Category Archives: Constantia

Tintswalo Kitchen at Tintswalo Atlantic to be transformed into Chefs Warehouse at Tintswalo Atlantic!


Two months after launching Tintswalo Kitchen at Tintswalo in Hout Bay, it has closed down, making space for the new opening on 2 November of Chefs Warehouse at Tintswalo Atlantic, the fourth Chefs Warehouse to be opened by Chef Liam Tomlin in Cape Town and Winelands. It will be offering Tapas for 2 for four courses at R1500 for two persons, an increase in the cost of eating at Tintswalo Atlantic in terms of a higher price and one less course, from just two months ago.   Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 14 of Level 1, 4 October 2020.


Sunday 4 October 2020, Day 14 of Level 1, Day 192 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a wonderful day all round, the weather superb, my first Lockdown brunch, and my first dancing at La Parada Constantia Nek since the beginning of Lockdown; for the City of Cape Town coming to collect the broken glass this morning just as I went for a walk, happy that I could express my thanks to the staff personally; for fetching croissants from Maison J, having pre-ordered them; for feeling far safer in Camps Bay today, with 10 Law Enforcement Officers, two traffic police cars, and a Metro Police car proactively present in Camps Bay; for a wonderful Heritage Brunch at my home, lasting six hours, the second longest one ever; for the happiness of going back to La Parada Constantia Nek, seeing so many people from the pre-Lockdown dance nights there, yet it was so different, with minimal dance space, but the highlight was The Kiffness playing; for surviving a taxi overtaking me in a curve of the road and scraping my car on my way home, but not seeing any damage to my car (yet); and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Updated list of Restaurants which have reopened since the lifting of the Alcohol ban!


Not all restaurants in Cape Town and the Winelands reopened immediately after the lifting of the Alcohol ban on 18 August. A number of finer dining establishments held back, and have reopened of late, or are doing so later this month.

Below is an updated list of restaurants that have announced their first Sit-Down service since the start of Lockdown, followed by the List that have been operating a Sit-Down Service since the start of Advanced Level 3 on 29 June.


PLEASE NOTE: it is not cool to copy and paste my full or a part of my lists of Restaurants below without my permission or credit to me! You are welcome to share my Blogpost as a whole. 


Latest Restaurant reopenings

Bouchon Bistro, CBD

Gigi Rooftop at Gorgeous George, CBD

FYN Restaurant, CBD

Aubergine Restaurant, Gardens

Salsify at The Roundhouse, Camps Bay (weekends only)

The 41, Camps Bay (4 September)

Hard Rock Café, Camps Bay

The Bungalow, Clifton

Decameron, Stellenbosch

Jardine’s, Stellenbosch

Overture, Stellenbosch

De Warenmarkt, Stellenbosch

Restaurant at Waterkloof, Somerset West (mid-September)

Wolfgat, Paternoster

Ocean Basket, Camps Bay

Entrée, Franschhoek

Tintswalo Kitchen, Tintswalo Atlantic, Hout Bay

Prim Reddy Chapter, Table View

SeaBreeze, Bree Street

Batavia Café, Bo-Kaap (new owners)

Chocolate Bistro, Durbanville

Chefs Warehouse at Maison, Franschhoek

Blanko, Alphen Hotel

The Test Kitchen (October)

Greenhouse Restaurant, Cellars-Hohenhort

Cowboys & Cooks, De Waterkant

Chefs Warehouse & Canteen, Bree Street

Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers, Waterfront

Firefish, Waterfront

Bones, The Palms

The Wild Fig

TrenchTown, Observatory

La Mouette, Sea Point

French Connection Bistro, Franschhoek.

Wolfgat, Paternoster

Anatoli, De Waterkant

Nelson’s Eye, Gardens

Woolworths WCafé, Waterfront

The Grand Africa & Café, Granger Bay


Restaurant reopenings since 29 June

City Centre/CBD

Vicious Virgin Bar, Wale Street

Tiger’s Milk, Kloof Street

Grub & Vine, Bree Street (9/7)

The Chef’s Studio, Bree Street (10/7)

Café Charles, De Waterkant

Osteria Tarantino, De Waterkant

Liquorice & Lime, Kloof Street

Arnold’s, Kloof Street

Peppertree Café, Kloof Street

Kloof Street House, Kloof Street

Yours Truly, Kloof Street

Manna Epicure, Kloof Street

Black Sheep, Kloof Street

Knead Bakery, Kloof Street

Dinkel Bakery, Kloofnek Road

El Burro Taqueria, Kloofnek Road

Izakaya Matsuri, The Rockwell, Green Point.

