Not where you left them? 6 great restaurants that have found new homes

Sometimes when you’re driving around your neighbourhood, you might notice that some eateries are not where you remember them. It’s true there have been some closures, but in happier news, quite a few restaurants have simply found new locations. Here is a list of a few changes in Cape Town and Joburg, and where to find your old favourites. 


Che Argentine Grill

Formerly: Maboneng

Now: Parkwood

This popular steakhouse has found a wonderful home in Parkwood. With outdoor seating on the deck and a moody interior for chilly nights, this Argentinian-style steak restaurant is well deserving of its many awards for perfectly cooked steaks, every time. 


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Pablo Eggs-Go-Bar

Formerly: Melville

Now: Sandton

This popular eatery has risen from the pandemic ashes and found a new home at the Mint Hotel. With a fresh new look and poolside cocktail bar, Pablo’s is the spot for brunch, and their famous rosé-all-day always means a great time! Read the full details of their move here.


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Bodega Ramen

Formerly: Woodstock

Now: 64A Wale Street

This trendy noodle bar in Woodstock has come through 2020 and upgraded to THE pop-up location above The Gin Bar and Honest Chocolate on Wale Street. With plenty of seating, this spot has buckets of atmosphere and the most delicious bowls of ramen and broth in the city. 


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Rick’s Café Americain

Formerly: Park Road

Now: Kloof Street

Rick’s hasn’t moved far, and it has the same charm and quirkiness as at its previous address. The Moroccan-inspired menu is packed with flavour (the tagines are not to be missed!), but if you’re just popping in at Happy Hour, the cocktails are tall and delicious on the rooftop bar.

Ding Dong Bar

Formerly: De Waterkant

Soon: Shortmarket Street

The unstoppable restaurateur Cheyne Morrisby has found a new spot for outlet Ding Dong. Near the corner of Shortmarket and Bree streets, this new location is steps away from some of Cape Town’s best city spots: The House of Machines and Tjing Tjing to the left and Chefs Warehouse and Grub and Vine to the right. Definitely a place to visit if you’re out on the town for First Thursdays!

Bao Down 

Formerly: Orangezicht

Soon: Green Point

Cape Town’s hottest bao spot has been busting at the seams in their Orangezicht location ever since opening in 2018. Small sharing plates are delicious and great for casual meals with friends. Bao Down is not moving far, but joins the Greenpoint hub of El Burro and Jason Bakery on Main Road. 


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