We promote culture
FINE DINING: Fine dining restaurants are full service restaurants with specific dedicated meal courses. Décor of such
restaurants features higher-quality materials, with establishments having certain rules of dining which
visitors are generally expected to follow, often including a very specific dress code.
The Test Kitchen, which opened in November 2010, has the celebrated chef cooking at his most creative in a distinctive contemporary space.
British-born Luke trained in Switzerland and England before heading to Asia for a five year stint, launching several restaurants in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and the Philippines. “My time in Europe taught me to cook; my time in Asia broadened my horizons”, says Luke.
Unit 104A, Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 7pm to 10pm
La Colombe is one of South Africa’s most iconic and internationally acclaimed fine dining establishments. Originally founded on the historic Constantia Uitsig wine estate, it relocated under new ownership to the picturesque Silvermist organic wine estate at the top of Constantia Nek, with breathtaking views overlooking the Constantia wine valley, False Bay and Hout Bay.
Chef Proprietor Scot Kirton’s philosophy and approach lies in the fusion of Asian and French cuisine and the pursuit of excellence and perfection on each plate, resulting in numerous local and international awards.
Silvermist Wine Estate, Constantia Nek, Constantia, Cape Town
Lunch: Monday to Sunday 12noon to 1.30pm
Dinner: Monday to Sunday 6.30pm to 8.30pm (limited seating every half hour for both lunch and dinner yet, guests can stay for as long as they wish)
We live in a complex, joyful, and beautiful country; a country where your ideas and preconceptions change the longer you look at them. Peter Tempelhoff, Ashley Moss and their team look long and hard at what we eat, and where it’s from. They look to the sea and the garden, to the fields and orchards; they open old cellars and pantries to find ingredients that have meaning. We invite you into our dining room to take part in a modern, South African dining experience. An experience that’s as complex, joyful and beautiful as the country we live in.
The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia, Cape Town
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6pm to 9.30pm
The Restaurant is situated in the original thatch covered and white washed Cape Dutch building and forms part of the historic werf of Buitenverwachting.
The mountain facing terrace allows for iconic views over the vineyards onto the picturesque Constantiaberg, forming part of the UNESCO - World Heritage Site (Table Mountain range).
The courtyard with established stinkwood trees and traditional Cape fountain is integrated with the Wine Tasting Centre - Coffee Bloc and is geared for informal and relaxed breakfasts, lunches & dinners.
The menu, consisting of retro cuisine, is divided into four categories, Light & Easy, Rustic Affairs, Indulge and Desserts, catering for relaxed and deli style lunches / dinners, but also offering a limited selection of fine dining dishes.
Buitenverwachting, Klein Constantia Road, Constantia, Cape Town
November to April: Lunch 12noon to 2.45pm (last orders) Dinner 6.30pm to 8.45pm (last orders); May to October: Lunch 12noon to 2.30pm (last orders) Dinner 7pm to 8.30pm (last orders)