The magnificence of Cape Town lies in its scenic pleasures, its fascinating history and its fine food and wine. Cape Town and its surrounds offer an overwhelming amount of consistently excellent restaurants ranging from fine dining, French and oriental, to fusion, seafood and African gastronomic delights to titillate even the most discerning palates. Covering a wide variety of options from the opulently elegant to the conveniently casual, the multitude of culinary traditions make for a memorable meal to suit the business fraternity, tourists and locals alike.
The traditional Cape cuisine is greatly influenced by the Malay kitchen.
This stems from the first colonists providing fresh produce for the Dutch East India Company ships plying their spice trade. From there European and British traditional dishes were transformed into a unique 'Cape Malay' style. Such dishes include bobotie, curries, breedies and the sweet, sticky koeksisters.
There are various districts within the Cape offering superb gastronomic gems, but the most popular and well-visited region is likely Cape Town's Kloof Street. Here you will be served some of the city's finest cuisines and experience the vibrant nightlife that the many bars and restaurants have to offer. There are many such delightful districts in the Cape and with the abundance of eateries from fine dining to fast foods, it's a comforting thought that there will always be new menus and venues to experience!