Found along the beloved Garden Route, George is a popular city for travellers and holidaymakers, especially over Easter and the Festive Season.
It ensures a scenic, coastal-lying escape, while – as the Western Cape’s second largest city – also allowing you to still enjoy the ease and convenience of an organised, large city and all it has to offer.
Aside from offering plenty to see and do, beautiful scenery and its own unique history, George is also well-stocked with some top eateries.
Here are the best places to eat in George:
#1 Henry White’s Restaurant
Henry White’s may be a posh fine dining restaurant but, at its culinary heart, it offers a warm atmosphere. This is complete with rich, classic foods inspired by the local food heritage.
Henry White’s is done out oh-so-tastefully and oozes elegance and class. This means that this restaurant is the place to go for any special occasion (it is especially romantic!) – or even just if you want to spoil yourself a little.
Henry White’s executive chef, Desmond Morgan, is known for keenly incorporating local produce. This is something he uses with flair and creativity, helping him to place stunning meals before eager diners.
It is quality right through, particularly as the ambiance and service here is as wonderful as the food.
Note: The required dress code is smart casual – and reservations are essential.
Contact: +27 (044) 804 0535, email@example.com
Address: Henry White’s, Montagu Street, Blanco, George, Western Cape, South Africa.
#2 Monet’s Restaurant
This lovely, airy space is perfectly positioned, overlooking the immaculate Outeniqua golf course, with the majestic mountains behind.
It’s the ideal spot for a coffee over breakfast (or lunch), light-hearted brunch, a classy dinner… or even just a meaningful catch-up with those you love. Best of all, it is serene and calming inside and out.
What’s more, Monet’s offers a well-balanced menu… With everything from light meals to sushi platters available.
Note: Required dress code is smart casual.
Contact: +27 (044) 804 0539, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Monet’s, Montagu Street, Blanco, George, Western Cape, South Africa.
#3 Old Townhouse Restaurant
For those seeking a lovely restaurant, with delicious food and a welcoming vibe, look no further than Old Townhouse Restaurant.
This restaurant offers plenty of old-fashioned charm, friendly service and good food. The desserts, which include homemade ice-cream and cheese cake, are especially highly rated…
Above all, by popular vote, it is also considered a value-for-money restaurant. So you can enjoy a quality dining experience in George without breaking the bank.
Contact: +27 (044) 874 3663
Address: Old Townhouse Restaurant, 94 York Street, George, Western Cape, South Africa.
#4 101 Meade Street Restaurant
Whether you are looking for a good breakfast, lunch or dinner, 101 Meade Street Restaurant is the place of choice for all these and more.
This contemporary-style restaurant and bar is stylish, beautifully decorated – and above all, it offers incredible food.
With a strong emphasis on using local produce and seasonal, simple ingredients, this restaurant is known and loved for its locally roasted coffee, classic breakfasts, pastries, artisan baked breads and other mouth-watering treats.
Their lunch and dinner menus offer predominantly seasonal, contemporary dishes, but, if you’re after something a little different, they also offer an interesting tapas menu and some quality wines.
Contact: +27 (044) 874 03430, email@example.com
Address: 101 Meade Street Restaurant, 101 Meade Street, George, Western Cape, South Africa.
#5 La Capannina
This Mediterranean-style restaurant provides guests with a welcoming atmosphere. This is further complemented by its tasteful, yet vibrant decor and interiors and of course, classy food.
While the menu draws primarily from Mediterranean roots for inspiration, you will also find some South African delicacies in the mix… Indeed, this is wholesome, excellent food at its best.
Another thing La Capannina takes seriously is their wine, offering an extensive list of both new and long-standing varietals to please even the staunchest wine connoisseur!
Contact: +27 (044) 874 5313, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: La Capannina, 122 York Street, George, Western Cape, South Africa.
#6 Kafe Serefe
Serving up delicious Turkish cuisine, Kafe Serefe is an interesting eatery to visit. Creatively decorated to capture its unique culture and cuisine, it is certainly a charming food stop in George.
Portions are generous, the dishes are delicious and flavourful – and best of all, its setting is delightfully lovely, with good service and decent pricing to boot.
If you are looking for something different from the more typical Cape restaurants – be sure to visit Kafe Serefe for a truly memorable food experience!
Contact: +27 (044) 884 1012
Address: Kafe Serefe, 60 Courtenay Street, Bodorp, George, Western Cape, South Africa.
#7 Shan Sushi
Sushi addicts, this one is definitely for you! Shan Sushi is a popular sushi joint in George, loved for its fresh, tasty sushi, excellent service and good prices.
Locals (and travellers alike) adore this quality sushi restaurant. Many visitors hail it as one of the best sushi places (and sushi) anywhere, with extremely friendly owners to boot.
So, if you are craving some mouthwatering sushi… head to Shan Sushi!
Contact: +27 (044) 873 2595
Address: Shan Sushi, 107 York Street, George, Western Cape, South Africa.
#8 Meenachee’s North & South Indian Cuisine
Meenachee’s North & South Indian Cuisine is a George restaurant, which is loved for its delicious Indian food.
For over a decade now, locals have enjoyed tucking into authentic, flavourful dishes, prepared by chef-owner Meenachee Reddy.
In addition to the fact that it is well-known for its thoroughly pleasing cuisine, this eatery is also the oldest (and arguably one of the most popular) Indian restaurants in the Garden Route.
For a taste of India, visit this exciting eatery, where tempting dishes – like Karoo Lamb Curry or the quintessential South African bunny chow – are sure to satisfy your hunger.
Contact: +27 (044) 873 4226, email@example.com
Address: Meenachee’s North & South Indian Cuisine, 1 Market Mall, Market Street, George, Western Cape, South Africa.
#9 La Cantina
La Cantina is the perfect place to go for some good food and quality time with the whole family. This gorgeous restaurant, which offers incredible indoor and outdoor seating, is a beautiful haven within George – and a foodie gem, too!
Its traditional Italian menu serves up everything from authentic Mediterranean dishes to prime steaks and marvellous homemade pasta or thin-based, wood-fired pizzas.
So join La Cantina for a special dining experience – especially as all ages are most welcome here.
Contact: +27 (044) 804 0538, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: La Cantina, Montagu Street, Blanco, George, Western Cape, South Africa.
#10 The Hussar Grill George
The Hussar Grill franchise is one of the most consistently good, popular restaurant chains you will find in South Africa.
When you encounter a Hussar Grill restaurant, chances are you can expect the following: excellent food, quality service and a comfortable, posh dining experience.
The Hussar Grill George is no exception to the rule… It provides its customers with memorable meals, friendly service – and above all, incredible steaks and other glorious dishes.
Join them for a quality meal, where your food needs and dining pleasure are always the top priority.
Contact: +27 (044) 873 5731
Address: The Hussar Grill George, Caledon Square, Corner of York and, Davidson Street, George, Western Cape, South Africa.
These are just some of the quality eateries you can find in gorgeous George… Which are you eager to visit first?