The Hottest New Restaurants in Cape Town

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A year since the first lockdown, the Mother City’s foodscape is still standing – even expanding.

It’s been a year since the pandemic brought Cape Town’s restaurant industry to its knees, changing the face of our city’s foodscape forever.

That’s (finger’s crossed) all behind us now. Resilient restaurateurs throughout our dynamic city and wonderful Winelands are standing brave in the face of adversity, working with what they have, and embracing the brave new world of masks, sanitisers and social-distancing, while still trying to deliver pleasurable dining experiences. No mean feat!

Here is a roundup of 30 new and noteworthy openings in Cape Town and the Winelands. Have you eaten at any hot, new spots you think we should know about? Let us know in the comments below.

The Melting Pot

New Restaurants Cape Town: The Melting Pot Cafeteria

After the runaway success of their branches on Loop and Wale Streets, passionate chef-owner John van Zyl (ex-Chefs Warehouse and Thali) and trusty companions Stefan Roos (ex-Terroir and Thali) and Sage Fell (food-lover-turned-chef) have put down roots at Oak Valley Estate in Elgin, the former home of The Pool Room. Visitors can expect the same diverse, internationally inspired flavour-packed dishes, but here the innercity edge has been replaced with pool views and a breathtaking Winelands setting.
Opened December 2020
Opening times Wednesday – Sunday, 12pm – 4pm
Contact 021 859 4111, meltingpot@oak-valley.co.za
Where to find it Oak Valley Estate, Oak Avenue, Elgin, Grabouw
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Himitsu

New Restaurants Cape Town: Himitsu

As its name implies (himitsu means “secret” in Japanese), the latest culinary venture from chef Cheyne Morrisby (Cheynes, Lucky Bao, Ding Dong, Mexicola Locale) is discreetly tucked away at Camps Bay Retreat, an exclusive hotel and private nature reserve on the Atlantic Seaboard. Shaded by a towering forest and overlooking the sparkling ocean, the modern Asian eatery is already causing a stir with a four-section menu of Japanese small plates available for lunch and dinner (as well as breakfast for early birds). Like at all Cheyne’s restaurants, diners can expect flavour-popping dishes made with fresh ingredients, but the setting here trumps all his others.
Opened February 2021
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 7am – 10pm
Contact 021 437 8300
Where to find it 7 Chilworth Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
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Lexi’s Healthy Eatery

New Restaurants Cape Town: Lexi’s Healthy Eatery

Realising the planet was in a state of emergency, founder and owner Lexi Monzeglio decided she wanted to make plant-based eating (and a sustainable lifestyle) more accessible and convenient for others. Dishing up everything from colourful smoothie bowls, loaded toast, stacked pancakes, burgers, wraps, risotto, noodles and gnocchi, the Sea Point branch of this wildly popular yellow-hued chain is the first in Cape Town (and the fifth in total). If you’re looking for good-looking and good-tasting soul food any time of day, make a pitstop at Lexi’s.
Opened December 2020
Opening times Monday – Saturday, 8am – 9pm
Sunday, 8am – 4pm
Contact 078 127 1514, info@lexiseatery.com
Where to find it 85A Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

Ëlgr

New Cape Town Restaurants: Elgr

Breathing new life – and new concepts – into Kloof Street (in the spot previously home to Janse & Co), ëlgr is the brainchild of 27-year-old chef Jesper Nilsson, who spent lockdown conceptualising this moody, effortlessly cool restaurant that peels back from the buzz of Kloof Street to a plant-filled courtyard. Born in Sweden, Jesper moved to South Africa as a teenager, so his menu is a delicious combination of the two cuisines. The ultra-Instagrammable visual feast of minimalist, moody design opens onto an outdoor bar where crafted cocktails and artisanal pizzas make for a perfect for a post-beach pop-in.
Opened December 2020
Opening times Wednesday – Friday, 5pm – 11pm
Saturday, 12pm – 4pm; 5pm – 11pm
Contact 021 422 0384, reservations@elgr.co.za
Where to find it 75 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town
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Siba The Restaurant

