The 30 Best Outdoor Restaurants in Cape Town

The 30 Best Outdoor Restaurants in Cape Town Rykaart's at Longridge

Delicious alfresco dining.

Sweltering summer days call for fresh air – which means outside is the right side! If you’re looking for a view-drenched dining experience – be it in an innercity courtyard or on a vineyard-dotted hillside in the Winelands, these restaurants in and around Cape Town have the space and the setting (not forgetting the food) for a deliciously festive alfresco meal with family and friends.

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Maria’s Greek Café

Outdoor Restaurants: Maria Greek

Charming Dunkley Square, with its piazza-like bricked pavement and trees, is home to this Cape Town favourite where Cleon and Kate Romano have consistently delivered top-notch food for more than three decades. On sunny days and balmy evenings, tables flow out onto the square with a lively Mediterranean vibe. Expect traditional fare based on Cleon’s mother’s recipes: fresh and bursting with simple, bold flavours – pillowy pitas or flatbreads with (more than 20) mezethes (mezze); mains of chicken souvlaki, lamb with artichoke and creamy ouzo sauce, moussaka and calamari. It’ll be hard to choose, so settle in for a long, laidback feast. It’s the type of place you could happily spend hours in…
Opening times Tuesday – Saturday, 8.30am – 10pm
Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Monday, 11am – 10pm
Contact 021 461 3333, info@marias.co.za
Where to find it 31 Barnet Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Kloof Street House

Outdoor Restaurants: Kloof Street House
Sean Gibson

Housed in an old Victorian building, this cool courtyard restaurant, set back from busy Kloof street, is like stepping into the pages of The Great Gatsby. Hidden behind thick shrubs, you might miss it but, once inside, the twinkling fairy lights and velvet cushions that line the garden seating area make this a romantic haunt for a date night, or a no-excuses-needed brunch or lunch with family and friends. Relax under the trees over eggs Benedict and a Bellini (brunch is served until 4pm), with a cool cocktail and a tapas platter to share as the sun goes down, or settle in for a brasserie-style meal (and the famous popcorn cheesecake dessert!).
Good to know Don’t miss the Sunday lunchtime jazz sessions. There’s a second, even more secluded, courtyard seating area at the back.
Opening times Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 2am (kitchen closes  at 11.30pm)
Monday, 12pm – 2am
Contact 021 423 4413, info@kloofstreethouse.co.za
Where to find it 30 Kloof Street, Gardens
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The Grand Africa Café and Beach

Outdoor Restaurants: The Grand Africa

It’s the location that lures people to this popular Granger Bay spot – to discover a beachside idyll unlike any other in Cape Town. There are sea views, yes, but it’s the private beach strewn with umbrella-shaded tables that sets it apart, where you can eat, drink and play – Ibiza-style – with your toes in the sand. Housed in a restored boathouse, the interiors are old-world romantic and casually glam. The menu offers all the popular classics (pizza, steak, pasta, sushi), while five bars ensure patrons have their choice of cocktails, bubbly, craft beer and excellent Cape wines. Add a star-studded DJ lineup, and it’s no wonder the crowds flock here for sundowners and after-dark beats.
Opening times Tuesday – Sunday, until 12am
Contact details 021 425 0551, beach@grandafrica.com
Where to find it Granger Bay Road (off Beach Road), V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
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Upper Union

Outdoor Restaurants: Upper Union

A beautifully renovated heritage building, stylish and evocative with Victorian fireplaces and features, Upper Union has quickly settled into place as a stalwart of the Kloof Street landscape. The deep tree- and umbrella-shaded front terrace is a summer favourite (wind permitting) for creative cocktails and shared plates from Silwood-trained chef Amori Burger’s soul-warming menu. The punchy flavours and pot-luck conviviality fit perfectly into the neighbourhood’s eclectic culinary scene and there’s always a warm welcome.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 11.30am – 10pm
Contact 021 891 0360, reservations@upperunion.co.za
Where to find it  3 Upper Union Street, off Kloof Street, Gardens
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Tryn at Steenberg

