5 Restaurants with Fireplaces in Cape Town

Kloof Street House

The winter chill has certainly made its way to the Western Cape, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to hunker down and stay at home. This chilly winter calls for exploration, and for taking a seat next to a roaring fire to enjoy the fine cooking of our country’s phenomenal chefs. Fortunately, you don’t have to venture very far to find great food and a crackling fire.

As the cold settles upon the Cape, we’ve rounded up our top picks of restaurants with fireplaces. From an inner-city eatery to a winelands bistro or fine dining above Camps Bay, these restaurants with fireplaces make for the perfect winter’s dining destination.

Upper Union

Upper Union

Situated near the eclectic Kloof Street, Upper Union offers hungry customers a casual contemporary dining experience inspired by the simple joy of a Sunday lunch. Gather around a table, next to one of the eatery’s two green and white tile clad fireplaces while you indulge in Chef Amori Burger’s chef’s menu. A host of flavourful dishes designed to be shared amongst the table and enjoyed together in abundance. It’s big, flavourful and hearty cooking which still manages to be elegant, refined and balanced. It’s exactly the type of food you want to share with friends and family, next to the warmth and glow of a fireplace.

Visit the website here.

Salsify at The Roundhouse

Salsify at The Roundhouse

With sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and Lion’s Head as a backdrop, Salsify at The Roundhouse is known for its summer sundowner scene. But, it’s also all sorts of lovely in winter. The fine dining restaurant housed in a heritage building dating back hundreds of years, is where Chef Ryan Cole and team serve up their fine fare. Inspired by nature and driven by the seasons, the restaurant’s hyper-local menu changes according to the time of year and the produce available at the given moment. Salsify’s centre chamber is where you’ll find the seasonal room – where the current installation of sea-inspired walls and a ceiling covered in florals mirrors the beauty of that outside. It is here where guests are invited to pull up a chair next to the fire and experience Salsify’s magnificent offering.

Visit the website here.

Chocolat Bistro

Chocolat Bistro

Foe those in the northern suburbs of Cape Town, Chocolat Bistro is a must visit for cosy winter adventure. Nestled in the heart of Durbanville, Chocolat Bistro promises a luxurious French affair to all those who visit. The restaurant’s homely interior creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere in which to enjoy a range of comforting breakfast options, sandwiches and desserts. The fireplace provides a much-needed respite from the cold winter weather, as does the great coffee!

Visit the website here.

Farro at Gabriëlskloof

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Farro enchants guests with its seasonally-led, constantly evolving menu. Embracing simplicity in dining, Farro brings forth a sensational array of comforts and classics that leave patrons yearning for more. Chef Alex Windebank’s modern European cooking, sees a menu which includes the likes of creamy duck liver parfait, roasted butternut risotto and melt-in-the-mouth pork belly served with braised cabbage and a mustard sauce. As diners relish the exquisite dishes, their senses are further heightened by the warmth emanating from the crackling fireplace, which casts a cozy glow upon the elegant surroundings. The combination of delectable cuisine, views of the Overberg and the inviting hearth creates an unforgettable experience at Farro, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking a harmonious blend of culinary excellence and a comforting, warm ambiance, well suited to a winter day excursion.

Read our full review here.

Kloof Street House

Kloof Street House

With not one, not two, but three fireplaces, Kloof Street House is a winter gem of note. Housed in a 20th-century Victorian house, this trendy restaurant, is just a step back from busy Kloof Street. The restaurant’s warmly lit, romantic interior, make it one of Kloof Street’s cosiest haunts for a special occasion, date night, or a no-excuses-needed meal with family and friends. The brasserie-style menu, with sharing dishes designed satisfy joint culinary cravings, is the expression of a love for creating delicious meals and a consciousness of ingredients and where they come from. In true homely fashion, the Kloof Street House crew believes in bringing people together over feasts and great conversation.

Visit the website here.

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