New Restaurants Cape Town: Siba The Restaurant

From vivacious chef and TV star Siba Mtongana comes this contemporary African eatery at the five-star Table Bay Hotel at the V&A Waterfront. The talented chef has a knack for creating fresh and flavourful dishes that are as exciting as they are comforting. With a choice of four menus – Tasting; Vegan Tasting; Tapas (mixed herb salad; grilled teriyaki mushroom kebabs; Asian chicken winglets; stuffed pesto lamb chops, and more); and Sunday Lunch (pesto-stuffed roasted lamb leg with mint gravy or Siba’s Asian-roasted baby chicken served with a selection of sides and salads) – you’re guaranteed to get what you’re looking for. Sibalicious!
Opened December 2020
Opening times Wednesday – Sunday, 6pm – 10pm
Sunday, 1pm – 6pm
Contact 021 406 5988, tablebaydining@suninternational.com
Where to find it 7 W Quay Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
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Allium

New Restaurants Cape Town: Allium
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Chef Sepial Sim’s newest eatery on Parliament Street in the innercity serves an array of tantalising Northeast Asian fare. Named after the family of bulbous plants (garlic, onions, spring onions, chives, leeks) around which Sepial’s dishes are based, Allium’s unique and modern take on Japanese, Chinese and Korean cooking will have your taste buds begging for more.
Opened January 2021
Opening times Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 3pm
Tuesday – Friday, 6pm – 9pm
Contact 061 715 9371, 061 715 9371
Where to find it 37 Parliament Street, Cape Town
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Ernie Els Restaurant

New Restaurants Cape Town: Ernie Els Restaurant

After extensive renovations that began in 2018, Ernie Els’s eponymous culinary offering was unveiled in September 2020 on a view-drenched wine estate in one of the most coveted corners of this fertile valley. Striking architecture and contemporary interiors create an air of sophistication, while warm service and an accessible menu make for a laidback lunch in the country.
Opened September 2020
Opening times Wednesday – Sunday, 12pm – 3.30pm
Contact 021 881 3588, bookings@ernieelswines.com
Where to find it Ernie Els Wines, Annandale Road, Stellenbosch
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Yama Sushi Emporium

New Restaurants Cape Town: Yama Sushi Emporium

When well-known chefs Ryan Shell (Ōku Asian Eatery) and Darren Badenhorst (Le Coin Français, Le Chêne and Tuk Tuk Microbrewery) travelled to Indonesia in search of culinary inspiration, they most certainly found what they were looking for, and decided to bring a taste of it back to their home in Franschhoek. Yama Sushi Emporium is Franschhoek’s first dedicated sushi restaurant, serving a selection of deliciously fresh sushi that will transport you to the Gili Islands.
Opened December 2020
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 11am – 9pm
Contact 079 737 1849, reservations@eat-yama.co.za
Where to find it Heritage Square, 9 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek
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Mazza

Mazza: New Restaurants Cape Town

Irrepressible Irish chef Liam Tomlin has taken 2020 by the horns, harnessing its unpredictable craziness and turning it to gold. And by gold, we mean two new restaurants: Chefs Warehouse Tintswalo Atlantic (which has already been buzzed about) and Mazza, an accessible Middle Eastern eatery located on the first-floor of Liam’s brand-new food hub on Heritage Square.
The perfect party venue, Mazza offers an à la carte menu of small plates, perfect for spontaneous after-work pop-ins.
Opened End-November 2020
Opening times Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 9pm
Contact 021 422 4646
Where to find it Shortmarket Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town

Tomson

New Restaurants in Cape Town: Tomson

The latest venture from the team behind Max Bagels and Leo’s is Tomson, a pocket-sized restaurant on Bree Street that serves a small but punchy offering of Cantonese-style street food. At the helm is third-generation Chinese-South African Andrew Kai, whose inspiration comes from the South Cantonese flavours of his childhood. Think wontons with pork and shrimp or shiitake and tofu all doused in a vibrant chilli sauce, or sliced Sichuan pork with a kick of kimchi. Ale aficionados should try the refreshing range of beers: Tsing Tao, Kirin and Asahi.
Opened February 2021
Opening times Tuesday – Friday, 6pm – 10pm
Contact @tomson_cpt (bookings via direct message on Instagram only)
Address 120 Bree Street, CBD, Cape Town

Emazulwini

New Restaurants Cape Town: Emazulwini

Passionate up-and-coming chef Mmabtaho Molefe has secured a spot at the V&A Waterfront’s new Maker’s Landing to showcase and celebrate traditional Zulu cuisine (with a contemporary twist). Each meal served at Emazulwini is prepared using fine locally sourced ingredients – and dollops of love – evident in the wonderful flavours and seamless plating.
Opened December 2020
Opening times Thursday & Friday, 12pm – 9pm
Saturday, 8am – 9pm
Sunday, 8am – 5pm
Contact 073 292 7441, emazulwinirestaurant@gmail.com
Where to find it Maker’s Landing, The Cruise Terminal, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Bo-Kaap Deli