The Cousins, Barrack Street

RCaffe, Long Street


The Woodlands Eatery, Vredehoek

Pilcrow & Cleaver, Parliament Street

Cafe Zör, Bo-Kaap

Villa Portuguese Tavern, Gardens

Cattle Baron, De Waterkant

Surfa Rosa, Harrington Street

Belly of the Beast, Harrington Street

KONG Bar & Grill, De Waterkant

Truth Coffee, Buitengracht Street

Freddie Freeloader, Salt River

Col’Cacchio, V&A Waterfront

Den Anker, V&A Waterfront

DipnDip, V&A Waterfront

Willoughby’s, V&A Waterfront

Si, Silo District, V&A Waterfront

Mozambik, V&A Waterfront

Tasha’s Waterfront

Plant Café, Buiten Street

Woodstock Lounge, Woodstock

The Mash Tun, Woodstock

Scarpetta, Woodstock

Pot Luck Club, Woodstock

Bootlegger Garden’s Centre, Harrington Street, 112 Kloof Street, KSV Kloof Street, Woodstock Quarter, Aquarium, Salt River

The Dry Dock Taverna, Paarden Eiland

Honest Chocolate Café, Wale Street

Folk Café, Bree Street

Villa 47, Bree Street

Restaurant Review: Villa 47 offers a fabulous feast, excellent Lockdown Winter Special!

Iron Steak & Bar, Bree Street

Burger & Lobster, Bree Street

Love thy Neighbour, Kloof Street

District Café, Woodstock

Bean Tree Café, Observatory

Eatstanbul, Gardens

The Dog’s Bollocks, Gardens

Lazari, Gardens

Miller’s Thumb, Gardens

The Public House, Gardens

Robin Hood Burgergrill, Gardens

Ben Wei, Gardens

Fat Cactus, Gardens

Osteria Tarantino, De Waterkant

Hemelhuijs, Waterkant Str

Bouchon Bistro, Hout Street

Societi Bistro, Orange Street

JC Brasserie & Pub, Zonnebloem

Dias Tavern Portuguese Restaurant, Zonnebloem


Sea Grill


Coimbra Bakery/Pie in the Sky Bakery

Fat Cactus, Mowbray

Ben Wei, Wembley Square


Atlantic Seaboard

La Mouette, Sea Point.

Posticino, Sea Point

Avron’s Place, Sea Point

Sundoo, Sea Point

My Sugar, Sea Point

Syriana Middle Eastern Restaurant, Sea Point

Duchess of Wisbeach, Sea Point

Persian Peacock, Sea Point

The Shop, Sea Point

Ubon Thai, Sea Point

NV-80, Sea Point

The Press, Sea Point

Regent Burger Bar, Sea Point

Ninety One – Indian Restaurant, Sea Point

Goldies, Sea Point

Mischu Coffee, Sea Point

Mykonos Taverna, Sea Point

Moro, Sea Point

My Sugar, Sea Point

Coco Safar, Sea Point

Gelato Mania, Sea Point

Brad’s Grill, Sea Point

Tao’s Yum Dim Sum & Crazy, Mojo Market, Sea Point

Mishy Coffee, Sea Point

LandsCape Art Garden Centre Coffee Shop, Sea Point

Rockpool, Three Anchor Bay

Stepbrothers, Bantry Bay

La Belle Camps Bay

SurfShack, Camps Bay

Bilbao, Camps Bay

Paranga, Camps Bay

Col’Cacchio, Camps Bay,

Dizzy’s, Camps Bay

Caprice, Camps Bay

Mynt Restaurant & Bar, Camps Bay

Vida e Caffe, Camps Bay

Tiger’s Milk, Camps Bay

Plant, Camps Bay,

Sunset Session, Camps Bay

Kauai, Camps Bay

Primi, Camps Bay (opening next week)

Zenzero, Camps Bay

Hussar Grill, Camps Bay

The Bungalow, Clifton (week of 13/7)

Lily’s, Mouille Point

Bobo’s, Mouille Point

Sotano, Mouille Point

Hussar Grill, Mouille Point

Giovanni’s, Mouille Point

The Butcher Shop & Grill, Mouille Point

Sawadee Thai, Green Point

Cafe Extrablatt, Green Point

Mano’s, Green Point

Pigalle, Green Point (opening 10/7)

El Burro, Green Point

Posticino, Hout Bay

Suikerbossie, Hout Bay

Eat Restaurant, Hout Bay Manor, Hout Bay

Cheyne’s, Hout Bay

Massimo’s, Hout Bay

Quentin at Oakhurst Barn, Hout Bay

Restaurant Review: Quentin at Oakhurst Barn serves Cape Country Cuisine, blends Brit & Boer in his eclectic decor!

