Time Out Market: Top SA Chefs Under One Roof at the V&A Waterfront

Time Out Market: Top SA Chefs Under One Roof at the V&A Waterfront

A vibey new gathering spot for foodies.

It’s finally open! Replacing the old V&A Food Market on the quay overlooking Table Mountain, the Cape Town iteration of this international brand swings open its doors on 17 November. Time Out Market, which began life in Lisbon in 2014, became an international sensation, with notable success stories following in New York, Miami, Chicago and Dubai. But the individual markets are not just identikit roll-outs. Time Out tailors each venue to reflect the culinary and cultural trends of the chosen city, gathering the best of the best under one roof. Expect to see local Cape Town chefs and mixologists wielding their magic.

The details

Time Out Market Cape Town Chefs

Time Out has completely revamped the interior of the heritage building to make space for 13 kitchens, three bars and a stage for live performances, along with seating for 750 diners, both inside and outside on the quayside.

The chef line-up certainly wowed our tastebuds at the opening event:

  • Peter Tempelhoff has created Sushiya, a brand new sushi concept, with chef Shin Takagi of two-star Michelin restaurant Zeniya in Japan
  • Ramenhead, Peter Tempelhoff’s roaringly successful ramen joint, has its second branch here.
  • Matt Manning’s Culture Wine Bar focuses on the best of the Cape in the glass.
  • Bertus Basson’s De Vrije Burger rocks the burger offering with free-range beef in his inimitable simply delicious style.
  • Vusi Ndlovu of Boma on Bree has devised a pan-African fire-cooked street food concept for the market called MLILO Fires of Africa.
  • John van Zyl’s The Melting Pot serves a delicious array of seafood dishes.
  • Carla Schulze and Matt van den Berg bring their fab How Bao Now offering of Asian street food with some new additions exclusive to the market.
  • Barakat, by chefs Anwar Abdullatief and Yolani Abrahams, adds a contemporary Cape Malay halaal dining element to the mix.
  • Eugene Smith’s YARD flings the pizza dough with signature Yard toppings flying from wood-fired ovens.
  • Chef Hitesh Panchal of Kapoochka (in Makers Landing) serves punchy Indian street food
  • Chef Giorgio Nava serves his signature succulent steaks of the best free-range beef.
  • TV chef Siba Mntongana has dreamed up a delicious deli bar of fresh salads and plates such as spicy chicken wings and spicy chakalaka sauce.
  • Nosh takes care of the coffee with brews from Origin, Truth and Tribe and is an all-day breakfast and brunch eatery opening from 8am.
  • Yann Rey’s Unframed ice cream has the scoop on exceptional ice creams made with local, sustainable ingredients.

Plus there are three more bars: Pumphouse pulls a grand assembly of 9 local craft beers on tap as well as 3 more classics; Studio on the mezzanine level flips classy cocktails with a vantage point overlooking the market downstairs; and Dry Dock on the ground floor serves a wide offering of cocktails, wine and non-alcoholic drinks.

Time Out Market Cape Town

All these chef legends are cooking up a storm, so check it out asap from 17 November 2023!

Opening times Sunday – Wednesday, 11am – 10pm
Thursday – Saturday, 11am – 11pm
(Nosh Cafe opens daily 8am – 8pm)
Where to find it V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

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