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16 Great Outdoor Restaurants in Cape Town
Summer has finally arrived in the Mother City, so be sure to make the most of the perfect sunny days by visiting one (or more!) of the many amazing Cape Town restaurants that offers great outdoor seating.
Be spoilt with amazing uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean! The Bungalow is a cutting edge, contemporary café with stunning white and blue décor, plush white couches and beds where guests are invited to unwind and indulge in a delicious cocktail and a variety of appetising dishes.
With a picture-perfect location on the majestic Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Jonkershuis boasts a covered courtyard and offers lovely family style lunches on their front lawns, where children can safely play amongst the oak trees. The menu concentrates on hearty meals and authentic flavours using only the freshest produce.
The Lookout Deck is situated on the water's edge in the Hout Bay Harbour and flaunts breath-taking mountain and ocean views. Visitors can choose between the casual wooden deck area with bench tables and beautiful parasols, or the modern upmarket inside dining area. An extensive menu offers a variety of delicious seafood items, as well as the finest cuts of local A-grade meats. There is also a great selection of salads, lighter snack baskets, wood fired pizzas and hearty breakfasts. This restaurant is the ideal spot to indulge in sundowners while listening to local, live music on selected nights.
Besides the Main Restaurant and Captain's Deck, there are a few other fabulous dining areas that diners can chose from at the Brass Bell including the upstairs Cabin Bistro, the Water's Edge alongside the Muizenberg side tidal pools, and the Bikini Deck and Bar facing Kalk Bay harbour. The menu offers Mediterranean gastro pub style dishes, wood fired gourmet pizzas and of course a range of seafood meals.
Found on the quayside of Cape Town's Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, guests can be seated at one of the umbrella shaded tables on the terrace with its spectacular Table Mountain backdrop. Menus revolve around fresh, seasonal dishes and specialities range from generous pots of mussels to traditional South African dishes and other gourmet temptations.
Nestled beneath the Constantiaberg Mountains and beside the Steenberg Golf Estate - Jakes in the Village offers designer meals and an extensive wine list. The very popular garden has colourful cushions and couches, ensuring visitors enjoy a comfortable outdoor dining experience.
Located along the notable sunset strip of the Camps Bay beach front, Paranga promises visitors good food, good wine, good service and great value. The cuisine on offer combines bold flavours and stunning presentation which guests are welcome to enjoy in the stylish outdoor lounge area.
One of Cape Town's superior dining establishments offering exquisite dining and an intimate atmosphere. The menu offers a vast selection of meals ranging from modest dishes to taste sensations. Sevruga is located just a stone throw away from the harbour and promises amazing panoramic views.
Ideally situated close to the heart of Cape Town, Pepenero flaunts urban glamour and serves a variety of dishes boasting simplicity complimented with wines and champagnes selected from an award winning list, which can be enjoyed out on the beautiful terrace.
This fine restaurant offers the best tapas and bistro-style dining experience in town. Surrounded by indigenous gardens, a terraced dining area and striking water features, the restaurant boasts all round magical views of the surrounding mountains and winelands. The Bistro Sixteen82 menu features innovative dishes that compliment the best locally sourced ingredients.
This restaurant serves up contemporary comfort food, made with fresh produce, cooked simply and presented beautifully. Catharina's garden is a breath-taking outdoor seating area perfect for Cape Town summer days.
This modern outdoor bar and terrace overlooks the Constantia valley and is home to beautiful water features and a perfectly manicured garden. The fully stocked bar includes an impressive cocktail list and offers a variety of light meal items. It is the ideal setting for lazy weekend get-togethers.
Situated on the water's edge and boasting breath-taking views of Table Mountain, Robben Island and Cape Town, this restaurant promises an unforgettable dining experience with the waves crashing at your feet. The ambiance, food and service is sure to delight all guests.
Boasting a comfortable, laid-back ambiance this café features a vibey loft lounge and impressive cocktail bar which flows out onto a roof deck with breath-taking views of Table Mountain. Their menu offers a seasonal selection of tapas and a wide variety of dishes ranging from mouth-watering salads, gourmet burgers, fresh seafood and matures steaks as well as Moroccan and Mediterranean specialties.
Beluga restaurant is situated in a 100 year old building and boasts an open plan kitchen, sushi section and designer bar. There is also a cosy outside terrace, perfect for summery outdoor dining. Beluga offers a fresh contemporary menu with an Asian flair.
City Grill is a traditional South African Steakhouse, famous for their local South African dishes and beautifully matured beef steak. Their outdoor seating area is the perfect setting for sundowners and lazy summer afternoons.