25 Lunch Spots in Cape Town & Surrounds You Have to Try

Lunch spots in Cape Town

Cape Town’s food scene is one of the best in the world! We’re lucky to be spoiled for choice when it comes to dining options. From fine dining to casual eateries, we’ve put together a list of lunch spots in Cape Town that offer the perfect settings and delicious menus.

126 Cape Kitchen & Cafe

126 CAPE KITCHEN & CAFE

The 126 Cape Kitchen & Cafe at Hyatt Regency Cape Town Hotel is a beautiful restaurant inspired by the rich Cape Malay culture of the Bo-Kaap, providing flavoursome, traditional recipes from a Halaal-friendly kitchen.

Their signature Sunday buffer features a range of dips, a Cape cheese board, and preserves, and light salads. For mains, guests can expect traditional slow braised beef shin, lemon and herb roast chicken, grilled line fish, and paella. Vegetarians are catered to with a flavour-packed Chermoula Roast Vegetable Tagine. End off with a choice of sweet tartlets, malva pudding, scones, or a waffle with your choice of toppings.

Where: 126 Cape Kitchen & Cafe at Hyatt Regency Cape Town, 126 Buitengracht St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
Website: hyattrestaurants.com | Tel: 021 214 1234

STRATUS ROOM

STRATUS ROOM AT THE PULLMAN HOTEL CAPE TOWN

Kickstart the day with their signature breakfast and unlimited illy coffee along with fusion cuisine infused with Cape Malay flavours that tantalise the taste buds.

Indulge in the delightful ambience while savouring dishes such as sticky dukkah spice barbecue wings and herb-crusted beef carpaccio. This culinary experience reflects a blend of global inspirations and local touches, creating a memorable dining experience for all.

To add to the mood and the variety, Pullman Cape Town has also introduced a newly designed wine list in 2024, every wine pairing up with the menu perfectly and sourced ethically, sustainably, and locally

Where: Stratus Room, Pullma Cape Town, 22 Riebeek Street, Cape Town
Website: Pullman Cape Town | Tel: 021 214 1234 | Email: zoey.levensky@accor.com

Sanctuary Restaurant

THE SANCTUARY RESTAURANT – KLOOF STREET

Offering a welcoming space where guests can unwind, relax and enjoy the finest dining experience, The Sanctuary Restaurant focuses on good food with local flavours along with classic dishes inspired by family recipes.

Located on lively Kloof Street at the foot of Table Mountain, the restaurant offers breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner with an extensive wine list and cocktail menu. Their lunch menu consists of a selection of starters, salads, pizzas, burgers, pasta and desserts with mains including fish, steak and even cottage pie.

The added charm of a rooftop pool with stunning Table Mountain views makes The Sanctuary a perfect place to relax and enjoy South African cuisine while immersing yourself in the city’s atmosphere.

Where: The Sanctuary Restaurant, Kloof Street Hotel, 8 Rheede Street Gardens
Website: thesanctuaryrestaurant.co.za | Tel: 021 214 1234 | Email: sanctuary@lionroars.com

HACIENDA CAPE TOWN

HACIENDA CAPE TOWN

Inspired by Baja California, Hacienda is a destination where guests can experience a modern twist on authentic coastal Mexican cuisine, paired with exclusively selected Tequilas and Mezcals from the Baja California peninsula region in Mexico.

Guests can experience guacamole made to order at their table. Tortillas are made fresh daily, and Hacienda nurtures its live culture mole sauce for that extra punch in every delectable bite. The meat and seafood is prepared on an authentic Mexican charcoal grill. Add all of this to your complimentary candy floss and you are in for an experience to remember.

Happy Hour runs from 4pm to 5:30pm with their famous Margaritas going for half price.

Where: Hacienda, 92 Bree Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
Website: hacienda.co.za | Tel: 021 422 0128 | Email: capetown@hacienda.co.za

ROOFTOP BAR AT RADISSON RED

ROOFTOP BAR AT RADISSON RED

Tucked in the heart of the waterfront, RED Roof is a popular venue among locals and visitors. Built with the style-savvy guest in mind, the hotels’ bold designs stimulate and inspire guests, throughout their stay.

Designed to have a playful twist on the conventional, creating spaces that inspire and encourage guests to feel welcome to hang and chat, or just simply chill.

