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13 restaurants near the Adderley Christmas lights in Cape Town

What’s a festival without food? Fortunately, you never have to find out because we’ve compiled a list of must-visit food spots in and around Adderley Street for after (or before!) you’ve attended Cape Town’s epic annual Adderley Street Festival of Lights event on Sunday 2 December 2018. (First-timers, report to Adderley Street and the Grand Parade before 8.30pm to see the city’s cheerful festive lights be switched on for the first time for the season.)

Baran’s Restaurant (Corner of Burg Street and Shortmarket Street)

Experience the exotic aroma of traditional Kurdish and Mediterranean cuisine prepared on a tandoori wood fire in an artsy atmosphere filled with music, comedy and belly dancing.

Bellini Trattoria (40 Shortmarket Street) 🍽

Bellini offers authentic home-made Italian cuisine prepared using fresh ingredients and traditional Italian recipes. Choose between pasta, pizza, salads, meat and fish dishes.

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Bombay Brasserie (1 Wale Street)

The dishes from this fine-dining Indian restaurant at the Taj Hotel are a combination of Cape Town flavour and executive Chef David Tilly’s culinary experiences from all over the world.

Succulent meat dish from Bombay Brasserie Restaurant. Photo supplied.

Bukhara Indian Cuisine (33 Church Street) 🍽

Bukhara serves tasty food with a predominantly North Indian origin, prepared using their traditional charcoal tandoor. Expect grilled chunks of fish tikka, tandoori-style fish, butter kitchen, lamb korma and a selection of succulent meats and aromatic curries.

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Eastern Food Bazaar (96 Longmarket Street)

Stop over at this popular canteen-style eatery for an authentic Cape Town cultural and culinary experience. Indulge in a wide variety of food ranging from Turkish kebabs to Cape-style biryanis, creamy North Indian curries and real tandoor dishes at affordable prices.

 

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Free From Eatery (107 Equity House, St George’s Mall)

This chic deli-style eatery serves freshly prepared food using quality sustainable and ethically sourced ingredients.

 

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Haiku Asian Tapas (58 Burg Street) 🍽

Haiku offers Asian fusion cuisine. Think Chinese dim sum and stir fry, and Japanese grills and sushi served tapas-style.

🍽 Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app

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Hokey Poke Bar and Take Away (1 Church Street) 🍽

Pop into Hokey Poke Bar for a fresh and healthy taste of Hawaii in the heart of Cape Town. Choose from a selection of seven poké bowls or build your own if none of the options tickle your fancy.

🍽 Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app

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Little Ethiopia Restaurant (6 Shortmarket Street)

The traditional Ethiopian food from Little Ethiopia is made from scratch using fresh ingredients and ancient recipes. Highlights from the menu include injera, shiro, tibs, doro wot and vegetarian dishes.

 

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Mint Restaurant at Taj (1 Wale Street)

Mint Restaurant not only offers light and healthy meals, but it’s also conveniently situated at the Taj Hotel, where guests have the option to eat on the new lively terrace situated beneath the trees in the mall, or have an intimate dinner on the mezzanine level.

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Mughals Indian Restaurant and Bar (38 Shortmarket Street)

This great little find serving up Indian cuisine has an awesome vibe with popular curries.

My Favor8 Restaurant & Cocktail Bar (4 Wale Street) 🍽

My Favor8 is the latest contemporary restaurant to open inside the luxury Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel. The curated menu draws influences from different foods around the world. Think traditional butter chicken and naan, Italian pastas, Portuguese chicken and South African steaks and lamb chops.

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Nuri Sushi Factory (8 Parliament Street)

The gourmet sushi creations and Asian fusion bites from this casual and contemporary eatery are ideal for when those inevitable sushi cravings start kicking in.

Gourmet sushi creations from Nuri Sushi Factory. Photo supplied.

Did we miss an Adderley Street must-try? Let us know in the comments below.

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