When it comes to popular tourist destinations, Cape Town is one of the most-visited spots in the world. Of course, while the Mother City itself has a lot to offer in terms of things to do and places to see, the surrounding areas are just as exciting and breath-taking. This means that you don’t have to travel too far to enjoy a spot of fine dining with a view as there are many stunning seaside restaurants with a view in and around Cape Town.

So, with the sunny season around the corner, we decided to put together a list of restaurants with an ocean view you simply must visit.

 5 Seaside Restaurants in and around Cape Town


1.Grand Africa Beach and Café


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“Views of the Atlantic Ocean, swaying palm trees and tables on our private beach make this a one-of-a-kind seafront venue…”. With a description like that on the eatery’s website, it’s easy to see why it is one of Cape Town’s most popular restaurants.  The venue is quite literally next to the water’s edge, so you can peacefully stare out into the Atlantic while tucking into a delicious meal.

2. Lily’s Restaurant


This is one classy spot!  Lily’s is a charming spot that’s perfect for all-day dining. The interior is tastefully decorated, so if you are looking for a restaurant with an elegant setting (and stunning menu to match), then make your way to Mouille Point (close to Cape Town’s popular Sea Point area).  Of course, along with your tasty meal, you can enjoy views of the sea!

3.Harbour House: Kalk Bay


If you want to venture out of the hustle and bustle of the city, then take a scenic drive to the charming coastal town of Kalk Bay. After you’ve taken in the sights and popped into the many quirky shops, then check out Harbour House for a bite to eat. This beautifully located restaurant offers world-class cuisine, gorgeous wines and stunning views of the harbour, False Bay and the Hottentots Mountain Range. We’re not surprised that it was awarded a 2019 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.

4. Azure Restaurant at the 12 Apostles Hotel


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If you want an extraordinary view of the Cape Town sunset while feasting on some of the most exquisite food and wine, then you simply must book a spot at the luxurious Azure Restaurant. This is all about that 5-star experience, and it is worth every penny! P.S: this is the perfect place for a romantic dinner in Cape Town, so go ahead and spoil your significant other!

5. Damhuis Restaurant


And last, but certainly not least, there’s our gorgeous restaurant on the West Coast. For the freshest seafood and exciting spins on traditional South African cuisine, Damhuis is a must-visit restaurant near Cape Town. The family-friendly restaurant boasts a play area for the little ones and a well-stocked bar for the grown-ups. What’s more, the eatery is just a stone’s throw away from the ocean.

Always book to avoid disappointment!

Seaside restaurants in Cape Town always get super busy during the summer season, so it’s always best to book a table in advance to avoid disappointment. Luckily, you are spoilt for choice, so you will definitely get to enjoy a unique dining experience.

Be sure to check out the delicious seafood and traditional South African cuisine we serve at Damhuis Restaurant on our Menu.