Eating Out

Eating out in Cape Town North is a truly social affair and the area caters for all tastes, from romantic getaways through to family-friendly meals as well as offerings for the more adventurous palates.

Situated in the middle of the Winelands, Cape Town North has an abundance of excellent restaurants, clubs, pubs, wine and cigar bars on offer. Whether your choice is a romantic wine bar or the local pub or a refreshing cocktail while you watch the sun set over Cape Town, you will never be short of options. A simple cup of tea or a nice strong coffee can be found throughout the area with fine coffee shops catering for a sweet tooth or just a simple social gathering.

Traditional restaurants are found in abundance with influences from Dutch, French and Malay and the chance to savour true South African cuisine. Visitors are encouraged to sample our traditional Cape fare - from a spicy bobotie (a curried mince dish) through to a waterblommetjiebredie (a lamb or mutton stew made using the flower of the water lily), conservative and adventurous palates alike are catered to. Along with these fine South African foods, Cape Town North is abuzz with tastes from around the world including French, Indian, Italian and Mexican to name a few.

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Ke-Monate Wine Bar & Bistro

Ke-monate specialises in Tapas and bistro type of meals. This means you, our guest can enjoy a wider range of local and international cuisine. Our Italian chef gives us on a weekly basis a list of delectable dishes which goes onto our Blackboard as the weekly specialities.

We have many different dishes to tickle your taste buds. Some of these include Thai Green curry, Homemade Pork Burgers served with bacon and Camembert cheese, Grilled Chicken Pineapple Roasted Almond Salad and much much more.

Breakfast is served from Tuesdays to Sundays from 9am to 12pm. We have a lovely selection of freshly baked muffins, croissants and scones. For our guests with a bigger appetite, we have the Signal Gun Breakfast, which includes eggs, bacon, chorizo sausage, hash brown, mushrooms, tomato and toast with preserves.

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Chocolat Cafe & Decor

Hidden in the heart of Durbanville, Chocolat explores the culture of French Provincial inspired cafe culture. Our in-house decor corner contains items hand picked by the owner who is an interior decorator by trade.

This same attention to detail is what separates our menu from other cafe’s, which is uncomplicated- but as decadent and cheeky as our chocolate cherry favours.

Our staff are all family oriented women who love to treat and serve our clients with a friendly and welcoming manner.
Join us in our quaint tea garden patio or lounge under a chandelier.

After experiencing Chocolat, you will leave with a smile on your face and je t’aime on your lips.

Chocolat- Where ladies meet for tea.

33 Oxford Street, Durbanville

Telephone: 021 975 2426

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Restaurant -

Pistachio Restaurant

Be transported to France in the early 1900s when you visit the fine dining restaurant, Pistachio, the latest restaurant to open its doors in Durbanville.

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30am to 10pm and on Sundays for lunch, Pistachio offers French elegance at its finest.

Walking through the doors of Pistachio we were enchanted by crystal chandeliers and the soothing sound of classical French music. The aesthetics of restaurant almost resemble the lavish dining hall on the Titanic, with the exception of Pistachios’ tables being square as opposed to the circular setting on the Titanic.

Start your meal by selecting from the extensive, French flavoured menu. The Escargot with Blue cheese and champagne sauce is one of the house specialities. The snails are imported from France and sautéed in garlic butter, gratinated with blue cheese and served with champagne sauce.
One of the popular main meals is Fish De Jour which comprises of the perfectly grilled fish of the day served with crispy potato wedges or creamy mashed potato and either seasonal vegetables or fresh garden salad. And finally exclusive to Pistachio, you simply have to select the Crème Brulee with homemade Pistachio ice cream for dessert.

The restaurant has an undeniable atmosphere of elegance and serenity. If you’re in the mood for a quiet, romantic night filled with exquisite French cuisine, Pistachio ticks all the boxes.

Telephone: 021 979 2586
Address: Anansi Park , 25 Church Street, Durbanville

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Cassia at Nitida Wine Estate

For contemporary, rustic cuisine - ·simple, real and honest food

It is hard to believe that a year has already passed since Cassia restaurant on Nitida first opened its doors to rave revues.·Named Cassia after the bold and intriguing spice also known as Asian cinnamon, David Grier and Pete Goffe-Wood are equally outspoken about the style of food they serve. Here simplicity reigns supreme, and so do seasonal ingredients. The pared-down approach says 'let's eat, not fuss', as the contemporary take on rustic fare inspires an ever-changing menu.

All this can be accompanied by one of Nitida’s award winning wines in a unique setting of Cape vernacular architecture set over the farm dam with sweeping views across the Durbanville vineyards.

Allow yourself to relax and feel inspired by the marvellous textures of this experience of food, wine and environment.

Telephone: 021 976 0640
Address: Nitida Wine Estate, Tyger Valley Road, Durbanville

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