i've been wanting to write a post about restaurants with fireplaces in cape town, starting with the deep south, but i've decided that i'm only going to include restaurants i love, that ooze atmosphere and that i personally recommend. it makes for a short list, but you are welcome to add your favourites in the comments section and i'll add them to my list if i agree! here goes:
polana - kalk bay - beautiful views
the annex - kalk bay - roaring fire in the library (dining room)
the meeting place - perfect for romantic evening dinners
rioja - kommetjie - beautiful setting and cuisine
blue water cafe - kommetjie - historical building with sweeping views
massimo's pizza club - hout bay - there's a fireplace and a hot pizza oven!
kitima - hout bay - historical building, exquisite interiors, best asian cuisine in cape town
camps bay retreat - old manor house, 4 acres of natural forest in the glen
societi - town - french bistro style cuisine
restaurants with fireplaces i'd love to try but still haven't managed to get to include;
la mouette - sea point - french cuisine
the roundhouse - the glen, camps bay
96 winery road - somerset west/stellenbosch winelands
if i haven't mentioned some places in town, it's probably because i think they're a little insipid and serve unmemorable food. please enlighten me!