Tryn Steenberg Outdoor Restaurants

The signature restaurant at Steenberg, Tryn occupies one side of the historic werf. There’s an oak-shaded terrace giving onto lawns on the werf side (where kids can explore and play lawn games while adults relax) and a wide terrace leading out of the main restaurant and looking out over vines on the other. Chef Kerry Kilpin’s à la carte menu is rich in local and exotic flavours that channel the fiercely independent spirit of pioneer founder Catherina Ras (aka Tryn). Sophisticated but relaxed, it’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and includes thoughtful children’s menus.
Opening times Daily, 7am – 10.30am; 12pm – 3pm; 6pm – 9.30pm
Contact 021 713 7178, info@tryn.co.za
Where to find it Steenberg Wine Farm, Steenberg Road, Tokai
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ëlgr

Outdoor Restaurants: Elgr
Warren Heath

The name is Old Norse for “moose”; the aesthetic is forest-inspired, with a palette of charcoal, black, wood and sage green. On sultry summer evenings the plant-filled courtyard at the back, complete with a bar, sofa, café tables and pizza oven, is the place to be. The food is seasonal, earthy, authentic and beautiful… Swedish-born Jesper Nilsson is a cheffy chef at heart but his sharing-plates menu is made “to put people at ease”. It’s a place you can come for drinks with snacks, or the chef’s choice menu paired with excellent wine.
Opening times Tuesday – Wednesday, 6pm – 11pm
Thursday – Saturday, 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Contact 021 422 0384, reservations@elgr.co.za
Where to find it 75 Kloof Street, Gardens
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Constantia Glen

Outdoor Restaurants: Constantia Glen

Meander up the fynbos-lined driveway, past paddocks and generous stretches of treed lawns, to the large tasting venue at Constantia Glen, and take your pick among the series of outside spaces around the perimeter of the building, which boast some of the best views in Cape Town. The verandah with wicker chairs, lawns falling away down the hillside and panoramic vistas is the obvious choice, but a sheltered courtyard beckons on windy days. Sample the wines and tuck into a delicious selection of cheese and charcuterie platters, Flammkuchen, gourmet main dishes, salads and desserts.
Opening times Sunday – Thursday, 10am – 6pm
Friday + Saturday, 10am – 8pm
Contact 021 795 5639, enquiries@constantiaglen.com
Where to find it Constantia Main Road, Constantia
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Starlings Café

Outdoor Restaurants: Starlings Cafe

Hidden behind a hedge on Belvedere Road in Claremont, this warm and hospitable café is housed in a Victorian building complete with high ceilings and wooden floors, but it’s the enclosed garden at the back (with slivers of mountain views) that calls in on sunny summer mornings.There’s a variety of options to start your day – from lentil dahl or peri-peri chicken livers with poached eggs to a seasonal veg scramble, a host of light lunch options, plus cakes and coffee all day.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 7am – 4pm
Saturday, 7am – 3pm
Contact 079 473 3554, starlingscafe@gmail.com
Where to find it 94 Belvedere Road, Claremont, Cape Town
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La Belle Bistro & Bakery

Loved for its terrace seating under the oaks, La Belle Bistro & Bakery at The Alphen Hotel in Constantia offers a range of satisfying dishes and freshly baked goods in the relaxed yet upscale setting of a rustic restored Cape farmhouse. Soak up the surroundings while you enjoy a scrumptious breakfast or a light lunch (the butter-basted garlic prawns come highly recommended) and don’t forget to take a stroll around the immaculate gardens afterwards. There are delicious cakes and coffee, too.
Opening hours Monday – Sunday, 8am – 11pm
Contact 021 795 6336, infoah@labellebistro.co.za
Where to find it The Alphen Hotel, Alphen Drive, Constantia
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Cape Point Vineyards

