The hottest new restaurants in Cape Town

The Mother City is a culinary destination, with an eclectic mix of restaurants popping up faster than you can say “penne arrabiata”.

From ethnic eateries to fine-dining establishments and even tourist traps, we’ve selected the new restaurants in Cape Town worth trying. While some might not be brand spanking new, we thought they deserved a mention too. We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

1. FOXCROFT

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The wait is over! SA’s top chef Scot Kirton has opened a brand-new restaurant with his long-time pastry chef Glen Foxcroft Williams (pictured above). Fans of La Colombe, where Scot heads the kitchen, needn’t fret; the San Pellegrino Chef of the Year won’t be leaving the wine estate for the time being… The vibe at Foxcroft, situated at the High Constantia Shopping Centre, is more laidback than its buttoned-up sister, but the food is equally exceptional.
Opened 1 October 2016
Contact 021 202 3304
Where to find it FoxcroftHigh Constantia Shopping Centre, Corner Groot Constantia Road and ConstantiaMain Road

2. WOLFGAT

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Image credit: @seth_shezi on Instagram

This is arguably the opening of the season! Master forager and award-winning chef Kobus van der Merwe has named his new eatery after the nearby Wolfgat cave – an archaeological wonder containing remnants of an ancient culture, and rumoured gateway to underground passages.
If you’ve ever had the salubrious fortune of eating at Oep ve Koep, Kobus’s other feted eatery in the charming west coast town of Paternoster, you will be familiar with his gastronomic style and philosophy: hyperlocal Standveld cuisine. His reverence for his ingredients and their provenance, coupled with his playfulness and skill, makes every mouthful a rare treat.
Opened September 2016
Opening times Wednesday – Saturday, 12.30pm; Sunday, 12pm  (lunch)
Friday and Saturday, 7pm (dinner)
Note Lunch and dinner are served by appointment only. Reservations can be made via email
Contact diewolfgat@gmail.com
Where to find it Wolfgat, 10 Sampson Street, Paternoster
TIG Reviewer Matthew Flax

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