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Restaurants with fireplaces in the CBD

Restaurants with fireplaces in the CBD

10 June 2015

City Views combed the Central City’s streets in search of the best restaurants with fireplaces.

Let’s face it, a fireplace is guaranteed to take away the winter blues.

The Village Idiot

Are you a fan of Aces‘n’Spades or The Odyssey? Then check out new gastropub The Village Idiot. It has a huge balcony for summer and, more importantly, a fireplace for winter.

32 Loop St | www.facebook.com/thevillageidiotct, 076 207 4698


The Odyssey Gastropub

This is one of those rare places that combines a comfy pub feel with live music and delicious food. Settle in by the fireplace downstairs.

199 Bree St | www.theodyssey.co.za, 021 422 4084


Trees Restaurant at the Townhouse Hotel

Aimed at business people, this stylish East City hotel restaurant boasts a gas-heated fireplace and cosy lounge area.

Townhouse Hotel & Conference Centre, 16 Corporation St | www.townhouse.co.za, 021 465 7050



Galbi brings a slice (or rather, a cut) of Korea to Cape Town. Game, chicken and vegetables are brought to your table, where you barbecue it yourself – each table has a small grill.

210 on Long | www.galbi.co.za, 021 424 3030


HQ Restaurant

This brasserie-style restaurant has one menu item: sirloin, salad and chips. They do steak and they do it well. Naturally, they also sell wine, which you can enjoy fireside in the lounge.

Heritage Square, 100 Shortmarket St | www.hqrestaurant.co.za, 021 424 6373

This article first appeared in the June/July 2015 issue of City Views. Read it online.