21 Best Restaurants in Cape Town | Condé Nast Traveler

The maturity and diversity of the food here has given the city a well-earned reputation

Cape Town’s gourmet revolution kicked off amid the vineyards beyond the city, but these days it’s just as evident in the buzzing, cosmopolitan streets below Table Mountain and on the ocean’s edge. Local gastronomy has an authentic, homegrown identity at last, influenced by the global provenance-driven, farm-to-fork movement while incorporating regional culinary heritage and indigenous, often foraged flavors. Chefs are sharpening their inventiveness and creativity as much as their knives, so expect to hustle to secure one of these top tables—or get friendly with your hotel’s concierge. Luckily, we’ve done some of the more difficult work for you. These are are our picks for Cape Town’s best restaurants.