Whale Coast Restaurants

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Black Marlin in Millers Point

Black Marlin

Millers Point Seafood restaurant in Millers Point

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

Blue Gum Restaurant in Stanford

Blue Gum Restaurant

Stanford Continental restaurant in Stanford

The food at Blue Gum Restaurant is classic and simple, yet exciting, emphasizing the basics. Wholesome, fresh ingredients and produce and quality sauces and stocks. Blue Gum creates food that looks exceptional and tastes amazing. The chef and the staff always strive to make meals memorable. Excellent cuisine, discreet service and pleasant atmosphere are top most priorities. Wines that both compliment the food and excite the taste buds are recommended with every meal, thus allowing visitors to explore and discover more about South African wines. Blue Gum has an imaginative cellar of great South African wines and concentrates especially on wines of the surrounding Stanford and Hermanus areas.

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.

Bombay Chilli in Muizenberg

Bombay Chilli

Muizenberg Indian restaurant in Muizenberg

Located in Muizenberg, along Beach Road, Bombay Chilli boasts delicious fragrant and spicy Indian dishes made with quality ingredients and the freshest naan bread with which to mop up the juices. Starters delight with chilli bite sand samoosas and an impressive selection of vegetarian offerings like potato Bombay aloo and spinach-studded palak paneer. Try the delicious coriander and coconut milk-laced kadal chicken with a good bottle of wine (bring your own). Open for lunch and dinner only, Bombay Chilli is your friendly, laid back Indian bistro 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.

B's Steakhouse in Hermanus

B's Steakhouse

Hermanus Steakhouse restaurant in Hermanus

With a motto like “Life’s too short for bad food.” B’s Steak House in the seaside town of Hermanus certainly lives up to its claim. B’s has won and been runners up for the Steak House of the Year Award (1999, 2000 and 2001). So, what to expect? Steak prepared to perfection. The relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant has a ‘Sante Fe’ feel with its orange and blue colour scheme which is enhanced by the solid wooden furnishings and airy double volume ceiling. The loft area creates a relaxed post pudding space for guests to linger a little longer and indulge in a good brandy and a Cuban cigar. And then there’s the steak. With a descriptive chart to guide on preference of preparation, one can be guaranteed that B’s will go to great lengths provide its patrons with steak as they like it. Firm menu favourites include the Chateaubriand and Carpetbagger. Not only does B’s offer the very best steaks, but as an essential compliment to any steak meal, its wine list is also award winning (Diners Club award). Visitors also do not have to go home empty handed. Meat products such as steak, wors and biltong as well as a range of sauces can now be purchased from the restaurant’s new butchery counter.

Burgundy in Hermanus

Burgundy

Hermanus Contemporary restaurant in Hermanus

Burgundy restaurant embraces the best local produce that the fisherman’s village of Hermanus has to offer. Patrons can expect the freshest daily catch dished up and served in style at this charming eatery. The restaurant is housed in the oldest building in Hermanus and is ideally situated on the sea front with the harbour close by. Patrons can really just sit back and soak up the sites and sounds of the village while taking a meal, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. Burgundy is focused on presenting the freshest catch of the day. Expect cuisine that is rich in texture, colour and flavour. Other menu items include meat dishes as well as lighter options such as cakes served with aromatic coffee. The freshly baked bread will be hard to resist, no matter the time of day. The restaurant also has a wine list that reflects the wines of the Overberg region. Wine lovers will not be disappointed with choice for the perfect accompaniment with a main meal. Don’t miss out on the incidental whale watching that the restaurant’s view offers.

Cafe at Hubbard's Cupboard in Hermanus

Cafe at Hubbard's Cupboard

Hermanus Breakfast restaurant in Hermanus

The Café at Hubbard’s Cupboard finds itself in a pretty little nursery in the sea-side town of Hermanus. The café offers its guests a tranquil setting for recharging one’s batteries with a light meal after a bout of sight seeing or shopping. The restaurant is sunny and has a lovely look out onto the nursery. It is a cosy spot for a small celebration like a baby shower or kitchen tea. The menu offers all the coffee shop favourites ranging from health breakfasts, light meals like quiche and other tea time treats like muffins, scones and cakes. The restaurant also sells homemade preserves, biscotti or shortbread. Other items for sale include pastries and olives.

Cafe Pescado in Simons Town

Cafe Pescado

Simons Town Grills restaurant in Simons Town

With a loyal following paying homage to the talents and fare of Cape Pescado, locals gather here paying testament to the great food and superb atmosphere, which is further enhanced by the live music on selected nights. Knowledgeable staff on hand guide diners through the menu to ensure the perfect selection is made with choices ranging from Peri-Peri Chicken Liver pan-fried in a Peri Peri salsa with savoury rice for starters followed by delicious Pescado Prawns pan-fried in Lemon butter and a temptingly bold desert of Chocolate Mousse decadence served with Ice Cream or Cream. This brilliantly social venue makes every diner feel truly welcome. Cafe Pescado is an excellent spot for tasty seafood and a great atmosphere.

