Big news for anyone who’s into eating great food in amazing places: we’re opening a Time Out Market in Cape Town! It’ll be the first Time Out Market to open in Africa: a tribute to this amazing city and 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 proverbial melting pot of culinary cultures, not to mention the Mother City’s reputation as Africa’s gastronomic capital, will be on delicious display at the new 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). Now Time Out Market is landing right here in Cape Town – and the location is pretty unbeatable…
Where is Time Out Market Cape Town?
Time Out Market is coming to the V&A Waterfront. You probably already know all about this historic harbour on the edge of the City Bowl district: it’s one of South Africa’s most popular spots.
What will you find at Time Out Market Cape Town?
Time Out Market Cape Town will take up residence with 13 kitchens, all run by different top local chefs and restaurateurs, and four bars with drinks co-curated by the city’s best bars. There’ll also be a stage for live performances. And of course there’ll be room for guests: 750 seats in total, including quayside tables with jaw-dropping Table Mountain views.
When is Time Out Market Cape Town opening?
Opening is set for later in 2023 – so you don’t have to wait much longer to plan your visit. Watch this space for more delicious updates soon! And follow us on Instagram @timeoutmarketcapetown for the latest.
Which chefs will be at Time Out Market Cape Town?
The market’s 13 kitchens will play host to some of the most innovative chefs and restaurateurs from across Cape Town (and indeed the wider region). You’re going to have to wait a little while for the full reveal – but to whet your appetite, here are the first five mouthwatering kitchens to be announced…