Gansbaai Grills restaurant
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?
Lunch - 12 noon to 2 pm, Monday to Saturday;
Dinner - 6 pm to late, Monday to Saturday.
Please call for further information and bookings.
Hermanus Grills restaurant
Cocos Island Grill and Bar is one of the best restaurants to visit when you want to appreciate the spectacular view Hermanus has to offer. The restaurant overlooks the ocean and distant mountains all the way to Gansbaai. The relaxed and casual atmosphere is enhanced by couch-type seating in certain areas.
The restaurant and bar are open seven days a week, 365 days a year. The service is always of high standard and consistent, making it a popular place to eat out. The cuisine is varied with an island influence and a bit of South Africa sprinkled on top.
The menu covers everything from finger foods to a full a la carte menu. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and so Cocos offers health and traditional options with the possibility to add extra to your dish.
Sit down and have a quick bite with the extensive list of salads, nachos, toasties, burgers and casual meals. A basket of poppers is always a hit. Mains consist of grill options and seafood options. Spoil yourself with a dinner of sticky pineapple chicken, ended with a banana split – while enjoying the different types of cocktails available.
The bar offers their own beer and the whole ambiance changes over the weekend with an upbeat and lively DJ starting off the dance floor on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 pm. Cocos offers exceptional views, comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, great food and a great vibe to enhance every day of the week.
Gansbaai Grills restaurant
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.
Restaurants near Whale Coast
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling
Sandbaai(3.9 km from Whale Coast)
Bamboo Beach is an intimate, beach bistro with a unique ambiance. The menu varies daily, depending on what's fresh and available. Delicious desserts will tempt your taste buds and of course their famous wood-fired gourmet pizzas are to die for. Ever tasted fresh Cape Salmon cooked in the pizza oven with fresh garden herbs.
Hermanus South African restaurant
Hermanus(7 km from Whale Coast)
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.
Hermanus Steakhouse restaurant
Hermanus(7.9 km from Whale Coast)
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.