We all know that food is life. But here in the Mother City, Capetonians take that saying to heart, which is why we are often known as having one of the most exciting food scenes across the globe. And for food – sorry, we mean good – reason. In the world of foodies, Cape Town is undoubtedly a fine-dining gem.
Here are four restaurants in Cape Town that offer fine dining experiences
Named after the cosmopolitan city in India, Bombay Brasserie is tucked away within Cape Town’s bustling city centre, in the prestigious Taj Hotel. This culinary gem offers a unique fine dining experience fusing a variety of Indian cooking styles with Cape Town flair.
The result? Some of the finest Indian cuisine to be served outside India.
- Location: Taj Hotel, 1 Wale Street, City Centre
- Website: tajhotels.com
- Contact: 021 819 2000
If it’s great views and delicious food you’re after, then an elevated (literally) fine dining experience on the 15th floor of the Mirage building, away from ever-busy city centre below, is exactly what you need.
The panoramic windows, cosy atmosphere, and Mediterranean-inspired 5-course tasting menu will have both your tummy and your soul filled in no time.
- Location: 15th Floor, 40 Chiappini St, De Waterkant
- Website: utopiacapetown.co.za
- Contact: 021 418 3065
In the heart of the city, sits this Japanese eatery that is no stranger to Capetonian foodies. Lit with dim lighting, the restaurant is cosy and simply decorated. While the tasting menus are always changing, the rave reviews about everything that comes out of the kitchen remain constant.
Deemed by many as the ‘Best Asian Restaurant’ in South Africa, Kyoto Garden Sushi offers an authentic Japanese culinary experience that extends beyond sushi. The establishment pays close attention to detail, ensuring that the experience is truly authentic with a selection of unmatched Japanese cuisine.
From sea urchin sushi and saffron curry to a green tea crepe with green tea ice cream and roasted rice tea, the menu has everything your taste buds could desire.
- Location: 11 Kloof Nek Road, Gardens
- Website: kyotogarden.co.za
- Contact: 021 422 2001
Mouth-watering dishes, elegant décor, and unique fine dining experiences you’re not likely to find anywhere else. This culinary gem has been tantalising taste buds since 2018.
But don’t take our word for it, Fyn has claimed number 37 on the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants this year, jumping a whopping 55 places after sitting on number 92 in 2021, according to Eat Out.
It offers a range of set menus from the full Fyn Experience and Fyn Reduced menus exclusively available for dinner to an exclusive lunch experience with pescatarian and plant-based menus.
- Location: fifth Floor, Speakers Corner, 37 Parliament Street
- Website: fynrestaurant.com
- Contact: 021 286 2733
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