Bennet Street, Green Point, Cape Town
Price: From R455
Opening Times: 6:30pm to 11pm
Call: 021 421 4653
WhatsApp: 073 218 9369 
Website: www.goldrestaurant.co.za

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
Website: www.oneandonlyresorts.com/cape-town/dining/nobu

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
Website: www.12apostleshotel.com/dining-and-drinks/the-azure-restaurant

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Signal Restaurant at Cape Grace Hotel

“Taste the Veld”, a dining experience exclusively offered at Signal Restaurant. This romantic menu is designed for sharing, with each dish a celebration of savoury or sweet veld and flower sensations.

Signal Restaurant is undergoing an exciting re-fashioning and will reopen on 1 December 2023.

Location: West Quay Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Price: From R220
Opening Times: 6pm to 10pm
Call: 021 410 7080
Website: www.capegrace.com/culinary-delights/signal-restaurant

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
Website: www.cavalliestate.com/dining/cavalli-restaurant

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Infinity Restaurant at Hotel Sky

Escape into a dazzling dining retreat, towering high above the city skylines at Infinity Restaurant. Sojourn with your significant other on a skystronomic experience, a unique concept offering delicious “gastronomy in the sky” while the sun sets over the horizon.

Location: 9 Lower Long Street, Cape Town
Price: From R140
Opening Times: 12:30pm to 10pm
Call: 021 879 5043
Visit: www.infinityrestaurant.capetown


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: Winter Warmer Menu from R395
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday from 7am to 11pm and Sunday from 7am to 5pm
Call: 021 010 7010
Website: www.zestcapetown.co.za

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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
Website: www.blowfishrestaurant.co.za


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: 2-course meal from R250
Opening Times: 11am to 10pm
Call: 021 418 2948
Website: www.beluga.co.za

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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
Website: www.nitida.co.za/cassia-restaurant

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: 4-course set menu R800
Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday Lunch from 12pm to 2pm and Dinner from 6pm to 8pm
Call: 021 794 8632
Website: www.chefswarehouse.co.za/beau-constantia

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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: From R360 for 4 plates
Opening Times: Lunch Thursday and Friday from 12pm to 2pm and Dinner Monday to Saturday from 6pm to 10pm
Call: 021 465 0000
Visit: www.aubergine.co.za

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: Winter special 2-course lunch R335
Opening Times: 9am to 10pm
Call: 021 205 3866 
Website: www.steenbergfarm.com/bistro1682-cape-town-contemporary-restaurant

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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: From R995
Opening Times: Lunch from 12pm to 1:30pm and Dinner from 6pm to 8pm
Call: 021 794 2390 
Website: www.lacolombe.restaurant/food


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: Special 2-course set menu from R345
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
Website: www.pigalle.capetown

Duchess of Wisbeach

NYC speakeasy or something you might find in a Parisian side street, Duchess of Wisbeach is a nostalgic, discreet, slightly glam romantic hideaway. Promising intimacy and honesty from a bygone era, revel in old-fashioned food served with passion and humour.

Location: 3 Wisbeach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
Price: From R160
Opening Times: Monday from 6:30pm to 12am and Tuesday to Saturday from 6:30pm to 11pm  
Call: 071 289 4142
Website: www.duchessofwisbeach.co.za


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: Winter Special R750
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday Lunch from 12pm to 2pm and Dinner from 6pm to 8:30pm             
Call: 021 286 2733
Website: www.fynrestaurant.com

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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: From R900
Opening Times: Wednesday to Sunday Lunch from 12pm to 2pm; Friday and Saturday Dinner from 6pm     
Call: 021 888 4750
Website: www.quoinrock.co.za/gate-restaurant

The Piano Bar

Playing the right keys to life, have an elegant dining affair at The Piano Bar, a New York-inspired restaurant. Expect carefully curated décor, harmonising perfectly with artfully presented modern Mediterranean cuisine, while live melodies gently waft through the evening air.

Location: 47 Napier Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town
Price: From R70
Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday from 3pm to 11pm
Call: 021 007 5212
Website: www.thepianobar.co.za

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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
Website: www.utopiacapetown.co.za

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