7 spots for al fresco lunches
Casalinga Ristorante Italiano
With the restaurant’s doors flung open, tables flowing out onto the lawn, and a fantastic menu that highlights the seasonal produce grown here, this gem in Muldersdrift offers the perfect al fresco experience.
Amuse-Bouche at Fairlawns
Part of a boutique hotel and spa, this restaurant offers a lovely little pocket of calm and quiet amid the hustle of Sandton. And the terrace is the perfect spot for lunch or high tea on sunny days. They’ve also got a great, humorous wine list.
With its sunny terrace overlooking beautiful gardens, this Pretoria restaurant is ideal for a lazy lunch with friends – munch on treats like a salad of goat’s cheese custard with grilled pear and blue cheese.
This fabulous Italian spot in Umdloti overlooks the Indian Ocean and serves superb seafood and Italian dishes – all perfectly paired with the balmy north coast breeze.
You may need to book ahead to bag one of the tables under the oak trees at this Cape Town restaurant – but it’ll be worth it when you dig into treats like grilled scallops with salmon caviar and lemon vinaigrette.
Kloof Street House
For a ‘secret garden’-type experience in the hustle and bustle of the City, grab a table at the terrace of the popular Cape Town eatery, and snack on springy treats like oysters with cucumber, caviar and lemon.
Bertus Basson at Spice Route
There are worse ways to spend your days than camped out on the terrace of this Winelands restaurant, which boast views for days – and a fantastic brunch and lunch menu.