Where to pop the question in Cape Town

If you’re one of the lucky people who has found that special someone and you want to make your relationship more than Facebook official, these are some of the most romantic restaurants in Cape Town where you can get down on a bended knee and pop the question.

Azure Restaurant at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa (Camps Bay) ?

There seems to be few things The Twelve Apostles Hotel can’t do. Need somewhere to spoil mom on Mother’s Day? How about somewhere scenic to enjoy a cheeseboard after a Chapman’s Peak drive? Whatever the occasion, The Twelve Apostles will have you covered. For an extra special proposal idea, book dinner at Azure, where chef Christo Pretorius’s magical fine-dining menu will set the celebratory tone. Have drinks beforehand at The Leopard Bar, which overlooks the ocean. (You could even pop the question there, with a glass of MCC chosen by knowledgeable sommelier Gregory Mutambe).

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Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia (Constantia)

The view of the Constantia wine valley, seen from the floor-to-ceiling windows of Chefs Warehouse, is enough to make you believe in a thing called love. And so will Ivor Jones’s beautifully prepared food. Book a table just before sunset, crack open a bottle of the Pas de Nom MCC and you’ll have the dreamiest setting to tell the one you love how you feel as you share a plate of the best risotto you’ll ever have in your life.


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Cucina Labia (Muizenberg)

A romantic stroll along the beach can only be improved by dinner at an equally romantic restaurant. Cucina Labia is sumptuously decorated and looks like something out of a European love story – the perfect setting for a proposal. The Italian-inspired menu will tick all the boxes, as will a chilled glass of local MCC.


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The Grand Africa Café & Beach (Granger Bay)

If you’re looking for somewhere to propose on the beach, look no further than The Grand Africa. The spot is known for its vibe and private beach, and their crispy pizzas have legendary status. Impress your soon-to-be-betrothed with one of the large seafood platters that will pair perfectly with a shiny diamond ring.

The Shortmarket Club (City Bowl)

Even the most stony-hearted of us wouldn’t deny that The Shortmarket Club is a romantic spot for dinner. Head chef and co-owner Wesley Randles has created the ultimate spot with soft, cosy lighting and plush leather banquettes – ideal for snuggling and asking the one you love for their hand in marriage. Start with a crisp glass of local MCC (we especially love Silverthorn’s The Genie) and follow with iconic dishes like crispy Malay octopus and fillet coated in truffle jus.


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Planet Bar at The Mount Nelson (City Bowl)

Everything about the Nelly is romantic and you can’t go wrong with any of their dining establishments. Popping the question at The Planet Bar, however, might just be as dreamy as it gets. There’s the view of the expansive garden plus possibly the best burger in the city – and, really, what would be cooler than celebrating your engagement with a burger?

Planet Bar at the Belmond Mount Nelson

Planet Bar at the Belmond Mount Nelson. Photo supplied.

Tintswalo Atlantic Restaurant (Hout Bay)

Tintswalo has thankfully recently opened their restaurant to the public. With the menu changing regularly depending on what’s fresh and delicious, it’s hard to say what to expect, but in reality you’ll be here for the unbeatable panoramic sea views. We recommend giving the restaurant a heads up about your proposal plans and, if you can, surprise your significant other with a night at the hotel.


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