Outdoor Restaurants: Cape Point Vineyards

An unexpected slice of vineyards climbs the mountain slopes above the easy-breezy seaside village of Noordhoek. Looking over the valley towards the Atlantic Ocean, and backed by the dramatic mountains of Chapmans Peak, family-owned Cape Point Vineyards is a dream setting for al fresco dining: there’s the family-friendly Courtyard with a casual menu of small plates, flatbreads, burgers and more; the elegant Restaurant for an à la carte lunch; sushi pairings with wine-tastings; and picnics, too. Wide lawns dotted with picnic tables flow down to a fynbos-fringed dam, which has an irresistible jetty leading out to an island deck.
Opening times Restaurant: Friday – Wednesday, 12pm – 4pm; Thursday, 12pm – 2pm
Courtyard: Friday – Wednesday, 12pm – 7pm; Thursday, 12pm – 2pm
Contact 021 789 0900; info@cape-point.com
Where to find it Silvermine Road, Noordhoek
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Sirocco

Outdoor Restaurants: Sirocco

Part-sleepy fishing village and part-buzzy high street, Kalk Bay’s eclectic mix of historic buildings and cobbled streets offer plenty of vibrant cafés and restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner. One of our favourite al fresco spots on a summer’s evening is Sirocco, a station-side plaza that has been transformed into a pavement café with shades of a boujie beach-taverna thrown in. Here people-watching is a sport, and a menu of all-day easy-dining café favourites, plus pizzas and sushi, is on offer under a large palm tree.
Times Daily, 7am – 10pm
Contact 081 310 3067, hello@siroccocafe.co.za
Where to find it 75 Main Road, Kalk Bay

The Conservatory Restaurant at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel & Spa

This iconic Constantia hotel has always been a special place to take time out from city life, unwind and share memorable meals with family and friends. Its entrancing gardens and woodlands are the ideal setting for an alfresco meal on the freshly refurbished terrace (outside the elegant Conservatory restaurant). Impromptu cocktails and light bites from the Terrace menu are served in the afternoons, or eat à la carte from the Conservatory menu which is designed to be flexible, so you can relax over three indulgent courses, or pop by for a straightforward Chalmar beef burger, a simple steak or grilled linefish.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 7am – 10pm
Terrace menu: 3pm – 5pm
Contact 021 794 2137
Where to find it 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia
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The Gardener’s Cottage

Outdoor Restaurants: Gardeners Cottage

This 30-year-old restaurant at the Montebello Design Centre offers a tranquil reprieve from the noise of the city. Ask any Newlands local, and they’ll tell you that a meal here is a special treat. On sunny days, sit outdoors under the camphor trees amid lush gardens and enjoy delicious home-cooked breakfasts, leisurely lunches, and dinners as dusk gently falls. The sourdough seed loaf for the open sandwiches is baked on-site and is absolutely addictive!
Good to know A walk through the adjacent nursery is a must for the green-fingered. And take a shopping basket to stock up at the veg stall afterwards.
Opening times Tuesday – Saturday, 8am – 8.30pm
Sunday, 8.30am – 4.30pm
Contact 021 689 3158, gardenerscottage@telkomsa.net
Where to find it Montebello Design Centre, 31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands, Cape Town
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Chardonnay Deli @ High Constantia

Set in a century-old farm building near Groot Constantia, this eatery oozes atmosphere, warm hospitality and good vibes. Add magical forest views, a tranquil terrace under the trees, friendly staff and a great menu (the owner cut her culinary teeth working with some of Cape Town’s top chefs), and you’re all set. The breakfast and lunch menus change often but you’re always assured of top-notch goodness to kickstart your day. Think smoothie bowls, flapjacks, croissants, kippers on corn fritters, quiche… Warning: the cakes are too good to resist.
Good to know If you’re in Kalk Bay, pop into its sister café opposite Dalebrook pool; you’ll find another branch at Constantia Uitsig, too.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 7am – 6pm
Contact 021 795 0606, info@chardonnaydeli.co.za
Where to find it 87 Constantia Main Road, Constantia

