Cosy Cape Town Restaurants with a Fireplace
Capetonians are notorious hermits during winter, which is crazy since we have so many restaurants with lovely, cosy fireplaces and of course, delicious food. We’ve listed of a few of our fave Cape Town restaurants with a fireplace for you to get cosy in this winter.
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Cosy up at these Cape Town restaurants with a fireplace.
The 41, a premium restaurant based on the Camps Bay strip, offers unsurpassed vistas across the white sandy beach and glistening ocean. With an extensive, multifaceted menu, the restaurant offers a diverse culinary experience. The chic, minimalist setting with dark hues and illustrious Mumm Champagne bar fountain creates an atmosphere of understated opulence. Join their Wine & Jazz Night and enjoy what is definitely one of the most beautiful Cape Town restaurants with a fireplace.
Location: 41 Victoria Road Camps Bay
Hours: Mon-Sun: 08h00-23h00
Contact: 021 437 0558
Seaside views aren’t the first feature that come to mind when picking restaurants with fireplaces, but Bilboa’s beautifully decorated interiors, nifty fireplace and seafood menu will make you think twice. Enjoy a serving of Baby Kingklip in Preserved Lemon Butter; or if you’re craving a heartier meal, try their Spiced Lamb Cutlets with Garlic, Coriander & Mint.
Location: Victoria Rd Shop 120, First Floor, The Promenade, Camps Bay
Hours: Mon-Sun: 12h00-23h00
Contact: 021 286 5155
Aubergine’s intimate setting and homely hearth makes it the perfect spot for a romantic dinner. Their menu offers options like Lamb Ravioli & Shank, as well as their Cape Sea Harvest Line Fish and Mussels in Malay Curry. We couldn’t think of a more fitting restaurant in Cape Town with a firepleace to brave the cold. An oldie but a goodie.
Location: 39 Barnet St, Gardens
Hours: Thurs-Sat: 12h00-14h00 (Lunch) | Mon-Sun: 18h00-22h00 (Dinner) | Closed Sun
Contact: 021 465 0000
Kloof Street House
Kloof Street House is one of those dreamy restaurants that you can visit for any occasion. The simple, French-inspired menu will have something for everyone. The decor is opulent, making it great for special occasions. We love that they have not one, but three crackling fireplaces, which make it the ultimate spot to warm up this winter.
Location: 30 Kloof Street, Gardens
Hours: Mon: 12h00-late | Tue-Sun: 10h00-late
Contact: 021 423 4413
Another old favourite of the Kloof Street crowd and one of the more ‘vibey’ Cape Town restaurants with fireplaces. Asoka is a great spot for a night of drinks, dinner and perhaps some dancing. Besides the beautiful fireplace, the decor and ambience ensures a cosy outing of live jazz, sipping and snacking.
Location: 68 Kloof Street, Gardens
Hours: Mon-Sat: 18h00-late
Contact: 021 422 0909
This Cape Town restaurant with a fireplace is a great spot for brunch or dinner with the family. Café Paradiso boasts delicious mains from Classic Benedict to Gourmet Pizzas. They even have a set menu which boasts delicious options like Braised Beef Short Ribs with Truffle Polenta, Braised Onion Pearls, Fondant Potato and a Beef Jus.
Location: 110 Kloof St, Gardens
Hours: Tues-Fri: 12h00-close | Sat: 09h00-close | Sun: 09h00-16h00
Contact: 021 422 0403
The Company’s Garden Restaurant
Since it’s winter you may not immediately think of visiting Company Gardens, given its outdoorsy setting. But, you would be sorely mistaken, this is an unexpectedly lovely place to visit when the weather is cold. Cosy blankets and their fireplace will keep you toasty, as well as plenty of yummy menu options and coffee by Deluxe.
Of course, coffee should not be enjoyed without a slice, so try their carrot cake or baked cheesecake. If you are up for a brisk walk, make sure you purchase some peanuts from a vendor nearby and ensure the garden squirrels have enough stores for winter!
Location: 15 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town City Centre
Hours: Mon-Sun: 08h30-18h00
Contact: 021 423 2919
Warm up at these Cape Town restaurants with a fireplace in the Southern Suburbs.