La Cuccina, Hout Bay

Deus Café, Hout Bay

Indian Oven, Hout Bay

Delish, Hout Bay

Souvla Stix, Hout Bay

Woodcutter’s Arms, Hout Bay

Cassaregio, Hout Bay

Pelican, Hout Bay

Mariner’s Wharf, Hout Bay

Bugatti’s, Hout Bay

Dunes, Hout Bay

Deus Café, Hout Bay

Papino’s, Hout Bay

Caffiene, Hout Bay

Bootlegger Bakoven, Cape Quarter, Green Point, Point Mall, Sea Point, Three Anchor Bay,

Tintswalo Kitchen, Hout Bay

Tintswalo Kitchen Restaurant opens to local diners, for lunch and dinner, kitchen headed up by former Shortmarket Club chef!

Southern Suburbs

La Belle, Alphen Hotel, Constantia

Blanco, Alphen Hotel, Constantia

La Colombe, Constantia

La Parada, Constantia Nek

Blanco, Constantia (6/7)

Foxcroft, Constantia

Cattle Baron, Constantia

Tasha’s, Constantia

Botanicum, Constantia

Jonkershuis, Groot Constantia, Constantia

Knead, Constantia

Pedlars Deli, Constantia

The Bay Restaurant at False Bay Restaurant, Constantia

Ellen Jay, Constantia Fabrics, Constantia

The Blockhouse Kitchen, Constantia

The Skotness, Norval Foundation, Constantia (9/7)

The Clubhouse @ Claremont Cricket Club, Constantia

Tryn, Steenberg, Constantia

Nest Deli, Constantia Uitsig, Constantia

Botanicum, Constantia

Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia (26/7)

Tiger’s Milk, Muizenberg

Lucky Fish & Chips, Muizenberg

Knead, Muizenberg

Lucky Fish n Chips, Kalk Bay

Cape to Cuba, Kalk Bay

Harbour House, Kalk Bay

Dalebrook Café, Kalk Bay

Lekker, Kalk Bay

Sirocco, Kalk Bay

Olympia Café & Deli, Kalk Bay

The Courtyard Café, Kalk Bay

Harbour House, Kalk Bay

Ohana Café, Kalk Bay

Satori Italian, Hout Bay

Kalky’s Fish & Chips, Kalk Bay

Fynkos Kirstenbosch Tea Room, Kirstenbosch

The Deli at AP Jones, Fish Hoek

Imperial Gardens Restaurant, Fish Hoek

Fran’s Place, Simon’s Town

Saveur Restaurant, Simon’s Town

The Lighthouse Café, Simon’s Town

Dixie’s Restaurant, Glencairn

Saltwater Grill, Pinelands

Magica Roma, Pinelands

Cattle Baron, Pinelands

Pizzeria Villagio, Pinelands

Quince, Diep River

Restaurant Review: There are no quinces on the menu at Quince Restaurant, poor Covid compliance!

