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Boulders Beach Lodge and Restaurant

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4 Boulders Place, Boulders Beach, Simon's Town, South Africa
021 786 1758
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Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 65
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  • 71
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 17
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great breakfast

We have stayed at Boulders beach lodge a few times but just went down for the day to see the Penguins and decided to pop in for breakfast it was quiet in the restaurant at 10am so we managed to get a lovely table looking out to see. We were served quickly the full English, omelette and coffees... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
annettet
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Camberley UK
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Western Cape, South Africa
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Average food at average prices in a nice setting. Waiting staff were good and very keen to satisfy. Even though it was very busy when we were there the service was quick and the food was fine.

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Thank Craig_King1949
London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the worst restaurant in this end of the Cape. I was very sad and disappointed as had been here a few years ago when it was fabulous food and great service. What has gone wrong? The staff are incompetent and no knowledge of the food they are serving. I ordered a focaccia sandwich with grilled vegetables. It was... More 

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Thank Jennie6613
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had fish and chips and some calamari here. They tasted all right but nothing was crispy as they should've been. Good service, though.

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Thank Filfon
Camberley UK
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184 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at Boulders beach lodge a few times but just went down for the day to see the Penguins and decided to pop in for breakfast it was quiet in the restaurant at 10am so we managed to get a lovely table looking out to see. We were served quickly the full English, omelette and coffees were great... More 

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Thank annettet
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We waited to get a table, only for the waiter to forget that he must get us a table. They then took forever to get our drinks order and our food order. They ran out of straws and the worst part is that my mum is vegetarian and we ordered chips for her, the waiter served us our food, mine... More 

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Thank serumoodley
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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123 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Nice view of the water -- overlooking a parking lot, with a bin picker going through the garbage right below us (OK, can't blame the poor man for bin picking, but maybe the restaurant management could have offered him some food, and asked him to be on his way??). Food was overpriced -- and my companion got food poisoning from... More 

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Thank Kriss B
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We thought we would struggle to get a table today - Boxing Day - for breakfast. But not so. It was a bit windy and we did move around the patio a bit until we find some shelter. We had the traditional breakfast, omlette, waffle and thai breakfast. All were tasty, well presented and filled or tummies. We will return... More 

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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Its run by the owners of the Restaurant, but lacks any ambiance and no friendly staff members, she was too busy doing a stocktake during the day to actually engage with her clients and be of assistance...one can be busy and be friendly...just saying..the shop lacked stock and proper merchandising to make it more amenable to the public... the reason... More 

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Thank AngiM
RSA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Went to visit the penguins and thought we'd just pop up to the Restaurant for a simple quick meal. Were a bit concerned by the menu's prices.... upwards of R90 for any main meal, but I guess being Cape Townians who don't get out much this is probably normal, especially at an international attraction. Noticed the chalk signboard that offered... More 

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Thank Ice1T
Havelock North, New Zealand
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Poor service, poor quality food. Great location and very fair prices. Look forward to them sorting out their problems.

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Thank David S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Boulders Place, Boulders Beach, Simon's Town, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Simon's Town
  • Phone Number: 021 786 1758

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 150
  • Cuisine: Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?