Whether it’s in support of animal rights, sustainable living, or simply because you like to jazz things up every now and then, try a meat-free Monday meal to start of your week of adventurous eating. Here are some suggestions of eateries that serve lip-smacking vegetarian and vegan meals:
Anatoli is the place to go for modern day Turkish cuisine and an amorous atmosphere. Enjoy classic Turkish fare in the form of a carefully assembled mezzo menu. Besides their À la Carte Menu, Anatoli has launched a 5 Course Winter Tasting Menu, with a Vegetarian option, at R265 per person.
Our top choice: Butternut Korma, a melange of roasted vegetables with a Butternut Korma sauce and coconut shavings.
- Location: 24 Napier St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001
- Contact: Call 021 419 2501
- Website: anatoli.co.za
Aubergine Restaurant is housed in the historic 1830 former home of the first Chief Justice of the Cape, Sir John Wylde, in the Gardens area. The gorgeous refurbished home has a soft, sophisticated and contemporary look and feel. This dreamy spot flaunts a separate vegan and vegetarian menu with highlights like, the Aubergine and Chickpea Fry, Moong Bean Dahl and the Vegetable Spring rolls.
Our top choice: Indian Vegetable Curry, a madumbi, calabash and aubergine, pickles and coconut raita.
- Location: 39 Barnet St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001
- Contact: Call 021 465 0000
- Website: aubergine.co.za
Enjoy refined Indian cuisine in a polished and elegant setting at the Taj Hotel, frequently called the best Indian fine dining experience in Cape Town. Highlights of the menu are, cumin tempered potato with green olives, sautéed spinach with golden fried garlic and black lentils; and kidney beans simmered overnight.
Our top choice: Paneer Sirka Pyaaz, a cottage cheese curry in fresh tomato sauce and pickled shallots.
- Location: Taj Cape Town, 1 Wale St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000
- Contact: 021 819 2000
- Website: taj-cape-town
A quirky and unique restaurant experience based on social dinning, where there is one long table with all seating. The decor is eclectic with dim lighting and warm finishes. Exclusive 5-course meals are made for each occasion and especially prepared to suit the table’s needs, including those who are are vegan or vegetarian. All dishes on the menu for the evening will depend on your tastes, a perfect option for an unforgettable evening.
- Location: 226A Lower Main Rd, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925
- Contact: 079 060 6971
- Website: reverie.capetown