New Restaurants Cape Town: Bo-Kaap Deli

For a taste of Cape Malay, with a dash of modern flavour, this cosy café does colourful and comforting breakfasts and lunches, such as Malay shakshuka, masala-steak burgers and Labarang bagels, to name a few. Or simply pop in for a spiced tea and a koesister.
Opened February 2021
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 8am – 4.30pm
Contact 064 518 4231, bokaapdeli@gmail.com
Where to find it 114 Church Street, Cape Town

Nish Nush

New Restaurants in Cape Town: Nish Nush

Tucked away in a hole-in-the-wall kitchen on Bree Street, this wildly popular hatch, owned by Israeli-born Ofer Hollinger, dishes out some of the best falafel and hummus in town and mouth-wateringly good shwarmas, too. Nish Nush (“snack” in Hebrew), was born out of Ofer’s constant search for the perfect pita in South Africa and started as a stall at the Neighbourgoods Market.
The menu is simple but packs full-on flavours of the Middle East. Think sabich (sandwiches) filled with tahini, Yemeni zhoug, fresh chopped salad, succulent beef strips (for the shwarma), or falafel.
Enjoy your feast curbside on the stools provided, or ask to have your order wrapped to go.
Opened April 2021
Opening times Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 10pm
Contact 061 543 1120, nishnushcpt@gmail.com
Address 110 Bree Street, CBD, Cape Town

Fideli’s

New Restaurants Cape Town: Fideli's

Exactly a year after she opened Pilcrow & Cleaver, Chef Judi Fourie has opened an all-in-one beer garden, deli and grocer right next door, on Parliament Street. The predominantly outdoor seating area is decorated with potted herbs and other greenery, while inside the compact space operates as a restaurant, grocer and bar. Despite its extensive repertoire, Fideli’s does everything well: the food offering is just what you’d expect from the counterpart of Pilcrow, and the cocktails are arguably even better. Don’t even get us started on the charcuterie board…
Opened December 2020
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 7am – 10pm
Contact 076 430 16328, judi@pilcrowgroup.co.za
Where to find it 3.1 Piazza, Parliament Street, Cape Town City Centre

Pizza Shed

New Restaurants in Cape Town: Pizza Shed

Pizza Shed is leading the crusade for Neapolitan-style pizza in Cape Town: thin-based,  woodfired, and with a perfectly puffed crust and a smattering of scorch marks (“leopard spots” for those in the know).
The dough is 24-hours proved (which makes a big difference to the end result), cooked in a wood-fired oven, and then flung into grateful hands six days a week.
As for the toppings, they’ve taken a more laissez-faire approach: offering everything from Grana Padano to fior di latte, San Marzano tomatoes and classic pepperoni and Nduja (spicy pork sausage).
We recommend The Cliché: a Margherita with bacon, avocado, feta and fior di latte.
If meat isn’t your thing, the Vegano with porcini mushrooms, caramelised onion, salsa and pine nuts will answer your call.
Good to know You can order frozen pizza for home. And if you order via their website or on WhatsApp, you’ll receive a discount.
Opened May 2021
Opening times Tuesday – Friday, 5pm – 8.30pm
Saturday + Sunday, 12pm – 8.30pm
Contact 072 563 1619
Address 3 Vredenburg Lane, Cape Town

Awara

New Restaurants in Cape Town: Awara

From the team behind Bukhara, the much loved Indian restaurant that opened in Cape Town more than two decades ago, comes an exciting new sister restaurant on Church Street in the CBD. Serving a selection of fusion dishes that incorporate not only Indian, but Mexican and Middle Eastern cuisine as well, Awara certainly sounds intriguing.
Opened November 2020
Opening times Sunday – Thursday, 11am – 10pm
Friday & Saturday, 11am – 11pm
Contact 021 424 0000, awara@bukhara.com
Where to find it 33 Church Street, Cape Town
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Beyond

