South Africa Seafood Bustling Restaurants South Africa Overview
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Big Bay Mediterranean restaurant
A hidden gem in Big Bay, Alexia’s restaurant is a Greek influenced Mediterranean restaurant that offers a variety of deliciously authentic meals. With views across Table Bay towards Table Mountain and the Cape Town, Alexia’s is the perfect place to sit back, sip on a cool glass of vino and take in the amazing views of the Mother City while delighting in delicious food.
Port Nolloth Seafood restaurant
This rustic venue serves delicious food in large portions. The menu focusses mainly on seafood dishes and a special mention is owed to the stuffed calamari tubes that literally melt in your mouth. There are, however, quite a few options available for meat lovers and vegetarians as well. Delectable traditional desserts are served and a predictable but good wine list is on offer. The vibe at Anita's is a must-experience.
Melville Mediterranean restaurant
Long tables scattered throughout set off interesting varieties of paintings with a designated children’s area, thoughtfully designed to incorporate busy little minds for much needed relaxation for parents.
Boasting a three level story, multi coloured climbing frame, a games room and designated play area with seating for child minders, Bambanani keeps little minds busy and well fed with delightful kiddies favourites.
The menu excites the traditional favourites such as macaroni and cheese and fish fingers and mash to mention a few.
Adults indulge and extensive menu boasting Mediterranean cuisine and tasty tapas such as beef Carpaccio with celery, parmigiano shavings and a lemon dressing or grilled aubergines marinated in olive oil, garlic and parsley. For seafood delights try the prawns with chilli, coriander and lime butter.
More substantial meals are on offer such as beef or veggie burgers with red onions and frites or a salad. Fillet steak, pork ribs and grilled whole baby chicken with peri-peri sauce.
Glenashley Thai restaurant
Situated in the Glenore Centre with views that stretch out onto the Indian Ocean, Bangkok Yum Thai serves superb food prepared by authentic Thai chefs, delicious and healthy, layered with flavour and taste.
The décor is simple and calming, warming and welcoming heightened by dark contrasting colours and Thai artefacts.
Enjoy delightful tastes from the extensive menu or go for the signature dish chu chee duck, which is crispy duck, served with a killer chu chee sauce, deep fried spinach & jasmine rice.
Bangkok Yum Thai transports the palate to sensational Thailand and the authentic fresh flavours compliment and entice with healthy tasty alternatives to everyday dining.
Fish Hoek Seafood restaurant
Barracudas secures a location on Beach Road, with floor to ceiling glass windows to maximize your view and a relaxed ambiance to match your mood.
The décor inspires a fresh, contemporary and natural feel with splashes of aqua and coral.
The expansive wine list works perfectly with the well-balanced menu, which brims with seafood and various South African meats.
Try the Springbok Carpaccio - thinly sliced springbok served with melon, kumquat and pecorino shavings.
Move onto the Barracuda Platter layered with grilled fillet of hake, 4 queen prawns, deep-fried calamari served with savoury rice, vegetables and Beurre Blanc.
Sweeten the palate with a mouth-watering try coupe tutti fruity (vanilla ice cream, mixed fruit, praline, whipped cream, nuts and granadilla sauce).
Barracuda makes an ideal spot for fresh seafood, great views and bustling ambiance whether it be lunch or dinner.
Simons Town Seafood restaurant
Soak up the authentic harbour flavour while enjoying extensive South African fare right on the waters edge of Bertha’s Restaurant. Pass the time away in a relaxed, warm and informal setting with picturesque views extending across the yacht harbour and False Bay.
Serving the freshest seafood and using only the finest ingredients, Bertha’s Restaurant caters for long lazy lunches and lingering cocktails before being swept away by the romance of the night.
Watch the sunset spill out onto the terrace then pamper your palate with Golden Calamari Strips dressed in a chilli coriander and mango jam before tucking into the catch of the day grilled and served with lemon butter and a choice of rice, salad, mashed potato or chips or seasonal vegetables.
The extensive menu offers platters, meats and poultry, burgers and pastas including vegetarian and salads alongside the most dense and moist Malva pudding smothered with butterscotch sauce and served with cream or ice cream.
Housed on the picturesque water edge fronting the old Town Pier, Bertha’s Restaurant will sweep you off into the sunset with delectable food and soul soothing scenery.
Millers Point Seafood restaurant
Nestled unobtrusively on one of the most scenic coastlines in the Cape, conveniently just outside Simon's Town and en-route to Cape Point, this historical building, once a whaling station, ensures the perfect setting for an idyllic lunch or evening experience. During "whale season", guests often enjoy their meal whilst watching whales cruising along the coastline. Established as a restaurant for 27 years, the Black Marlin has earned a reputation for its stunning seafood, award-winning wine list, attentive service and incredible views.
The garden, with its 100-year-old Camellia Japonica tree and unparalleled ocean views, offers "al fresco dining" or, one may choose to dine within the restaurant. There is also the option to dine within our large glass enclosed function room which offers spectacular views and a huge open grill, where one can watch the vast array of seafood being cooked to perfection.
The Black Marlin offers an extensive menu with the main emphasis on seafood, complimented by the other choices of fine contemporary cuisine. House specialities include Cape Rock Lobster, kingklip spit (grilled kingklip wrapped in bacon and served on skewers), sesame prawns served with peanut satay sauce, seafood platters, oysters and mussels. Through the many years of providing top quality fresh seafood and impeccable service to the locals and foreign tourists, this restaurant has become world famous. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and highly trained
Humewood Seafood restaurant
This unique restaurant is set in The Chapman Hotel in Port Elizabeth. Enjoy your meal inside, or on summer days and evenings, dine alfresco while taking in the beautiful views. Blackbeard's Lookout and Seafood Tavern is also the ideal location for functions. The restaurant is fully licensed and caters for vegetarians and kiddies as well.
