8 Restaurants Under the Stars

8 Restaurants Under the Stars

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8 Restaurants Under the Stars

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While there are plenty of outdoor restaurants in the Cape where you can dine al fresco to your heart’s content, there are a few particularly intimate numbers that promise to bring out the sentimental side of even the most cynical souls.

Let the shooting stars serenade you and the warm glow of the moon work its magic at one of these romantic restaurants.

1. La Mouette
Nothing says “I love you” like a soupçon of modern French cuisine, and La Mouette is the crème de la crème of restaurants along Sea Point’s busy main road. Couples can make eyes with each other in the outside courtyard around the fountain, while enjoying a sophisticated five-course taster menu with wine pairing under the stars. Ooh la la!

2. Azure Restaurant
Make your loved one swoon over you and the view of the Atlantic Ocean at Azure Restaurant. While pretty much all the nooks and crannies of the Twelve Apostles Hotel scream opulence, the terrace at Azure is definitely the most romantic spot to spot the constellations.

3. Terroir
Play footsie with your tootsie at Terroir, which has consistently been voted as one of Eat Out’s top restaurants in Stellenbosch. The simple but bold menu changes with the seasons, and completes an enchanting, moonlit dining experience on the Kleine Zalze wine estate.

5. Delaire Graff
Feast your eyes on the view and the menu on the wide, open terrace at Delaire Graff, which is seemingly ‘floating’ above the vineyards in the Cape Winelands. The romance factor is sky high at this fine dining establishment, with the olive groves below and the mountains surrounding you. After dinner, you can enjoy a romantic walk around the landscaped gardens dotted with Dylan Lewis’ sculptures, and see where the vegetables in your meal were grown.

6. Hout Bay Manor
Take your sweetheart to the seaside to enjoy a laid-back, romantic meal at Hout Bay Manor. In this historical setting, loved-up diners can canoodle under umbrellas and peek up at the stars that twinkle between the leaves of the large trees.

7. Dornier Bodega Restaurant
Bodega Restaurant is tucked away on the Dornier Wine Estate in the beautiful Blaauwklippen Valley, just outside of Stellenbosch. While sitting next to the large koi fishpond on the Mediterranean-style terrace, you can enjoy seasonal, farm-to-table dishes under the light of the north star.

8. Makaron Restaurant
The five-star boutique hotel, Majeka House, in Stellenbosch is home to Makaron Restaurant, where an award-winning menu can be savoured under the night sky. When you’re done gazing at the stars and your beloved in the glass conservatory on the terrace, you can round off the evening in style by spending a luxurious night at the hotel without having to worry about driving home.

Looking to impress that special someone while on holiday in Cape Town? Then contact Elite Travel Concept to find out how to make their heart flutter.

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