Still looking for a romantic lunch or dinner spot for you and your better half this Valentine’s Day? If you are, you might be cutting it very fine…but we’ve created this list of our top 5 romantic restaurants in Cape Town that might still be able to squeeze you in.

La Perla, Sea Point

Located on the promenade, La Perla is an iconic, old-school restaurant in Cape Town. They’ve been around since 1957! Not only do they offer uninterrupted views of the ocean (perfect for getting your romance-game on), but their food is also delicious. They offer an extensive selection of dishes and a phenomenal wine list. 

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Asoka, Kloof Street

If you’re into tapas, Asoka is a must. The restaurant and bar is built around a beautiful, old olive tree. It has an open-air vibe and is fitted with soft lighting. They also offer live jazz music on Sundays. Whether you want to go out for a few drinks and light snacks or looking to make this a full-on tapas adventure, give Asoka a try.

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V&A Food Market, V&A Waterfront

Although not a restaurant per se, the food market at the Waterfront offers a selection of local artisans all under one roof. If you are planning a light brunch with a romantic walk next to the Cape Town harbour, look no further. At the market, you can find anything from sandwiches and croissants to Japanese delicatessens and oysters.

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Grub & Vine, CBD

Michelin-trained chef Matt Manning has created a very intimate and romantic spot in the form of Grub & Vine. The bistro marvelously combines a handpicked ensemble of wines with food created with attention to detail. For Valentine’s Day, they have crafted a set menu. If you are looking for somewhere to go where the decisions have already been made for you, choose Grub & Vine!

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Willoughby & Co, V&A Waterfront

Into seafood and sushi? Willoughby & Co is a renowned restaurant. They refer to themselves as “purveyors of fine seafood” and offer everything from crawfish to sashimi. They earned a spot on our list because they do not take bookings and work on a strict first-come, first-served basis. You can find them in the heart of the Waterfront. 

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No matter where you go, we hope you and your loved one enjoy the day of love.