If you’re a big foodie and are planning a trip to South Africa then these are the top 5 restaurants you must try whilst you there.
1. La Colombe, Cape Town
Located in the affluent suburb of Constantia, La Colombe is one of South Africa's most iconic fine dining establishments and has won numerous awards since its inception. Led by Chef and proprietor Scot Kirton, the restaurant sources the freshest seasonal produce and uses it to produce food that combines the very best of both French and Asian cuisine. With breath-taking views of the surrounding area, impeccable service and an award winning wine-list, La Colombe really does offer a truly unforgettable experience.
How easy is it to obtain a reservation: Hard
2. The Test Kitchen, Cape Town
Opened in November 2010, The Test Kitchen is at the cutting edge of cuisine in South Africa and was voted one of the best restaurants in the world in 2016. Led by Chef Luke Dale Roberts, the restaurant perfectly and eclectically blends Eastern and Western cuisine to take diners on a truly extraordinary culinary journey. Seasonal and local produce is interpreted in genius new ways to produce unique dishes unlike any other you will have tried before. An interesting wine-list and friendly and personable service also combine to make this one of South Africa's top restaurants and a must try for any self-confessed foodie.
How easy is it to obtain a reservation: Very hard
3. Greenhouse at Cellars Hohenhort, Cape Town
Located in the historic Cellars Hohenhort Hotel, the Greenhouse is a place where local ingredients and great African fables come together to create a truly unforgettable dining experience. Led by the highly-acclaimed Chef Peter Tempelhoff, the restaurant looks carefully at what we eat and where it comes from and strives for beauty as well as taste when it comes to the dishes it creates. In addition to delicious and inventive food, the Greenhouse also offers a fantastic selection of local wines and very attentive service.
How easy is it to obtain a reservation: Neutral
4. Overture, Stellenbosch
Situated in the foothills of the Helderberg Mountains, the restaurant has celebrated South Africa's strong culinary heritage since its inception in 2007. Led by the Chef and Owner Bertus Basson, the restaurant serves a three course menu or a six course tasting menu that combines traditional flavours with modern presentation techniques. In addition to spectacular food and stunning views, the restaurant also offers diners superb service (attentive, but not overly) and a fantastic selection of wines from the local area.
How easy is it to obtain a reservation: Easy
5. Restaurant at Waterkloof, Cape Town
Located on the Waterkloof Wine Estate, the restaurant is gorgeously appointed on a point of high land overlooking the surrounding areas. Led by the Chef Gregory Czarnecki, the food is all about combining contemporary takes on classics with the estate's elegant wines. The focus at the restaurant at Waterkloof is on using only the freshest seasonal ingredients, such as free-range eggs, farm-reared Schapenberg lamb, and a variety of common and rare herbs and vegetables. In addition to delicious food, stunning views and fantastic wines, the restaurant also offers excellent service and a unique degustation menu that includes six courses that turns into thirteen when the amuse-bouches, sorbets, extra dessert and petit-fours are factored in. A great restaurant with a truly spectacular setting to go with it
If you are interested in eating at any of these restaurants on your next holiday to South Africa then give our experts a call on 020 7843 3500 or email email@example.com and they can help you with organising any reservations before you go.
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