Tucked away on a little side street in Cape Town’s city-centre culinary hub and set in the heart of the Dorrance Winery – the only winery in the City – Bouchon Wine Bar & Bistro has become a firm favourite among locals and international guests alike, and is a must for anyone visiting the Mother City.

The intimate interior and exclusive cellar table allow Bouchon’s patrons to enjoy dinner in a setting unlike anything else in town. Bouchon’s menu is concise yet sophisticated and seasonal, so it changes regularly according to what is available.

You’ll find mouthwatering tapas and sumptuous desserts, and a finely balanced menu of homely classics such as the popular wild-mushroom gnocchi and pea-and-artichoke risotto, as well as carefully curated delicacies such as seared scallops, pig’s head, duck liver, and ox tongue.

The menu is complemented by a wine list of local and international gems, many of which are available by the glass. Pop past by day for a wine tasting and view of Dorrance Winery’s urban cellar and by night to experience the best of Bouchon.

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