A Touch of Madness
A Touch of Madness provides the perfect casual atmosphere for a great evening with friends. With not only one but two fireplaces at their restaurant, you’ll be warm enough this winter. Good food, drinks and music — what more could you want?
Location: 12 Nuttall Rd, Observatory
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 09h00-23h00 | Fri & Sun: 09h00-02h00 | Sun: 09h00-22h00
Contact: 021 447 4650
Tryn Restaurant at Steenberg Estate
Steenberg’s Tryn’s Restaurant welcomes locals with generous lunch and dinner menus, accompanied by a cosy fire in idyllic Cape Dutch surroundings. Enjoy some of the estate’s finest red and savour a lovely hearty meal to chase away the winter chill — definitely one of our favourite Cape Town restaurants with a fireplace.
Location: Steenberg Rd, Tokai
Hours: Mon-Sun: 08h00-11h00 (Breakfast) | Mon-Sun: 12h00-15h00 (Lunch) | Tues-Sun: 18h00-22h00 (Dinner)
Contact: 021 713 7178
Blockhouse Kitchen (formerly Open Door Restaurant), at Constantia Uitsig is the perfect spot to nestle and dine. Boasting fireplaces, an extensive wine list and delicious food, it ticks all the boxes for a great day or night out. With an à la Carte menu, as well as a cafe menu, there’s something for everyone’s tastebuds and tummies. Be sure to save space for dessert, these masterpieces, created by their pastry chef, are beautiful and elegant – definitely worth the calories!
Location: Spaanschemat River Rd, Fir Grove
Hours: Tues-Sat: 09h00-21h30 | Sun: 09h00-15h00
Contact: 021 794 3010
These Cape Town restaurants with a fireplace will be sure to warm up your belly too.
Harbour House in Kalk Bay, serves nothing but great vibes and fantastic seafood. This seaside Cape Town restaurant with a fireplace has been a long-standing local favourite for good reason… their seafood menu boasts stellar starter options like Inverroche Amber Oysters with Lime Zest Pickled Fennel and Gin-Braised Capers. Mains include Seared Swordfish Fillet with Kimchi Dipping Sauce, Herbed Yoghurt and Garlic Marinated Greens.
Location: Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay
Hours: Mon-Sun: 11h00-23h00
Contact: 021 418 4744 | 021 788 4136
Situated in Constantia Nek, this restaurant boasts forest views that will make you feel like you’re in a cosy cabin. La Parada offers the perfect fireside dining experience with a comprehensive menu to satisfy all your tastebuds.
Location: Main Rd, Hout Bay
Hours: Mon-Sun: 11h00–24h00 | Wed & Sun: 09h00–23h00
Contact: 021 795 0620
Enjoy the ocean views at these Cape Town restaurants with a fireplace.
On the Rocks
If you haven’t been to On the Rocks, you’re missing out on one of Cape Town’s most beloved restaurants. Take in stunning views of Blouberg beach, as you sit fireside and enjoy one of the sumptuous meals from their impressive menu.
Location: 45 Stadler Rd, Bloubergstrand
Hours: Mon-Sun: 09h00-23h00
Contact: 021 554 1988
Damhuis Beach Restaurant
This restaurant also happens to be a national monument, and the food is just as rich as its history. Damhuis is the perfect restaurant for a delightful evening with friends and family. From the food to the fireplace, this spot is sure to become a firm favourite.
Location: 32 Beach Rd, Melkbosstrand
Hours: Tues-Sun: 09h00-23h00
Contact: 021 553 0093
Sit by the fire and take in vineyard views.
Anthonij Rupert Wyne, Franschhoek
The Tasting Room at Anthonij Rupert Wines is located in the gorgeously refurbished original Manor House. Sample a select range of bespoke wines and take in the beautiful surroundings and interiors. The Cape Dutch style Manor House is cosy, warmed by fireplaces and the taste of great wines.
Enjoy views out over the Franschhoek mountains and the luxury of the surroundings without the pretence. Their Terra del Cappo Antipasti Bar offers delicious lunch options made with fresh seasonal and local ingredients, paired with the finest wines.
