Sundays are for relaxing with family and friends, and what’s more relaxing than a lazy Sunday lunch that you don’t have to prepare yourself? Cape Town is known for having some of the best restaurants in the world, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Tokyo, Sydney and London. We certainly are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining in the Mother City – from tried-and-tested favourites to lesser-known gems with stunning view points.
Briony Brookes, the Communications and PR Manager of Cape Town Tourism, shares some of the best restaurants which truly stand out for their Sunday smorgasbords and wonderful views in Cape Town:
Two Oceans Restaurant (Cape Point)
If it’s a panoramic vista you’re after, the Two Oceans Restaurant at Cape Point is the place for you. From its long balcony area, diners can feast on some of the best ocean views overlooking False Bay, while enjoying a menu featuring everything a seafood lover could possibly desire – and more. The restaurant serves lunch from 12pm up until 4:30pm, so be sure to arrive nice and early to secure the best seats.
Tobago’s (Radisson Blu Hotel)
Tobago’s at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront offers a phenomenal Sunday lunch buffet experience. The buffet offering is bursting at the seams with carvery meats, yorkshire puddings, a variety of hot dishes, a salad bar, an entire section heaving with desserts and a local cheese selection served with port and sherry. The buffet is available every Sunday from 12.30 to 15.30 and includes a glass of bubbly.
Azure Restaurant (Twelve Apostles Hotel)
Well known in Cape Town as a fine dining experience, the Azure restaurant of the Twelve Apostles Hotel has claimed many awards for its setting, food and service. The menu also boasts a number of signature dishes which include the exquisite roast duck and the peppadew tart served with cucumber ribbon salad. To top it all off, the restaurant has an outdoor terrace which is perfect for those who enjoy their food with spectacular views of the ocean in the background. Lunch at the restaurant is served between 12:30pm and 3:30pm.
Harbour House (Kalk Bay)
If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, head out to Kalk Bay and have a scrumptious meal at the Harbour House Restaurant which is perched on the rocks of the harbour at Kalk Bay. Here you’ll be able to enjoy some mouth-watering seafood while overlooking the panoramic views of False Bay while listening to the waves crash against the rocks just metres away from you. Lunch at this restaurant starts at 12pm, so gather your family and friends enjoy one of Cape Town’s top restaurants.
The Grand Cafe (V&A Waterfront)
If you’re in the mood for some festive vibes, head on over to the Grand Cafe at the V&A Waterfront. Here you’ll be able to enjoy a fully loaded scrumptious meal while twinkling your toes in the sparkling white beach sand at the restaurant. This restaurant is also known for their famous cocktails, making it a great spot for you to enjoy some lunch and have a sip on some drinks with your friends, just make sure you have a designated driver.