With what seems like a new restaurant popping up every week, it can be hard to keep track of where to eat next.
We like to think we’ve done some of the hard work for you – if you need to keep your “must visit” list short, here are three new restaurants on our radar that we feel should be on yours, too.
SeaBreeze Fish & Shell
With a R10 oyster happy hour and arguably the best English-style fish and chips in Cape Town, SeaBreeze Fish & Shell celebrates the city’s rich seafood heritage, with a” focus is on sourcing local, sustainable seafood presented creatively and with a lighter touch”. The interior features soothing blue walls, pale wooden tables, and tasteful ocean-inspired accents.
Whether you’er seated in the restaurant, on the terrace or at their oyster and MCC bar, indulge in their squid-ink pasta with prawns 0r fish pie or, our personal recommendation – their classic fish hake and chips.
Find them: 213 Bree Street, Cap Town
Patina Steak and Wine Bar
Chef Ryan Richens returns to the Southern Suburbs with his newly-opened Patina Steak and Wine Bar in Newlands. A premium steak restaurant, the menu is centred on a select of Chalmar beef, but also features fish and chicken options for diners who are less red meat-inclined – while an eclectic wine list, with a good selection of wines by the glass, ensures there’s something to please almost everyone. Our words of wisdom? Start with the roasted marrow bones with beetroot aioli and pickled mushrooms.
Find them: Newlands Quarter, 35 Dean Street, Newlands
La Petite Colombe
La Petite Colombe, the little sister of the award-winning La Colombe, replaced The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français, in partnership with the owners of the stylish and luxurious Leeu Collection. Offering 8 and 12 course tasting menus, La Petite Colombe focuses on the finest local and seasonal produce, accompanied by a selection of rare and fine wines. Inside tip – make the most of their Spring special until the end of this month.
Find them: Le Quartier Francais, Huguenot Road, Franschhoek