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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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  • 75
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  • 39
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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
Perfect spot

Chosen based on the location alone. First sunshine for a few days so we grabbed the opportunity to sit on the deck and watch the world go by. Simple pasta dishes were fine and the service was good

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Mark C
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Blues restaurant is located in one of Cape Town's top trendy areas.The food is of the highest quality and we just love the relaxed mood, friendly waiters and beautiful view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Blues is just in front of the Beach at Camps Bay, the view is perfect, good taste food and a beach homey atmosphere. Uniqueness that can stun the guests and for it's quiet setting where we could have a conversation, looking at the beautiful Cape Town and having a glass of wine. It is pretty much a little piece of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I remember this restaurant from my early days in Cape Town back in the 70s... It was a very desirable and fashionable place to eat (and be 'seen'). It was also double the size with a beautiful semi-circular bar and great views across the beach. No more. It is now utterly untrendy, slightly tatty and in need of some TLC.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had a meal here on our 2nd last night in Capetown as the rest of our tour group were leaving the next day. The restaurant is in Camps Bay and overlooks the ocean but unfortunately it was just getting dark by the time we arrived and we missed the spectacular sunset which we had seen on a previous visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Blues is located just across from the Beach at Camps Bay. It is on the 2nd level and has a fantastic view - whether inside or outside. It is an informal, comfortable restaurant. They offer a varied menu - seafood, steaks, salads, Mediterranean cuisine. Everything was delicious - was recommended by our B&B. Wait staff was attentive and efficient. Plan... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great location, although parking is a little tricky outside the restaurant. Fabulous food however UK prices, staff are very attentive and friendly and the food was amazing especially the seafood platter, which did however work out at £100 for 2 people!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Blues in Camps Bay has the view, the position and it's reputation. I remember having great expectations in the past going here to what was perceived to be a "fancy" restaurant. Great was my dissapointment last week when on impulse, a friend and I decided to dine there. Battered prawns?- this should read deep fried prawns! Thick oily batter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Chosen based on the location alone. First sunshine for a few days so we grabbed the opportunity to sit on the deck and watch the world go by. Simple pasta dishes were fine and the service was good

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vincebobo35, General Manager at Blues, responded to this review

Dear Mark C, Thanks for your valuable review, We are looking forward to your next visit. Kinds Regards More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I went here with my girlfriend for her birthday. I have to say that everything was fantastic. Our waiter was so gentle and the food was really good. We ordered two oyster, one seaplatter for two people, one bottle of Souvignon Blanc wine and two chocolate brownies for dessert. The bill was 1200 Rand which is about 92 euro. Everything... More 

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vincebobo35, General Manager at Blues, responded to this review

Dear Alessandro, Thanks for taking the time to share your comments I am absolutely delighted you had an enjoyable experience with us. Please do join us again in the near future. Kind Regards, More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were recommended this place for a great view of the sunset and we weren't disappointed. We had a window seat with a great view and got to see one of the best sunsets I have ever seen. The staff were genuinely very helpful and interested in talking to their customers which was lovely! The fish was fantastic and alterations... More 

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vincebobo35, General Manager at Blues, responded to this review

Dear Wils87, Thank you very much for your delightful review and I'm so pleased you enjoyed the evening with us, I will definitely share your compliment with the rest of my team. We will be so glad to welcome again sooner! Kind 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
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?