Cape Town restaurants with a sea view
Looking for a restaurant with an awesome sea view? Take a look at some of our favourites.
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” said the great ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. And indeed many an explorer has come to Cape Town, seen mountains that dip their toes into both Atlantic and Indian oceans, and been filled with wonder.
Many of our finest restaurants are nestled in these contrasts. So where should you go to experience the magic? Well, that’s where we come in! Here are our top 5 restaurants with spellbinding views of the sea:
THE TWO OCEANS RESTAURANT
Cape Point, the southern-most tip of Africa is a vista at the edge of the world – crowned by fynbos and sunlight and surrounded by the majestic meeting of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, there isn’t a better place to celebrate the sunset. The Two Oceans Restaurant overlooks this superb panorama and is famed for its sophisticated seafood and chic sushi combinations. Or how about a delicious ostrich burger?
Thorfynn’s Restaurant combines a wild ocean with an ancient Milkwood forest that tangles around the deck in the candlelight. It’s an unbeatable vista in the heart of Noordhoek’s Monkey Valley Nature Resort, with accompanying home-cooked goodness and family friendly ambiance. Burgers, pizzas and delicious vegetarian dishes compliment the landscape – the kiddies menu is also a real draw.
With a veranda dramatically set on the slopes of Table Mountain National Park, the rumbling Atlantic in a thousand shades of blue sweeping the horizon for miles around, and sunsets to stir the soul, prepare for fine dining at Azure Restaurant at The Twelve Apostles Hotel. We recommend the exquisite roast duck or the biltong and peppadew tart served with cucumber ribbon salad.
THE GRAND CAFÉ AND BEACH (GRANGER BAY)
Or why not enjoy your own private beach at the stylishly relaxed Grand Café at the V&A Waterfront? Umbrellas and tables stretch onto the sparkling white sand as the ocean beckons and the cocktails arrive cold and colourful while your pizza gets nice and crispy in the wood-fired ovens. You’ll feel like celebrity and you might just spot one.
Named after one of the world’s most expensive type of caviar (think between R70,000–R100,000/kg), Sevruga is not in fact devastatingly expensive, although it is a major tourist attraction at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town’s tourist crown jewel. Serene views from the terrace make for gorgeous summer days, and the sushi or salmon is just as wonderful. Sevruga already has a reputation in Cape Town, you should experience what everyone’s talking about.