While there’s nothing more mouth-watering than Ocean Basket’s lemon butter sauce, sometimes you may feel the urge to explore all the culinary delights that Cape Town has to offer. Whether it’s a five-course seafood meal or sizzling scallops you’re after, here are a few incredible restaurants to check out the next time you’re hunting for a maritime adventure:
If you’d like incredible ocean views served with your prawn stroganoff, then 12 Apostle Hotel’s, Azure is the perfect spot. Their menu is bursting with flavour and goes beyond seafood to include a range of international and local dishes, but it’s their iconic status and mesmerising terrace from which to watch the sunset that really steals the show. This truly is a fine dining experience that should be enjoyed at least once!
- Location: Queen Victoria Street, Oudekraal (Nature Reserve), Cape Town
Seabreeze is another favourite amongst locals and offers a spin on traditional fish that patrons seem to love. Squid ink mayo may not sound like something you would order at your favourite restaurant, but it’s something you need to check out when visiting this seafood haven. Other incredible dishes on the menu include grilled king prawn and their tuna burger.
- Location: 211 – 213 Bree Street, Cape Town
The interior of this local hotspot is as bright as its incredible seafood. But while the food will leave you drooling, it’s the homey atmosphere that leaves local seafood lovers foaming at the mouth for more thanks to the experience and heart of Solly. Choose between a range of delights, including Moroccan or Cajun flavours with pecan pie and cheesecake available to sweeten the deal.
- Location: 10B Kloof Nek Road, Tamboerskloof
Enjoy the fresh breeze of the ocean and the slow pace of Melkbosstrand as you enjoy seafood dishes made with love. Everything whipped up at Café Orca is locally and sustainably sourced, which only adds to the charm of this beachside cottage restaurant – a must for anyone looking to enjoy a relaxed ambience, good food, and amazing views.
- Location: 88 Beach Road, Melkbosstrand
Die Strandloper has been around for some time and offers a seat alongside the ocean as you tuck into a buffet-style lunch that will leave you rolling on the floor. From mussels to crayfish to koeksisters, there’s literally something for everyone, but make sure you don’t forget to wash things down with their famous moer koffie. What makes this spot truly special is its “local is lekker” attitude, as all of the staff come from this region.
- Location: Jan olfsen Street, Leentjiesklip, Langebaan
Picture: Gourmet Traveller