Bee Jay’s Restaurant, Plumstead

Al’s Place, Rondebosch

Col’Cacchio, Cavendish, Claremont

Mugg & Bean, Cavendish, Claremont

Knead Vineyard Road, Claremont

Toscana Pizza, Claremont

The Lime Tree Café, Bergvliet

Mykonos Taverna, Newlands

Mama Roma, Newlands

Basilica, Newlands

Copper Club Eatery, Newlands

Knead Dean Street, Newlands

Hussar Grill, Rondebosch

Fresh Ayres Restaurant, Mowbray

Knead Palmyra

Bootlegger Claremont, Kenilworth, Tokai, Muizenberg, Kalk Bay

Moksh Indian Restaurant, Kenilworth

Jakes on the Common, Noordhoek

Whole Earth Café, Scarborough

Tashreeqa’s, Crawford

The Eatery Woodfired Grill

Olive Branch, Diep River

The View at the Terrace at Chart Farm, Wynberg

Four & Twenty Café, Wynberg


Northern Suburbs

Saltwater Grill, Durbanville

RocoMamas, Durbanville

Tables at Nitida, Durbanville

Cattle Baron, Durbanville

Everts Opstal, Durbanville

The Olive Bistro, Durbanville

Carlucci’s, Meerendal, Durbanville

Hillcrest Restaurant, Durbanville

Knead, Durbanville

Bossa, Durbanville

Cattle Baron Van Riebeekshof, Koelenhof

Café Chameleon,

Knead Panorama

Cattle Baron, Plattekloof

Silver Spur, Bellville

Yummy Zone, Bellville

Tiger’s Milk, Blouberg

Ons Huisie, Blouberg

Jerry’s, Blouberg

Cattle Baron, Table View

McPherson’s, Table View

Driftwood Café, Table View

Primi, Table View

Blowfish, Table View

Cape Town Fish Market, Big Bay

Cattle Baron, Tyger Waterfront

Ocean Basket, N1 City

Café Latino, N1 City

Panarotti’s, N1 City

Texas Spur, N1 City

Navaho Spur, Brackenfell

Ocean Basket, Glengarry

Ocean Basket, Plattekloof


RocaMamas, Willowbridge

Cafe Latino, Willowbridge

Primi, Canal Walk

RocaMamas, Canal Walk

La Rocco, Canal Walk

Brocka, Canal Walk

Bootlegger, Century City

Brick Lane Eatery, Century City

Mexico Spur, Canal Walk

Dale’s Black Angus, The Paddocks

Aragula, Welgemoed Forum

Bossa Soneike

La Bien

No Ordinary Burger (NOB), Tygervalley

Café Latino, Tygervalley

Cattle Baron, Saxenburg, Kuils River

Die Damhuis, Melkbosstrand

Cup & Cake, Eden on the Bay



Cattle Baron, Stellenbosch

Delaire Restaurant, Delaire Graff, Stellenbosch

Indochine, Delaire Graff, Stellenbosch

96 Winery Road, Stellenbosch

Restaurant Barrique, Stellenbosch

Kunjani, Stellenbosch

Jordan Bakery, Stellenbosch

Knorhoek, Stellenbosch

Spek & Bone, Stellenbosch

Eike, Stellenbosch

The Table at De Meye, Stellenbosch

Bootlegger, Stellenbosch

De Warenmarkt, Stellenbosch

Joostenberg Bistro, Stellenbosch

Avontuur, Stellenbosch

The Vine Bistro, Glenelly, Stellenbosch

Mountain & Moon Bistro, Paarl

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Paarl

Paarl Copper Club, Paarl

Die Kelder, Paarl

Fairview, Paarl

Back’s, Paarl

Kikka, Paarl,

Jackson & Black, Paarl,

Bossa, Paarl

Knus Karoo Kombuis, Paarl

Deja Brew, Strand

De Brasserie, Strand

Jeff’s Bistro, Strand

Sage & Thyme, Somerset West

Camphors at Vergelegen

Henri’s Restaurant, Somerset West

Idiom Tasting Centre, Somerset West

Orangerie, Le Lude, Franschhoek

La Petite Colombe, Franschhoek

Roca, Franschhoek

Protegé, Franschhoek

Bovine, Franschhoek

Villamar, Wellington


Other areas

Gabrielskloof, Caledon

Charr’d, Hermanus

Mogg’s Country House, Hermanus

Pearly’s, Langebaan

Hillbilly Farm, Wolseley

Darling Brew Tasteroom , Darling

Zest Restaurant, Gordon’s Bay

Peaberry Café, Malmesbury


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Details of restaurants reopening for Sit-Down Service are highly appreciated.


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Lifting of alcohol leads to welcome reopening of restaurants which were closed during Levels 3 and 4!


While not all restaurants and their diners are happy that the Curfew has not been lifted, they are definitely happy that the alcohol sale ban has been lifted as of Tuesday 18 August.  A host of restaurants at all Levels have announced their reopening for Sit-Down, being restaurants that only offered a Food Delivery and Collection Service, or Restaurants that remained closed since the start of Lockdown on 27 March. However not all restaurants are reopening, some still waiting for the international tourists to arrive back. Continue reading →

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Corona Restaurant Closures in Cape Town & Winelands now at 53 (end July), 13 restaurants closed in the past month!