Melkbos Kitchen

Outdoor Restaurants: Melkbos Kitchen

The best location in Melkbos, right on the rocks with sea and sunset views deluxe. Melkbos Kitchen is a popular spot with locals for its varied menu (vegan options included) that takes you through brunch to dinner. There’s something for everyone; think eggs Benedict, roosterkoek with various fillings, sushi, poke bowls, fish and chips, lamb kofta on flatbread, seafood platters, brisket burgers. Go for an outside table on the terrace under umbrellas to soak up the sea air, waves breaking and seagulls swooping.
Good to know Booking advised.
Opening times Sunday – Tuesday, 10am – 5pm
Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 8.45pm (last food orders 6.30pm)
Contact 021 001 8210, info@melkboskitchen.co.za
Where to find it 47 5th Avenue, Melkbosstrand
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The Table at De Meye

Outdoor Restaurants: The Table De Meye

It’s the stuff of dreams and the epitome of la dolce vita: long, sybaritic lunches in the country with people you love, delicious food and good stuff to drink. Leigh Williamson and Brendan Thorncroft offer an honest-to-goodness experience on the beautiful (yet under-the-radar) De Meye wine farm. In a charming garden, at tables laid with vintage crockery, guests tuck into a three-course sharing menu of refined, slow-cooked comfort dishes that change often depending on what’s in season – along with freshly baked bread, homemade butter and decadent desserts. In cooler weather, the white-washed farmhouse with large windows and wood-burning stoves is an equally attractive setting. It’s the kind of place you’ll return to time and again.
Opening times October – April: Wednesday – Sunday, 12pm – 5pm
May – September: Thursday – Sunday, 12pm – 5pm
Cost R550
Contact 072 696 0530, bookings@thetablerestaurant.co.za
Where to find it De Meye Wine Farm, Muldersvlei Road, Klapmuts, Stellenbosch
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Rykaart’s at Longridge

Outdoor Restaurants: Rykaarts

Rykaart’s opened with a splash on Stellenbosch’s Dorp Street in 2022, but husband-and-wife owners Alex and Ella Rykaart decided to give up their pavement perch for a new home on a wine estate (and who wouldn’t?). They haven’t changed their winning food philosophy, though – simple, contemporary flavours, unfussy, welcoming and delicious. Long, country-style tables on a wide terrace offer never-ending views (all the way to Table Mountain) and the three-course set menu, served family-style, is perfect for lazy lunches. The food pairs perfectly with Longridge’s award-winning biodynamic wines; and the chefs have beautiful organic herb and vegetable gardens within arm’s reach…
Good to know There is a simple menu for children under 12 years.
Opening times Wednesday – Sunday, from 12pm (kitchen closes 3pm)
Friday + Saturday, from 6pm (kitchen closes 8.30pm)
Cost R495
Contact 021 855 2005, rykaarts@longridge.co.za
Where to find it Longridge Wine Estate, Helderbergpad, off Eikendal Road and R44, Raithby, Stellenbosch
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Delaire Graff

Outdoor Restaurants: Delaire Graff

Situated on the panoramic Helshoogte Pass, this estate and state-of-the-art winery owned by international jeweller Laurence Graff is a magnificent package that ticks all the luxury boxes, with manicured gardens, fabulous sculptures and artworks, and two restaurants to match. The terrace of Delaire Graff Restaurant has extraordinary views sweeping down the Banhoek Valley, where you can lunch on an à la carte menu of locally-sourced classics, from Karoo lamb to seafood linguine.
Good to know Al fresco dining is only available at lunch. HŌSEKI, the estate’s Japanese-inspired restaurant headed up by chef Virgil Kahn also has terrace tables.
Opening times Lunch: Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 4pm (last seating 2pm);
Dinner: Wednesday – Saturday, 6pm – 11pm (last seating 8.30pm)
Contact 021 885 8160, reservations@delaire.co.za
Where to find it Helshoogte Road (R310), Stellenbosch east
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Good to Gather at Rozendal

