The Best Restaurants with a Sea View in Cape Town

Words: Jess Spiro

Summer is here, and Capetonians are luck to live in one of the best coastal summer cities. What better way to embrace the city and the weather by enjoying a delicious meal near the ocean? Here’s our pick of the best sea view restaurants Cape Town.

Atlantic Seaboard Restaurants

Bobo’s Brasserie

Eating in Mouille Point just hits differently compared to eating in other parts of town. You’ve got the incredible sea views, the crisp fresh air and that relaxing atmosphere. Bobo’s is right in the middle of that, offering good food, great views and an ambience that is a stylish contemporary take on old-world comfort. The menu caters everyone’s needs, from meat-eaters to vegetarians and vegans alike, so everyone leaves happy.

Location: 1 Two Oceans Beach, Beach Road, Mouille Point
Good to know: They’ve got vegan burgers on the menu!
Hours: Mon-Sun: 12h00–23h00
Contact: 021 439 9027 | Facebook | Instagram

La Perla

This Sea Point restaurant has been around for yonks, and its fabulous views of the promenade, Italian fare and seafood menu makes it a popular choice for visitors and locals.

Location: 281 Beach Rd, Sea Point
Good to know: Perfect for sundowner drinks.
Hours: Mon-Sun: 11h00–23h00
Contact: 021 439 9538


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Lily’s seems to have amassed a cult following. This probably has something to do with the combination of good food, great location, stunning interiors and unbeatable sea views. The ideal spot for post-work sundowners.

Location: Shop 1, East-West Building, Cnr Beach Rd & Surrey Place, Mouille Point
Good to know: They do breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner but we like coming here for their LFC (Lily’s fried chicken).
Hours: Mon-Sun: 08h00–23h00
Contact: 021 204 8545 | Facebook | Instagram


This casual eatery located on the Sea Point promenade has always been a popular spot for drinks. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and are a great spot for catching up with friends over a slice or burger.

Location: 205 Beach Rd, Sea Point
Good to know: Great place for a casual brekkie.
Hours: Mon-Fri: 11h00–23h00 | Sat & Sun: 09h00–23h00
Contact: 021 433 1530 | Facebook | Instagram


Perfect for on-the-go coffee, simple yet sophisticated all-day dining or sushi and cocktails on the sun deck. A great view of the ocean from the upstairs seating area, they are also pooch-friendly.

Location: 313 Beach Road, Sea Point
Good to know: Their chips literally come in a bucket, the portion is huge!
Hours: Mon-Sun: 07h00–19h00 (Café) | 07h00–23h00 (Restaurant) | 11h00-23h00 (Bar)
Contact: 021 430 7778 | Facebook | Instagram

Grand Africa Café & Beach

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Hang out with your toes in the sand at this iconic Cape Town restaurant. Grand Africa Café & Beach is the place to be when you want to let your hair down and have a little fun, the food itself is pretty good too. Expect to find lots of fresh, well-prepared seafood and crispy based pizzas.

Location: 1 Haul Road, V&A Waterfront, Granger Bay
Good to know: You can book for certain areas of the restaurant, be it beach-side or within the restaurant/bar.
Hours: Wed-Sun: 12h00–00h00
Contact: 021 425 0551 | Facebook | Instagram

Camps Bay Restaurants

Azure Restaurant at The 12 Apostles

Azure-RestaurantAdmittedly, you can’t walk from the beach to Azure but with sea views like theirs, what kind of list would this be if we didn’t include them? If you’re looking for a slightly more high-end ‘beachy’ dinner, this is it. The menus on offer are a tasting and à la carte menu, depending on what you feel like.

Location: Victoria Rd, Camps Bay
Good to know: The accompanying Leopard Bar and The Café Grill offer a laid-back alternative, in case you’re not in the mood for a full on foodie affair.
Hours: Mon-Sun: 07h00–22h00
Contact: 021 437 9029 | Facebook | Instagram


There literally aren’t any restaurants in Camps Bay that don’t boast a great view – it’s a given. What we love about Bilboa though, is the stylish look (signature Kove Collection) combined with really efficient service and great seafood.