The tight controls over the Restaurant industry are taking its toll, the alcohol ban as well as Curfew announced on 12 July being a death knell for restaurants, more closing down completely. The most recent Curfew amendment on 30 July, in changing the starting time of the Curfew to 22h00, is of little benefit to restaurants and their diners.

On my latest Restaurant Closure list I have more than 50 Restaurants in Cape Town and the Winelands which have closed down, an increase of 13 Restaurant Closures in the past month. (see below).

The Restaurant Closure and Opening Lists are updated continuously throughout the month.  Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 48 of Level 3, 18 July 2020.


Saturday 18 July 2020, Day 48 of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 5 and 4. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another ‘summer’ day today, even though a little cooler than the beautiful day yesterday; for a trip to the Southern Suburbs, wanting to check out Quince Restaurant in Diep River; for meeting Facebook Friend Colleen de Villiers for the first time, and Friend Louisa Andrews Stroebel for lunch, chatting away whilst eating healthy salads; for checking out Constantia Emporium for the first time, its brewery restaurant being a member of the Facebook Food Delivery & Collection Group, and for meeting Duane and Anastasia of Beer’d Food Truck, also a Group member, who generously offered me a lovely portion of hake and chips to take home, as a thank you for the work done for the Group, amazing 🙏; for a quick shop for German treats at Hartlief at High Constantia; for a good walk through Camps Bay, for bumping into Lisa Hayden and her dad Jonathan, with an amazing small world of connection between Jonathan and one of my sisters, for bumping into saxy George Sax; for seeing the Camps Bay restaurants doing well this weekend, especially Tigers Milk, and for Ocean Blue having reopened today, having announced its permanent closure previously; for the lovely sunset; for seeing a new set of 10 chicks of the Egyptian Geese family; for shopping at Pick n Pay, so busy that we had to stand in a queue as in pre-Lockdown; for another lovely concert by Daniel Hope of Hope @ Home on Tour from Lübeck and its Bach ending in particular; for looooong chats with Jenny Stephens at the beginning and end of the day; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Number of Restaurants open for Sit-Down Service in Cape Town and Winelands grows to over 300!


On Monday 30 June restaurants were allowed to reopen for Sit-Down Service, after having only been allowed to offer a Food Delivery service from May, and a Food and Alcohol Delivery and Collection Service from June onwards.

Last week I posted a List of Restaurants offering a Sit-Down Service, in addition to the Facebook Group which I created of Restaurants offering Food and Alcohol Delivery and Collection. The List I posted had over 100 restaurants. I have been updating the List, and am posting an update today, with 315 restaurants on the updated List.

The majority of restaurants offering a Sit-Down service will continue offering a Food and Alcohol Delivery and/or Collection Service. Continue reading →

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Restaurants allowed to reopen for Sit-Down Service from today, but do they really want to? Many will wait for Alcohol Sales to be allowed and/or for Summer!


Today is a day of excitement as well as disappointment for restaurateurs, who have so looked forward to reopening their doors for a Sit-Down Service. The official reopening date is today, but sadly it appears that many restaurant doors will remain closed, restaurateurs citing the prohibition of serving alcohol with a meal, and this being the quietest time of the year for restaurants as the reasons why they will not reopen now, continuing with their Food and Alcohol Delivery and Collection Service. Continue reading →

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Corona Lockdown Level 3: Updated List of 682 restaurants offering Food & Alcohol Delivery & Collection in Cape Town and the Winelands!


The Restaurant industry is still in a state of flux, not yet having been given a date as to when restaurants may reopen for Sit-Down Service, as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 17 June. In the mean time, restaurants are continuing with their Food and Alcohol Delivery and Collection Service. 

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Corona Lockdown Level 3: More than 660 Restaurants offer Food & Alcohol Delivery & Collection in Cape Town & Winelands!


Yesterday our new total of Restaurants offering a Food and Alcohol Delivery and Collection Service in Cape Town and the Winelands reached 660, with 4800 members in the Facebook Group which I created at the beginning of May, when the introduction of Level 4 allowed restaurants to open for the Delivery of Food, boosted from 1 June by restaurants being allowed to sell alcohol and to offer a Collection Service from their premises at Level 3.

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