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Blues

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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 204
    Excellent
  • 185
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nic spot for cocktails

We popped by Blues for a few quick cocktails on a Friday afternoon. We were pleased to be seated on the balcony and the drinks were good. We enjoyed the live entertainment from some gumboot dancers as well as all the hustle and bustle that Camps bay " People watching" offers. The drinks are not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
JessicadeJager
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Bergvliet, South Africa
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
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Stockholm, Sweden
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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Cornelius, North Carolina
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306 reviews 306 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We spent our last night in Cape Town with sundowners watching the gorgeous sunset over the ocean from a table right on the balcony. The staff were warm and welcoming, the drinks and food delicious and the view spectacular.

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UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We were disappointed by our meal at Blues. My wife had eaten at the restaurant some years before - and very much wanted to return. It was not until after our somewhat disappointing meal that were heard from others living locally that the restaurant is, in their view, trading on past glories. We reserved judgement until returning home, but -... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The veiw is amazing as we watch teh sun set over the sea, only to have more happy memories created when the wait staff present us with our sea food. It was so so good. I had fresh yellowtail and my wife had a seafood pasta. I started braging and said. WOW this is so god, do you want to... More 

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vincebobo35, General Manager at Blues, responded to this review

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

Bergvliet, South Africa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We popped by Blues for a few quick cocktails on a Friday afternoon. We were pleased to be seated on the balcony and the drinks were good. We enjoyed the live entertainment from some gumboot dancers as well as all the hustle and bustle that Camps bay " People watching" offers. The drinks are not badly priced and we have... More 

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vincebobo35, General Manager at Blues, responded to this review

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

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Blues used to be the go to restaurant on the bay,mist still ok but nothing to shout about. Good food, but small portions, perhaps that's trendy now??

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vincebobo35, General Manager at Blues, responded to this review

Dear Nike, Thank you for taking the time to review Blues Restaurant, We would like you to know that we appreciate and value your feedback. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Morecambe
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Manager fitted in our party of 9 even though he couldn't find our booking. Well worth it as the meals were out of this world.

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vincebobo35, General Manager at Blues, responded to this review

Dear George C, Thank you for taking the time to review Blues restaurant, We are pleased to read that we have delivered to your expectation. Please do visit us again on your future trip to Cape town Kind Regards! More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Told off at reception for not booking a table and given a card for next time! Found this surprising as there were lots of free tables. The meal, however, was beautifully good and had lots of flavour (white fish).

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vincebobo35, General Manager at Blues, responded to this review

Dear Maggie c, Thank you for taking the time to review Blues restaurant, We are pleased to read that we have delivered to your expectation. Please do visit us again on your future trip to Cape town. Regards! More 

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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: Special occasions, Scenic view
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
5 months ago

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?