The Western Cape Restaurants

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  • 1. 96 Winery Road

    $$ | International

    This relaxed venue is always buzzing with folk from the wine industry, regulars, and up-country visitors. Inside, burgundy walls are cozy for...Read More

  • 2. Bar Bar Black Sheep

    $$ | Eclectic

    This relaxed establishment offers rustic, slow-cooked country food with a twist; their dishes are hearty and big on flavor. Fresh, seasonal...Read More

  • 3. Bodega

    $$ | Eclectic

    On the huge veranda of a historic barn, a languid air of well-fed ease wafts around Bodega. Happy children run around on the lawn against the...Read More

  • 4. Burgundy

    $$ | Seafood

    In one of the village's original stone-and-clay fisherfolk cottages, the cozy Burgundy is one of Hermanus's oldest and best-loved restaurants...Read More

  • 5. Café des Arts

    $$ | Eclectic

    When Topsi Venter, doyenne of the Cape culinary scene, decided to hang up her apron and retire, it seemed appropriate that one of her former...Read More

  • 6. Fraai Uitzicht

    $$ | Eclectic

    In a deeply rural setting between Robertson and Ashton, this 200-year-old fruit and wine farm is home to a rustic restaurant where the menu...Read More

  • 7. Geelbek Restaurant

    $$ | South African

    Passionate about food and history, Elmarie Leonard created this restaurant to preserve the area's fast-disappearing old recipes. It's her way...Read More

  • 8. Harvest

    $$ | South African

    La Borie Wine Estate is nestled in the Paarl valley, with Paarl rock as its backdrop. Harvest, the on-site restaurant, offers elegant, relaxed...Read More

  • 9. Heaven

    $$ | Eclectic

    If you're keen to escape the crush in Hermanus, head to Heaven, situated on Newton Johnson Family Vineyards. It's up the picturesque Hemel-en...Read More

  • 10. Hook, Line and Sinker

    $$ | Seafood

    Owners Jacqi and Stefan Kruger can be a bit gruff, though they're well-meaning. Only the most obedient diners will escape unscathed, but the...Read More

  • 11. La Pentola

    $$ | Eclectic

    With a panoramic view of Walker Bay, La Pentola specializes in international cuisine with South African flavors. Drawing on French, Italian...Read More

  • 12. Marc's Mediterranean Cuisine & Garden

    $$ | Mediterranean

    Chef-owner Marc Friederich is a foodie with an instinctive feel for what will work. And work his restaurant does: it's consistently full,...Read More

  • 13. Mariana's

    $$ | Eclectic

    Mariana and Peter Esterhuizen started out selling organic vegetables at the Hermanus farmers' market before converting a house in the little...Read More

  • 14. Mogg's Country Cookhouse

    $$ | Eclectic

    Don't be put off by the bumpy dirt road heading up the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. This restaurant on a fruit farm at the top of the valley is worth...Read More

  • 15. Oep ve Koep

    $$ | South African

    Don't be fooled by the appearance of this tiny rustic bistro with a retro garden area. If you're looking for sensational cuisine, Oep ve Koep...Read More

  • 16. Pomegranate

    $$ | Eclectic

    The busy road and the swaths of invasive nonnative trees that need to be chopped down give absolutely no indication of the gem that lies beyond...Read More

  • 17. Readers

    $$ | Eclectic

    The historic residence of the former church reader (lay-person trained to preach and lead worship) makes a cozy setting for this restaurant...Read More

  • 18. Terra Mare

    $$ | Eclectic

    Owner-run Terra Mare has become a favorite with locals and tourists alike, offering not just great food, but a wonderful dining experience in...Read More

  • 19. The Noisy Oyster

    $$ | Seafood

    The seaside shack ambience is a perfect foil for the relaxed beach fare on offer here. A quirky and brightly decorated restaurant, this unpretentious...Read More

  • 20. Voorstrand

    $$ | Seafood

    A little West Coast gem, this old corrugated-iron shack on the beach stood empty for years, then suddenly metamorphosed into a truly innovative...Read More

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