Simon’s Town is more than just one of South Africa’s oldest towns; it’s also a place where you can let your inner foodie come out to play.
The picturesque seaside neighbourhood is known for its many “catch of the day” activities, which means that restaurants, eateries, and diners are filled with plenty of fresh and delicious seafood options.
Here are some foodie spots to visit in Simon’s Town:
Salty Sea Dog
If you’re looking for takeaways or a sit-down meal, look no further than the Salty Sea Dog restaurant. Conveniently located on the water’s edge at the Simon’s Town jetty and harbour, you can pop in and enjoy your meal at one of the wooden tables or dangle your feet over the edge of the dock.
Bertha’s is a favourite spot for visitors who want to indulge in a long, lazy lunch, cocktails at sunset out on the terrace, or enjoy a romantic setting at night. Berthas Restaurant faces the old Town Pier and boasts scenic views of the yacht harbour and False Bay.
This is a modern European-style eatery that serves mouth-watering seafood dishes, along with favourites like burgers and full breakfasts. It is accessible to the local market in a comfortable, contemporary setting and boasts an outdoor area with sea and harbour views.
Veld and Sea
Go on a foraging adventure with Veld and Sea. The tour teaches you how to identify edible plants, and how to harvest them, and you get to prepare a delicious meal. From wild mushrooms to seaweed and shellfish, edible weeds and flowers, to roots, shoots and more, this thrilling foodie adventure is worth adding to your bucket list.
Black Marlin Restaurant
The Black Marlin has earned a reputation for its delicious seafood dishes, award-winning wine list, attentive service and incredible views. House specialities include Cape Rock lobster, Seafood platter, oysters and mussels. This restaurant is located just outside of Simon’s Town on the road to Cape Point, but it’s well worth a slight detour.
Rocklands Farm, situated just 3kms south of Simon’s Town, is a hidden farm that grows and sells organic produce, free-range eggs and other farmstall favourites. The farm showcases stunning views of the mountains and the False Bay coast if you want to enjoy some relaxation time with a glass of wine. Pop into the Coop Farmstall restaurant and enjoy a good cup of coffee, a hearty breakfast or tasty lunch while inhaling the fresh ocean breeze.