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“A great pub” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brass Bell

Brass Bell
Main Road | Kalk Bay Station, Kalk Bay 7990, South Africa
021 788 5455
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Ranked #10 of 17 restaurants in Kalk Bay
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Pizza, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A great pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

A fantastic location to kick back and enjoy the day. Watch the ocean drink some beers. The bar Sbacks are ok but I only come here for a drnk..

Visited May 2013
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Paarl, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The Brass Bell has been a landmark must visit for a long time. We were excited to be back there this weekend and left knowing that we will not be back to eat again. We sat outside which is truely beautiful with the waves crashing over into the tidal pool. The setting cannot be beat. The food unfortunately was disappointing. The pizza was average, even tasteless the hake and chips not good. However, the Thai fishcakes were excellent! The service was poor because one poor waitress was trying to serve the whole section, she tried very hard but could not possibly keep up. I hear the 'smart' restuarant inside is of a much higher standard, lets hope so.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Chill out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Splashing sea waves, wind and sun, with the most magnificent views of the bay, plus a glass of wine and a fish dish (basic but quite good), is all one needs to chill out and relax.
This is one of my favorite “chill out” places in the Cape peninsula

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Still one of the best in Kalk Bay..if not the best !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Me and my wife has been to the Brass Bell restaurant many, many times the last ..10 years, and it has never disappointed us. We again had a light lunch there and as before, we were really very happy with everything. We both had their fish and calamari combo, and it was superb. Our seating in the “Pavilion” ..with the best view over False Bay that anyone can wish for. Contributing to our pleasant afternoon, was the excellent and friendly service that we got from our waiter. One can write a long story about the Brass Bell, but I believe all one has to say is that they again delivered to our expectations, and even if we wants to be critical, we can not fault them on anything.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“never fail to amaze”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Like always the brass bell never fail to deliver on all areas.The best seafood,the best spot and the best service. Only fools will differ

Visited March 2013
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