Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Cape Town

Lola’s
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Kitima
Socialites and 'it' kids can't resist being seen on the scene at Kitima, yet the atmosphere remains casual. A near-impossible mix that this Asian restaurant has nailed on the head.
Fyndraai
Traditional South African dishes are the order of the day here; get a taste of real Cape Town.
La Perla
Five Flies
With a wide choice of rooms to dine in and generous portions, Five Flies is a firm favourite among Cape Town's most discerning foodies.
Grand Cafe & Beach
Dress to impress for dinner at this New York-style warehouse-restaurant.
Headquarters
With doorstep steaks and industrial interiors, this is a meat-loving macho-man's dream scene.
Bread & Wine
While the menu may be just one page but that's not to say it's limited; in fact it's a gastronomic extravaganza whipped up by one of the most creative chefs in the Cape.
Carne SA
Those who like their meat practically trotting across the plate will love the slabs of bloody stuff served up at Came SA.
Aubergine
Dine beneath the stars here at Aubergine, headed up by Harald Bresselschmidt - arguably the best chef in Cape Town.
Rust en Vrede
If you an get over its air of pretentiousness and the snooty lady on the end of the reservations line, Rust en Vrede is a must. We hate to say it, but with food this fabulous its arrogance is well-placed.
Le Quartier Francais
Tasting menus rely on mindblowing flavours to satisfy diners, and fortunately the tasting menu at Le Quartier doesn't disappoint.
Constantia Uitsig
Kalky’s
You'd expect a seaside city such as Cape Town to offer good portions of fish and chips, and it does at Kalky's.
Paranga
Paranga is more about the scene than the food, but that's not to say it's not worth rocking up here for an evening's entertainment. Just be sure to slide on your superstar shades before stepping out of the car.
La Colombe
This acclaimed restaurant is a must-visit for any foodie, with the menu brimming with must-eat marvels.
95 Keerom
Subtle local influences can be found on the refined Italian menu at 95 Keerom.
Den Anker
With a reputation that precedes it, Den Anker doesn't need to try hard to fill its tables - but it still does, thankfully.
Grand Cafe
Harbour House
With seafood so fresh you can still smell the saltwater, foodies won't be disappointed by Harbour House.
The Big Easy
The wine list is the best bit at The Big Easy, but that's not to say the food's not worth tucking into. And as we know all too well, man cannot live on wine alone.
Cafe Roux
This relaxed café serves hearty simple food; a no-brainer for the truly hungry.
Anatoli
Fantastic mezze platters are on offer in this eclectic warehouse.
Signal
If crocodile nicoise doesn't tempt you, a salad at Signal could be right up your street.
Bo-Kaap Kombuis
Location, location, location. Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap Kombuis provides a mountainside panoramic vista, traditional Malay menu and a wholesome family vibe.
The Bungalow
Striking views of Cape Town’s coast with indulgent Mediterranean cuisine and speciality cocktails.
Willoughby & Co.
By far the best sushi spot in town. Trust us; we've tried 'em all.
Overture
An unusual but carefully thought-out menu makes Overture one of our favourite places to eat in the city. We can't get enough.
Royale Eatery
Let's face it; despite our insatiable appetites for the finer things in life sometimes all we want to get our chops around is a good burger. And when such cravings beckon, Royale Eatery provides.
Jordan Restaurant
Country bumpkins and city slickers alike will appreciate the hearty rustic fare served here.
Fork
Spooning leads to forking, as they say, and that's certainly the case at the appropriately-named Fork restaurant; no knives needed just prongs and an appetite for bite-sized morsels.
Bombay Brasserie
Step into this gracious, compact former banking hall and it feels as though you've stumbled into the plush, velvety dreamspace of an opulent opera house.
La Boheme/La Bruixa
With a sense of community and lashings of Spanish style, it's no wonder La Bruixa is popular with the locals.
Haiku
If you're culinary tastes lean more towards the Asian persuasion, then Haiku is the restaurant for you.
Cafe Chic
We don't know what's most enchanting here; the food or the venue. Both are equally as gorgeous with French fare and fanciful interiors having gained a roster of loyal regulars.
Delaire Graff
With a location so beautiful it could make grown men weep, it's no surprise that the food wine and service at Delaire Graff Estate is pretty damn good, too.
Planet
Following a four-month facelift, Orient-Express' iconic Cape Town hotel, The Mount Nelson, has unveiled its glamorously restyled and renamed restaurant: Planet.
La Petite Ferme
Wakame
The food takes a backseat at Wakame, while the atmosphere is championed as its raison d'être.

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