The RED Roof Bar is a trendy bar that sits atop of the hotel and boasts amazing views of the sea and Table Mountain. Guests have an opportunity to view the stunning views of the sunset as they relax in the pool, sip on cocktails and smoothies from the drinks van, or just chill out with friends in this fun setting.

Snack on sharing dishes such as glazed short ribs, sliders, falafels and more.

Where: Radisson RED Hotel, Silo 6, Silo Square, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
Website: Radisson RED | Tel: 087 086 1578 | Email: baxter@radissonred.com

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TOBAGO’S RESTAURANT, BAR & TERRACE

TOBAGO’S RESTAURANT, BAR & TERRACE

Tobago’s is located at the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, right next to the Atlantic Ocean, with great views of the Waterfront bay.

They offer a stylish and relaxed atmosphere with contemporary décor and spectacular ocean views. Enjoy a wide variety of fresh seafood, hearty meats, and local flavors.

They also serve all-time favorites, such as pizza and burgers, as well as vegetarian and vegan options. After your meal, don’t leave without trying one of our mouthwatering desserts.

Where: Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, 100 Beach Road, Granger Bay Boulevard, Cape Town
Website: Radisson Blu Waterfront | Tel: 021 441 3000 | Email: capetown.tobagos@radissonblu.com

TANG WATERFRONT

TANG WATERFRONT

Embark on a sumptuous culinary journey in a luxurious, tropical Asian setting thanks to the new Asian restaurant and bar, TANG. Originally from Johannesburg, this unique fusion of Japanese Izakaya-style dining and classic Cantonese cuisine branched out to a new and eager audience that can appreciate the flavours and luxury here at the V&A Waterfront.

Indulge in mouth-watering delights such as Peking Duck, black cod miso, yellowtail sashimi, and an extensive selection of sushi and wok dishes. Amongst the highlights of the menu are the robata grills, which add irresistible smoky flavours to the food, and the Izakaya style, a traditional Japanese bar where individuals gather to enjoy food.

Where: TANG Waterfront, Shop 153, V&A Waterfront, 19 Breakwater Blvd, Cape Town
Website: TANG WATERFRONT | Tel: Whatsapp 076 652 8972 | Email: reservationsva@tanghospitality.com

AZURE AT THE TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL AND SPA

AZURE AT THE TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL AND SPA

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, set against the stunning backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean along Cape Town’s scenic coastline, is the epitome of Cape Town luxury.

Voted South Africa’s Best Hotel Restaurant at the 2020 World Culinary Awards, Azure Restaurant blends panoramic sea views with a menu of exceptional Cape cuisine. The menu champions local ingredients, particularly local seafood and sustainably caught fish. Local delicacies such as mussels, crayfish, oysters, prawns, langoustines, and squid all take centre stage on our elegant, fine dining menu.

Where: Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, 100 Beach Road, Granger Bay Boulevard, Cape Town
Website: 12apostleshotel.com | Tel: 021 437 9000 | Email: restaurants@12apostles.co.za

JACK@SKYE ROOFTOP WINE BAR

The Jack @ Skye Rooftop Bar is perched atop the Hyde Hotel in Sea Point, and combines everything we love about Cape Town – chilled vibes, s

pectacular views and wine of course!

The rooftop bar offers a choice of wine-tasting flights on offer across over 37 different Bruce Jack wines, and the Cluver & Jack Single Estate Cider. The tastings are led by knowledgeable brand ambassador Awonke Tyumse.

The SKYE rooftop bar’s delectable menu is Spanish tapas in style and offers something for everyone, including an impressive selection of pintxos for sharing. The Jack@SKYE is the perfect pairing of delicious food and exceptional wine

Where: Jack @ SKYE Rooftop Bar, 6th Floor, The Hyde Hotel, 13 London Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
Website: Jack@SKYE | Tel: 021 434 0205 | Email: events@thehydehotel.com 

CASA LABIA

CASA LABIA

Built in 1929 to reflect the spirit of 18th century Venice, Casa Labia is the former Muizenberg residence of Count and Countess Natale Labia. The Centre now comprises a members club, co-working facilities and a public hosting restaurant. They also have two suites available for overnight accommodation.

