If you’re craving burgers in Cape Town, you’ll be happy to know that your taste buds have a tantalising selection to choose from across the city. The Cape Town burger scene caters to just about every taste and preference… carnivore, vegetarian, cheese lover, health conscious and everything in between. From casual urban burger joints tucked away in an off-street alley, to gourmet burgers that appeal to even the fussiest of tastes. We’ve rounded up the best of the best:
Burger & Lobster Cape Town
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105 Bree Street, Heritage Square | +27 (0) 21 422 4297
Located approximately seven minutes away (by foot) from Pepperclub, Burger & Lobster is one of the many newcomers to the trendy Bree Street district that has taken the restaurant scene by storm. Burger & Lobster’s menu includes their gourmet B&L Burger which consists of a 250g steak patty smothered with two homemade cheeses (a mild white cheddar and an American-style cheddar) served on a freshly baked sesame-seed topped bun with maple bacon, red onion, lettuce, tomato, pickled gherkins and homemade mayonnaise. Their Lobster Roll consists of a Lobster Tail served in a warm toasted brioche bun and dressed in a Japanese mayonnaise. Your taste buds are bound to dance before your order even arrives as Burger & Lobster’s ingredients are what sets them apart given everything is made from scratch.
Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs
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Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, V&A Waterfront | +27 (0)87 357 3465
Conveniently located at the V&A Waterfront and recently named the best burger joint in the Western Cape at the 2016 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries awards, Gibson’s has a great menu of tried and tested classic American style burgers, along with sliders, sides and other dishes. The burgers, made from pure ground beef and served with a variety of sauce and topping options, include the Philly (plain cheese), the Wharton (cheese burger with mushroom sauce), the Egg (burger with an egg), the Salad (instead of a bun) and even Banting burgers (served with cauli mash and salad). There is also a range of designer or ‘roll’s royce’ burgers for those wanting that extra indulgence.
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44 Long Street, Cape Town | +27 (0) 422 0700
After the success of Cape Town’s much loved Tiger’s Milk in Muizenberg, this renowned restaurant brand recently opened in the bustling hub of Long Street. One of the crowd favourites from their menu is the Triple Bypass burger which is topped with red onion, lettuce, tomato, cheese, bacon and truffle infused mushroom sauce served with your choice of sides. Head over if you’re in the mood for a buzzing ambience accompanied by loud beats and eclectic décor.
Jarryds Expresso Bar + Eatery
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90 Regent Rd, Cape Town, 7979 |+27 (0)60 748 0145
Jarryds Expresso Bar + Eatery prides itself in cooking with fresh local and seasonal ingredients that are delivered from the market on a daily basis. Although the restaurant has a separate lunch and dinner menu, both feature truly unique burgers. For lunch, your options include the
Sake Battered Asian Fish Burger which is topped with crimson slaw, cucumber ribbons, sliced radish and wasabi Japanese mayo, or the Jarryds Bondi Burger that boasts a grilled crumbed free range chicken breast, cheddar cheese, shredded iceberg lettuce, sliced tomato and homemade peri-naise. For dinner try out their cheese burger or soft shell crab roll.
Inside & You’re Out
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103 Bree Street upstairs, Cape Town CBD 8001|
This trendy burger restaurant sells burgers with a difference where each patty is filled with cheese and other gourmet ingredients. Each burger is made with 100% locally sourced products and grass-fed organic beef. Some of the unique burgers found on the menu include the Umami BBQ Burger which is served with a Boerekaas cheddar-filled beef patty topped with pickled cabbage, toasted sesame seeds and peanuts slathered in hoisin BBQ sauce and miso mayo. The Brie Street burger – aptly named after the establishment’s location – includes a brie cheese stuffed ostrich patty topped with pickled red onion, wild rocket, mayo and a red wine cranberry reduction.
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273 Long St, City Centre | +27 (0)21 422 4536
Last, but certainly not least, Royale Eatery is something of an institution in Cape Town. There is a variety of vegetarian, meat and healthy burger options on offer, both decadent and classic, all accompanied by a selection of sides to choose from. Burgers can be ordered in single or double sizes and highlights from the menu include the Cosa Nostra (sun-dried tomato pesto, roasted veggies and melted mozzarella), Big Bird (ostrich with beet relish and caramelised onion) and Thai Fish (crumbed Thai fish cake with coriander sauce).
After sampling one of Cape Town best burgers, why not stop past Piano Lounge or Paparazzi Bar for a nightcap? Remember to ask our concierge team for any assistance in arranging your stay and travel itinerary when visiting the Mother City.
Spring is in the air! Flowers are in bloom, trees are boasting fresh green leaves and the arrival of summer is imminent. Even though the winter blues are nearly out of sight, your skin and mood may need a final push to embrace that summer feeling.
We asked Washiema Adams, Spa Manager at Cayenne Spa – our own award-winning spa on the eighth floor – to share some of her thoughts on how to prepare your skin for the upcoming summer months.
#1 Pencil in some me-time to rejuvenate mind and body: This is not only important when transitioning from seasons, but also from day-to-day lives and hectic schedules that can also take their toll.
Spa treatments like massages have many proven health benefits such as muscle relaxation, the healing of sports injuries and the improvement of circulation. Spa therapy also helps to induce a sense of relaxation and tranquillity which is beneficial for good health.
Although it can be difficult to get to the spa due to busy schedules, Cayenne Spa offers treatments that will not only get your body summer ready, but are also friendly on the clock, such as the Soul of Africa90 minute treatment which includes a full body Inkomfi exfoliation to remove dead skin cells followed by a full body massage.