Location: R45 Rine Route, Franschhoek
Hours: Tue-Sun: 09h00-16h30
Contact: 021 874 9074
beyond, Buitenverwachting Wine Farm, Constantia
Beyond the bustle of city life, Buitenverwachting wine farm is host to award-winning chef Peter Tempelhoff’s creation: beyond. With views across the Constantia valley, the restaurant encapsulates the traditions of the farm through pared-back architecture and honest food. With a focus on supporting local and buying seasonal, all ingredients are sourced from surrounding farms, including Buitenverwachting farm.
Served fireside, their Winter Menu is defined by comfort and elegance, with ingredients like chestnuts, artichokes and mushrooms. Expect honest, feel-good dishes elevated to fine dining standards like the Springbok with Estate Raisins, Cocoa, and Celeriac Pap, as well as Iberico Pork with a Malay-spiced Crayfish Bisque, Heirloom Carrots, and Lentil Bhaji.
Location: 37 Klein Constantia Rd, Nova Constantia
Hours: Thurs-Sun (Lunch): 12h00-14h30 (until Oct 1st 2022) | Wed-Sat (Dinner): 18h00-20h30 | *bookings essential
Contact: 021 794 0306 | email
Clara’s Barn, Vergenoegd Löw The Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
A modern farm kitchen rooted in South African heritage food awaits at Clara’s Barn. Restaurateur, Bertus Basson’s latest venture brings character, soul and staggering history, being the oldest barn in the Western Cape. Picture a refined fine-dining venue with two roaring fireplaces and marvellous food. Chef Drikus Brink’s contemporary menu features farm-style recipes with the likes of Chalmar Sirloin, Braised Hoekkraaltjie Goat Shoulder, and Yellowfin Tuna.
Location: 1 Vergenoegd Rd, Faure, Stellenbosch Wine Route
Hours: Wed-Sun (Lunch): 12h00-16h00 | Fri & Sat (Dinner): 18h00-22h00
Contact: 021 202 4372 | email
Deux Lions, La Bourgogne Farm, Franschhoek
Tucked away off one of the Franschhoek Valley’s most seductively picturesque roads, Deux Lions at La Bourgogne Farm, offers jaw-dropping views and sought-after cuisine. Head Chef, Nanda Cardosa is passionate about locally sourced ingredients and seasonality, allowing each ingredient to speak for itself. Tuck into their Lamb Rump with Caper and Sultana Crumb or their Pea Risotto, beside their fireplace.
Location: Excelsior Rd, Franschhoek
Hours: Tues-Sun: 11h00-17h00
Contact: 021 876 3245 | email
Faber, Avondale Wine, Paarl
Faber is a farm-to-fork establishment that reveres mother nature’s bounty. True to Avondale wine’s philosophy of sustainable and biodynamic farming. Faber follows suit, creating wholesome, nourishing fare that’s as good for you as it is for the earth. With Avondale’s proprietor, Johnathan Grieve, and chef, Dale Stevens, aligning their belief systems — the farm produces its own organic produce and sources extras from a firm set of sustainable principles. Sit fireside, as you savour views across the vineyards and fresh organic ingredients prepared with outstanding creative flare.
Location: Avondale Estate, Lustigan Rd, Klein Drakenstein
Hours: Wed-Sun (Lunch): from 12h00 | Thurs-Sat (Dinner): from 18h00
Contact: 021 202 1219 | email
Farro, Gabriëlskloof, Bot Rivier
Fans who have followed this long-time pop-up restaurant around the country are licking their lips at the return of Farro – this time for good. Husband and wife duo, Alex and Eloise Windebank, bring their mix of comfort classics to the Overberg, now calling Gabriëlskloof wine farm ‘home’. The pair are renowned for their seasonal-inspired menu of small plates, cued by bold global flavours. Their current offering is all about wintery goodness, with dishes like Crispy Lamb Shoulder Scrumpet, Truffled Cappelletti, and Pumpkin and Parmesan. Along with their fireplace, the full package is pretty spectacular.
Location: Gabrielskloof Wine Estate, Swartrivier Rd, Bot Rivier
Hours: Mon-Sun: 09h00-17h00
Contact: 028 0085 017 | email
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