For more than two centuries, the Roundhouse has looked out over the Cape across from Lion's Head.
First a gatehouse then a hunting lodge, this rustic rotunda is now a very popular restaurant. Its interiors combine 18th-century flooring, Nguni chairs by Philippe Starck, and bay windows opening onto the ocean. The kitchen honours the freshest South African ingredients with European- and African-inspired dishes. A sommelier selects the appropriate wine for your dishes from a cellar composed of great local wines.
Lunch and cocktails at dusk are taken in the shade of pomegranate trees, on the ‘Rumbullion' terrace. The name means ‘joyful moment' in 16th-century English slang. And indeed it is.
The Roundhouse Restaurant
Round House Road
8005 Cape Town
+27 (0)21 438 4347
Menu: around 665 ZAR