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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Steakhouse
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“Classic Italian food with ocean views. Beg (or if needed, bribe) the Maître d' for a table on the terrace. The waiting staff have been around for 20+yrs, the appetiser bread is to die for and what's better than settling into a sofa under the trees for a relaxed glass of Sauvignon Blanc while watching the world go by? 281 Beach Rd”
  • 96 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Little Italy in the Mother City - best pizza in town, great pasta, a true institution. When that's where the Italians eat and the owner / manager / host is Italian, you know its the real deal. Lovely wood fireplace adds to the laid-back atmosphere and homely feeling. Also our go-to for pizza take away - never more than 15mins from placing the order if they're not too busy. 323 Main Rd, Sea Point”
  • 99 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“La Mouette not only offers ever changing menus, but prides itself on the meticulous selection of complimentary wines carefully selected by in-house wine list consultant. La Mouette restaurant is housed in an original feature tudor home and has 2 floors, 4 dining rooms, 6 fireplaces, a bar / lounge area as well as a cobblestone courtyard outside – perfect for cozy winter dining by the fire or summer dining al fresco under the stars.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Bootlegger Coffee Company, a series of coffee shops in Cape Town. The BCC is unapologetically passionate about great coffee and inspired people.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Good for a Casual Breakfast/Lunch and sundowners. They often have live music on weekend afternoons. This little spot is across from the Promenade and the lawn where a lot of the paragliders land. The Avo Toast is delicious and great for sharing - it easily serves two! ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
“Hip cross between a New York speakeasy and a Parisian cafe, with music and a Mediterranean menu ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bistro
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“Grilled beef fillet with mushroom risotto and mushroom sauce is soooo good we've even ordered it as take out! The rest of the menu is also delicious, but that mushroom risotto... njum! 341 Main Rd, Sea Point”
  • 61 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“In the market for a drink (and something to eat) with a view? Grab an outside table at Harveys on a sunny day - views of the ocean and tandem paragliders spiralling down to a landing on the promenade lawn. 221 Beach Rd”
  • 53 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great for breakfast (& lunch)! A trendy eatery which means the that on weekend mornings the queue can be out to the pavement (20-25min wait). 90 Regent Rd”
  • 49 locals recommend
Café
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“Kleinsky's made their name as THE go to place for the best New York style bagels in Cape Town. Recently moved to new larger premises with more seating, but same friendly staff. Avo and cream cheese on sesame bagel and a double espresso for me - every time! Or take one to-go and enjoy it from a promenade bench overlooking the waves - you might just spot a whale / pod of dolphins. 92 Regent Rd”
  • 47 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“Perfect for large groups or casual dining To try: Yuvetsi Hummus Spanakopita Saganaki”
  • 38 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
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“This is a beautiful fusion of Japanese dishes with South African twist. Well priced food and flavoured packed deliciousness.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Portuguese inspired restaurant excellent prawns chicken steaks fish and more have the queen prawns they are big and delicious”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A very popular gourmet health restaurant situated at the end of Sea Point. Trading hours are 8am to 8:30pm. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Yummy authentic tasty Indian cuisine...from mild to hot hot hoooot!! Delightful”
  • 21 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Jerry's is first and foremost a burger joint. A place to meet, enjoy great food, craft beers and whiskey. A great vibe!”
  • 16 locals recommend