Gordon's Bay Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Gordon's Bay

July 30, 2017 Agatha Simes

Gordon's Bay is a harbour town in the Western Cape province of South Africa, close to Strand. It is situated on the northeastern corner of False Bay about 50 km from Cape Town to the south of the N2 ...
Things to do in Gordon's Bay

1. Trawlers

35 Beach Road | Gordons Bay, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating Seafood, Fast Food Lunch +27 21 856 2790
Excellent
33%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 75 reviews

Trawlers

Trawlers is a landmark Sea Food restaurant in Gordon’s Bay, Cape Town. We serve single portions, parcels, platters, combos and burgers. We only sell the freshest fish and calamari we can find. Trawlers has been in operation since 1995 and have been featured in numerous magazines, radio talk shows and even Television productions. We are situated right on the beach in Gordon’s Bay, the quiet coastal town in False Bay. We are a ‘must stop’ for anyone traveling to and through Gordon’s Bay. Call us to book a table or to place an order. Sit at one of our tables and experience the most amazing sunsets in Africa! We are open for tour group bookings, family gatherings or company functions (we can comfortably seat 80 people). Join us for lunch, dinner or a sunset for two.

Reviewed By GLEN J - Somerset West, South Africa

A cramped and not so clean spot that used to be great but has gone very much off the boil . Staff attitudes are also not good ......seem to not understand who the customer is .

2. Berties Moorings

The Boardwalk | Harbour Island, Gordon's Bay, South Africa Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, Pub, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks HK$8 +27 21 856 3343
Excellent
14%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
12%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 71 reviews

Berties Moorings

Reviewed By tanyap810

We were lucky to find a table on Sunday despite wanting to go next door to Antonio's ( recommended ) but had a great long lunch with good food and great service . Today (Thursday) returned to try Antonio's next door but first course and service so disappointing that we have moved back to Bertie's for main course . The prawns at Bertie's are a hands down winner and the service and attention to detail far superior . Also had a great Eisbein and nachos and they have modern decent wine classes

3. The Restaurant at Waterkloof

Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$581 +27 21 858 1491
Excellent
66%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 810 reviews

The Restaurant at Waterkloof

Fine dining in the heart of the winlelands with spectacular views over False bay . Lunch Monday to sunday 12 to 2 pm . Dinner monday to saturday 7 pm to 9 pm

Reviewed By Rinette187870 - Somerset West, South Africa

We had a fantastic birthday celebration dinner at Waterkloof last night. Our table was in the big glass window looking out over False Bay. We chose the 3 course option and also ordered the wines that were recommended with each. The food could have been works of art - beautiful, tasty,delectable - portions could have been a bit larger though but this is a fine dining restaurant so smaller portions are what one can expect. I can highly recommend starter scallops, the quail as the main dish, and any of the Deserts. The wine produced by this farm is of the highest quality. It is an expensive restaurant but I felt it was worth every cent.

4. Ben's on the Beach

Beach Road, Strand 7140, South Africa Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Grill Lunch, Dinner HK$63 - HK$118 +27 21 853 7977
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 777 reviews

Ben's on the Beach

Situated on the beachfront in the Strand, Ben's on the Beach boasts spectacular views across False Bay, towards Cape Town. Veteran award-winning restaurateur Ben, and his wife, Shirley (a former hotel school lecturer), established Ben's in 2004. They have created a stylish yet relaxed venue, where a varied and well-priced selection of dishes is offered. Ben's is one of the few remaining establishments that continues to dry-age meat - the time-honored and superior method. At Ben's you will not find over-priced and under-portioned "haute cuisine". We believe that the new expression "less is more" is gobbeldygook, where food is concerned. We concentrate on the simple yet timeless dishes that diners return to again and again, such as a great steak, fresh linefish, and the ever-popular creme brulee. At Ben's, you will discover generous portions at honest prices. We look forward to your visit ... And then return!

Reviewed By Stefan-12345 - Cape Town Central, South Africa

Haven’t been to the this one for over ten years. Pleasantly surprised!
Menu leaning more towards a steakhouse than seafood which I find strange being on the BEACH and decor inside has a nautical feel.
Food however was great! Honey glazed pork ribs was the best I had in a very very long time. My colleague said the same about his rump steak. My wife had fish with steamed mussels and thoroughly enjoyed it. Calamari not the best but have had worse at seafood restaurants. Service very friendly and attentive.
Iona wines amongst others at affordable prices.
Really well worth a visit - and a view to add!

5. Miguel's Al Forno

35 Beach Road | Monarch Centre, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night +27 21 856 4021
Excellent
29%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 131 reviews

Miguel's Al Forno

Reviewed By Steffen K - Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

While the decor may not be quite authentically Italian, the excellent pizza and pasta, and the summer sunset can make this ordinary cafe turn out to provide a memorable visit. Service was quick and our host made us feel welcome. When busy, some may find it very crowded, although sitting outside is fine when not windy or cold.

