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Antonio's Pizza Place in Gordons Bay

Antonio's Pizza Place

Gordons Bay South African restaurant in Gordons Bay

Not only does Antonio's make the best pizzas and pastas, they also serve a wide variety of seafood and meaty dishes. Situated right on the water's edge in a private marina, the atmosphere is cosy and laid-back. Enjoy the warm welcome, kick back and tuck into some comfort food while you take in the spectacular views across the Harbour.

Barke restaurant in Stanford

Barke restaurant

Stanford Country restaurant in Stanford

Barke restaurant is situated on the Blue Gum Country Estate, a working wine farm in the beautiful countryside of the Overberg. The vision for this restaurant, and a top priority for the chefs, is to create delicious country cooking with a fine dining twist using the freshest, local, organic ingredients. Barke is family friendly and a great setting for a leisurely afternoon get-together.

Barracudas in Fish Hoek

Barracudas

Fish Hoek Seafood restaurant in Fish Hoek

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.

Bella Venecia in Strand

Bella Venecia

Strand Italian restaurant in Strand

Conceived July 1982, Bella Venecia seduced the palate with their famous handcrafted pizzas, created and inspired from their diverse stay in Italy. With their warm, homely atmosphere and mismatched décor, Bella Venecia boasts the best wood-fired pizzas in the whole of Helderbey. The dough freshly made every morning, the toppings layered and spread generously. Alongside pizzas, the menu boasts various pasta dishes with emphasis on good food and a relaxing attitude that spills over onto the ambience inviting patrons to sit back, relax and enjoy the vibe.

Bens on the Beach in Strand

Bens on the Beach

Strand Steakhouse restaurant in Strand

Seduced by the gentle lapping shores of False Bay, Ben’s on the Beach offers a fabulous setting and great venue coupled with quality and service. Aged meat on the bone treated the time-honoured way with fresh line fish purchased daily from local fishermen dominates this eatery’s reputation. With a varied selection of dishes on offer including generous portions of great steak, fish and fillets, Ben’s on the Beach surprises the senses with unexpected pleasures, quality and service. Winners of the regional Diners Club award; Ben’s on the Beach is just the place to enjoy a nice piece of fish.

Bientang's Cave in Hermanus

Bientang's Cave

Hermanus South African restaurant in Hermanus

One of the most exciting and unusual restaurant in the world, Bientang’s Cave is a more than just a dining experience.Located in one of the most stunning Marine Reserves on the coast of the Western Cape and a mere 10 metres from the water’s edge, this unique restaurant is in a prime spot for watching whales play in the ocean as you dine on the finest seafood.Between May and December every year, Southern Right whales visit the shores of the Western Cape and Bientang’s Cave is perfectly placed to be able to see these magnificent creatures as you sit on the deck and sample from the fantastic menu and the extensive, award-winning wine list.

Bluebird Garage and Food Market in Muizenberg

Bluebird Garage and Food Market

Muizenberg South African restaurant in Muizenberg

Satisfy your need for food and shopping in one fowl swoop when visiting The Bluebird Garage and Food Market. The vibrant setting housed in side a character-converted warehouse is a heartwarming neighbourhood hangout. Browse the aisles of vintage clothing, antiques and local crafts before feasting on freshly made delights and sinfully delicious baked goods. Open from 10am to 10pm on Fridays, The Bluebird Garage and Food Market is a must see venue in the heart of Muizenberg.

Boulders Beach Restaurant in Simons Town

Boulders Beach Restaurant

Simons Town South African restaurant in Simons Town

Experience Pacific - Rim Cuisine at it's best. Our Australian chef Sean Kiely brings together the fusion of international cuisine using fresh local produce. From humble beginnings, and after a period of being one of Simon's Town's best kept secrets, Boulders Beach Restaurant has grown to be recognised as one of the top restaurants in the area. Our menu features Pacific Rim Cuisine, by Australian Head Chef Sean Kiely, which he studied during his extensive travels through Asia and across the globe. Complementing the menu are various specials that change on a daily basis, an extensive wine selection chosen by a sophisticated palate and an earthly comfort that won't be ingored.

Capones Pizza in Fish Hoek

Capones Pizza

Fish Hoek Italian restaurant in Fish Hoek

“Cosa Nostra, Coa Modo” – “Our thing, our way” defines what Capone’s Pizza do. Authentic, original, thin-based pizzas, crispy and delightful combined with fresh ingredients and flavours. Delight the palate with a crispy Johnny Fox pizza dressed with butternut feta and red onion or a Kid Twist topped with chorizo, peppadews, avocado, chilli and garlic. Kick start the palate with fiery Al’s Arrabiatta drenched in marinara sauce pan-fried with anchovy, olives, chilli and garlic with Penne Rigata. At Capone’s Pizza patrons can enjoy fresh pizza, pasta, burgers, deserts and sauces made on the premises with delicious side grills and salads.

