Picture this: A vibrant food and cultural market that brings the best of the city together under one roof. The city’s best chefs, drinks and cultural experiences converge at the Time Out Market Cape Town, the first Time Out Market to open on the African continent. Cape Town’s vibrant culinary scene just got even more exciting with Time Out Market Cape Town set to open to the public on Friday, 17 November 2023 at 11am at the V&A Waterfront.
Restaurants and food concepts by many of South Africa’s top chefs will be under one roof for a truly unique culinary experience for local epicureans and hedonistic tourists alike. Expect burgers from Chef Bertus Basson’s De Vrije Burger; MLILO by Chef Vusi Ndlovu; The Melting Pot Seafood by Chef John Van Zyl; How Bao Now by Chef duo Matt Van Den Berg and Carla Schulze and many more.
Time Out Market is a food and cultural market, bringing the best of the city together under one roof: a curated mix of the best chefs, restaurateurs, drinks and cultural experiences. From award-winning chefs to much-loved local gems, from installations from local artists to live entertainment, Time Out Market captures and celebrates the best of the city.
Michelin Stars at the Market
Time Out Market Cape Town will also set the stage for the convergence of local, world-class talent and international restaurant heavy-weights. Chef Peter Tempelhoff (of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, FYN), has partnered with Chef Shin Takagi – of two-star Michelin restaurant Zeniya in Kanazawa, Japan – is set to offer authentic contemporary Japanese sushi with Sushiya at Time Out Market Cape Town.
Sushiya, meaning “Sushi Shop" is a testament to the chefs’ joint commitment to sustainability, high-quality craftsmanship, and authentic ingredients. From small-scale suppliers in Japan, to ethical fishermen in the Western Cape and organic farms from the Cape region, every element of Sushiya’s menu is carefully curated. Notably, the rice used is grown in Shin’s native Ishikawa, is nurtured by fourth-generation rice growers and aged for up to two years before being cooked in Cape mountain spring waters.
Sushiya’s menu at Time Out Market Cape Town will comprise a series of small dishes with classic pickled and preserved Japanese-style vegetables, a variety of modern nigiri platters, a platter of maki, and temaki and gunkan maki infused with local and classic Japanese flavours, among other delicacies available for diners to enjoy.
Cracking the market
Across almost 30,000 sq ft, there will be 13 chefs and restaurateurs, three bars and one stage – it will offer a curated mix of some of the city’s best food, drinks and cultural experiences as well as spectacular views of Table Mountain.
The first Time Out Market opened in 2014 in a historic market hall in Lisbon, quickly turning into one of the most popular destinations in the city. The success of Lisbon brought further expansion and currently there are six Markets in cities such as New York, Montreal and Dubai, several new locations with expected opening dates in 2023 and beyond, in addition to a pipeline of further locations in advanced discussions.
Time Out launched in London in 1968 to help people discover the exciting new urban cultures that had started up all over the city – today it is the only global brand dedicated to city life. Expert journalists curate and create content about the best things to do, see and eat across 333 cities in 59 countries, and across a unique multi-platform model spanning both digital and physical channels.