New Restaurants Cape Town: Beyond

Chef Peter Tempelhoff, chef-patron of innercity fine-dining restaurant FYN, returns to his old stomping ground, the Constantia Winelands, with his new restaurant at Buitenverwachting, bringing chef Ashley Moss and general manager Jennifer Hugé along for the ride. Helmed by Julia du Toit (also from FYN), the kitchen delivers a compelling lineup of pitch-perfect à la carte dishes that are refined and accessible. Nab a vineyard-facing table and make sure Jennifer keeps topping you up with the 2019 chardonnay – intoxicatingly fragrant; I could’ve sprayed it all over my body.
Opened November 2020
Opening times Wednesday – Saturday, 12pm – 3pm; 6pm – 9pm
Sunday, 12pm – 3pm
Contact 021 794 0306, info@beyondrestaurant.co.za
Where to find it Buitenverwachting, 37 Klein Constantia Road, Constantia, Cape Town
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Off the Gluten Path

New Restaurants Cape Town: Off the Gluten Path
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In the heart of Woodstock, this completely gluten-free health store and bakery is seventh heaven for celiacs and those who are gluten-intolerant. The brainchild of long-time celiac Bronywn Philipps, Off The Gluten Path was launched with the intention of making gluten-free living easier.
One look around and you know you’re in safe hands. Shelves are stocked wall-to-wall with international and local products for various dietary requirements – from baking premixes to pasta and even plant-based milk. The showstopper, however, is the 100% gluten-free bakery that crafts the freshest bagels, artisanal bread, doughnuts, hot-cross buns and challahs.
Grab a coffee or smoothie from the bar, and order a freshly baked bagel. Crispy on the outside, light and airy on the inside, it’ll satisfy gluten-allergic and gluten addicts alike!
Opened January 2021
Opening times Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Saturday, 8.30am – 3pm
Contact 082 495 2552
Where to find it Unit 3, Mason’s Press, 7 Ravenscraig Road, Woodstock, Cape Town

Cucina e’ la vita

New Restaurants Cape Town: Cucina e’ la vita

Situated on the heritage-drenched Plein Street in Stellenbosh, this Italian-inspired eatery serves seasonal dishes that look as good as they taste. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant beckons diners with eggs benny, granola and gourmet avo toast for breakfast; fresh salads, homemade pastas and woodfired pizzas for lunch or dinner; and a sumptuous selection of desserts. Vegan or vegetarian? Don’t fret, there are options for all palates. Buon appetito!
Opened March 2021
Opening times Monday – Friday, 7am – 10pm
Saturday, 8am – 10pm
Sunday, 8am – 3pm
Contact 021 203 6253, cucina@thefarmerscollection.co.za
Where to find it 43 Plein Street, Stellenbosch

Molweni Coffee

New Restaurants Cape Town: Molweni Coffee
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Though it’s, strictly speaking, not a restaurant, it’s hot and it’s new, which is reason enough to feature this mobile coffeeshop here. Launched by passionate Eastern Capetonian, Monde Ngwenya, Molweni Coffee is the culmination of his eight-year tenure as a barista – which has taken him from Istanbul to Muizenberg and now to the CBD.
“Coffee is a tool for bringing people together,” says Monde. “The first coffee of the day is a ritual and by serving a ‘Molo’ with it, I can start people’s days off right. My customers have become lifetime friends who have broadened my world: teaching me to surf, introducing me to new cultures and turning me into an entrepreneur.”
We’ve not yet tasted it, but have it on good authority that Monde’s coffee is legit. We cannot wait to show our support for this passionate, proudly South African entrepreneur.
Opened February 2021
Opening times Monday – Saturday, 7am – 5pm
Contact 060 647 8499, monde@molwenicoffee.com
Where to find it 1 Dorman Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Old Town Italy (High Constantia)

New Restaurants Cape Town: Old Town Italy Constantia

When the moon hits the sky, like a big pizza pie, you know you’ve arrived at OTI! Neapolitan songs blare from the raised terrace of this old-school trattoria, hinting at what you can expect: a homely vibe, nonna-style dishes and friendly service. There’s a deli section, too, where you can stock up on formaggio and Parma ham to take home.
Opened March 2021
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 8am – 10pm
Contact 021 569 3784, highconstantia@oldtown.co.za
Where to find it Shop 12 High Constantia Centre, Groot Constantia Road, Constantia, Cape Town
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Café du Cap

New Restaurants Cape Town: Café du Cap

This St Tropez-inspired café has moved from its original location on Loop Street in the city to Kildare Circle in Newlands, adding some much-needed Je ne sais quoi to the ’burbs as well as a well-priced plat du jour, harvest table, selection of gourmet sandwiches, sharing plates, baked treats. With an eclectic playlist of bygone classics – Edith Piaf, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra and The Rolling Stones, for example – you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a Hemingway novel.
Opened March 2021
Opening times Monday – Friday, 7am – 9pm
Saturday, 8am – 9pm
Sunday, 8am – 3pm
Contact 021 276 1955, info@cafeducap.com
Where to find it Shop 1, Kildare Centre, Newlands, Cape Town