Location: Victoria Rd, Shop 120, First Floor, The Promenade, Camps Bay
Good to know: The Crispy Skin Salmon is a delicious choice.
Hours: Mon-Sun: 12h00–23h00
Contact: 021 286 5155 | Facebook | Instagram

Chinchilla Rooftop Café & Bar

The perfect spot to drink a couple of cocktails, complete with sweeping sea views of Camps Bay. A menu featuring café classics has been expertly tailored to Chinchilla’s unique location. They also have live DJ sets at weekends – perfect for gathering with friends.

Location: Second Floor, The Promenade Building, Camps Bay
Good to know: Fantastic seafood platters, light bites and sushi.
Hours: Tues-Fri: 16h00–22h00 | Sat-Sun: 12h00–22h00
Contact: 021 286 5075 | Facebook | Instagram


seafood-restaurantsLocated on the Camps Bay strip, Paranga is a great spot for gorgeous sea views and seafood. Their menu has a selection of small-plates, including Kataifi Crusted Langoustines, and Spicy Black Mussels. Their Tiger King Prawns in umami butter sauce don’t disappoint either.

Location: Shop 1, The Promenade, Victoria Rd, Camps Bay
Hours: Mon-Sun: 12h00-23h00
Good to know: They have a superb sushi menu.
Contact: 021 438 0404 | Facebook | Instagram

The Bungalow Restaurant & Lounge

sea view restaurants cape town
Bungalow is the hang out for those who want to see and be seen, the spot is really a well-loved haunt for locals. The restaurant has an amazing deck that overlooks the sea, with cosy seating. You’ll need to kick off your shoes (its the rules) and then lie back, snack on tasty food and take in an incredible Cape Town sunset.

Location: Glen Country Club, 3 Victoria Road, Clifton
Good to know: The menu is varied and includes sushi, seafood, steaks and salads.
Hours: Mon-Sun: 12h00–23h00
Contact: 021 438 2018 | Facebook | Instagram

Tiger’s Milk

Tiger’s Milk is popular for its cool and laid-back vibes, and the Camps Bay edition is no different. With stunning views of the ocean, it’s the perfect spot for anything you have planned – be it a casual date, drinks with mates or a quick lunch. The menu is the same at all branches with delish burgers salads and pizzas, craft beers and wine.

Location: 35 Victoria Road, Camps Bay
Why you’ll love it: One of the best burgers in town.
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11h00–00h00 | Fri-Sun: 09h00–00h00
Contact: 021 286 2106 | Facebook | Instagram

Salsify at the Roundhouse

restaurants with a sea viewRecently awarded three stars at the 2022 Eat Out Woolworths Restaurant Awards, Salsify at the Roundhouse, should definitely be on your top list of restaurants to visit in Cape Town. Located within the historical building, The Roundhouse, the restaurant offers stellar food, as well as panoramic sea views of the The Atlantic.

Location: The Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Camps Bay
Why you’ll love it: the food – interesting flavour combinations using local and seasonal produce.
021 010 6444 | book | Facebook | Instagram


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Zenzero is part of the Kove Collection group, which dominates the Atlantic Seaboard restaurant scene, and with good reason. You have the obvious benefits of the views of Camps Bay, along with great contemporary Italian and wood-fired food.

Location: Shop 2A, The Promenade, Victoria Rd, Camps Bay (below Chinchilla and Bilboa)
Good to know: The Blackened shell-on prawns made with roasted garlic, chilli, lemon and parsley are to-die-for!
Hours: Mon-Sun: 11h00–23h00
Contact: 021 438 0007 | Facebook | Instagram

Sea View Restaurants Cape Town – Hout Bay and Beyond

Brass Bell

Brass-Bell-RestaurantSurrounded by the rolling waves, the restaurant complex of terraced dining is nestled between tidal pool walls, Brass Bell offers visitors a beautiful seafood dining experience and arresting sea views.

