Bilboa Restaurant Camps Bay
Bilboa's deck is dotted with stylish black and white striped umbrellas with an uninterrupted view. Perfect for sundowners and Instagrammable moments.
Bilboa, located above the Platinum mile of Camps Bay’s sparkling blue waters and white sandy beaches is a go-to if you’re after a stylish location and tasty food. The restaurant is flanked by two of the group’s other restaurants, Surfshack and La Belle and sits below Collection’s boutique hotel, The Marly.
The Bilboa Look
The group’s signature style is evident in the contemporary look; the Camps Bay set will be right at home under the stylish black and white striped umbrellas with an uninterrupted view. Perfect for sundowners and Instagrammable moments.
The Bilboa Menu
The menu is seafood driven, although not all options are sustainable, so if this is an issue, be sure to order what you know is green listed (you can check with SASSI via SMS to 079 499 8795, just send the fish name). For appetisers, we loved the baby squid, which is served on a bed of roasted red pepper purée, with black olives. The squid was really well cooked and the Mediterranean flavours made a unique change – olives and squid are a match made in heaven.
In keeping with a Mediterranean start, we also had the halloumi with honey and black sesame. I would usually steer away from Halloumi, as I’ve always thought it is best right out of the pan and into the mouth before it has a chance to get rubbery but this appetiser won me over. The cheese was perfectly pillowy and deliciously melty.
Main Course at Bilboa
For mains we chose from both from the seafood section, opting for the crispy-skinned salmon and the tuna steak. The salmon was the best I have had in a long while, crispy skin, cooked the way I like it, still pink and so silky that it just melted in the mouth. As side dishes, we chose the broccolini and the green salad, both of which we loved. They were equally well-dressed and seasoned and made for great, light accompaniments to the fish.
Drinks and Dessert at Bilboa
For dessert we had the Lemon Tart, which was essentially a deconstructed Lemon Meringue. The lemon flavour was absolutely delicious and we loved the brûléed top and the crunchy baby meringues to the side. A real tongue puckering sweet treat that we loved.
The wine and cocktail menu are diverse and offer something for every palate, including the brand’s house wine options, which are selected from great local estates.
There is no doubt that a combination of prompt and efficient service, along with a stunning view and a trendy address will have Bilboa’s seats full for the upcoming holiday season and beyond.
Shop 120, First Floor, The Promenade, Victoria Bay, Camps Bay | 021 286 5155