Chefs Warehouse Tintswalo Atlantic

Chefs Warehouse Tintswalo Atlantic : New Restaurants Cape Town

From celebrated chef and restaurateur, Liam Tomlin comes his latest eatery – and his first by the sea – at the luxurious and very intimate Tintswalo Atlantic boutique hotel on Chapman’s Peak Drive.
Chefs Warehouse at Tintswalo Atlantic is headed by chef Braam Beyers (ex-Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia), under the guidance of Liam and chef-patron Ivor Jones.
“This location is surely one of the best dining rooms in South Africa, if not the entire world,” says Liam of his brand-new baby. “It is a dream come true to have a Chefs Warehouse right on the ocean… and to use this breathtaking location as inspiration to create a menu that will no doubt pay homage to the ocean.”
Guests can expect a mouthwatering menu of “contemporary fine-dining global tapas” – best enjoyed with endless ocean views and a delicious glass of Colmant MCC.
Opened November 2020
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 2.30pm; 6.30pm – 9pm
Contact 021 541 0165, tintswalo@chefswarehouse.co.za
Where to find it Tintswalo Atlantic, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay, Cape Town
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Grand Pavilion

New Restaurants Cape Town: Grand Pavilion

Bringing a slice of Riviera lifestyle to Sea Point, this new hangout overlooking the promenade is all the rage for breakfast, coffee with a view, laidback lunches, vibey dinners and after-work drinks. Boasting a decidedly Mediterranean feel, Grand Pavilion is one of those one-stop-shop types, where morning, afternoon and night seem to blend seamlessly into one.
Opened March 2021
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 11pm
Contact 021 206 6360, info@grandpavilion.co.za
Where to find it 277 Beach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

Chef Chen Sushi Bar

Chef Chen Sushi Bar: New Restaurants Cape Town

Well-known sushi chef and Asian food caterer Wanli Chen has finally opened his own restaurant at The Point Mall in Sea Point. Light-washed wooden furnishings act as a blank canvas for the pops of colour that arrive on a platter of exquisitely made sushi.
Opened July 2020
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 11am – 9pm
Contact 072 203 6320, chef@chefchensushi.co.za
Where to find it 2nd floor, The Point, 76 Regent Road, Seapoint, Cape Town

The Poké Co Claremont

Poké Co Claremont: New Restaurants Cape Town

We like to think our constant nagging made Andrew Flanagan, owner of The Poké Co, open a branch in the southern ’burbs. Across the road from Cavendish Square, the tickled-pink shop is as Instagrammable as the other three branches (Sea Point, Kloof Street and Loop Street), and features the same fresh and delicious poké bowls, as well as smoothies and coffees.
Opened August 2020
Opening times Monday – Friday, 8am – 9.30pm
Saturday, 9am – 9.30pm
Sunday, 11am – 9.30pm
Contact 087 470 0583, info@pokecoct.com
Where to find it 12 Dreyer Street, Claremont, Cape Town

Salushi Express

Salushi Express: New Restaurants Cape Town

Known for more than 10 years of delicious sushi and Thai-inspired dishes, Salushi recently opened shop on Cavendish Street in Claremont. A favourite for fresh, tasty meals on the go, the restaurant serves an extensive range of sushi, à la carte sashimi, build-your-own poké bowls, spring rolls, noodles and Thai curries.
Good to know Salushi has a stall in Woodstock’s GOODFood Market.
Opened August 2020
Opening times Monday – Saturday, 11.30am – 9pm
Contact 065 038 2106, info@salushiexpress.co.za
Where to find it 6 Cavendish Street, Claremont, Cape Town

Royale Eatery

Royale Eatery: New Restaurants Cape Town

This burger joint has garnered somewhat of a cult following on the foodie streets of Cape Town, since its first branch opened on Long Street in 2003. The spot has moved onto more suburban pastures, opening up a shop on Vineyard Road in Claremont.
Although the location has changed, diners can still expect the same, finger-licking burgers and decadent shakes in a chilled space. Psssst! Bring your vegan friends along – there’s an extensive plant-based menu for them to pick off.
Opened September 2020
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 10am – 9pm
Contact 021 206 6336 letschat@royaleeatery.com
Where to find it 20 Vineyard Road, Claremont, Cape Town