Location: Main Rd, Kalk Bay
Hours: Mon-Sun: 11:00–22h00
Good to know: You can tell whether a seafood restaurant is any good by their fish and chips and the Brass Bell’s is quite the catch!
Contact: 021 788 5455 | Facebook | Instagram

Chapman’s Peak Hotel

The iconic Chapman’s Peak Hotel is simply one of the best stalwarts beach-bound restaurants we have. If you’re hosting out-of-towners, your first port of call should always be Chapman’s Peak. Between the endless sea views, killer prawn and calamari combos, you won’t have a reason to go anywhere else.

Location: Chapmans Peak Hotel, Main Rd, Hout Bay
Good to know: You can’t book for the outdoor seating, so make sure you get there early to secure your sea view.
Hours: Mon-Sun: 10h00–20h00
Contact: 021 790 1036 | Instagram

Chef’s Warehouse at Tintswalo Atlantic

sea view restaurants cape townThere are fewer places where you’re going to get closer to the sea than at Tintswalo Atlantic. Here, the waves lap gently against the rocks that are home to the hotel and restaurant’s outdoor deck. Tables overlook the spectacular view from all angles and the restaurant’s chic curated interior is both stylish and comfortable. This setting is really ideal for a special or celebratory occasion.

Location: Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay
Hours: Mon-Sun: 12h00–16h30 (lunch) | 18h00–23h00 (dinner)
Good to know: Expect excellence
Contact: 021 541 0165 | Facebook | Instagram

Dunes Beach Restaurant & Bar

Dunes is another Cape Town institution and really is the all-round package – great view, varied and well-priced menu and a great play area for kids that is visible from most tables. It gets busy, so expect a lot of people but also has a great laid-back vibe and friendly service.

Location: 1 Beach Cres, Scott Estate, Hout Bay
Good to know: We love their traditional fish and chips.
Hours: Mon-Sun: 09h00–22h00
Contact: 021 790 1876 | Facebook | Instagram

Harbour House Kalk Bay

sea view restaurants cape townThe original Harbour House that started it all, is this one in Kalk Bay. The original is best in this case, as the Kalk Bay branch has an almost uninterrupted sea view, thanks to their floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Their food steals the show – when prawns are off the red list, be sure to order the prawn cocktail. It’s timeless for a reason.

Location: Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay
Good to know: Even though their seafood is the scene stealer, they offer some great veggie and meat options.
Hours: Mon-Sat: 11h00–00h00 | Sun: 11h00–18h00
Contact: 021 788 4136 | Facebook | Instagram

Live Bait

Live Bait has been serving some of the freshest fish in Kalk Bay for a while now. Staying true to their name, they promise daily catches and keep things fresh with their serving suggestions. The beautifully styled interiors with and majestic sea views makes for an unforgettable outing.

Location: Kalk Bay Harbour, Beneath Harbour House Restaurant
Hours: Kalk Bay: Mon-Sun: 10h00-22h00.
Good to know: they offer some really tasty sushi.
Contact: 021 788 4133 | 021 788 5755 | Facebook | Instagram

Sea View Restaurants Cape Town – West Coast


Blowfish-restaurantAs close to a restaurant on the beach as possible, Blowfish was something of an insider’s secret for Milnerton locals. Now, it’s almost a no-brainer to hop in the car and drive out there for a scenic view and for a delicious seafood meal.

Location: 1 Marine Drive, Dolphin Beach, Table View
Good to know: Sushi is the thing to order here.
Hours: Mon-Sun: 07h00–23h00
Contact: 021 556 5464 | Instagram

Ons Huisie

sea view restaurants cape townIf you are looking for somewhere to take the family, Ons Huisie is a great choice. Located right on the beach in Bloubergstrand, this restaurant is an institution in the area. The menu is full of South African-inspired favourites, like their Strandlooper’s Mussel Pot, as well as Beef Bobotie. There is an entertainment and play area for kids, so you can kick back with a cold beer or glass of wine and take in the scenery.

Location: Stadler Rd, Bloubergstrand
Good to know: Try the bredie!
Hours: Mon-Sun: 09h00-21h00
Contact: 021 554 1553 | Facebook

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