Another option is the African Goddess treatment which incorporates an intense de-stressing and re-balancing facial which hydrates your face and back with natural oils perfect for sun kissed skin. You’ll also be treated to a back cleanse and foot rejuvenation.”
#2 Get that summer glow: A healthy, glowing skin is guaranteed to give you that instant summer feeling. A great beauty trick to achieve this is to make your own body bronzer by mixing some loose facial bronzer with body oil or body lotion to give yourself an instant tan.
#3 Don’t neglect your skin: In order to take care of your skin throughout the summer, apply an SPF over your moisturiser on a daily basis to counteract the harmful effects of the sun. If you are going to the beach or spending long hours outdoors make sure to re-apply SPF throughout the day.
Although some think that after-sun is a fancy body lotion, it is also just as vital as SPF because it is formulated to repair skin that has been damaged by the sun.
Need to pencil in some ‘me-time’ to restore and rejuvenate? You can contact Cayenne Spa on 021 812 8812 or email email@example.com. Please visit www.pepperclub.co.za/cayenne-spa for our treatment menu, specials and packages.
An ever-growing foodie heaven, Cape Town is fast earning itself a name for top class fine dining and delectable cuisine. In recent years, the city has blossomed into a culinary destination, with a number of highly acclaimed restaurants opening their doors all around the city and surrounding areas.
We’ve put together a list of some of the best fine dining restaurants and eateries in and around Cape Town to inspire you as to where to wine and dine in the Mother City.
#1 La Colombe
Silvermist Wine Estate, Constantia Nek, Constantia | +27 (0)21 794 2390
The award-winning cuisine of La Colombe has made this Constantia Winelands restaurant world-famous. From its variety of gourmet lunch and dinner tasting menus to its à la carte menu that makes use of fresh, seasonal ingredients, this restaurant is always a treat for the taste buds. Acclaimed head chef, Scot Kirton, dishes up creative and playful plates, with magnificent, exotic flavours. Highlights include beef tataki and tartar with coriander mousse, open vegetable lasagne and chocolate namelaka, to name but a few. Tasting courses are also available with wine pairings, showcasing an exquisite wine selection.
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#2 La Mouette
78 Regent Road, Sea Point | +27 (0)21 433 0856
Renowned for their outstanding seasonal tasting menus, La Mouette offers a relaxed, upmarket ambience along with a French-inspired Mediterranean menu. Wine pairing suggestions are offered for every dish on the menu, while the wine menu itself is extensive. Dishes range from decadent starters such as mushrooms on earth (mushroom soil, black truffle croquette and pickled shitake mushroom) to mains along the likes of seared tuna, smoked pumpkin polenta and barbecued beef brisket and sirloin. Dessert options include white chocolate eggs and mascarpone ice cream.
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#3 The Test Kitchen
The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock | +27 (0) 21 447 2337
Regarded by many as South Africa’s best restaurant, internationally acclaimed Chef Luke Dale-Roberts brings food to life at this Woodstock institution. Transforming ingredients using cutting-edge techniques, the talented team of chefs present an eclectic East-meets-West style in the contemporary, modern dining space. The recommended option for culinary novices is to try the various discovery tasting menus, which range from a gourmand lunch or dinner with options for wine or tea pairing accompaniments. There are many highlights on the menu – all of which are exquisitely presented and layered with aroma, colour and flavour.
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#4 The Pot Luck Club
The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock | +27 (0)21 447 0804
The more relaxed sister of The Test Kitchen boasts well-known and highly acclaimed South African chefs Luke Dale-Roberts and Wesley Randles, who have created a tapas-style dining experience that has earned its place as one of the country’s number one restaurants for a number of years. Situated at the top of a silo in the Old Biscuit Mill building, the restaurant boasts panoramic views of Woodstock and the Cape Town city centre that span far beyond the horizon. While the dining is nothing short of outstanding, the ambience is somewhat relaxed. Menu highlights include platters for brunch, lunch and dinner, with tapas-sized dishes such as rosti, fish sliders, beef tataki, duck fat roasted new potatoes, chickpea fries, Kalk Bay octopus, malted chocolate fondant and many other tasty morsels that are made for tasting and sharing.
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#5 Savoy Cabbage
101 Hout Street, City Centre | +27 (0)21 424 2626
Set in a beautifully restored 18th Century bare-brick loft in the heart of the city, Savoy Cabbage serves up a variety of international, contemporary dishes that appeal to even the most particular palate. Menus change daily to ensure that they stay fresh and seasonal. The heavenly delights that patrons can expect to taste include olive, goat’s feta and caramelised onion tarts, sugar-cured zebra with drunken soba noodles, pan-fried duck breast, rare karan beef fillet, honey and spice roasted peaches, cardamom crème brulee and many other creative offerings. All of this is topped with an equally impressive wine list.
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High Constantia Centre, Cnr Groot Constantia Road and Constantia Main Road, Constantia | +27 (0)21 202 3304
The newest addition to the Constantia valley’s acclaimed eateries, Foxcroft is a new casual, yet sophisticated fine dining experience. Using carefully selected fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, renowned Chefs Scot Kirton and Glen Foxcroft Williams of La Colombe present colourful and carefully designed menus for both lunch and dinner. Williams’ talent and passion for pastry is also showcased in the restaurant’s bakery which is open daily from 12 noon – 4pm and boasts a selection of scrumptious sweet and savoury treats to satisfy just about any craving.
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