#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.

When the days are cold, you want a meal that will warm you up in no time. Cape Town is known for some of the yummiest curries outside of Durban, and these powerhouse dishes often contain ingredients that naturally help boost the body’s immune system, such as chilli and turmeric.

Here are a few of our favourite locations serving the heat:

Prashad Café:


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Capetonians have three locations to choose from with this wonderful café; they have locations in Rondebosch, Constantia as well as Kloof Street. They have an extensive menu of curries, breyanis and dhals, but the star of the menu is the lovely chana masala. This meal consists of chickpeas cooked with spicy potato.

Website: https://www.prashad.co.za



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Traditionally, ‘thali’ is a complete meal consisting of 10 or more regional Indian dishes. This eating style adapts itself to the Chefs Warehouse model and allows the eatery to take guests on an aromatic journey through their interpretation of the cooking of the subcontinent.

“Served over three courses, our meals begin with milder flavours and work towards hotter curry stylings,” the eatery said. “We always have a vegetarian Tapas for one or two menu, as well as a vegan menu for one or two. Gluten-free options are available on request.”

Website: https://www.chefswarehouse.co.za/thali
Address: 3 Park Road, Cape Town

Imperial Gardens Restaurant: 

This eatery based in Fish Hoek specializes in Durban bunny chows, delicious curries and Chinese dishes. It is known for its friendly atmosphere, which makes many customers wish to return on a regular basis.

Firm customer favorites appear to be the tender lamb curry and Durban-style prawn curry. Imperial Gardens Restaurant always has some lovely specials running, often on a monthly basis, so be sure to check their website before you pay your next visit.

Website: https://imperial-gardens-chinese-and-fussion-restaurant.business.site/#menu
Address: 38 Main Road, Fish Hoek, Cape Town

Simply Asia:


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One of the country’s most popular eateries, Simply Asia is known for delivering a good dish with each order. If you haven’t tried their red curry, be sure to do so as soon as possible. For the brave, we recommend selecting the “hot” option.

Your taste buds will thank us later.

Website: https://simplyasia.co.za

Bombay Brasserie:

The Taj Hotel’s resident restaurant, this eatery takes keen foodies on a culinary journey through India.

“Bombay Brasserie offers diverse cooking styles from all across India and adds two unique elements… authentic Cape Town flair and flavour. This results in some of the finest dishes to be served outside India. The new Bombay Brasserie fine dining menu still includes firm favourites, however, eight new star dishes have been added, including Baingan Bharta (clay oven smoked Aubergine crush with crumbled feta) and Tikka Masala (Charred Tikka, fenugreek, onion and tomato sauce),” the eatery said.

Website: https://www.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj/taj-cape-town/restaurants/bombay-brasserie-restaurant/
Address: Taj Cape Town, 1 Wale St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town


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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.