Few places in Cape Town are as popular among the locals and international visitors alike as the V&A Waterfront.
With its glamorous hotels, multitude of gorgeous, slick shops and stunning ocean-meets-(Table)mountain views and idyllic setting, it’s easy to see why the masses head to the V&A Waterfront…
And, if you plan to be among them, here are the top ten restaurants to enjoy in the V&A Waterfront (and surrounds):
#1 Firefish Restaurant
Firefish Restaurant, a stylish, seafood-orientated in the V&A Waterfront’s epicenter, is one of the best restaurants you will find in Cape Town.
With its lush interiors, beautiful Waterfront setting and mouth-watering menu (which includes seafood, sushi, vegetarian food and salads), it offers visitors the best of everything Cape Town has to offer.
So, if you are looking for an awesome restaurant in the V&A, be sure to pick Firefish.
Contact: +27 (021) 286 4933
Address: Firefish Restaurant, Shop 154, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.
#2 Willougby & Co
This long-standing, ever-popular restaurant is undoubtedly one of the best sushi restaurants in Cape Town – but make no mistake, as there’s more than just good sushi to be found here!
Enjoy either lunch or dinner , tucking into sushi, tempura dishes, salads and soups, courtesy of a full Japanese kitchen.
It’s loved by the locals and buzzes with business seven days a week – if that isn’t a good indication of a top restaurant, what is?
Contact: (021) 418 6115
Address: Willoughby & Co, Shop 6132, Lower Level, Victoria Wharf, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.
#3 Si! Cantina Sociale
Situated in the hot-and-happening Silo District – a new city focal point for foodies and art appreciators alike – this cool spot is perfect for chilling with friends, enjoying a relaxed business lunch or catching up over coffee.
Here, the food concept is farm-to-table (they source as organically as possible), meaning meals are made from locally sourced ingredients and prepared largely in-house.
If you’re game for drinks, then the cocktail and drinks selection at Si will make your week.
And with its rustic-meets-chic interiors and amazing wall murals, there’s plenty of heart and colour in this space to be had too!
Contact: (087) 4700 124
Address: Si! Cantina Sociale, Silo District Shop 5A1, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.
#4 Den Anker
This Belgian-inspired beauty offers a setting second to none. Situated quayside at the V&A Waterfront, Den Anker offers great beer, a relaxed ambiance and above all, high quality food.
If good beer and (even better) food (like fish, oysters and other seasonal delicacies), tickle your fancy, then be sure to pay Den Anker a visit as soon as possible!
Contact: (021) 419 0249
Address: Den Anker, Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.
At Mar-e-Sol, good, authentic Portuguese cuisine (with a distinct Mozambican flair) and perfect restaurant styles come together perfectly.
And, since its opening in November 2016, this wonderful eatery has generally been well-received in the city.
Contact: (021) 425 3385
Address: Mar-e-Sol, Slipway, Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.
#6 Bukhara V&A Waterfront
At Bukhara, classical India meets real South Africa. Since its inception in 1995, Bukhara has been a consistent SA favourite and a true measure of Indian cuisine done right.
With branches in Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Joburg, you can enjoy Bukhara whether you’re exploring the Western Cape or Gauteng.
Bukhara specialises in a variety of Indian cooking methods, including charcoal tandoor and aromatic curries.
Contact: (021) 418 5600
Address: Bukhara V&A Waterfront, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.
Balducci is, in so many ways, a true Cape Town institution. This Italian-themed restaurant provides diners with a wonderful choice of simple, everyday home cooked food, set in a stylish and elegant setting.
The food is creative, traditional and affordable, making it one of the best, most trusted choices at the V&A Waterfront.
Contact: (021) 421 6002/3
Address: Balducci, Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.
#8 Seelan Restaurant and Bar
Tucked away in a sheltered part of the V&A, in front of the colourful harbour, Seelan is the epitome of dining grace and elegance.
With its contemporary decor (by Dennis Banks), sweeping views and a European-inspired menu, with a wide variety of authentic cuisine alongside an excellent wine menu (which includes Seelan’s own, locally made house wine), Seelan Restaurant and Bar is hard to beat.
And if prawn or lamb curry is your ideal food fantasy – then, at Seelan, you’re in luck because those are their food specialties!
Contact: (021) 421 4906
Address: Seelan Restaurant and Bar, Shop 8C, Quay 5, V & A Waterfront,
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.
#9 Baia Seafood Restaurant
For those craving classical, contemporary cuisine, rare wines, gorgeous views and top service… Baia is the place to go.
Every meal is good and the setting is blissful, making it a dining experience not to be missed.
Contact: (021) 421 0935/6/7
Address: Baia Seafood Restaurant, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.
#10 Harbour House V&A Restaurant
Known for its gorgeous fine dining and ideally positioned eateries, the Harbour House group offers diners a quality food experience.
And at the V&A branch (just like with their others), top cuisine, good wine and professionalism come to the fore.
Contact: (021) 418 4744 /(021) 418 4748
Address: Harbour House V&A Waterfront, Quay Four, Ground Floor, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.
If you’re looking for stylish and well-positioned, good quality eateries, then know you can’t go wrong with these fine V&A Waterfront picks…