Kenton-on-Sea Food Guide: 9 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Kenton-on-Sea

April 9, 2018 Rebbecca Marino

Kenton-on-Sea, more commonly known as Kenton, is a small coastal town on the Sunshine Coast, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It is situated between the Bushmans and the Kariega Rivers, and lies approximately halfway between the industrial centres of East London (180 km) and Port Elizabeth (130 km). Kenton is part of the Ndlambe Local Municipality in the Sarah Baartman District Municipality of the Eastern Cape.
Things to do in Kenton-on-Sea

1. Stanley's Restaurant

R343 Grahamstown Road | Eve's Retreat, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +27 82 774 9326
Excellent
36%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 103 reviews

Stanley's Restaurant

A country style restaurant with a spectacular view of the river and bush. We also have a venue for weddings and special events.

Reviewed By David M - Pittenweem, United Kingdom

A very nice and busy restaurant and bar some 5 minutes out of Kenton on Sea. What a lovely meal we had, well served and in a very friendly atmosphere. The restaurant was very “child friendly” with a play area and table with games and crayons etc outside on the decking. Mine Host was very welcoming and his staff were really helpful and efficient.
Value for money and quality of food was first class, and the view over the river and beyond was beautiful.
Well worth a visit if in the area.

2. The Goat Shed

Grahamstown Rd, Co-ords: -33.6712334298, 26.6510715877, Kenton-on-Sea 2191, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +27 79 060 6815
Excellent
19%
Good
64%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

The Goat Shed

Reviewed By Poppit2014 - Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa

An outdoor restaurant in beautiful indigenous garden setting a kilometer out of Kenton on Sea on the Grahamstown Rd. The menu varies from traditional E. Cape rooster koeks and braais to excellent fish when available. Pizzas and Sunday roasts too. Just the place for a family as kids to relax as the children have space to play in the extensive garden. Typical Eastern Cape hospitality! Have visiting artists to entertain now and then in the evening. Also outdoor big screen film shows and Saturday Craft Markets - something for everyone.

3. The House Kitchen

42 Kenton Road, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch +27 46 648 1786
Excellent
48%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
7%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 104 reviews

The House Kitchen

Start your day with a coffee of choice while catching up on the news. The House Kitchen has the best view in town (you have to see it to believe it!) and offers delicious breakfasts, wholesome lunches and delectable dinners. For those with a sweet tooth, we are known for our irresistible cheese cake, served with berry compote and creme fraiche. We also cater for weddings, birthdays and other functions accommodating 65 seated guests or 85 casual guests, depending on your requirements.

Reviewed By Kardoesie - Johannesburg, South Africa

We could not wait to return to this beautiful haven since our previous visit four years ago. Pollos Purdon has since added The House Quarters, providing beautiful accommodation next door to the restaurant. A spa was also added below the restaurant. The shop sells jewellery,...MoreDear Kardoesie, we are so glad you loved your visits with us ! We love what we do and it is so great to get your lovely response ! Kenton-on-Sea is a very special place in the world. Kindest Regards.

4. Homewoods

1 Eastbourne Road, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Delivery, Reservations, Television Seafood, Bar, Pizza, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +27 46 648 2700
Excellent
12%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
12%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 64 reviews

Homewoods

Reviewed By Whalerboy - Hermanus, South Africa

This restaurant is directly on the beach and the perfect place to relax in a friendly atmosphere. We visited there during the off-season and it was very quiet, but one can assume that it may become quite crowded during summer. The service was good and very friendly, the menu offers something for every taste and the prices are reasonable. Our pizzas were good.

5. Bushmans Bar & Grill

12 2nd Avenue | Riversbend, Kenton-on-Sea, Bushman's River Mouth 6190, South Africa Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Seafood, Grill Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner HK$39 - HK$118 +27 46 648 3762
Excellent
28%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
8%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 49 reviews

Bushmans Bar & Grill

Warm homely atmosphere with a variety of items on our menu. We specialize in scrumptious seafood, succulent ribs, great selection of burgers(home made patties) and pork belly. We have a vibey pub with a wall full of shooters that we like to improve, so your input is welcome. Our deck is the best place to have a sundowner or your meal as our view is fabulous. All our customers has access to our free wi- fi, so even on holiday you can still connect with family & friends. Big screen Tv's for all your sport needs. We accept master, visa & diners club cards.

Reviewed By Criticus123 - Hampshire, United Kingdom

Visited BBG's 8th April to have a couple of drinks and watch the rugby on their large screen in the bar. We were greeted by the bar server with a big smile, and generally a very friendly atmosphere. We did not eat there but were...MoreThank you so much for your lovely review.

6. The sandbar floating Restaurant

4th Avenue | Bushmans River Mouth, Kenton-on-Sea 6190, South Africa Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +27 46 648 2450
Excellent
18%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
8%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 98 reviews

The sandbar floating Restaurant

Reviewed By Brett M

The view and location are fantastic but unfortunately that's really where it ends, the food, service and fitout is decidedly tired and below average. It took 1 1/2 hours to get our food and when it came one of our group didn't get their meal. Specialist in seafood one would have thought that they would get the deep fried fish spot on but no, the batter was poor and clearly the oil not sufficiently hot when the fish was cooked. All in all, very disappointing.
Not a place to rush back to.

7. Continental Restaurant & Deli

25 Kenton Road, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +27 46 648 1153
Excellent
80%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 37 reviews

Continental Restaurant & Deli

Reviewed By Val L

Awesome milkshakes, nice vibe and friendly quick service! Would recommend to any visitors to the area! Wide variety of dishes would really recommend!

8. Rafaello

1 Kenton Road | Corner Ocean Avenue, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa European HK$39 - HK$78 +27 84 849 2463
Excellent
0%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
50%
Terrible
50%
Overall Ratings

1.5 based on 2 reviews

Rafaello

Lovely Restaurant situated in Kenton on Sea offering ogre at breakfasts, light lunches and fine ding for the evening at great prices

Reviewed By AddieWolf - Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa

Our fiist experience was good. Excellent steak and chips and a Stroganoff-type dish were both delicous. As we were the only diners the service was good but not personal. Our second experience was a dissapointment. Service was slow and once again impersonal. My hamburger was good but my partners chicken wrap was filled with lots of cooked rocket and very light on the chicken (we counted five pieces!). Wewill most probably not visit again until we hear better reviews.

9. The Red Apple Emporium

R72 National Road, Bushman's River Mouth 6190, South Africa Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +27 46 648 1041
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

The Red Apple Emporium

We are a family owned business, our focus is good food, good service, local art and a very child friendly restaurant catering to everyone's needs where possible. Our customer's always come first.

Reviewed By Barrie T - Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

We went here with a group of 25 people for a preset lunch. Good food - excellent and friendly service. The restaurant is very spacious and the walls are lined with local works of art.. It is easily found beside the main road and there is good car parking. This is a very good restaurant for a group.

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