Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Cape Town

95 Keerom
Subtle local influences can be found on the refined Italian menu at 95 Keerom.
Anatoli
Fantastic mezze platters are on offer in this eclectic warehouse.
Aubergine
Dine beneath the stars here at Aubergine, headed up by Harald Bresselschmidt - arguably the best chef in Cape Town.
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.
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.
Bukhara
Masala and mango chutney may not be top of your agenda while in Cape Town but Bukhara offers inspiring Indian cuisine within stylish surroundings. So much so celebrities can't get enough.
Carne SA
Those who like their meat practically trotting across the plate will love the slabs of bloody stuff served up at Came SA.
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.
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.
Fyndraai
Traditional South African dishes are the order of the day here; get a taste of real Cape Town.
Grand Cafe & Beach
Dress to impress for dinner at this New York-style warehouse-restaurant.
Haiku
If you're culinary tastes lean more towards the Asian persuasion, then Haiku is the restaurant for you.
Harbour House
With seafood so fresh you can still smell the saltwater, foodies won't be disappointed by Harbour House.
Headquarters
With doorstep steaks and industrial interiors, this is a meat-loving macho-man's dream scene.
Jordan Restaurant
Country bumpkins and city slickers alike will appreciate the hearty rustic fare served here.
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.
Kyoto Sushi Garden
If raw fish is your thing then Kyoto Sushi Garden may just be the place for you.
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.
La Perla
La Petite Ferme
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.
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.
Planet
Following a four-month facelift, Orient-Express' iconic Cape Town hotel, The Mount Nelson, has unveiled its glamorously restyled and renamed restaurant: Planet.
Pure
Pure does exactly what it says on the tin and offers a pure dining experience in theatrical surroundings.
Savoy Cabbage
What's in a name? Apparently not a lot, if Savoy Cabbage is anything to go by. Far from serving up dull veg, this arty-farty space serves up hearty comfort food that would satisfy even the biggest belly.
Sidewalk Cafe
Tucked away from the tourist trail, Sidewalk Café is a hidden gem.
Signal
If crocodile nicoise doesn't tempt you, a salad at Signal could be right up your street.
Sloppy Sam
A casual eatery with cuisine that draws on inspiration from a number of influences; the charismatic host adds to its panache.
Terroir
While its location may not scream luxury, the food at Terroir is anything but terrifying. In fact, it's well worth coming out of your comfort zone for.
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.
The Bungalow
Striking views of Cape Town’s coast with indulgent Mediterranean cuisine and speciality cocktails.
The Foodbarn
Stunning yet affordable food from a world-renowned chef, The Fodbarn is a must-eat.
The Test Kitchen
As much culinary laboratory as kitchen, The Test Kitchen is considered amongst the finest restaurants in South Africa.
Willoughby & Co.
By far the best sushi spot in town. Trust us; we've tried 'em all.

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