Long Street has long had the reputation of backpackers, dingy bars, and late night parties. At the same time only a few establishments survive the long dark winters, when tourists stay away, and Capetonians hunker down.
This year the is a new trend – more quality in better environments being set up in the space of older failed coffee shops.
One such is Roberto’s Signature Restaurant. Now only a few months old, it has settled in and become a thriving outlet. The eponymous chef is Roberto De Carvalho, and the walls are decked with the outfits he has worn as executive chef in many, many places, lately the Twelve Apostles.
Food is Portuguese, but upmarket freshly cooked and beautifully presented. Nice compact wine list to accompany the food.
44 Long Street Cape Town