Restaurants and Eating Out
Cape Town is a city where locals and
visitors alike are passionate about food, and in few other parts of the country
are there such a wide selection of restaurants. Culinary history here dates back
more than 300 years, consider that Cape Town was specifically established to
provide food for the ships of the Dutch East India company way back in the 17th
century, that heritage is reflected in the city's cuisine. A number of
restaurants operate out of historic town houses and 18th-century wine estates.
The city and its restaurants can be crowded in high season, so it's best to book in advance whenever possible. The dress code in Cape Town is generally casual, with the exception of the fancier restaurants in hotels where a jacket may be required.
Cape Town has a well established pub culture, based closely on the British style of public house. On any evening Capetonians can be found enjoying a pint after work at any one of the many pubs in and around city.