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Best Restaurants in Cape Town, South Africa

Posted: Jul. 14th, 2010  |  By Carly Zinderman
Best Restaurants: Cape Town offers a wide selection of dining options. The diverse city gives travelers the chance to enjoy everything from locally sourced seafood to international fine dining and haute cuisine. The area is also near to many of South Africa's best farms and wineries, making it a favorite destination and home to many international favorites.

World-class master chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa expands his eponymous empire with the debut of his first restaurant in Africa - his third for Kerzner International. No stranger to worldly culinary influences, Nobu gives classical Japanese cuisine a contemporary twist. Diners can indulge in fresh South African seafood and indigenous spices in mesmerising dishes such as Sake Roast Whitefish with Jalapeno or the Chocolate Bento Box; a dark chocolate fondant with green tea ice cream and a sesame seed tuile. Nobu Lounge on the upper level features a selection of Sakes including plum wines, Japanese beer and a selection of Sake and Shochu based cocktails. Meanwhile, The Ceviche Bar, which is often attended by Nobu's Head Chef, dispenses a variety of inventive small-plate Japanese tapas dishes.

Cheyne's is a unique dining experience situated in central Cape Town. Head chef Cheyne Morrisby brings his special touch to pan-Asian cuisine, creating a constantly evolving menu focusing on fresh seasonal ingredients, and showcasing locally grown and organic products.

Maze by Gordon Ramsay Capetown
Seating up to 170 guests, maze at One&Only Cape Town is modelled on its British namesake yet the tasting-sized dishes will evoke the bountiful flavours of the traditional recipes of South Africa. The restaurant showcases the best in local seafood and game as well as fresh produce from organic South African farms. maze is home to the country's largest and most innovative collection of South African wine - housed in a magnificent tri-level wine loft. Over 6,000 bottles of South African wine from vintages of Cape Pinotage and Shiraz to both acclaimed and undiscovered South African vintages are on offer.

Buitenverwachting Restaurant
Elegantly timeless, Buitenverwachting Restaurant is perfectly positioned overlooking the Vineyards and the Constantiaberg Mountains. It has been considered one of Cape Towns finest for many years. A la carte and set menus are available daily for lunch and dinner Edgar's sense of artistry are portrayed to perfection adding the mouth-watering experience for the pampered palate. Menus are frequently changed offering sophisticated fare, using only the finest produce sourced locally and internationally.

Lazzafe Restaurant, Tyger Valley
No stranger to the fine dining and cocktail lounge experience, Damian Malander hits Durbanville's High Street Complex with his revamped French Fine Dining venue, Lazzafé Restaurant. Lazzafe boasts "live" music (Lazzafe Big Band) to capture romantic yet encumberssant pleasures, so...Come and savour the top class treatment in a luxurious setting with plush décor that appeals to all your senses.

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