La Rochefoucauld, the famous French author of memoirs and maxims, once said “To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art”. We believe in it too, and so does Cape Town – The Mother City of South Africa.
This magical land surprises all with its culinary knowhow and the number of quality restaurants present here, offering mouth-watering dishes, snacks and beverages. To learn more, check out some of the finest restaurants in the city.
GOLD Restaurant (African Fare)
GOLD Restaurant is a one-of-a-kind dining space that introduces you to nearly all African elements. The traditional African-inspired fare is cooked by including organic ingredients such as grains, beans, vegetables and fresh food. The 14-course Cape Malay and African menu ensure you relish a wide variety of delicacies from all over the continent. Along with the food, the performances by singers, dancers and puppeteers will win your heart. The decor is appealing, with the use of indigenous artefacts and contemporary artwork.
Active Sushi (Asian Fare)
Set up in 2008, Active Sushi is a fabulous spot to enjoy top-quality sushi. The appetizing California rolls, sashimi, nigiri and sandwiches are other favourites of the regulars here. The attention-grabbing sushi lunch specials are available for patrons from Monday to Saturday (11:30 AM – 3:30 PM). Also, try the ‘Eat As Much As You Like’ special! White wines, red wines, sherry, rose, and sparkling wines are available as well.
Bukhara (Indian Fare)
Bukhara is a great place to enjoy the delicious Indian cuisine. A must for tourists who love the celebrated Indian fare, Bukhara adopts north-Indian cooking methods to come up with luscious delicacies. The meats are well-prepared in charcoal tandoor and served with flavoursome curries. The spices used here are imported from India and go a long way in creating the most authentic Indian culinary adventure for you. The restaurant interiors are attractive, featuring nice-looking burnt-orange walls, warm lighting, smooth marble floors, and well-made teak furniture.
Blowfish Restaurant (Seafood)
Blowfish Restaurant combines scrumptious cuisine with spectacular vistas! The ‘What You See is What You Get’ menu enlists dishes such as Pastrami-Style Salmon with Wasabi Crème Fraiche, Bamboo Roll, Black Mushroom and Truffle Gnocchi, Smoked Kassler Chops, Signature Sushi, Truffled Vichyssoise with Avocado Mousse, and Spicy Creamy Szechuan Calamari. The specials here are ‘TGIM Seafood Platter’ and ‘Half-Price Sushi’. The sushi served at Blowfish Restaurant is a big hit with the locals and tourists who frequent the place. The restaurant conducts ‘Sushi Making Class’ on the first Saturday of every month. You can participate in it to learn the fine art of sushi making.