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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely setting but poor food !

This restaurant has lovely views but the quality of the food is poor. My meal of fish & chips was boring and bland ,the piece of fish was small and not fresh so very disappointing -we will not be back !!

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Cathy P
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Cape Town
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Cape Town
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This restaurant has lovely views but the quality of the food is poor. My meal of fish & chips was boring and bland ,the piece of fish was small and not fresh so very disappointing -we will not be back !!

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It was nothing wrong really, staff was nice, food was ok, penguins passing by outside on the parking. But there were no fireworks, just plain average. Very good location though, and I must stress, it was nothing wrong at all. It just didn't have that little extra (except the view).

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We were guests at the lodge and were relieved to know we didn't have go elsewhere for dinner. We chose a table on the veranda with a nice view of the ocean. I ordered the seafood platter and and my daughter had seafood curry. Both had combinations of fresh local squid, fish & crab, along with shrimp the owner imports... More 

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Sindelfingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Because of my own experience I have to recommend this place even more than the very good seaforth. Order the fish platter !!!

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Surrey, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Located a short walk from the penguin colony this is a busy restaurant offering both indoor and outdoor seating. I had a local beer (22 RA) and mussels as my main course (95 RA) the mussels were cooked in a broth which I found too salty for my taste, another guest had the seafood curry which he said was excellent.... More 

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Beijing
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129 reviews 129 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A casual beach joint, decent seafood, especially the calamari, decent house wine, excellent espresso, friendly service, shaded breezy terracw with nice views (if you can ignore the parking lot) carefully controlled parking, a lovely short walk to the penguin colony.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

I had visited a number of times in previous years, but was so disappointed on this visit. Service was extremely poor and management, so disinterested, that we left after waiting 90 minutes without getting our food. Kept asking our waiter and spoke to the manager twice, but to no effect. Not likely to ever visit again and have discouraged other... More 

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Kristiansand, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Everytime we are in Simonstown we eat here. The seafoodplatter is a must. The service is good an the restaurant has nice views over the bay and a small Beach.

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Cape Town
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

This is a nice little hidden gem... service is a bit slow, but that is the only complaint I have! Food is fresh and prepared right. Price is also very good. Call ahead and book a place on the deck. Nice!!!

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Being a nature lover, the thing I liked most from this restaurant was the setting! The view of the ocean is impeccable and the penguins are just a minute away. I had the boulder's burger which was a bit disappointing to be honest. The patties tasted like normal woolworths patties - nothing special. However, the cajun chicken burger was quite... More 

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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

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