De Seemans Taphuis in Gansbaai

De Seemans Taphuis

Gansbaai Bistro restaurant in Gansbaai

De Seemans Taphuis is perched on a cliff overlooking the Gansbaai harbour. The views from the balcony are, to say the least, fantastic! Many a great sunset has been seen from here with the harbour and boat lights slowly flickering on. This is a laidback restaurant and bar and beach wear is almost mandatory in summer. Winter has everyone huddling inside in the warm atmosphere. The staff and owner are extremely friendly and service cannot be faulted. De Seemans Taphuis is family friendly and there is a lawn in front of the deck and a trampoline for the kids. The meals are typical bistro-pub cuisine with some outrageous, or interesting, additions being added on a regular basis. Cold draughts are always a popular item and a good combination with the great tasting meals available. Sit down for a wholesome meal and refreshment with the family and enjoy the views of Gansbaai. Please call for further information.

Die Rooibier Restaurant and Pub in Pearly Beach

Die Rooibier Restaurant and Pub

Pearly Beach Bistro restaurant in Pearly Beach

Die Rooibier is next to the café in Pearly Beach. It has been running for a long time and a well-known establishment in Pearly Beach. Die Rooibier is a come-as-you-are kind of place and everybody you meet here will greet you with a smile. If you are looking to speak to some locals for some fishing advice, this is your pit stop. The menu is pub style with some good seafood dishes available – well, it is Pearly Beach. The food is freshly prepared and the milkshakes made from real ice cream. If you are looking for something a little stronger, then do not fret. The bar is fully stocked and everyone knows how to have a good time in this little town. Specials are often found written on the blackboard outside and always great value for money! If you are looking for information, a snack and a drink, or a full meal and refreshment, this is where you will find it in Pearly Beach. Please call for further information. Hours: Wednesday to Monday, from 10 am until late; Tuesday from 12 pm until 5 pm.

Dixies Restaurant and Pub in Simons Town

Dixies Restaurant and Pub

Simons Town Seafood restaurant in Simons Town

With a laid-back atmosphere, this institution has become famous with locals and tourists. From fishermen to bikers and families, Dixies Restaurant and Pub serves delicious food upon endless lapping ocean views. A flavourful and unpretentious setting that exudes a jovial atmosphere, Dixies Restaurant and Pub provides the perfect place to linger the day away while enjoying breakfast, lunch and dinners.

Espresso in Fish Hoek

Espresso

Fish Hoek Coffee Shop restaurant in Fish Hoek

The coffee is imported from Italy or prepared by fully trained barrista’s while the extensive menu promises many choices. From the famous petite breakfast to the traditional South African lunch time meals such as chicken and mushroom pie, lamb curry and bobotie. The lunch offering vary from substantial to light meals such as toasted sandwiches, filled croissants and bagels to delicious wraps. Pop into espresso with family for friends for a sumptuous treat and aromatic cup of coffee.

Gansbaai Saloon in Gansbaai

Gansbaai Saloon

Gansbaai Grills restaurant in Gansbaai

Situated on the Main Road in Gansbaai, this cowboy-western themed bistro and pub is a good choice for the hungry. Walk onto the wooden deck, where you can watch the people and activities of the town, through authentic saloon doors and into the restaurant and bar. The Gansbaai Saloon menu has your typical bistro and pub meals with burgers, steak, egg and chips, and other regulars like schnitzels and kiddies meals. The food may not be your 5 Star cuisine but it fills the gap and tastes good – even if it is your regular ol’ Joe. Although this is a family friendly establishment, I wouldn’t recommend keeping the children out late at the saloon. Things liven up at night and the bar is especially busy. Look out for live entertainment nights and continuous specials offered. Please call for further information.

Golden River Spur in Fish Hoek

Golden River Spur

Fish Hoek South African restaurant in Fish Hoek

There are over 237 local Spur steak branches and 28 international ones. Spur offers hearty and satisfying meals with great value for money. The steak ranch is famous for their classic burgers made from AAA-grade beef, served with the crispiest chips and Spur’s own recipe for the tastiest onion rings. Every branch is lively, vibrant and incredibly family friendly. There is a kiddies menu and a lovely entertainment area for children. The food is generously portioned, extremely tasty and brilliantly priced.

 

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