Restaurants in Cape Town for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa

June 3, 2010 By:Mary Winston Nicklin

One&Only Cape Town HotelHeading to South Africa for the sports event of the year? You snagged a room at some prime lodgings in Cape Town (lucky you!), but you may be looking for a few places to grub while in town. You fear there are scant pickings, as summed up in a recent Wall Street Journal article:

People come to Cape Town for its fine beaches and waterfront—they have since the 1600s, when the Dutch established it as a watering stopover for ships trading with the East. They come for the sports: The city will hold eight World Cup matches this June. They come for the history, to see Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent most of his imprisonment. But few visitors come for the food.

Never fear, the article ultimately affirms our faith in the Cape Town dining scene, describing a "spurt of high-caliber restaurants" that has transformed the culinary landscape. Here's a few that are highly recommended:

Codfather

maze at the One&Only Hotel (yep, this is one of Gordon Ramsay's babies)

Bizerca Bistro

Bukhara

The Grand Cafe & Beach


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