6. Zest

71 Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +27 21 200 2605
Excellent
53%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 352 reviews

Zest

Zest Restaurant is a Mediterranean Bistro located in the small coastal town of Gordon's Bay. Zest serves contemporary Mediterranean cuisine with a twist. It is located on the beach front, which offers spectacular views of False Bay. It is a quaint family owned Restaurant that boasts with two qualified Head Chefs. It offers the best dining experience in the Bay, which will even satisfy the hardened critics. Their stylish menu features a wide variety, including fresh seafood, poultry, beef, pork, in season vegetables from local Gardens and farms, as well as homemade soups, breads and decadent desserts, always presented tastefully. Come to Zest and enlighten your senses!

Reviewed By Nicked2016 - Cobham, United Kingdom

Do not be put off by the rather drab and casual appearance, this place does seriously good food. Book in advance if you can.
We never return to the same restaurant on two consecutive nights....but we did here!
We enjoyed risotto, crab cake, baby calamari and mussels as starters. All were incredibly tasty and well presented.
As for mains: Perfectly cooked line fish, Hake and mussel combo, a burger and a vegetarian pasta dish all really impressed us.
The service was just as we like it, attentive but not in your face.
A great wine list too and all very reasonably priced. The two of us even managed two bottles of chenin blanc on the first night.
Visit and enjoy!!

7. Antonios Pizza Place

Breakwater Lane | Harbour Island, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Pizza Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$196 +27 21 856 3361
Excellent
27%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
9%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 83 reviews

Antonios Pizza Place

Casual and laid-back. Come as you are. Outside Seating for 80+ guests overlooking the marina in the "new harbour". Menu consists of Pizza, Steaks, Seafood, Schnitzel, Eisbein (haxe)and plenty more. Beer on tap and most of the popular bottled beers and ciders. An extensive wine-list. Major sports events are shown on big screen TV's. Free internet access via our Hotspot.

Reviewed By Melanie F - Somerset West

This was our first time visiting Antonios. It will not be the last.
The setting is beautiful and tranquil, albeit that the restaurant is a no frills, nothing fancy place.
The service was very friendly and efficient.
Two of our party ordered prawns, while the third ordered calamari. All of the food was fresh and well prepared.
All in all, a nice afternoon out.

8. Talla's Tavern

67 Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$1,413 +27 21 856 3513
Excellent
20%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
9%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 185 reviews

Talla's Tavern

67 Beach Road, Gordon's Bay Situated at the Foot of the Helderberg Mountain range. Tallas Tavern is a historic building that dates back to over 60 years.

Reviewed By kommszunix - Dreieich, Germany

Good food for reasonable prices. Attentive service. Nice veranda with sea view. After 3 weeks seafood I enjoyed to get a pizza ;-) But the grilled fish was delicious as well!

9. Ocean Basket

1 Breakwater Lane, Gordon's Bay 7150, South Africa Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar Seafood, Sushi Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +27 21 856 0328
Excellent
25%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
10%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 137 reviews

Ocean Basket

Reviewed By Fred B

We often visit this Ocean Basket on our way back to Betty's Bay after shopping. Lovely outlook onto the waterfront especially when there is no wind!
The management and staff are friendly and attentive and the food comes out of the kitchen promptly. Our favourites are the combos- hake and calamari/prawns, accompanied by a fresh salad, that never disappoints.
We are relocating to Gordon's Bay soon, so OB in Gordon's Bay will become our regular.

10. Old Cape Cafe

33 Beach Road | Shop 1, Old Cape Mall, Gordon's Bay 7150, South Africa Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards African, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$8 +27 21 856 0248
Excellent
35%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 157 reviews

Old Cape Cafe

Old Cape Cafe is a family operated social eatery situated in the Old Village Beach Road, Gordon's Bay. The Cafe is fully licensed, have a coffee bar, private dining lounge and sunset deck overlooking False Bay and The Hottentots Holland Mountains. Our look is rustic, local and deliberately distanced from a commercial feel. Ours is an authentic South African social cafe where people come to meet and eat in a serene laid back atmosphere. Our food is a fusion of Southern African and popular dishes categorized in our menu under Breakfast, Cafe Selection, Light meals and Mains. The Cape Cafe operating model is based on "making the circle bigger" a philosophy of business beyond selling food.

Reviewed By djlHertsUK - Herts UK

Driving between Somerset West Strand and Gordon’s Bay looking for somewhere for breakfast we found this thanks to trip advisor. Food and coffee very good quick service nice people easy parking opposite. Can’t ask for any more.

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