Pam’s favourite Cape Town Restaurants – Woodstock

Pam’s favourite Cape Town Restaurants – Woodstock

This is a list of some of the best Cape Town restaurants that can be found in the Woodstock area of Cape Town.   This area is the fringe of the city – as such many of the artists and artisans moved into this rougher area to take advantage of cheaper rentals with easy access to the city.

The Test Kitchen by Luke Dale Roberts


The Pot Luck Club


Has an amazing location on top of the old Biscuit Mill Tower!   We are in love with this little spot – it is simple and relaxed and offers insanely delicious Asian Tapas.    The nicest way to experience their food is to order an assortment of dishes and share them.  All I can say is yum and book now & try and take some friends as it is  awesome to try and order the whole menu! Open Monday to Saturday for lunch & dinner & on a Sunday for a great bubbly brunch. Note they are doing split bookings for the evenings of 6pm or 8.30pm.   They are open for brunch on a Sunday with bottomless champers or bloody Mary….can’t wait to try the brunch – but it is a little pricey for us locals!  Location: Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock.  To book: Same system as The Test Kitchen – bookings open the month before the following month on the 1st at 08h30 – it is not as hard to get into – click here to go through to bookings for The Pot Luck Club.  For back up in case you have problems booking here is their email address – reservations@thepotluckclub.co.za or call 021 447 0804 or 021 447 1505  OPEN MONDAY NIGHT

Reverie Social Table


Note that they also take bookings for small “bubble” parties.   This is the perfect venue for a small birthday party to celebrate a special occasion.

Is a great concept of a table d’hôte restaurant. It is simply a table of 18 people, you book your seat, come and meet others and enjoy a 5 course meal paired with 5 wines by a fabulously talented young chef.  Chef Julia introduces each course and you watch her plate all the dishes during the evening.   To read more about Reverie – check out my blog on them.  Note she is also open Wednesday to Saturday for a very simple meal of the day lunch &  for coffee anytime during the day.  The fine dining tasting menu dinner (Wed – Sat). Verdict: We have loved every visit to Reverie!   Highly recommended!   I love the personal nature of small table dining.   I love being able to interact with the chef, to pop my nose into her kitchen, to watch her plating and to meet others at dinner.    This is a very special experience.   Great decor, great interaction with the chef, wonderful dinner and a great spot to relax and simply enjoy the evening. This is a great spot to meet and interact with others (it is a shared table) or book it as a private venue for a special occasion. To book head to their website – there is live availability or on the day call Chef Julia on 079 060 6971 (bookings online close the day before.) Note she is in Salt River – the next neighbourhood after Woodstock

Chefs Table Cape Town

Dec 2021 OPEN FOR SMALL GROUP BOOKINGS.   Is a shared social table in the home of a great Chef.   Chef Santi Louzán has opened his apartment for dinners on a Wednesday & a Thursday night.   You can also book it any night for a private function or birthday with friends.   It is the perfect spot to book for a special birthday/occasion with a small group of friends – perfect for keeping inside your bubble!  The concept is a shared social table of 16 that you can book to join.  It is great fun to watch your dinner being prepared and plated in front of you.   Chef Santi acts as the charismatic host and explains his inspiration behind each dish.   It is 7 courses paired with 5 wines for approx. R1050 per person.   We loved every second of our dinner with Chef Santi.   To get a feel for our experience – check out my blog.   Note that the table can be booked for exclusive use  – subject to Chef Santi’s availability.   Location – Woodstock on the edge of the city.

The Neighbour Goods Market at the Biscuit Mill (Saturday morning)

This is our favourite food market in Cape Town – if you are in Cape town on a Saturday – you would be crazy to miss out on this one! This is our absolute favourite for sampling delicious artisanal dishes from dim sum through to exotic mushroom kebabs with locally made beer from a boutique brewery!  Note we go to eat – this is not a fresh produce market.   Pace yourselves – walk around and meet the vendors, nibble, have a drink, go and walk around the shops, nibble some more, have a cocktail and repeat pattern!   Do not miss a coffee in the complex from Espresso Lab – a micro coffee roaster that you will find at the back of the complex! It is also great for people watching!  Get there early – by latest 9am! Note that everything shuts down around 3pm.