Caffé Blu Espresso Bar in Hermanus

Caffé Blu Espresso Bar

Hermanus Coffee Shop restaurant in Hermanus

Caffé Blu Espresso Bar is found in its own designated spot at the Checkers Centre in Hermanus. The establishment boasts its own superior coffee blend that is also on sale within the store. They get their great roasted coffee beans locally at a micro-roastery in the village. The blend is a mixture of a Guatemalan bean, Honduras and Costa Rica beans and an Ethiopian bean. They offer a variety of espresso-based drinks as well as smoother drinks such as cappuccino. Pick your cup and order one of the all-day breakfasts, prepared on the spot. Or have a rooibos-type drink and snack on a freshly prepared pastry or sandwich. A range of iced drinks are also available. Have your choice from the light meals menu served from 11 am to 4 pm. The options include gnocchi with butternut and blue cheese, Tuscan pasta salad with artichokes and a homemade dressing, or try the homemade pie, plus more. Caffé Blu values its customers and has brought about loyalty cards with the occasional free coffee or your choice to rather donate, or the Blu Student Card for scholars with great discount deals. Trading hours are Monday to Saturday, from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm and Sundays and holidays from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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.

Captain's Table in Simons Town

Captain's Table

Simons Town International restaurant in Simons Town

The de Beers cold Storage building was designed in 1901 by Francis Edward Massey and build for Cecil John Rhodes in 1902. With its sandstone facade bay windows and rustic looks, the building lends itself to the setting for a romantic upstairs restaurant with views over the yacht harbour and naval dockyard. One of our customers called Captain’s Table the best kept secret in Simon's Town. Well it may have been but it is no longer a secret. Yes we have finally opened Captain's Table upstairs above the Two and Sixpence Tavern. The experience was described as follows: "Enter the pub and ask the bar person to direct you to the Restaurant. Through the swing doors, up the stairs and then enter a completely different world" Captain’s Table is old world in style, where everything was designed to enhance your experience as our guests. The atmosphere upstairs is relaxed with dimmed lighting, candles on the tables and soothing background music. The venue is ideally suited for smaller functions and parties. The restaurant can be divided to allow privacy for smaller groups and can accommodate up to 48 people. The restaurant is open for lunch 12h30 - 14h30 on Fridays to Sundays and for dinner 18h30 – 21h30 Fridays to Wednesdays. The restaurant will be closed on Thursdays except for functions.

Casa Del Sol in Strand

Casa Del Sol

Strand Contemporary restaurant in Strand

This beautiful restaurant is situated in the famous Hibernian Towers in Strand. It is an upmarket beach bar, lounge and restaurant that serves up delicious meals at surprisingly reasonable prices. The interior is stylish and elegant, but still has an element of fun to it. The cocktails served are delicious and diners are spoilt for choice. The menu is small but well thought out and includes dishes like chicken roulade, chicken stuffed with sundried tomatoes, cashew nuts and feta served with cous cous and honey-glazed veggies. Also a must-try is the sirloin steak and the bacon wrapped pork fillet served with honey and mustard mash, honey glazed veggies and apricot compote. Light meals like pastas, burgers, wraps and fish and chips can also be enjoyed by those who just want to nibble while watching the sun set over the ocean with a cocktail in hand.

Casa Labia in Muizenberg

Casa Labia

Muizenberg Italian restaurant in Muizenberg

Recently restored to its former glory, The Casa Labia is not only a Venetian inspired national monument, but also the location of the Casa Labia Café, a new addition to the False Bay coastline. Located on the Main Road, teetering on the St. James and Muizenberg border, views from the Casa Labia extend over moody blue waters from the dappled sunlight of a beautiful courtyard. Inspiration for the café menu is drawn from the Labia family’s Italian heritage and their passion for South Africa. Italian classics are made unique to the environment by using local ingredients with emphasis placed on sourcing fresh food for the daily menu, which changes according to the seasons.

Ciro's in Gansbaai

Ciro's

Gansbaai Grills restaurant in Gansbaai

Ciro’s has been around for over a decade and is still one of the most popular restaurants in Gansbaai. The flavourful food and efficient service has guaranteed that Ciro’s will always be a great dining experience. Fresh line fish from the harbour of Gansbaai, precisely cooked seafood dishes and the best South African meat are what is to be expected at this cosy fisherman’s cottage. For true South African hospitality and cuisine, Ciro’s can’t be beaten. The hosts, Piet and Bettie Smuts, are passionate about Ciro’s and the well-being of their guests. They also provide a transport service to and from your lodgings – how is that for personal service? Hours: Lunch - 12 noon to 2 pm, Monday to Saturday; Dinner - 6 pm to late, Monday to Saturday. Please call for further information and bookings.

 

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