With its chequered history and variety of cultures, Cape Town is known for welcoming the exotic. Green Point is a perfect example of this, with restaurants, walkways, and cultural experiences that give you a taste of life in Europe and beyond. These are our favourite eateries for a quick journey to Portugal, Italy and New York.
A taste of Italy at Il Leone
Boasting a walk-in wine cellar, private dining room and bar, Il Leone offers a sophisticated atmosphere with delicious, high quality meals. They focus on celebrating tradition, culture and innovation, and you can feel this within the restaurant’s perfectly lit walls, consistently filled with people and pulsating with energy and conversation.
If you’re looking for authentic Italian food, and healthy portion sizes at a favourable value-to-price ratio, find them at:
Address: 22 Cobern Street, Corner of Cobern and Prestwich Streets, Green Point, Cape Town.
Contact:021 418 1462 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A South African/ New York fusion at Piano Bar
A trendy New York-inspired music revue bar and eatery with a strong South African flavour, Piano Bar is the perfect place to relax over cocktails, tapas, live local music, and picturesque views. With a wraparound terrace, you have De Waterkant village, the bay, and the mountains at your fingertips. They offer an innovative menu filled with delicious snack platters, complemented by local live music at its best in the evenings.
The best part are their specials, because everyone loves a sweet deal. They have Happy Hour daily from 16h00 to 18h00, Monday night’s Date Night Special, Thursday evening’s half price on Classic Cocktails from 19h30 to 22h30, and Sunday’s bottomless PONGRACZ from 12h00 to 15h00. For more information on these specials, find them at:
Address: 47 Napier St, De Waterkant, Cape Town.
Contact: +27 79 028 4628 or email@example.com
Peruse Portugal at Pigalle
Often described as the perfect venue for a stylish evening out, Pigalle offers their guests entertainment from their dance floor alongside superb dinner courses. Renowned for their fresh seafood and Chalmar steak, their menu offers classic dishes with a Portuguese flare.
They offer a seafood platter for two special, as well as a set menu of two or three courses. For more information about their specials, find them at:
Address: 51A Somerset Rd, Green Point, Cape Town
Contact: +27214214848 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’ve tasted enough of Europe for a day, and feel like a quintessential Capetonian experience, take a leisurely stroll along the Green Point Fanwalk.
Take in Cape Town’s iconic views and fresh air on this designated, tree-lined, safe walkway that connects the city’s central station to a series of historical streets, from Adderly to Buitengracht, as well as running through the architecturally rich district of De Waterkant.
When you walk past the historical site, you reach the reflective space at St. Andrews Square, containing a burial of the bones of slaves that were unearthed in Prestwich Street. You’ll see a grave and beautiful memorial garden, which preside in commemoration of this event. It’s also our GPCID HQ, so look out for our team and say hello.