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Time Out Market is coming to V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
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Time Out Market is coming to Cape Town!

The first Time Out Market in Africa will gather the best of the city under one roof

James Manning
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James Manning

Big news for anyone who cares about eating great food in amazing places: we’re opening a Time Out Market in Cape Town. And it’s due to open… really soon!

If you don’t know about Time Out Market, here’s the idea. We pick out the best chefs, bartenders and cultural goings-on from one of the world’s greatest cities. Then we bring them all together under one roof to create an IRL tasting menu of the very best stuff the city has to offer. We started with Time Out Market Lisbon in 2014, and since then we’ve opened in Miami, New York, Boston, Montreal, Chicago and Dubai (with Porto, Prague, Abu Dhabi, Osaka and some other very cool cities in the pipeline).

Next up is Cape Town, and the location is pretty unbeatable. Time Out Market is coming to the V&A Waterfront, a historic harbour on the edge of the vibey City Bowl district that’s already one of South Africa’s most popular spots. It’ll have 14 kitchens, all run by different top Cape Town chefs, 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.

Time Out Market Cape Town will be the first Time Out Market to open in Africa, and a big thumbs-up to one of the continent’s most exciting cities – and the people and independent businesses that make it great.

And here’s possibly the best bit: opening is set for late 2023. That’s not much more than a year to wait until your dream trip to Cape Town gets even juicier. Better get planning!

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