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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.

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 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.

Europa in Hermanus

Europa

Hermanus Italian restaurant in Hermanus

Be mesmerised by the stunning view and do a spot of whale-watching while having a bite to eat the Europa in Hermanus. This seaside eatery is a day restaurant with a Mediterranean feel. Menu items range from light meals and tea time treats to great seafood. The restaurant is lively and friendly and boasts a view of the harbour.

Fabio's in Hermanus

Fabio's

Hermanus Italian restaurant in Hermanus

Experience Italian hospitality at Fabio’s. Located in the heart of Hermanus, with St Peter’s church as part of the picturesque backdrop and the sea at its doorstep, this genuine Italian eatery is popular venue for locals and visitors alike. The ocean view from the Peroni deck on the sidewalk allows diners to people - watch in true European style, creating a relaxed and trendy mood. The menu offers a selection of pizzas, pastas, meat dishes and fish, all prepared in the Italian vernacular. Guests would do well to keep an eye on the specials blackboard for the chef’s latest experimental dishes (that often land up on the menu as a permanent fixture). Signature dishes include the Seafood Lasagne and the Parma Rock Pizza (Parma ham and Rocket) that is served on a thin crispy base. For dessert the Tiramisu is a decadent indulgence. The wine list comprises a host of local offerings from the Overberg region as well as some Italian wines to round off the dining experience. The restaurant also has a deli which sells a range of imported pastas, coffee, filled pastas and olive oils for those who want to take a taste of Italy home with them.

La Barra in Hermanus

La Barra

Hermanus Italian restaurant in Hermanus

La Barra is an extension to Paradiso on the Hermanus Village Square. The historic building has been transformed into a cosy and intimate enclosure with a rustic interior of wooden tables and wine barrels. La Barra leads onto the Village Square and all the activities and ocean views that go hand-in-hand with it. The wood-fired pizzas are the most popular item on the menu with interesting toppings such as sunflower seed and blue cheese. The Italian cuisine is the ultimate comfort food! The salads and pastas are of generous portions and are all great tasting. There is a small local wine list plus a fully stocked bar. La Barra continuously offers fantastic drink and pizza specials. Look out for happy hour! Please call for further information.

Paradiso in Hermanus

Paradiso

Hermanus Italian restaurant in Hermanus

Paradsio restaurant, located in Walker Bay, offers visitors Italian at the sea-side. The authentic feel and welcoming atmosphere ensures that Paradiso is frequented by Hermanus locals and holidaymakers alike. The restaurant is housed in an old fisherman’s cottage. The sandstone walls and original wooden floors gives the eatery a very individualistic character. The open plan kitchen is another unique feature to Paradiso and allows guests to witness the bustle of the kitchen. The menu is mostly Italian but with some South African influence and does well catering for all tastes. Pizzas are thin based and made in wood burning ovens. Over and above the traditional toppings look forward to exciting combinations like Chicken, Dijon crème fraiche and avocado and Double Smoked Ham with dried Fig and mint. There are also pastas and salads to choose from as well as some seafood like the Trio of Prawn Platter. The wine list has a local selection but there are specialty Italian wines for those who want to go all out Italian. Take advantage of the outdoor seating on those warm summer evenings.

Rossi's in Hermanus

Rossi's

Hermanus Italian restaurant in Hermanus

Noted as the oldest operating restaurant in Hermanus (since 1985), Rossi’s presents honest, unpretentious food in the form of pizzas, pastas and steaks in one of the town’s original fisherman’s cottages. Rossi’s is a vibrant family friendly restaurant. Guests will enjoy watching the open plan kitchen and the hive of activity that goes on there when seated indoors. The décor is simple and welcoming. One can also elect to sit outside and take in the view of the stunning Overberg mountain on warmer days for more al fresco style dining. Expect good value for money and menu options for kids. There is a selection of pizzas and pastas on offer. The house speciality is the ‘Rossi Pizza’ while the wood oven baked Line Fish is a must for fish lovers. The restaurant is fully licensed and has a small selection of locally produced wines which are most affordable. Rossi’s meals are also available as takeaways.

The Deli in Hermanus

The Deli

Hermanus Italian restaurant in Hermanus

The Deli is a trendy Italian Bistro located in the popular holiday town of Hermanus. Open for breakfast and lunch, patrons enjoy light meals throughout the day. Breakfast options range from home made muesli (for the health conscious) while those that lean towards a more continental style morning meal will simply love the freshly baked croissants and brewed coffee. Delicacies like cured meats and delectable cheeses round off the European deli style breakfasts. Daily specials and lighter meals for lunch are displayed on the blackboard. Expect to be tempted by the Three Cheese Souffle and Parma Platter served with figs as well as a fantastic selection of cheeses. And then, for those who simply desire dessert as a matter of course, there’s the freshly baked cakes…and Gelato of course!

The Pavilion in Hermanus

The Pavilion

Hermanus International restaurant in Hermanus

The Pavilion is elegant dining with awe-inspiring dishes. This one-of-a-kind restaurant is part of The Marine in Hermanus. Guests are sure to spot a whale or dolphin from their table, in season, while enjoying an unforgettable meal. The dishes are influenced by local and international cuisine and seasonal green-friendly produce is used to prepare this mouth-watering menu. The Lunch menu is small and offers six starters, six mains and a few delectable desserts – try Hazelnut Crusted Napier Chévre, followed by Grilled Walker Bay Sole, finished with a classic crème brûlée. Sit down for dinner with superb service and an award-winning chef creation. Pair this with The Pavilion’s award-winning wine list and guests are guaranteed to agree that this is an experience not to be missed. The Pavilion is open for breakfast and lunch every day of the week, and dinner is served from Tuesday to Saturday.

Restaurants near Whale Coast

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Bamboo Beach Seaside Bistro in Sandbaai

Bamboo Beach Seaside Bistro

Restaurant in 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.

Annie se Kombuis in Hermanus

Annie se Kombuis

Hermanus South African restaurant in 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.

B's Steakhouse in Hermanus

B's Steakhouse

Hermanus Steakhouse restaurant in 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.

 

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