Outdoor Restaurants: Good To Gather

Rozendal started off with vineyards but serendipitously pivoted when a visitor helped transform a flawed wine harvest into gourmet vinegar. The vinegar cellar doubles as a restaurant on Friday evenings and weekends – spilling into a tree-shaded courtyard with views of the picturesque farm and a meadow where two alpacas, two cows, a pig, two horses, three dogs and some chickens reside. For chef Jess Shepherd and her husband Luke Grant, respect for produce is paramount and you’ll taste it in their three-course, sharing menu. It’s inventive, wholesome, bounteous and truly, deeply farm-to-table.
Good to know Arrive earlier to do a tasting of the barrel-aged, botanical-infused vinegars.
Opening times Saturday + Sunday, 12pm – 5pm
Friday, 6pm – 10pm
Cost R495
Contact 071 610 0855, jess.chef@gmail.com
Where to find it Rozendal Vinegar & Guest Farm, Omega Road, Rozendal, Stellenbosch
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Vrymansfontein

Outdoor Restaurants: Vrymansvontein

A working almond farm on the Suid-Agter Paarl road with spectacular views, Vrymansfontein is fresh from a magnificent re-imagining as a wine-and-dining destination for families and foodies, and has a choice of al fresco food offerings. The serene signature restaurant, Scape, gives onto a sunset-facing terrace with a fresh and enticing menu of family-style shared plates that you’d happily return for week after week. Or go for the casual food from the fire served alongside Levantine-style plates at the bar on the shaded Tree Bar terrace, while the kids happily play on the custom-built timber jungle gym or run on the lawns.
Good to know There is a cooling water-play area specially designed for barefoot splashing.
Opening times Wednesday – Sunday, 12pm – 10pm
Contact 082 617 4903, info@vrymansfontein.co.za
Where to find it Suid-Agter Paarl Road, Paarl
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Rust en Vrede Tasting Room

Outdoor Restaurants: Rust En Vrede Tasting Room

With its national monument Cape Dutch buildings dating back to the 1700s, surrounded by manicured gardens dotted with rose bushes and towering oaks, and views over the vineyards, Rust en Vrede is an idyllic setting. The Tasting Room terrace is the place to take in all this tranquillity for a wine-tasting followed by the superbly simple Winemaker’s Lunch, which comprises Chalmar steak or Norwegian salmon with salad, chips or baby potatoes and a glass of perfectly paired wine.
Opening times Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm
Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Lunch: 12pm – 3pm
Contact 021 881 3881, tastingroom@rustenvrede.com
Where to find it Annandale Road, Stellenbosch

The Kraal at Joostenberg

Outdoor Restaurants: The Kraal Joostenberg

The fifth-generation Myburghs offer generous country-style hospitality every weekend at The Kraal, tucked in a corner of their farm beside the winery. Enclosed by whitewashed stone walls, it conjures a simple, almost-Mediterranean aesthetic. Lunch guests dine alfresco at long tables under umbrellas and the dappled shade of fruit and olive trees, with views of the farm in all directions. Chef Garth Bedford’s fine-dining yet fuss-free, three-course menu is based entirely on seasonal, organic produce – much of it from the farm itself. Bread is baked daily and other ingredients sourced from nearby farms. Joostenberg’s superb range of organic wines are the perfect accompaniment to your three-course set-menu meal.
Good to know Children are welcome but there is no specific children’s menu.
Opening times Friday – Sunday, from 12pm (last booking 2.30pm)
Cost R485
R200 (child 5 – 12 years)
Contact 079 641 1320, kraalrestaurant@joostenberg.co.za
Where to find it Joostenberg Wine Estate, Hoopenberg Road, Muldersvlei
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Diemersdal

