Within days of Ramenhead opening in Cape Town in 2022 there were queues out the door, as hungry locals lined up for the best noodles in the city. That’s not surprising, as Peter Tempelhoff, Ashley Moss and Jennifer Hugé – the culinary creatives behind Ramenhead and award-winning Fyn Restaurant – scoured Tokyo and Osaka for time-honoured ramen recipes, returning with the first (and only) Yamato noodle machine in Africa. The trio brings that same passion and focus to Time Out Market Cape Town, with Ramenhead’s seaside outpost offering a compact list of Asian plates and slurpable ramen bowls.
Time Out Market Cape Town has opened its doors to the public, ushering in a delicious new era of foodie adventures in South Africa’s ‘Mother City’
It is the first Time Out Market to open in Africa, and a true foodie celebration of this remarkable city, as well as the people and independent businesses that make it great.
Cape Town’s history as a trading port has long informed its culinary landscape, with the city’s kitchens – from fine dining destinations to corner takeaways – whisking together influences from Africa, Europe and Asia.
That combination of culinary cultures, not to mention the Mother City’s reputation as Africa’s gastronomic capital, is on delicious display at the Time Out Market Cape Town. Here’s everything you need to know.
What is Time Out Market?
Here’s the idea: we pick out the best chefs, bartenders and cultural goings-on from across the city. Then we bring them all together under one roof to create an IRL tasting menu of the very best stuff in town.
We started with Time Out Market Lisbon in 2014, and since then we’ve opened in New York, Boston, Montreal, Chicago and Dubai (with Porto, Prague, Abu Dhabi, Osaka and some other very cool cities in the pipeline). And now Time Out Market has landed right here in Cape Town, and the location is pretty unbeatable…
Where is Time Out Market Cape Town?
You'll find Time Out Market Cape Town in the popular V&A Waterfront precinct. Set around a historic working harbour, the V&A is one of the most popular destinations in the city and is filled with shops, restaurants and entertainment.
The Market is conveniently located alongside The Watershed design hub, and just a few steps from the Hop-on-Hop-off bus stop and the Two Oceans Aquarium. The closest parking is in the Portswood garage, just across Dock Road from the Market.
Need directions? You'll find the Time Out Market Cape Town here on Google Maps.
What will you find at Time Out Market Cape Town?
Time Out Market Cape Town offers 13 kitchens, all run by leading local chefs and restaurateurs, alongside four unique bars pouring fine wines from the Cape, local craft beers, and a list of creative cocktails.
There is a stage for live performances and, of course, plenty of space for guests to eat, drink and be merry. There are 750 seats in total, including quayside tables with jaw-dropping Table Mountain views.
Which chefs are cooking at Time Out Market Cape Town?
The market’s 13 kitchens play host to some of the most innovative chefs and restaurateurs from across Cape Town and the Cape Winelands. Together they offer a tasty snapshot that shows just why Cape Town is one of the world's culinary hotspots.