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Vibrant Cafes, Fun Family evenngs, and sensational fine food dining, East London is known for its nightlife and vast selection of restaurants which will leave you with endless choices and tons of fun for the whole family, friends or partners. If you are planning your next outing, then we’ve got a load of suggestions for you to check out the top 20 restaurants in East London. These include the best places to indulge and grab a tasty snack, have a perfect date night, family dinner, night out with friends and more which they are in no particular order!


1) Jules On Jarvis

Jules on Jarvis is East London’s chic new Bistro and Coffee shop offering a variety of delicious meals from Gourmet Pizzas to heavenly home baked treats.

Jules started off her career in Food and Dining at the University of Freestate where she studied a degree in B Consumer Science.  From there she continued her journey at Woolworth’s where she formed part of the product development team.  With her experience in the Woolies kitchen Jules decided it was time to bring her love for food and dining back to East London where she could share her passion with her friends and family.

Address: https://goo.gl/maps/n8scNd2jNg7qbCh28​

Contact: 043 726 8774

Website: https://julesonjarvis.wordpress.com/​

2) Ocean Basket

Ocean Basket is South Africa’s favourite seafood restaurant, committed to giving you delicious seafood and that ‘home-away-from-home’ feeling to remind you of what it’s like to sit at the family table and share a meal with your nearest and dearest.

We offer an array of Mediterranean inspired dishes from prawns, sushi, and calamari to our famous fish and chips and, of course, our legendary creamy lemon sauce. Visit any of our restaurants to share one of our bountiful platters, dip your prawn into our trio of sauces or dig into our complimentary bread.

Address: https://goo.gl/maps/jHjpRFpWH7dyVfaCA​

Contact: 043 726 8809 

Website: https://www.oceanbasket.com/​

3) The Aroma

The Aroma is An Indian Restaurant Offering The Best Indian Cuisine. We Offer Not Just The Best Indian Food But a Unique Dining Experience.

The Aroma Is The Perfect Spot To Pop Into For Your Morning Coffee, Lunch With Friends, or a Extravagant Dinner. We Boast Ample Street Parking And All Day Trading Hours So Our Friendly Staff Are Ready To Welcome You Any Time Of The Day.

Address: https://g.page/Aromael?share​

Contact: 043 735 1378

Website: https://thearoma.co.za/​

4) Silver Eagle Spur Steak Ranch

Since 1967, when founder and executive chairman, Allen Ambor, opened the Golden Spur in Newlands, Cape Town, Spur Steak Ranches have been part of the South African family.

In the years since then, Spur has helped to create countless special memories and earned a reputation for tasty, nutritious, value-for-money meals.

We’ve also grown into an internationally recognised brand with many local and international restaurants.

So, what’s our recipe for success? Simple: a warm, relaxed, family-friendly environment; generous portions of great-tasting food; and a hearty helping of quality!

Address: https://goo.gl/maps/GVK59weN5bjUUCnVA​

Contact: 043 721 0995

Website: https://www.spur.co.za/​

5) Irana Indian Cuisine

When a wise old man had a dream and literally ran out of time someone had to take up the responsibility of making that dream possible. A chef for 45 years, he served the industry selflessly perfecting his art day by day. His name was IRANA Gooranah. Today Irana fulfils that dream. But this dream is built on the art inherited from this wise old man - the art of satisfying the most discerning connoisseur of fine food.

Address: https://goo.gl/maps/QpwYjnCbwNNVS4xGA​

Contact: 083 893 9398

6) Grazia Fine Food & Wine

Restaurant with contemporary interior, stunning sea views, outside deck, secure parking. Extensive contemporary menu. Private function room available seating 60 people, small conferencing training room for 20, daily office space packages.

Address: https://goo.gl/maps/GVK59weN5bjUUCnVA​

Contact: 043 721 0995

Website: https://www.spur.co.za/​

7) The Cow and Milk Shed

The “Eat Meat Drink Beer” on the front of the Cow Shed menu says it all. Dining at The Cow Shed makes one think of the word “ambrosia” as you truly indulge in food fit for the gods. This restaurant offers a variety of meals with meat perfectly-prepared meat being the focus of each dish. Vegetarian dishes are also available, as well as several options for the young ones. For starters, try the selection of cured meats. The plate consists of springbok carpaccio, black forest ham and the star of the show – ostrich salami. The food is delicious and beautifully presented which will make you want to stick around for desert

Address: https://goo.gl/maps/YVfGqkNhgA185r3p8​

Contact: 043 735 1513

8) Ginger & Co

Ginger&Co is about bringing great food, made with love and no small amount of passion to the homes and business's of discerning diners. Meals with a story, meals that have been made with hands and not machines. Meals that will remind you that every time you sit down with friends, family or just by yourself, the food should be an experience and not just a meal.

Address: https://goo.gl/maps/Ba97fpDLzn9q8Xzu5​

Contact: 082 870 0144

Website: https://gingerfood.co.za/​

9) Lavender Blue

All roads in East London lead to Lavender Blue Market! A family destination for the best breakfasts, fantastic lunches and fun shopping. With our restaurant boasting indoor seating for over a hundred guests and our outdoor, lakeside seating able to accomodate easily the same, we have space for everyone. Lavender Blue is a family destination which will satisfy the youngest and oldest of our guests. Located in a rural country setting, Lavender Blue is 10 minutes from the CBD of East London. Lavender Blue Market, Meet, Greet, Shop and Eat.