The Restaurant offers simple Italian-style food, excellent wines, coffee and homemade cakes and pastries. Picnics and High Teas can be prebooked and enjoyed with views over Surfer’s Corner, Muizenberg.

Where: Casa Labia, 192 Main Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town
Website: casalabia | Tel: 081 409 8544

CAPE TO CUBA

CAPE TO CUBA

This maximalist-styled Cuban restaurant and adjacent beach bar have become popular watering holes for the local community, with remarkable cocktails, authentic Cuban dishes, Cuban cigars, and a seafront-facing balcony.

Of all the restaurants on the water, there are few places in Cape Town that so perfectly epitomise a “tropical holiday”. Sitting on the balcony, guests can take in views of the Kalk Bay Harbour and Kalk Bay Beach, often dotted with families still swimming as the sun sets. DJs and live music – often with a Caribbean feel – complete the experience.

Where: Cape To Cuba, 165 Main Road, Kalk Bay
Website: capetocuba.com | Tel: 021 788 1566 | Email: kalkbay@capetocuba.com

THE COLLECTIVE – HOUT BAY

For the perfect outing and the most incredible selection of hand-crafted gifts, ceramics, art, plants and so much more visit The Collective Hout Bay – Local Artisan Gift Emporium and The Café Collective.

The Collective – Hout Bay is a local artisan gift emporium and market complimented by a Pantry/Deli gift section that features over 200 local makers, creatives, and artists, whose products are all made by hand and celebrate South Africa – from quality bespoke furniture and ceramics to a wide variety of carefully curated gifts.

The Café Collective, situated in the Precinct Courtyard, serves coffee, gourmet Montreal-style bagels, pastries, cakes, and Harvest Table Salads are also available.

Where: The Old Post Office Building, Fisherman’s Village Precinct, 35 Main Rd, Hout Bay, Cape Town
Facebook: @thecollectivehoutbay | Tel: 083 258 1343 | Email: collectivehoutbay@gmail.com

CAPE POINT VINEYARDS

CAPE POINT VINEYARDS

Cape Point Vineyard’s upmarket bistro offers a refined à la carte experience in the heart of stunning natural beauty. Available for lunch daily and dinner on selected evenings, dine alfresco in the shade with sea and vineyard views that stretch to the horizon.

Their Meldt restaurant offers an exquisite selection of signature sushi and oyster pairings. And for a more casual dining experience, their courtyard offers delicious family meals and local flavours such as pizza and burgers.

Where: Cape Point Vineyards, Silvermine Rd, Noordhoek, Cape Town
Website: cpv.co.za | Tel: 021 789 0900| Email: info@cape-point.com

CAFE ROUX NOORDHOEK

CAFE ROUX NOORDHOEK

Looking for a meal and a show? Located at The Farm Village in Noordhoek, Café Roux is firmly entrenched as a music hotspot in this coastal greenbelt. It has earned a reputation for supporting local music, and is a prominent fixture on Cape Town’s live music scene.

For food as good as the entertainment, try THE café Roux’s legendary Beef & Chicken burgers including the plant-based Beyond Burger. They also offer a few delicious salads, deep-fried calamari & battered hake; soup, curries and thin-based pizza, and more.

A range of cakes and sweet treats are available from the crowd-pleasing lemon cheesecake, freshly baked chocolate brownies and yummy moist chocolate cake.

Where: Cape Point Vineyards, Silvermine Rd, Noordhoek, Cape Town
Website: caferoux.co.za | Tel: 021 789 2538| Email: info@caferoux.co.za

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LIBERTY'S RESTAURANT AT DOUBLE TRR HILTON

LIBERTY’S RESTAURANT AT DOUBLE TREE HILTON

Liberty’s Restaurant at DoubleTree Hilton is a glamorous spot to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner, whether you’re staying at the hotel or not.

Executive Chef Simon Kemp, who has honed his skills across Europe for 15 years, has made the restaurant his creative home. Guests will find impressive fusion dishes on the menu, as well as masterful traditional items (the burgers here are legendary).

Liberty’s Restaurant presents a wonderfully fresh menu for the lighter seasons, packed full of flavour and with nods to Asian cuisine. Choose from a range of tapas, tuck into burgers and steak rolls, chicken, cashew and chilli stir fry, or select your favourite grill, pasta, or pizza.

