On the ground floor of the Bridgewater Hotel is Gusto — a true Italian restaurant with a wood-fired pizza oven, but infused with contemporary and urban influences, giving it a far more stylish and trendy feel than your traditional trattoria or pizzeria. As the name says, it’s all about flavour. Fun and flavour! They can be reached on 021 202 9142
Square Cafe and Wine Bar offers a hearty breakfast buffet, a popular mid week harvest table weigh and pay lunch buffet, a full a la carte menu, an all-day deli and a particularly well-stocked wine cellar. Located on the ground floor of the Century City Hotel Urban Square, and spilling out on a welcoming deck overlooking the Urban Square, this is the perfect spot for a working day lunch or a leisurely wind-down after work. They can be reached on 021 204 8000
ACARA POOL BAR AND TERRACE
Acara Pool Bar & Lounge in the Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers offers unrivalled views of Table Mountain. It provides everything from small appetisers to freshly made sushi and is open for breakfast, lunch, and supper. Every Thursday evening, sushi and beverages are half price.
Akiya Sushi is an inspirational Japanese-style restaurant that captivates and delights the senses with a wide range of fascinating meals. Akiya aspires to convey the Japanese way of life with customers by immersing them in a genuine experience that includes the culture of delectable tea, Dim Sum, real Asian food, and, finally, platters of beautifully prepared Japanese sushi.
BOOTLEGGER COFFEE COMPANY
Created in 2012, Bootleggers draws much of its brand attitude and charm from the music and rhythm of the AC/DC lyrics which adorn its walls. From burgers to benedict, ribs to rocket, Bootleggers make honest food with fresh local ingredients, including farm fresh free-range eggs.
BRICK LANE EATERY
Brick Lane Eatery is tucked away in an intimate waterfront venue in the Quays, and offers amazing food, affordable rates, wonderful service, a dog-friendly setting, and free WiFi. The layout is open-concept, with outdoor seating as well as both downstairs and upstairs indoor sitting.
HUSSAR GRILL CENTURY CITY
One of Cape Town’s best loved steakhouse brands, the Hussar Grill is a welcome addition to Century City’s eating options. Top-class cuisine, combined with a traditional grill-room setting and the ambience of Crystal Towers, makes a meal at The Hussar Grill truly unforgettable.
While flavour is undoubtedly at the heart of the brand, Hippolytas also takes pleasure in being honest, ethical, and sustainable. Their chocolate is obtained from the Belgian company Callebaut, whose product is 100% traceable and sustainable.
La Parada Bar De Tapas originally opened its doors in Bree Street, one of Cape Town’s most popular culinary streets, as a homage to the Spanish bars that enchanted Hemingway. La Parada serves tapas inspired by Spanish cuisine but tailored to the South African palate.
Serving delectable Afro-porto cuisine at its very best, Mozambik has a relaxing vibe and a feel-good factor as you enter the door. If peri-peri, garlic and lemon butter are your thing, the seafood delights and hearty meats of Mozambik will definitely tickle your taste buds.
ORAH BAR & LOUNGE
Orah Bar & Lounge’s warm, friendly ambiance is ideal for catching up with friends. It’s an excellent pick for a nightcap in Cape Town, with superbly made cocktails and a selection of single malt whiskeys.
The Burner specialises in South Indian food and is renowned for serving the greatest bunny chows in the Western Cape. If you’re looking for a real curry with the emphasis on real, The Burner should be top of your list.
THE SLUG & LETTUCE
The Slug & Lettuce Century City is your local neighbourhood pub and social café. The ideal spot for sports fans, friends, and coworkers to relax and enjoy a round of drinks, with substantial comfort food that is suitable for the entire family.
Tiger’s Milk is the finest place to go for fantastic ‘dude food.’ The epitome of hand-crafted goodness with a menu that elevates pizza, grills, and burgers, couple meals with their locally brewed Tiger’s Milk Lager, and you’re guaranteed to leave satisfied.
Towers Restaurant of the Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers is a stylish and expansive dining room overlooking a showcase kitchen where world-class chefs may be seen in operation. The restaurant also has a Private Dining room, which is ideal for a romantic supper for two, a chef’s table for ten, and a special celebration for twenty. Towers Restaurant is open every day for breakfast, lunch, and supper. Reservations are strongly advised.