Dining at the ocean's edge

02 February 2022

Whether you’re heading out for lunch, sipping a sweet sundowner, or feasting on your mouthwatering dinner while soaking up the summer vibes, we’ve scoured Cape Town’s coastlines for the best seaside dining experiences.

Tobago’s Restaurant, Bar and Terrace: Dining Al Fresco Style

With its relaxed atmosphere, stylish décor and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, Tobago’s is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. Even though it is situated at the Radisson Blu hotel in Granger Bay you don’t have to be a hotel guest to enjoy the culinary experience on offer.

Kick-start your day with their scrumptious breakfast buffet on the terrace as you watch a beautiful Cape Town sunrise, and if you’re lucky, you might see a few dolphins swimming by.

For lunch, sample a wide variety of fresh seafood, hearty meats, and local flavours, like their trademark dish biltong spiced beef fillet. Or, simply relax and kick back while Tobago’s mixologists create a curious cocktail of your choice…Tom Collins anyone?

Booking essential

Location: Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town


Cape to Cuba: Welcome to the Spirit of Havana!

Antiques, cigars, Che Guevara memorabilia, and religious artefacts – for over 20 years Cape To Cuba has welcomed guests to a uniquely Cuban inspired dining experience. With stunning sea views, luxurious cocktails and a vibe that reflects the spirit of Havana.

Tuck into their tapas menu, or try conquering their extravagant Hemingway Platter for two which includes crayfish, prawns, mussels, calamari, line fish and Paella.

And for postre, Castro’s Government Torrejas – Bread and butter pudding served with rum sauce and ice cream.

Afterwards, pop over to their famous Che bar. Order one of their revolutionary cocktails, like the manic Mai Tai or delectable Chocolate Cake Mojito… Legend has it that the first Mojito in South Africa was made here.

Location: 165 Main Rd, Kalk Bay, Cape Town, 7990.

Cabo Beach Club: The Place to Be This Summer

The “hottest place to be” these holidays, Cabo Beach Club’s new swanky space delivers an international beach club experience. Enjoy sophisticated cuisine or a casual meal while grooving to this summer’s hottest beats.

In the mood for an up-market dining experience?

Book a table at Violet.
Chef Ryan Cole’s menu highlights his passion for provenance, locality and respect for the ingredients that go into each meal.

For casual dining, head over to the beach club for pizzas, sushi, seafood, and soak up the summer vibes.

Or spend a day at the poolside, enjoying the finest cocktails and freshest food, lazing on a lounger or day bed.

Booking essential

Location: 12 S Arm Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002.


Ons Huisie: Delicious Traditional West Coast Cuisine

An internationally recognised heritage site, Ons Huisie (translation “Our Small Home”) captures the atmosphere of a quaint fisherman’s cottage. Nestled in the tiny suburb of Small Bay in Bloubergstrand (100m from the beach), Ons Huisie serves up delicious West Coast cuisine all day long.

Ons Huisie boasts spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island. Travellers from all over the world come to taste fish and chips, calamari, and mussel pots.

A large playground keeps the kids entertained while your furry four-legged family member lounges at Tanner’s Doggie Bar with like-minded pooches.
Location: Stadler Rd, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, 7441.


Grand Café & Beach: Parisian Chic Meets Beach Culture

Set on the Granger Bay shoreline, Grand Café & Beach is a fresh mix of, eclectic-romance meets free-spirited beach culture.

With a choice of five bars, ocean-view decks, nine private function areas, and on-beach dining, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to capture a magical moment.

For starters, try their New Style Salmon Sashimi – Salmon sashimi, avocado, cucumber, teriyaki sauce, spring onion and ponzu sauce, and for mains, prime cut beef 500g Chalmar Beef with béarnaise sauce and café de Paris.

For sundowners, choose a cocktail to match the colours of the evening sky.

Location: V&A Waterfront, Grand Africa Café & Beach, Granger Bay 1 Haul Rd, Granger Bay Blvd, Cape Town, 8005.


Zenzero: Taste La Dolce Vita

Spicing up the sunset strip in Camps bay with Italian fare and flair, welcome to Zenzero.

With its unique two copper plated, wood-fired ovens, Zenzero brings something special to your Cape Town dining experience.

This summer, indulge in the Baby Squid, Prawn and Asparagus Risotto; Grilled Norwegian Salmon or their Hearth roast aged steak sandwich with caramelised onion, mustard on a baguette.

Location: Shop 2A, The Promenade, Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8040.

If you would like more Cape Town inspiration, then take a look at our Cape Town Video

Content source: www.capetown.travel
Photo Credit: Cape Town Tourism

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