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1892 Spookhuis in Stanford

1892 Spookhuis

Stanford Deli restaurant in Stanford

Completely built of stacked limestone blocks in 1892, the Spookhuis is a local landmark and legend in South African history. It is the home to our daytime café on the water and a magnificent venue and setting for weddings, family events and conferences. Delicious gourmet picnics, homemade baked good, soups, jams, chutneys and organic produce are available. Our wine cellar highlights the Hemel en Aarde and Walker Bay wine regions, including Creation, Hamilton Russell, Bouchard Finlayson, Sprinfontein, Raka and Jackson's.

Alex Garden Restaurant in Strand

Alex Garden Restaurant

Strand Fine Dining restaurant in Strand

Alex Garden Restaurant is situated close to the beach and offers a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of this popular seaside town. The historical building, indigenous garden and the exquisite decor combine to create an extra special dining experience. The menu is small but does not disappoint with starters like seared kudu carpaccio drizzled with mustard dressing and served with parmesan shavings and tomato concassé, and a twice baked goats cheese soufflé with a homemade tomato chutney. The tempura prawns with chilli mayonnaise and ginger and butternut soup with croutons are also not to be missed. Try your palate at some game with the pan-fried blesbok rolled in mixed peppercorns with a juniper berry sauce. The panfried sole in a foamy butter sauce with lemon and parsley is a real melt-in-your-mouth option. A more traditional option is the vegetarian lasagne, rich in flavour and extremely decadent. Good food, a great setting and reasonable prices can be found here.

Amigo's Cantina in Hermanus

Amigo's Cantina

Hermanus Spanish restaurant in Hermanus

Amigo’s Cantina is ideally located close to the Old Harbour on Lemms Corner. The close proximity to the ocean makes Amigo’s a place where friends and family can relax and socialize and enjoy the aroma of coffee, good food and the fresh sea breeze. Breakfasts are enticing with strong coffee and freshly baked breads and croissants. We also offer the traditional English breakfast with a spicy twist. With combined flavours from Spain, Portugal and Argentina, as well as Mexico and Mozambique, lunch and dinner are a real treat and experience. Add a dash of South Africa and the menu is a mixture of tasty and fresh dishes prepared with the best ingredients and some pride. Patrons have the choice of crisp salads, warming soups, flavoursome starters, and main meals encompassing ‘carne’, seafood and chicken. Or share a combo platter with a friend. The menu offers one vegetarian fare and there is a small kiddies menu. Dine on a trinchado starter, followed by a West Coast paella, and finish off with a fruit and nut cassata. Amigo’s Cantina has a Café Bar area with a smoking section. Choose something off the cocktail menu while the sun sets below the ocean.

Annie se Kombuis in Hermanus

Annie se Kombuis

Hermanus South African restaurant in Hermanus

Take a helping of warm and cosy for ambience with a dollop of comfort food and one is sure to be having a traditional South African meal at Annie se Kombuis. Located on the west coast of the Western Cape, this Hermanus eatery is firm favourite with visitors all year round. Annie’s is all about traditional South African food. With an outstanding range of venison fillets to the likes of Kudu, Eland, Oryx (Gemsbok), Springbok and Ostrich the menu has exotic appeal. The traditional fare is all the favourites prepared the old fashioned way: Bobotie, Smoorsnoek and Waterblommetjies and many other pies and offal dishes. The Oxtail remains a popular choice. For those that believe in pudding (and rightly so) there’s sweet custard, Malva pudding and Cape Brandy Pudding – hard to resist! The wine list supports local wine producers of the Overberg region. With a great selection on offer, wine lovers will not be disappointed. Annie’s also hosts popular music evenings as entertainment for visitors to the sea-side town and locals alike.

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.

Anya's Mum Café in Hermanus

Anya's Mum Café

Hermanus Coffee Shop restaurant in Hermanus

Anya’s Mum is tucked away on a narrow street in Hermanus. If not for the brightly coloured building one might not notice it, but once inside you are enveloped by the homely coffee shop style and aroma of freshly baked and prepared foods. This mother and daughter team have been running for a few years and just seem to add that family feel to their establishment. One of the things they agree on is that they are serious about coffee. Pop in for a home-made breakfast – hot, hot, hot and extremely fresh – and your daily dose of caffeine. Cut into a fresh quiche for lunch! The menu changes daily and is filled with the spontaneous creations of this duo. They offer occasional dinners and specials are regularly offered, such as pizza night or set menu dishes. The back garden is a great place to hide from the outside world on a hot day. Truly a lovely setting and atmosphere! Trading hours are from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday and from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. The establishment only accepts cash payments.

Bar-bay-dos in Gordons Bay

Bar-bay-dos

Gordons Bay Tapas restaurant in Gordons Bay

This happening spot in Gordons Bay is definitely the place to be whether you're young or just young at heart. Bar-bay-dos offers a simple menu that consists mainly of tapas-style foods, and the main attraction here is the sublime cocktails that are mixed to perfection. Bar-bay-dos has live music acts two to three times a week and the variety ranges from rock to 80's to latin tunes. The menu is small and dishes include grilled Portuguese sardines either rolled in coarse salt and grilled the traditional way or butterflied and grilled, served with spicy Portuguese chilli salsa and rice. Be sure to try the Jalapeno chilli poppers stuffed with feta and cream cheese, an ideal dish to share. Beef schnitzel, succulent espatada and butter-filled prawns are also on offer. A variety of seafood can also be enjoyed and make a point of trying the Mississippi mud pie for dessert - it really is as indulgent as it sounds.

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 Luna Restaurant in Struisbaai

Bella Luna Restaurant

Struisbaai Italian restaurant in Struisbaai

Perched along the beachfront, Bella Luna makes the ideal spot for lazy breakfasts, lingering lunches and romantic dinners soothed by roaring ocean and starlit African sky. The mouthwatering menu caters for all palates, from hearty breakfasts to delicious pizzas and tantalizing dinner menu. Sundowners can be enjoyed alongside colourful cocktails watching the trailing sun set over the ocean or a bottle of wine on the terrace.

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.

Bertha's Restaurant in Simons Town

Bertha's Restaurant

Simons Town Seafood restaurant in Simons Town

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.

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.

Bite 2 Eat in Hermanus

Bite 2 Eat

Hermanus Light Meals restaurant in Hermanus

Bite 2 Eat is in a great location with an outdoor seating area overlooking the ocean and the Hermanus Old Harbour. It is a great place to stop for a quick bite and a good cup of coffee while out exploring the town and all its markets. The small shop is packed with sweets and nibbles and black boards with their self-help menus. The design and décor remind one of a retro sweet shop with the bold red and candy jars everywhere. The menu offers homemade soups, sandwiches, wraps, pies, quiche and a delicious selection of breakfasts – French toast, American-style crumpets, berry and banana flap jacks and of course the traditional hot English breakfast. Choose your favourite style of coffee or have a freshly made smoothie. Sit down and have some cake or cheese with a piping cup of coffee while admiring the view before you trot off to finish your explorations.

 

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