Outdoor Restaurants: Diemersdal

In the heart of Durbanville wine country is the picturesque and historic Diemersdal Wine Estate (owned by the Louw family for six generations). Here The Farm Eatery is housed within meticulously restored old stables and opens out onto a wide outdoor seating area and lawns. Here you’ll find a relaxed, country atmosphere and panoramic vistas of hill-top farmlands. Chef Martin de Kock, who’s been at the helm for almost a decade, embraces a philosophy of shared dining and his constantly evolving menu of creative tapas and straightforward mains is guided by seasonal produce.
Good to know On Sundays, there’s no à la carte menu – instead a set three-course tapas menu (which changes weekly) is plated to share on the table. On Thursday evenings, head round for the steak specials.
Opening times Tuesday – Sunday, 12pm – 3pm
Thursday – Saturday, 6pm – 9pm
Contact 021 976 1810, info@thefarmeatery.co.za
Where to find it Diemersdal Wine Estate, Koeberg Road, Durbanville
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Orangerie Restaurant at Le Lude

Orangerie’s French-inspired interiors create a soothing and sophisticated atmosphere, with high arched doors spilling out onto a charming garden terrace (make time to wander and explore the rose gardens while you’re there). Using fresh ingredients sourced from surrounding forests, meadows and mountains, chef-proprietor Nicolene Barrow draws on her classical French training (from Michelin-starred Le Gavroche in London), to create a varied seasonal menu with a contemporary spin: think West Coast mussels steamed in Le Lude Brut, ginger-glazed pork belly, and beef tagliata with wild mushrooms.
Good to know Afternoon (or morning) tea with Le Lude’s cap classique is a real spoil. Book 24 hours in advance as the kitchen prepares the confectionaries on the morning of the tea.
Opening times Tuesday – Sunday, 12pm – 3pm
Thursday – Saturday, 6pm – 8.30pm
Morning Tea: 10am, 10.30am + 11am
Afternoon Tea: 3pm
Contact 021 876 2961, info@lelude.co.za
Where to find it Bowling Green Avenue (Lambrechts Road), Franschhoek
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Ernie Els

Outdoor Restaurants: Ernie Els
Charles Russell

Perched high on the vine-clad slopes of Stellenbosch’s Golden Triangle, Ernie Els Wines feels on top of the world. Soak up the panoramic views, stretching all the way to Table Mountain, from a table on the terrace outside the farmhouse-chic restaurant, or in the more sheltered courtyard (also home to their grillworks weekends of fire-cooking). The concise menu of easy eats (and on par pairings) majors on hearty, uncomplicated dishes such as a perfectly grilled dry-aged bovelder steak, heirloom tomato gazpacho, lamb rump or West Coast linefish, designed to pair with the estate’s renowned big red wines.
Opening times Lunch: Wednesday – Sunday, 12pm – 3.30pm
Dinner: Thursday – Saturday, 6.30pm – 9pm
Contact 021 881 3588, bookings@ernieelswines.com
Where to find it Helderbergpad, off Annandale Road, Stellenbosch
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Cosecha at Noble Hill

Outdoor Restaurants: Cosecha

On the slopes of the majestic Simonsberg mountains surrounded by hectares of vineyards, Noble Hill is a secluded sanctuary with wonderful valley views and a top-notch selection of organic estate wines. The popular Latin America-inspired Cosecha Restaurant is next to the working harvest area where grapes are sorted and crushed, with tables spreading onto the lawn from a shaded deck. Flavoursome Mexican and Cali-Mex dishes (burritos, tacos, enchiladas and much more) make for exciting all-day breakfasts and wholesome lunches (with a spicy kick!).
Opening times Wednesday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm
Contact 021 874 3844, info@cosecharestaurant.com
Where to find it Noble Hill Wine Estate, Klapmuts-Simondium Road, Paarl
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Jewell’s Restaurant at Spice Route

