Where to eat at the V&A

We love food and we adore the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town with its amazing view on Table Mountain. We have hand-picked the best restaurants for you. You want to know where to eat at the V&A Waterfront, read below : 


Winner of best South African cuisine globally World luxury restaurant award 2017. A great place to eat if you’re in search of authentic high quality traditional South African dishes from seafood, steaks and Cape Malay curries. They also boast a wide selection of the best wines in South Africa. Discover the menu and make an online reservation here.

Our favorite dish : The giant venison skewer, served with Amarula sauce 

Budget per person (2 courses + 1 drink) : R 600 to R 850.

Life Grand Café

Delicious Mediterranean inspired dishes offering a wide variety of classics often with a twist. The food is prepared simply and the kitchen has a wood-burning oven. With salad, coffee, crudo and cocktail bars available there is something to suit anyone’s interests. The also have great sushis. The outside seating is lovely, facing the harbour. the service is impeccable. Discover the menu and make an online reservation here.

Our favorite dish : The dock and dive platter (16 prawns, 400g grilled calamari, crispy squid heads, baby kingklip)

Budget per person (2 courses + 1 drink) : R 450 to R 700.

V&A Food Market

What was once the old power station which provided electricity to the docks is now a powerhouse of innovation and bright ideas. With over 40 tenants offering trendy concepts to food and wine V&A Food Market has it all. It’s the place to be for those seeking an eating experience with a vibrant atmosphere and plenty of variety at affordable prices. 

Our favorite dish : Hungarian langos flatbreads with avocado, onions, tomatoes etc. from Stack that.

Budget per person : R 70 to R 120.

Stir crazy cooking

If you’re looking for a fun and interactive cooking experience then this perfect. Anyone looking to learn and new skill or different cooking style either during the day or in the evening. Classes include African style safari cooking, Asian cuisine, sushi, vegetarian, Cape Malay, vegan and more. The cooking classes are taught by professional chefs in a fun, relaxed and interactive environment. Participants get involved in a South African, Cape Malay or African cuisine course preparing delicious course recipes which are shared and enjoyed around the table after the cooking session.

Our favorite dish : Malay Chicken Biryani

Budget per person (class + meal) : from R 750


If you’re looking for cuisine to suit all pallets located a literal stone throw from the waters edge. Offering a delicious prawn and wine special for seafood lovers. Whether it’s a cup of coffee and slice of cake with some colleagues, a lovely family meal or sundowners with friends Ginja is an ideal relaxing spot. Book a table online.

Our favorite dish :  Ginja chicken with Jasmine rice, cucumber, peanut, coriander and spicy dressing

Budget per person (2 courses + 1 drink) : R 450 to R 600. 

Cause Effect Cocktail Kitchen & Cape Brandy Bar

Inspired by Cape Town’s oceans, mountains, fynbos and vineyards and using local ingredients to create the favours and effects. Cause Effect Cocktail Kitchen & Brandy Bar is a specialist bar offering experiential cocktails and vintage drinks. Offering the largest selection of award-winning Cape Potstill brandies and local bitters, tinctures and vermouth there is something for any drink’s enthusiast.

Our favorite dish : Sprinbok carpaccio with roma tomatoes, parmesan, rocket and balsamic reduction

Budget per person (2 courses + 1 drink) : R 450 to R 600. 

What if we tell you we have a tailor-made food lovers itinerary with some of the best culinary experiences in Cape Town, check it out.