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Victoria Road | The Promenade, Camps Bay 8001, South Africa
+27 21 438 2040
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 206
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  • 74
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  • 37
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beachfront dining with a view.

Located on the 2nd floor of the upscale promenade, over the gelato stand. The interior has a cool, modern decor. Glass doors open to balcony seating. The full bar has a broad selection of premium brands. Service was attentive and capable. A few menu changes and specials were offered. The food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
MainetasticVoyager
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Portland, Maine
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We ate here several times this trip and had the most well cooked and delicious fish we could have hoped for.

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Located on the 2nd floor of the upscale promenade, over the gelato stand. The interior has a cool, modern decor. Glass doors open to balcony seating. The full bar has a broad selection of premium brands. Service was attentive and capable. A few menu changes and specials were offered. The food was enjoyable and well prepared. The mussels were very... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Perched above the beautiful beach at Camps Bay, Blues is renowned for its seafood and great views. We visited a few times during our last holiday and had great food each time we dined. The seafood could not be more fresh. A must visit venue in Cape Town

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Sao Paulo, SP
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Whilst one accepts that out of season means quiet, unfortunately the menu was also quiet. Our starters of calamari and butter squash soup were nice. The crayfish linguini looked messy but tasted OK, the yellow tail was overcooked and chewy, the sala bed was nice. The pudding menu was so dull, we asked for the bill. In an area with... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I have eaten at Blues many times as a visitor to Cape Town, but this has always been during the summer when the sun sets over Camps Bay, and planned the bookings to coincide with this beautiful sight. We always had to book well in advance because of the throngs of people here during the season. I was amazed to... More 

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Essen, Germany
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Nice place to enjoy sunset and delicious food. Very fresch fish in a smart location. Easy parking and good service, very good wines for reasonable prices.

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vincebobo35, General Manager at Blues, responded to this review

Dear Christine E Thank you for taking the time to rate and review Blues restaurant. We hope to welcome you back soon. Regards! More 

Tours, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Great fish resto Great aero joint for the sunset Great lunch spot with the rich and beautiful Great service Me like...

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vincebobo35, General Manager at Blues, responded to this review

Dear IntDev, We are pleased to know that you had a great experience at Blues, and we do appreciate your feedback. visit us again on your future trip to camps bay. More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We made a reservation based on the menu. The service was OK not more. One of the dishes was inedible and they did offer us desert as compensation, we would have needed a new main dish though. It was very busy and we had to wait a long time to get any attention.

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vincebobo35, General Manager at Blues, responded to this review

Dear Loppan06, Thanks for taking the time to review Blues, It is unfortunate that we did not deliver to your expectation, i want you to know that your comments has been noted. Please allow us the opportunity to welcome you back again and rectify our shortcomings. Regards! More 

Cornelius, North Carolina
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144 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful view and very special place to watch a sunset. As for food it's expensive for quality. Grilled seafood is served saturated in butter. Then additional butter is served also. The portions were plenty just not as expected; For example: My fish platter had a piece of tough dark tuna and a half of a rock lobster that was over... More 

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vincebobo35, General Manager at Blues, responded to this review

Dear George, We strive to maintain food and service excellence at all time, and it is very disappointing to know that this was not the case on your recent visit at our restaurant. We appreciate and value your constructive criticism and i want you to know that your comments has been noted. Please allow us the opportunity to welcome you... More 

Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The view over Camps Bay was spectacular. We had taken the Hop On Hop Off bus from Capetown and decided to get off in this little quaint trendy village of Camps Bay. After traveling 19 hours to get to Capetown Blue was a welcome respite! Excellent service, views of a sunset, South African wine. Our waiter Gray (like the color)... More 

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Dear Lorrie Rose, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review Blues restaurant. We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

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Additional Information about Blues

Address: Victoria Road | The Promenade, Camps Bay 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 438 2040
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Camps Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Victoria Road | The Promenade, Camps Bay 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Camps Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 438 2040

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?