Culture Wine Bar

Culture Wine Bar: New Restaurants Cape Town

Successful chef-restaurateur Matt Manning (33) and wine aficionado Chris Groenewald (35) – armed with lorry loads of grit and creativity – decided to open a bar in what many would call scarily uncertain times. They launched Culture, a brand-new wine bar on Bree Street in the same building as Matt’s other two concerns, Grub & Vine and The Chef’s Studio. “Food and wine are – and will always be – the perfect match,” continues Matt, “so when the space adjacent to Grub & Vine became available, I took it! It makes sense to have something in that space that complements the food offering: where you can have a quick glass of wine after work, meet up with friends after the work week on Friday, or have a nightcap after dinner.”
Opened End-October 2020
Opening times Tuesday – Friday, 4pm – late
Saturday, 12pm – late
Contact 076 256 8654, wine@culturewinebar.com
Where to find it 103 Bree Street, Cape Town
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The Manor at Nederburg

The Manor at Nederburg: New Restaurants Cape Town

Boasting breathtaking views of the Drakenstein mountains and the farm’s vineyards and gardens beyond, The Manor celebrates Nederburg’s rich heritage (dating back to 1791) through an innovative food-and-wine experience in the beautifully reimagined manor house. Open for breakfast, harvest-inspired lunches and garden picnics, the eatery is run by a young dynamic team, who have created a tantalising menu of seasonal fare matched with award-winning wines.
Opened September 2020
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 9am – 4pm (except Tuesdays)
Contact 021 862 3104, info@nederburg.com
Where to find it Sonstraal Road, Dal Josafat, Paarl
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Mochi Mochi

New Restaurants Cape Town: Mochi Mochi

The first wagashi (Japanese sweets) salon to wash up onto our shores, Mochi Mochi comes to us courtesy of the Tjing Tjing clan! As the name implies, the star of the show is mochi, a popular Japanese treat made from glutinous rice that’s pounded and moulded into the desired shape. We don’t have a South African equivalent, but the delicacy is loved for its sticky, squishy and elasticky texture.
Alongside a range of truffle-sized mochi, the salon also serves fluffy Japanese cheesecake, dorayaki (red-bean pancakes), mitarashi dango (rice dumplings in a sweet glaze) and milk bread sandos (sandwiches). Warm and cold beverages, to be enjoyed with your desserts, are prepared by Molten Toffee.
Good to know Even though it’s a dessert bar, there are a few savoury options available for a breakfast run-in.
Opened November 2020
Opening times Tuesday – Saturday, 7am – 4pm
Contact 021 422 4920, info@tjingtjing.co.za
Where to find it 161 Longmarket Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town

Mexicola Locale

Mexicola Locale: New Restaurants Cape Town

Deez Mexican Bistro – a local favourite in Hout Boy – is getting a makeover. New name, upgraded location, same authentic Mexican flavours. Watch this space!
Opened End-October 2020
Contact 066 152 9757
Where to find it The Promenade, Scott Estate, Hout Bay, Cape Town
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Forneria Italia Beachfront

Forneria Italia Beachfront: New Restaurants Cape Town

Authentic Italian fare and a welcoming ambience are a given at the new beachfront location of this well-known restaurant, whose original branch is in Table View. Traditional pizza and pasta are the stars of the show, but you can also enjoy a substantial breakfast or deli-style lunch while you take in the view.
Opened August 2020
Opening times Monday, 12pm – 9pm
Tuesday – Sunday, 8.30am – 9pm
Contact 021 556 2262
Where to find it Aquarius Building, 10 Blaauwberg Road, Table View

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Time of publication: 07 April 2021

9 Responses to “The Hottest New Restaurants in Cape Town”

  1. Zipho

    Awesome

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  2. Lenette Gouws

    Very interested in the new CT and surrounding food vibe

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  3. Garrie Bolton

    Looking forward to seeing how the Melting Pot (formerly The Pool Room) makes out.
    Such happy memories of a meal after visiting the Elgin Saturday market.
    Can’t wait to be back in SA.
    Garrie UK

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  4. Riana

    And Rocxi’s in Langebaan!

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    • mari

      very viby….and oysters to die for….yum….and the deal includes a delicious glass of MCC…..fabulous setting too!

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  5. Angela

    You forgot to add a new restaurant on Kloof street, Gardens- called Judds Local

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  6. Kris

    Been out of the restaurant scene fir so long. Nice to see such innovative new places

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  7. Marion Sitton

    will be visting in a few months

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