Best Restaurants in Cape Town
One of the many attractions of Cape Town is the quality and
variety of restaurants in and around the city, which by
international standards remain fantastic value. As well as a wide
variety of international fare, there are numerous restaurants
offering local Cape Malay dishes and traditional African cuisine,
while seafood (especially sushi) is also extremely popular. Fine
diners and families with young children will find they are equally
well catered for.
Camps Bay and the Waterfront have a wide variety of restaurants,
but many of the better ones are outside these tourist hotspots. The
town of Franschhoek, 40 minutes outside Cape Town, is known as the
gourmet capital of South Africa with plenty of first-rate
restaurants, while many of the wine farms in Constantia and around
Stellenbosch have fantastic restaurants for long lunching
accompanied by a bottle of the superb local wine.
Visitors to Cape Town during the winter months should take
advantage of "winter menus" offered by most restaurants - these are
astoundingly good value deals, often packaged as a tasting menu of
five courses or more.
Restaurants in Cape Town usually add a 10-15 percent service
charge to tables of six or more; otherwise waiters expect a tip of
10-15 percent for good service. Recent legislation has banned
smoking on all restaurant premises.
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