Restaurants with fireplaces in Cape Town

Right, so before winter is out, we need a list of places with fireplaces (that are in use). We all know nothing beats having dinner or sipping wine on the couch next to a roaring fire, especially when it’s raining and miserable outside. This is the list I have compiled, thanks to all who contributed on Facebook and Twitter and by email (I also stole a few from the Main Ingredient newsletter). There will obviously be many I haven’t included, please share them by leaving a comment.

Cafe Verdi
Chapman’s Peak Hotel
Forester’s Arms
Greens (in Constantia)
Opal Lounge
Rhodes Memorial Restaurant
Rick’s Cafe

Societi Bistro
The Roundhouse

Wild Fig
Mezepoli in Camps Bay

Behind the Lentil Curtain (Noordhoek & Kommetjie)
Cafe Roux
Imhoff Farm

In the bushes (Winelands, but not specifically on wine farms)
96 Winery Road (Somerset West)
Country Kitchen (Mont Rochelle)
La Brasserie (Franschoek)
Le Bon Vivant (Franschoek)
Monneaux (Franschoek)

On Wine Farms
Bistro Allée Bleue
Cassia (Nitida)
Catharina’s (Steenberg)
Glen Carlou Restaurant
Grand Provence
Haute Cabriere
La Colombe (Constantia Uitsig)
Laborie Restaurant
Lilly Pad (Anura)
Terroir (Kleine Zalze)
Olivello (Marianne Wine Farm)

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18 Responses

  1. karen says:

    Woodstock Lounge
    Jamacian Me Crazy

  2. Chris says:


    waterfront – Alba Bar (just one of those gas & pebbles things)

    Noordhoek – Red herring used to have a Queen Anne Stove?

    Kalk Bay – Polana – one of the best fireplaces & views in town.

    Town – Ricks Americain Cafe & Paradiso

    Will think some more.

  3. Massimo says:

    Massimo’s Pizza Club: fireplace,VERY hot pizza oven and to finish a sugar cube infused in aromatic alcohol and set on fire!!

  4. blade says:

    you forgot ASOKA on kloof street.
    one of my fav spots.
    they got a fireplace

  5. Chris says:

    sat at Yum in Vredehoek by their great fireplace last night, def needs to be added to the list!

  6. Tracy says:

    A Touch of Madness in Obs, and Millstone Cafe at Oude Molen Eco-Village.

  7. Brett says:

    Deli Delish in Hout Bay

  8. cjp says:

    RIOJA in Noordhoek has 2 roaring fire places!

  9. Timea says:

    Greens (in town) also has a fireplace. Lovely..

  10. Susan says:

    La Cabane in Hout Bay

  11. Dax says:

    La Mouette in Seapoint has a fireplace in every room! A perfect winter spot.

    Kitima, regarded as the top Asian restaurant in Cape Town, sorry, Hout Bay.

  12. Felicia says:

    Avontuur wine farm on the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset west

  13. French Toast in Bree Street has a great fireplace downstairs.

  14. Jim says:

    El Burro in Greenpoint has a lovely fireplace inside, and a delicious range of tequilas to make a fire in your belly..

  15. DJ says:

    Pastis Brasserie in Constantia now also has a fireplace in the non-smoking restaurant area (in addition to the fireplace in the bar lounge).

  16. Massimo says:

    Massimo’s has a nice fireplace:

    ..and a 450 degree pizza oven!

  17. Saul Beder says:

    Great fireplaces with a cosy atmosphere with great winter specials at Saul’s Saloon & Grill (Maitland/Wynberg/Strand).

  18. Tamsyn says:

    Twist in Wellington