A tempting list of desserts, smoothies and milkshakes is also on offer, while Liberty’s extensive wine list offers something interesting for every palate.

Where: Liberty’s Restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town Upper Eastside Hotel, 31 Brickfield Rd, Woodstock
Website: hilton.com | Tel: 021 404 0570 | Email: lindsay.barrett@hilton.com

LE CARTE RESTAURANT AT PALM HOUSE BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND SPA

LE CARTE RESTAURANT AT PALM HOUSE BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND SPA

Keeping it simple but doing it well, La Carte restaurant in Wynberg is the ultimate hideaway if you’re after cosy brunch dates near Constantia.

Located right within the Wynberg Boys and Girls school precinct makes it the ideal spot for a quick coffee catch-up with fellow parents on the school run, or an intimate cafe to keep in mind for business meetings.

Interiors are light and airy with tables spilling onto a small patio area where you can either catch some late-morning sun or unwind underneath the trees. You’ll find good coffee, fresh juices, and a selection of brunch favourites on the menu.

Where: La Carte at Palm House Boutique Hotel, 10 Oxford Street, Wynberg, Cape Town
Website: palmhouse.co.za | Tel: 021 745 5008 | Email: reception@palmhouse.co.za

BISTROSIXTEEN82 AT STEENBERG WINE ESTATE

BISTROSIXTEEN82 AT STEENBERG WINE ESTATE

BistroSixteen82 is situated at Steenberg Wine Estate, famous for the excellence of its Sauvignon Blanc and MCC wines. The restaurant was named after the year in which Steenberg was established and has been the tapas and bistro-style darling of the dining world ever since.

The Bistro Sixteen82 menu is a constant evolution, keeping up with seasonal produce and featuring inventive dishes that complement the finest locally sourced ingredients. With breakfast, lunch and late-afternoon tapas menus to choose from, Bistro Sixteen82 provides dining with an inimitable contemporary spirit.

Where: BistroSixteen82, Steenberg Rd, Tokai, Cape Town
Website: steenbergfarm.com | Tel: 021 205 3866 | Email: reservations@bistro1682.co.za

GRUB AND VINE AT NORVAL FOUNDATION

Situated at the Norval Foundation, a custodian and haven for African visual art Grub & Vine Norval by Chef Matt Manning serves elegant bistro-style fare paired with fantastic wine in an idyllic Winelands setting that pays homage to nature’s own artistry.

The menu is small and seasonal, with an emphasis on honest cooking and fresh produce while the wine list features South Africa’s most talented producers, as well as a hand-picked selection of fine wines from around the world. The menu offerings range from our seasonal tasting menu to our Menu Du Jour, where you have an option of 3 courses or 2 courses.

Where: Grub & Vine, Norval Foundation, Steenberg Rd, Tokai, Cape Town
Website: grubandvine.co.za | Tel: 021 216 0021 | Email: hello@grubandvine.co.za

FOUR & TWENTY CAFE & PANTRY

FOUR & TWENTY CAFE & PANTRY

Four & Twenty Café & Pantry is located in the charming Chelsea Village area and at the beautiful Uitsig in Constantia, bringing a slice of Parisian pie to the neighbourhood.

Expect to find a happy bustle and enthusiasm from the team with all-day breakfasts, hearty lunches, whimsical pastries, and a pantry stocked with sweet and savoury delights. They believe in using only fresh, seasonal produce sourced locally and take pride in every dish they create.

Their menu features delicious frittatas, a range of eggs benedict, hearty soups and sandwiches.

Where: 23 Wolfe Street, Chelsea Village, Wynberg | Constantia Uitsig, Spaanschemat River Rd, Constantia, Cape Town
Website: fourandtwentycafe.co.za | Tel: 021 762 0975 | Email: info@fourandtwentycafe.co.za

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THE MOODY LAGOON RESTAURANT AT BENGUELA COVE IN HERMANUS

THE MOODY LAGOON RESTAURANT AT BENGUELA COVE IN HERMANUS

From a bottomless bubbly brunch to lunch with live music, the Moody Lagoon Restaurant at Benguela Cove offers the perfect day out with great food and amazing views.

