Chef Franck Dangereux (formerly of La Colombe, a celebrated Cape Town institution) set up shop in a lovely old barn in the village of Noordhoek. You’ll get all the flavors of a fancy restaurant, without the fuss. Here comfort food is artistically presented in dishes like the pépé goats cheese beignet — but a glance around the revamped space's rustic-chic décor, filled with quirky, colorful knickknacks, will remind you that you are, in fact, feasting in a barn. At night, the place transforms into a tapas bar.
A five-minute drive from a beach that will leave you slack-jawed, the laid-back Foodbarn Restaurant serves an exceptional wine pairing tasting menu that will run about 20 dollars a person. Look out for the spicy lemongrass mussel fritters.