Outdoor Restaurants: Jewell's
Nickey Bothma

The spacious verandah at Jewell’s Restaurant offers generous views of the surrounding farmlands, with the Simonsberg Mountains and Table Mountain framing the scene – a suitable setting for a farm-to-table feast from charcuterie whizz Neil Jewell. A must for those who prize good food made properly, only the best ingredients go into producing the simple and delicious seasonal dishes: vegetables and herbs from Spice Route’s surrounding farmland and organic Red Angus beef from Charles Back’s herd. Add warm service, a children’s menu, shady green grass for kids to run around on, and the whole of Spice Route Destination to explore, it’s the ideal spot for families to while away a summer’s day.
Opening times Wednesday – Sunday, 11.30am – 5pm
Contact 021 204 4875, jewells@spiceroute.co.za
Where to find it Spice Route Destination, Suid Agter Paarl Road, Paarl
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Rhebokskloof

Outdoor Restaurants: Rheboksloof

A family-friendly oasis of nature-infused tranquillity, Rhebokskloof is hidden away in a natural amphitheatre of vine-clad slopes at the northern end of Paarl Mountain. The old farmhouse housing The Rhebok restaurant has a generous stoep and extends down the steps to a wide, umbrella-shaded terrace with oak-studded lawns cascading down to the farm dam, and a jungle gym close by for kids to play. Hearty country fare laces nostalgic food memory with contemporary twists, there’s a classic breakfast menu, and the crisp thin-based wood-fired pizzas have acquired a following too.
Good to know The outside tables at the restaurant are pet-friendly (on a leash). You can also book a picnic to enjoy in the shade of an oak tree on the lawns leading down to the dam.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 8.30am – 4pm (last seating)
Contact 021 869 8386, info@rhebokskloof.co.za
Where to find it Noord Agter-Paarl Road, Windmeul, Paarl
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Stellenzicht Wine Pod

Perched among fynbos and wild grasses, a sleek, curvy eco-friendly pod stretches out into a wide deck with endless views towards Stellenbosch and the Helderberg mountains. It’s the perfect away-from-it-all setting to soak up nature as you settle in – on couches or cane chairs – for an afternoon of wine-tasting and wood-fired pizzas. Stellenzicht focuses on the varietals that have made the Stellenbosch region famous – cabernet sauvignon, syrah, chardonnay and cinsault, with three distinct ranges. A simple menu of crisp but satisfyingly chewy thin-based pizzas from the wood-fired oven stretches your wine-tasting into a relaxed lunch. Or, there are sumptuous cheese and charcuterie platters piled with pillowy ciabatta bread.
Opening times Wednesday – Friday, 10am – 6pm
Saturday + Sunday, 9am – 5pm
Contact 021 569 0362, winepod@stellenzicht.com
Where to find it Stellenzicht Wines, Upper Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch
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Leopard’s Leap

Outdoor Restaurants: Leopards Leap

When it comes to laidback days out with the family, Leopard’s Leap has fine-tuned the magic recipe: a wide lawn (with Franschhoek Valley views over the vines), where you can spread out blankets or play ball; tables under the trees where in summer a meandering channel of mountain water and fountains invite refreshing play beside the jungle gym; and above that a generously sized pump track. Chef Christiaan Visser’s food offering is as flexible as the setting. The main event at lunchtime is the rotisserie of three or four different meats, supported by a lavish and varied harvest table of creative sides, salads and hot vegetable dishes. Then there are wood-fired pizzas, nibble platters, cakes and desserts, and roosterkoek for breakfast too.
Opening times Wednesday – Sunday, 9am – 4pm
Contact 021 876 8002, info@leopardsleap.co.za
Where to find it Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards, Main Road (R45), Franschhoek
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Time of publication: 07 February 2024

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4 Responses to “The 30 Best Outdoor Restaurants in Cape Town”

  1. Alison Burns

    Thank you for wonderful guides. As with the very useful camping guide (I rate Suikerbossie superb) it would be useful to have some price indications on the restaurants, even if its just 1 to 5 or average price of mains.

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  2. Giles Griffin

    I would say Maison should be on here too – plus Beau Constantia.

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    • Amanda Juries

      Haskells Vineyard
      Picnic and Tables for Two.

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      • jonnie

        Haskell vineyards no longer exists. Now home to Stellenbosch Reserve, but they also have a nice restaurant.

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