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

Time Out Market Cape Town Lead

A vibey new gathering spot for foodies.

Since it began life in Lisbon in 2014, The Time Out Market has become 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. At the V&A you’ll find local Cape Town chefs and mixologists wielding their magic cooking up a storm of exciting seasonal dishes in an upmarket foodhall format.

The details

Time Out Market Cape Town Chefs

Time Out has completely revamped the interior of the heritage building to make space for 12 kitchens, four bars and a stage for live performances, along with seating for 750 diners, both inside and outside on the quayside.

The vendors rocking this quayside venue:

  • De Vrije Burger for Bertus Basson’s inimitable simply delicious free-range burgers.
  • MLILO for Vusi Ndlovu’s mouthwatering braai-style dishes
  • The Melting Pot for chef John van Zyl’s global array of seafood dishes.
  • How Bao Now for Carla Schulze and Matt van den Berg’s Asian street food.
  • Unframed for exceptional ice creams made with local, sustainable ingredients.
  • Barakat for chefs Anwar Abdullatief and Yolani Abrahams fresh take on
    Cape Malay cuisine.
  • Carne for Giorgio Nava’s true Italian minimalist pasta and meat dishes.
  • Kapoochka for Hitesh Panchal’s Indian street food with a contemporary twist.
  • Ramenhead Peter Tempelhoff’s second branch of his roaringly successful ramen joint.
  • Sushiya for Peter Tempelhoff and Shin Takagi’s contemporary Japanese sushi.
  • The Siba Deli for chef Siba Mtongana’s modern South African fare.
  • YARD for Eugene Smith’s inspired wood-fired pizza from Pizza Warehouse.
  • NØSH CAFÉ for your one-stop caffeine shot and breakfast spot.
  • Culture Wine Bar for Matt Manning’s superbly curated selection of South African wine.

Winter Warmers

The chefs are introducing a selection of new dishes to keep things toasty this winter. Think spicy prawn laksa broth (The Melting Pot), a steaming-hot vegetarian butternut potjie
(Mlilo) and aromatic tandoori lamb chops (Kapoochka), a saucy South African burger and loaded tjips (De Vrije Burger), tender T-bone and butternut and ricotta ravioli (Carne), melting-off-the-bone lamb shank (The Siba Deli), a comforting Cape chicken biriyani (Barakat), a double choc cookie or salted chocolate ice cream cookie bomb (Unframed).

And the season’s lineup includes a series of fun events: quiz nights, a winter wine series, jazz and comedy nights, swing Sundays and live entertainment.

Time Out Market Cape Town

Good to know The closest parking area is Portswood
Opening times Sunday – Wednesday, 11am –10pm (coffee + breakfast from 8am)
Thursday – Saturday, 11am –11pm (coffee + breakfast from 8am)
Where to find it Time Out Market Cape Town, Old Power Station Building, Building 19, Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town

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Time of publication: 15 June 2023