Address: https://g.page/LavBlue?share

Contact: 043 732 1172

Website: https://lavenderbluemarket.com/menu/

10) Pinecreek Restaurant & Farmstall

Tucked away in the gentle rolling hills on the outskirts of Beacon Bay, Pinecreek Restaurant and Farmstall is a beautifully appointed venue of Cape Dutch influence, offering a wide range of entertainment for the whole family.
If you are looking for a fine dining experience, a beautiful wedding venue or simply a place to take the kids, let Pinecreek indulge your senses with a taste of the Winelands lifestyle.

Address: https://goo.gl/maps/JEorjKx1SyCrBdab9​

Contact: 043 732 1101

11) Imbizo African Cuisine and Jazz Cafe

The entertainment at Imbizo Café includes Jazz evenings with live acts on Fridays and Saturdays. A live band can be hired for group bookings subject to their request. There are also poetry evenings on the first and last Thursday of each month. Local upcoming DJs also play at Imbizo Café and play music genres like house, pop, RnB, reggae and rumba music.

And if you are hungry, the café serves mouth watering and sizzling African traditional cuisine. The menu consists of Mozambique, Zimbabwean and local dishes. The food is averagely priced at under R50.00 per person.

Join us at Imbizo for a fun filled evening of Jazz!

Address: https://goo.gl/maps/QVCnVUJCSTqpycEt7​

Contact: 083 493 7002

12) Traditional Cafe

Traditional Cafe is an African Cuisine Cafe,providing amazing African cuisine dishes to it's customers.

Address: https://g.page/TRADITIONAL-CAFE?share

Contact: 072 083 7758

Website: https://traditional-cafe-cafe.business.site/​

13) Cafe Neo

Cafe Neo offers great meals at affordable prices including cocktails made from the finest ingredients available on the present market. We also pride ourselves on our Service, why don’t you give us a try and tell us what you think.

Café Neo offers you an unbeatable dining experience featuring a relaxing atmosphere with breathtaking ocean views. Enjoy a delicious breakfast or a tranquil, café-style lunch or dinner. For a relaxing sundowner, enjoy one of our famous Cocktails.

Address: https://goo.gl/maps/aUbfBn8sxtJHK1FV6​

Contact: 043 722 4531

14) Sanook Cafe

Sanook has become a household name in East London and after vising this spot, one understands why. The café is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served until 11:30am and a variety of breakfasts are on offer. Seeing as Sanook Café is known for the gourmet burgers, a gourmet breakfast burger is, without surprise, one of the options.

Highlights include the Woodstock Bakery bread which is baked on a wood fired Spanish oven with great care and precision to prevent nutrient loss. For lunch or dinner, try one of the inventive gourmet burgers with even more inventive names. “The Rockstar” is one of their more delectable traditional burger options.

Pizzas are served with a thin base and prepared in a wood fired oven. “The Crossing” with the ostrich fillet topping melts in one’s mouth and is complimented by other fresh toppings. Other options include pastas, food off the grill and vegetarian meals and desserts are also on offer. Sanook Café is worth a return visit.

Address: https://goo.gl/maps/2nv2fgNSS5TrAa8M6​

Contact: 043 721 3215

Website: http://www.sanook.co.za/home/sanook-cafe/​

15) RocoMamas

RocoMamas Beacon Bay is all about building the best Smash Burgers, serving mofo wings and getting messy with some serious ribs.

Address: https://goo.gl/maps/FGFzYLTVosT8g1Jz6​

Contact: 043 748 1596

Website: https://www.rocomamas.com/

16) Guido's Beachfront

Guido’s has been serving good family food and service for over 21 years, offering great wood-fire oven pizzas and menu options to suit everyone's tastes. Children are more than welcome.

Address: https://g.page/Guidos-Beachfront?share​

Contact: 043 743 4441

17) The Beach Break

At Beach Break Café, they serve fresh and wholesome breakfasts and beverages. Tranquil setting under the trees, great coffee, breakfasts, light lunches.
Selection of cake.

Address: https://goo.gl/maps/rA86vjCgQGbkREod7​

Contact: 076 787 1136

18) Cantina & Craft

We speak Mexican. Taco, nacho, burrito, jalapeno and Tequila.

Address: https://goo.gl/maps/hDUiGcCo27EG2JrDA​

Contact: 043 748 2636

Website: http://www.cantinaandcraft.co.za/home​

19) News Cafe

News Cafe offers and facilitates a premium entertainment experience for its aspirational customer base by efficiently serving world class food offerings and award winning premium cocktails in an atmosphere that is contemporary, vibrant and relevant. 
By combining the service and product attributes of a coffee bar, cocktail bar, restaurant and entertainment venue, News Cafe is a trendsetting and bench marking brand within the industry.

Address: https://goo.gl/maps/8eBwqrZKeAAx6qJ5A​

Contact: 043 722 1535

Website: https://www.newscafe.co.za/

20) John Dory's

Ahoy Me Mateys! Join us at Beacon Bay John Dory's - the best seafood restaurant that the whole family can enjoy! Our menu has an ocean of choices for all our seafood lovers! From fresh hand-rolled sushi to tempura battered fish & chips. Shiver your timbers! Our catch of the day, prawns, calamari and fresh oysters are a reason to abandon ship and come ashore!

Our kids' menu has a variety of yummy meals for our young mateys too and we also have a cool kids' play area with boatloads of fun activities for little sailors! What are you waiting for? Dock your boat at John Dory's in East London for arrr-mazing food and service.

Address: https://goo.gl/maps/EAbBAwcjhDZrfe9SA​

Contact: 043 748 6806

Website: https://www.johndorys.co.za/home