Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront is set to host Africa’s first Time Out Market: a food and cultural experience bringing the best of the city under one roof.
Opening in partnership with the V&A Waterfront Holdings Ltd, Time Out Market Cape Town will showcase a curated mix of the city’s best culinary and cultural experiences. Visitors will get to taste food from top local chefs, sip cocktails from award-winning mixologists and enjoy entertainment from rising talents.
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The market is expected to open towards the end of 2023 at the vibrant V&A Waterfront, and this will be its first African location. This is one of the city’s top destinations for tourists and locals to dine, shop and work.
Time Out Market will be located in the V&A food market space and will feature 14 kitchens, four bars and one stage. The event will host approximately 750 guests and visitors will have the choice to sit indoors or quayside with the spectacular view of Table Mountain as a backdrop.
The first Time Out Market opened in Lisbon in 2014 in a historic market hall, turning the location into a popular destination for tourists. Time Out Market has since opened locations in Miami, New York, Boston, Montreal and Chicago and Dubai. More Time Out Market locations are set to open in cities such as Porto, Prague, Osaka and more.
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Ceo of Time Out Group Chris Ohlund said: “Bringing Time Out Market to Cape Town is an exciting step as we continue to bring our food and cultural market to exciting cities around the world. The location at the V&A Waterfront is breathtaking alongside one of South Africa’s most visited destinations. Time Out Market is about the best of the city and celebrating local culinary and cultural talent — both award-winning and up-and-coming. We are looking forward to bringing this to life in the wonderful city of Cape Town. The food here is simply stunning and Time Out Market will be a great platform to showcase the very best Cape Town has to offer, putting a spotlight on the city’s extraordinary talent.”
A close connection with the city is at the heart of the Time Out Market philosophy, focusing on supporting local businesses. As with its existing locations around the world, it is expected that the Cape Town site will bring employment and new opportunities for local talent.
V&A Waterfront Holdings CEO David Green welcomes the tourism boost that Time Out Market is expected to bring: “We are delighted to have secured this great offering. Time Out Market coming to our city, reaffirms Cape Town as one of the world’s leading tourism destinations. We are looking forward to the vibrant offering and another way of showcasing local culinary expertise.”
- Opening date: Late 2023
- Location: V&A Waterfront’s food market.
Picture: V&A Waterfront / Facebook.