Cape Peninsula: 7 Best Restaurants to Try

At a glance, you can see the Cape Peninsula is a beautiful place. The rugged coastline is full of beautiful beaches and the mountains belly out into the sea. It’s an up-and-coming region of South Africa for tourism, but what about the food? If you were holidaying in one of these towns on the peninsula, what would be your destination restaurant?

Two Oceans Restaurant at Cape Point

The two oceans restaurant is the premier venue to dine with a view. There is no better place to enjoy a sundowner and admire the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. Then to have that followed by a hearty meal served in the dining room which offers a 180-degree view of the setting sun on False Bay. Being open for business since 1995, new renovations have come, vastly improving the spectacle that is Two Oceans Restaurant. With new management and a renewed dedication to excellence, the restaurant will be looking forward to welcoming back old friends as well as making new ones.

restaurant setting overlooking the Cape Peninsula

Wharfside Grill in Hout Bay, Cape Peninsula

The restaurant is one of the best along the Cape Peninsula and a treat for seafood lovers. It has stunning views, a relaxed atmosphere, and a fine wine list. The menu changes to incorporate fresh seafood available from local suppliers, including crayfish from Hout Bay. The signature dish is grilled crayfish with champagne sauce. The restaurant has plenty of seating for 350 people with private dining cabins with sea views. These cabins are themed to various ships and historic buildings.

Hout Bay Harbour - Cape Peninsula

The Foodbarn Restaurant in Noordhoek

Franck Dangereux has been a chef for more than 25 years and has spent years in Cape Town’s top restaurants. He is widely regarded as one of the best chefs on the Cape Peninsula. The food prepared with love and respect. There are also live cooking demonstrations by chef Franck which come for free with your dinner booking.

Cape Peninsula - Noordhoek

Blue Water Café in Kommetjie

This stunning farm features a variety of first-rate food, organic produce, beach rides, and fascinating animal encounters. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at this outstanding farm. This is where the focus is on the very best products and creating a sophisticated yet relaxed dining experience. This is a place where couples can sit back and enjoy the views while families mingle. 

Lighthouse - Kommetjie - Cape Peninsula

Black Marlin in Simon’s Town, Cape Peninsula

Black Marlin Restaurant offers a selection of great cuisine. Their seafood is fresh and of the highest quality. They have also selected their wine list to complement this. Black Marlin also offers a selection from some of South Africa’s more famous wine regions, including the Cape. Many food lovers enjoy the seafront location and fresh sea air. Fantastic things happen to people as they taste their way through the restaurant’s extensive menu.

Seafood - Cape Peninsula

Bertha’s Restaurant in Simon’s Town

Whether you want to enjoy the panoramas from the water’s edge, by moonlight or at any time of the day, Bertha’s is a must-visit restaurant. It has become one of the most popular restaurants in Simon’s Town. They have been serving the finest seafood delicacies, meat, pasta & salad dishes for many years. Overlooking the sea with the Blue Mountains as a backdrop, it has all the ingredients of the perfect setting. From simple, fresh food beautifully presented, to a relaxed atmosphere and warm service, it is a favourite place for visitors.

women eating a salad at the restaurant

Café Roux in Noordhoek, Cape Peninsula

Established in 2006, Café Roux is a benchmark restaurant in the popular Noordhoek Farm Village. The highest quality food and wine are served in a relaxed and unpretentious open-air atmosphere. This makes for an unforgettable evening. Close to eight years on and Café Roux has grown into one of South Africa’s most-loved live music venues. Featuring some of the country’s best musical acts as well as internationally acclaimed comedians like Eddie Izzard and Billy Connolly.


So if you’re hungry and want to eat some great food then book a tour with us. You’ll be taking in what the South African coast has to offer. So book a tour with us around the Cape Peninsula here by following the link or call us on + 27 21 201 1130