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Capetonians love to eat, and visitors love to eat in Cape Town. Fresh, local ingredients are the norm here, and the South African capital’s melting pot of cultures makes for a brilliantly diverse, globally inspired culinary landscape. But if there’s one Cape Town classic you shouldn’t miss? Try the Gatsby sandwich, a mainstay of the city’s markets that’s so long and overstuffed with slaap chips and polony that sharing is essential. At the other end of the spectrum, fine diners will be delighted by the tasting menus and wine lists (plus occasional beach views) at the city’s priciest restaurants. From haute cuisine to cheap eats, these are our favourite restaurants in Cape Town right now.
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