Executive Chef Annie Badenhorst runs an exceptional kitchen and creatively produces mouthwatering dishes, using only the finest, freshest ingredients – all complemented by the estate’s award-winning wines.

Every Saturday and Sunday morning, as well as on public holidays (excluding Christmas Day), the Moody Lagoon Restaurant at Benguela Cove offers bottomless bubbles and bottomless Mimosas to commence the day in a relaxing style.

Sundays at Benguela Cove feature live jazz music while guests soak in sea, lagoon and mountain views, native birdlife and amazing art and sculptures.

Where: Benguela Cove Wine Estate, R43, Botriver Lagoon, Walker Bay, Hermanus
Website: benguelacove.co.za | Tel: 087 357 0637 | Email: info@benguelacove.co.za

ASARA WINE ESTATE

ASARA WINE ESTATE

With their farm-to-fork philosophy and support for local, artisanal suppliers, Asara uses ingredients that’s are seasonal, sustainably sourced and harvested from their burgeoning herb and vegetable gardens.

For contemporary dining, Raphael’s offers an easy refinement and a creative flavour-driven menu. Explore flavours and experience our take on contemporary dining with a view.

Sansibar is a sophisticated and stylish bar perfect for an early evening sundowner, witnessing the sun setting over the mountains in the distance as you enjoy a gin cocktail, a crisp Chenin or slow Chardonnay.

Where: Asara Wine Estate, Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch
Website: asara.co.za | Tel: 084 513 0911 | Email: events-manager@asara-hotels.com

PICNIC AT SPIER WINE FARM

Spier Wine Farm Picnics epitomizes a perfect blend of an exquisite culinary experience, scenic beauty, and the rich heritage of the Cape Winelands. Nestled in the heart of Stellenbosch, South Africa, Spier Wine Farm offers an unparalleled picnic experience amidst its sprawling vineyards and historic surroundings.

Soak up the warm winter sun, spread out a blanket under our ancient oaks and relax by the riverside – the perfect setting for a cosy al fresco experience. Choose from our pre-packed seasonal baskets, or indulge in vegan, vegetarian, and children’s options.

Should you prefer to build your own picnic instead, we have a bounty of freshly prepared to-go options for you to enjoy al fresco in your favourite spot.

Or head to our pop-up Bubbles and Braai next to the Picnickery. Expect Karoo lamb, burgers and boeries from Farmer Angus and flavoursome chicken just off the braai. Complimented by Spier’s Cap Classique Brut

Where: Spier Wine Farm, R310 Baden Powell Dr, Stellenbosch, 7603
Website: spier.co.za | Tel: 021 809 1100

JEWELL'S RESTAURANT AT THE SPICE ROUTE

JEWELL’S RESTAURANT AT THE SPICE ROUTE

Celebrated chef and charcuterie whizz Neil Jewell, together with his wife Tina Jewell, are at the helm of this farm-to-table eatery at the Spice Route Destination.

The open-kitchen restaurant has comfortable yet sophisticated country style indoor seating as well as outdoor seating with picturesque views of the Simonsberg Mountains and Table Mountain. Only the best-quality ingredients are used in the dishes, including organic Red Angus beef from Charles Back’s herd, with a regularly updated seasonal menu paired with a selection of Spice Route wines. Guests can also taste Neil’s charcuterie while enjoying a wine tasting at the Spice Route Tasting Room.

Where: Spice Route, Suid Agter Paarl Road, Suider Paarl, South Africa
Website: spiceroute.co.za | Tel: 021 204 4875 | Email: jewells@spiceroute.co.za

3 KITCH3NS AT SILVER FOREST

3 KITCH3NS AT SILVER FOREST

Tucked away in the hills of Somerset, at the foot of the Helderberg, Silver Forest is the perfect haven to retreat from the city buzz.

3 Kitch3ns offers sushi, grills and pizza and has a relaxed modern vibe with a delicious fresh menus. The restaurant overlooks the Sover Forest Garden with an indoor section and an outside section lit up by fairy lights in the evening, giving you a feeling of dining in a quaint street in the middle of Italy.

Where: Silver Forest, C/O Parel Vallei Road and Silverboomkloof Road, Somerset West
Website: silverforest.co.za | Tel: 021 140 0040 | Email: eat@silverforest.co.za

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