#HighburyHearsYou – we at Cape Town Etc are passionate about getting local restaurants back and booming in business. As part of our #HighburyHearsYou initiative, we’re dishing out the deets on some incredible restaurants in and around town.

Happy Friyay, Cape Town. The weekend has finally arrived, so why not spoil yourself to a glass of wine and divine dinner at one of these sexy, smokey establishments.

Leigh-Ann Londt takes a look at some wood-fired inspired restaurants that are bringing the heat to the Mother City.

The Eatery Woodfired Grill (Belvedere Rd, Claremont):

A wood-fired Grill restaurant with a passion for a hearty South African braai. From lekker brekkie to sarmies and gourmet burgers, The Eatery will certainly satisfy your cravings for truly South African flavour.


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The Wharfside Grill (Hout Bay):

Open for 35 years, the Wharfside is one of Africa’s best seafood restaurants, offering guests cabin-themed seating that sets the mood for a fiery feast.


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Iron Steak and Bar (Bree St, Cape Town):

This is one of Cape Town’s new steakhouses, offering a variety of flame-grilled cuts with a wide selection of wine, beer and refreshing cocktails. There are always weekly specials and events, so follow their socials and keep your eyes peeled.

Vadas Smokehouse and Bakery (Spier Wine Farm, Stellenbosch):

Founded by award-winning chef, PJ Vadas, the restaurant offers delightful dishes for every palate. Platters are designed for sharing, mixing and matching, letting everyone at the table share in mouth-watering cuisine inspired by cultures all over the world.


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The City Grill (V&A Waterfront):

The City Grill is famous for traditional South African dishes, namely venison, matured steaks, bobotie, ostrich fillets and more. Magnificent sea and mountain views add to a truly Capetonian experience.


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