The restaurant was named after Blackbeard the Pirate, who was born in Bristol as Edward Teach. In 1718, he was killed by Lieutenant Richard Maynard in a deadly battle.
Besides offering guests amazing seafood dishes, other a la carte options are available, including meat, poultry, vegetarian and Italian dishes.
Humewood Seafood restaurant
Blackbeards Restaurant is the oldest restaurant in Port Elizabeth specialising in seafood. This is a family owned restaurant that has sustained its quality and professional service. Apart from the a la carte seafood menu, Blackbeards also offers a variety of meat, poultry, vegetarian and Italian dishes. The restaurant also caters for various functions. A buffet is served on a Sunday. Keep an eye out for the daily specials.
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 09:00;
Saturday to Sunday: 07:30 - 10:00.
Monday to Sunday: 18:00 until late.
Somerset West Cuban restaurant
Set in a rustic old farmhouse and with superb views from every side is the Buena Vista Social Cafe, Somerset West.
Diners may also choose to eat outside in a pretty hacienda-style area. The cuisine is primarily Cuban with tantalising tapas and a wine list that perfectly accompanies the dishes.
For a wonderful Cuban dining experience in cosy and welcoming surroundings, Buena Vista Social Cafe excels!
V and A Waterfront Cuban restaurant
V and A Waterfront
Buena Visa Social Cafe near Cape Town’s V & A Waterfront is a Cuban themed restaurant and bar. Its authentic decor is eclectic, with a touch of shabby chic this combined with Cuban and Latino beats, Cuban inspired menu and great friendly service combined transport visitors to Havana -the Buena Vista Social Cafe a popular destination for Capetonians, as well as international visitors.
The menu has been designed around traditional Cuban, Central American and Caribbean fare, with a heavy Mediterranean influence too. There is a varied tapas menu, with both hot and cold dishes to choose from, including a meze platter, piquant jalapenos chilli poppers, scrumptious chicken skewers and flambéed chorizo. There is also a wide selection of Mexican favourites on the Comidas menu, all with a Cuban twist, such as the Chicken Churasco, which is grilled chicken breast with guacamole and salsa on traditional toasted Cuban flat bread.
The Buena Vista Social Cafe is also famous for this meat and seafood. The beef is SA grain fed super beef, aged for 21 days. The Lamb Al Ron, a house speciality, is delicious slices of roasted lamb flambéed in a creamy, Cuban rum sauce. The sea fare includes Cuban inspired linefish, fresh from off the boats and an indulgent seafood platter. The piece de resistance is the Cuban paella – a traditional rice dish with a generous selection of seafood, including prawns. The dish is packed with flavours and made to an authentic recipe; the paella is a fabulous feast!
Quigney Mediterranean restaurant
Café Neo inspires a social atmosphere and aims to have friends and family feel welcome and relaxed. With an emphasis on service, you will have everything you need with a smile. The menu offers breakfast, lunch and supper with a Mediterranean influence. There is an option for everyone with breakfasts, burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, seafood, grills and vegetarian fare.
Monday from 8:30 to 22:00;
Tuesday to Saturday from 8:30 to 22:00;
Sundays from 8:30 to 17:30.
Pretoria (Tshwane) Continental restaurant
Located on Church Square, Café Riche lures in visitors with their freshly baked pastries, baguettes and croissants – baked in the early hours of the morning till late in the evening.
Loyal locals and famous visitors such as Thabu Mbeki and Steve Hofmeyer frequently visit, alongside tourists.
The menu offers Mediterranean flavours blended into a bistro setting, perfect for lunch or a light meal.
Fresh salads and daily specials can be enjoyed along stern favourites such as Mediterranean Fussily Pasta with Tabouleh style vegetables.
Café Riche makes an ideal before or after theatre venue, and entices warm summer days with their famous Belgian beers.
Greenside Mediterranean restaurant
The décor warms with orange hues set in dark wood and beautiful fabrics set off by 70’s wallpaper.
Using the highest quality ingredients that inspire a wide variety of flavours, the menu entices with meze, tapas and antipasto in small yet hearty portions.
Start the day with the Big Breakfast Sofia Special for R25 including coffee and introduces Breakfast Balkanika - a Bulgarian breakfast including poached eggs, smoked Paprika, Hollandaise sauce, sautéed young spinach, plain yogurt and crispy toast.
The menu transports the palate on journey through South Europe, North Africa and the Middle East for a fusion of cultures and tastes that leave dining at Cafe Sofia nothing short of memorable.
Century City Seafood restaurant
Cape Town Fish Market is definitely part of the South African vocabulary by now and this family friendly franchise continues to serve up hearty dishes at reasonable prices.
Diners can enjoy great seafood, and a wide variety of it, cooked to their preference. Amazing sushi options are also available and the restaurant even offers take away sushi platters to enjoy at home.
Try the stacked Dorado with prawns, spinach, feta, sun-dried tomatoes and olive tapenade or the simpler, but equally tasty crayfish with lemon butter. For the non fish eater there are options like tender sirloin steak and delicious lamb cutlets. Top this off with a bottle of your favourite wine and a melt-in-your-mouth sticky toffee pudding with ice cream and you are sure to leave satisfied.
Cape Town Fish Market ensures a great dining experience that tends to suit the pocket.
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