There’s something romantic about winters in Cape Town. Perhaps it’s the cold, wet weather causing you to layer up to get a little snug. Maybe it’s the hearty, wholesome comfort foods paired with a rich red wine. Maybe it’s just that everyone slows down, just a bit, into a bear-like coma for a few months, only really sticking their heads out from under the covers with the fleeting promise of sunshine. But here’s the thing – you don’t have to banish yourself (or your loved ones) indoors. You can warm up this winter at some of the cosiest restaurants at The V&A Waterfront. We put together a list of restaurants with fireplaces to help you make this winter, a cosier one.
If you’re looking for authentic South African cuisine, enjoyed amid a warm, welcoming atmosphere, Karibu is the place to be. Here you can enjoy traditional South African favourites, from succulent steaks and delicious seafood to Cape Malay and traditional local favourites like boboite, potjiekos, game, snoekbraai, putu and chakalaka and koeksisters.
For bookings call 021 421 7005/6
Bascule Whiskey, Wine & Cocktail Bar
Overlooking the yacht marina, Bascule is the perfect place for breakfast or a light lunch. At night, it turns into a glamorous whisky, wine and cocktail bar accompanied by the warm glow of a crackling fire.
For bookings call 021 410 7082
Dash Restaurant & Bar
Cosy up to a loved one enjoying the warm embrace of the fire while feasting on contemporary, French-influenced cuisine. Finish off the night with one of their excellent wines and single malts from their impressive selection.
For bookings call 021 418 1466
The Greek Fisherman
Tuck into traditional seafood and Mediterranean cuisine with a modern twist. Take in the glorious views of Table Mountain while you enjoy mouth-watering seafood and meat grilled to succulent perfection over open coals.
For bookings call 021 418 5411
Hit the brakes on a busy day shopping at The V&A Waterfront by dropping anchor at the place literally meaning “The Anchor”. Known for their traditional Belgian beers on tap, Den Anker pairs these perfectly with a mix of European specialities and local favourites. Of course it doesn’t hurt that they boast one of the most truly exceptional views of Table Mountain.
For bookings call 021 419 0249