Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Cape Town

There is nothing quite like celebrating Thanksgiving with friends and family in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town. Known as the culinary capital of Africa, the Mother City boasts some truly exceptional dining experiences and top-tier restaurants all waiting to be enjoyed by you.

Places to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Cape Town

Thanksgiving dinner in Cape Town

Here are some of the best restaurants to eat Thanksgiving dinner in Cape Town.

1. Seventeen07 Restaurant at the Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa


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Situated in the heart of the beautiful Helderberg region just outside of Somerset West, Seventeen07 Restaurant is the flagship dining experience at the picturesque Erinvale Estate Hotel and Spa. Guests are invited to enjoy an intimate culinary experience featuring a Table d’hôte Menu delicately prepared by their exceptional Executive Chef Stefan Bekker and his dedicated team of chefs.

Fresh, wholesome and quality seasonal fare, that is uncomplicated yet bursting with flavour, is just some of what guests can expect. With each meal perfectly complimented by an award-winning selection of exceptional wines from the adjoining Cape Winelands, you’re in for one unforgettable Cape Town Thanksgiving culinary experience you won’t soon forget. Paired with the magnificent scenery of the Hottentos Holland expanse and the Erinvale Estate Hotel and Spa, it’s diners can enjoy an equally incredible backdrop.

2. Azure Restaurant at the Twelve Apostles Hotel


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Based right in the heart of Cape Town, Azure Restaurant has established itself as one of the most sought-after dining experiences in the Mother City. Making it one of the top places to enjoy a spectacular Thanksgiving dinner in Cape Town. Known for their inspired menu featuring only the finest indigenous and international cuisine, Azure has something for everyone to enjoy.

Executive Chef, Christo Pretorius aims to take each diner on a culinary adventure as they taste their way through the courses. Thereby offering guests a truly exceptional dining experience. Paired with a spectacular view, Azure is undoubtedly a top restaurant to celebrate Thanksgiving in Cape Town.

3. Magnolia Social Dining Lounge at the Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa


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The newly launched Magnolia Social Dining lounge will offer diners a Thanksgiving culinary experience unlike any other. Not only will you be captivated by the chic and sophisticated décor as you’re greeted by beautiful soft ambient lighting, emerald green and burnt orange focal colour pallets, cool booth seating areas and bespoke custom-made pieces, but the truly inspiring menu too.

The talented Chef Stefan Bekker and his team have carefully conceptualised an innovative small plated menu offering a range of dishes that will set your culinary pallet alight with exciting flavour combinations. All the menu options are made from only the freshest seasonal ingredients, thereby providing diners with a pristine and refreshing culinary experience. The Magnolia Social Dining Lounge is all about creating a social and interactive space where diners are encouraged to engage and share in the pure joy derived from food.

You can therefore expect to enjoy warm and friendly service, delicious, affordable food, quality wine, and a laid-back atmosphere. Making for a memorable Thanksgiving dinner in Cape Town. The beautiful scenery and surroundings of the Erinvale Estate Hotel and Spa and Hottentos Holland mountains, makes for an equally incredible backdrop.

4. Reuben’s at the One & Only


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Situated in the vibrant V&A Waterfront, Reuben’s at the One&Only is home to award-winning Executive Chef Reuben Riffel’s first urban restaurant. Celebrating the Cape’s rich culinary heritage, diversity of cultures, fresh local produce and unique spice routes, Reuben’s offers diners an inspired menu full of indulgent and delicious dishes.

At Reuben’s the philosophy is ‘Good food is a journey that is best shared with family and friends’, thereby making it a top Cape Town restaurant to celebrate Thanksgiving with your loved ones. In addition to exceptional food and an incredible atmosphere, diners can enjoy a spectacular view out over the beautiful V&A Waterfront throughout their dining experience.

5. Reverie Social Table





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Located in the trendy Cape Town suburb of Observatory, Reverie Social Table is a proudly South African table d’hote style eatery. With a focus on social dining, Chef patron Julia Hattingh welcomes guests to her 18-seater table to enjoy a deliciously prepared 5-course meal exclusively created and prepared for them.

Besides an exceptional dining experience paired with carefully selected wines, guests are encouraged to engage and share in their love of food. It’s a great Cape Town Thanksgiving dinner experience for those looking to enjoy an evening of good food, good wine and good company.

6. La Mouette Restaurant





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Located in Sea Point, La Mouette Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner in Cape Town. Dedicated to showcasing only the best of what local Cape Town produce has to offer, La Mouette boasts seasonally inspired menus that change regularly. The restaurant invites diners to enjoy fresh and exciting dishes perfectly paired with carefully selected wines.

Housed in an original feature tudor home, this top Cape Town restaurant includes 4 dining rooms, a bar and lounge area as well as an outdoor cobblestone courtyard. Allowing diners to experience and enjoy the very best of Cape Town summer dining.

7. La Colombe





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Widely known as one of South Africa’s most internationally acclaimed fine dining establishments, La Colombe boasts a fusion of Asian and French cuisine. Located at the beautiful Silvermist Wine Estate in Constantia, this top Cape Town restaurant has consistently received world-wide acclaim, making it one of the best restaurants to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast in the Mother City.

Known for their uncomplicated clean flavours created from only the freshest seasonal ingredients, every dish at La Colombe promises to be pristine. Chef Proprietor Scot Kirton’s is also known for his endless array of sublime new inspirations that form the mainstay of La Colombe’s Tasting Menu. Paired with a stunning backdrop and welcoming atmosphere, diners are invited to sit back, relax and enjoy a truly exceptional Cape Town dining experience.

These top Cape Town restaurants promises an incredible Thanksgiving dining experience you won’t soon forget. Boasting inspiring menu options, exceptional cuisine and wine, warm and welcoming atmospheres and truly spectacular backdrops, it will undoubtedly be an incredible evening spent with friends and family.

For more ideas on where to eat, you can also have a look at our guide to the best restaurants in Cape Town, along with our best restaurants by neighbourhood guide. You can also check our variety of accommodation options and tours in and around Cape Town for a memorable holiday. Alternatively, get in touch if you’d like assistance planning the perfect holiday in Cape Town.

About The Author: Bianca Bunge

I am a Cape Town based Travel Blogger & aspiring writer. Travelling is the ULTIMATE joy, it allows us to lose ourselves & find ourselves all at the same time, is there anything better than that? PURE BLISS!! And being a Travel Blogger allows me to share my love of travelling, especially my LOVE of Cape Town, with all of you. The Mother City truly did steal my heart, and perhaps she'll steal yours too! I also love the ocean, going on adventures & wine, I REALLY love wine! Join me on my mission to discover EVERY little bit of Cape Town, and what a glorious adventure it will be!
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