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“Great food, great service, great view” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Annex

The Annex
The Annex, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay., Kalk Bay, South Africa
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Ranked #7 of 19 Restaurants in Kalk Bay
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Contemporary, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, great view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed our experience at the Annex. The food was the best we had in Cape town, and the wait staff was both very friendly and prompt. The view was beautiful and entertaining as you watch the locals on the pier. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a delicious, peaceful meal.

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Cape Town
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful view, great food & service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Great place to go to just for coffee or a special meal. Sit on the raised area under the umbrellas and look out over Kalk Bay harbour to the mountains beyond. If a bit windy one can sit, still outside, but protected. Otherwise, particularly in winter with the fire burning, the restaurant inside is charming. Great food from excellent salads and pastas to kassler chops and fillet steak. Prices are reasonable. It is behind Kalk Bay Books which if you go during the day is well worth a visit.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Durban, South Africa
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Good quality unpretentious food in lovely setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

The Annex is an ideal destination for good quality food among the many touristy spots around Kalk Bay. The food borders on "fine dining" but the experience is far more relaxed. You can be assured of good food in a quiet, cosy (not small) restaurant. When the weather is fine, you can eat outside overlooking False Bay - ideal for lunches. They have a small wine list, but with good quality wines.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“great breakfast place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Find a table outside on the terrace and you will have a beautiful view of the harbour. Best pasta, great coffee and great ambiance. The menu changes with the seasons and all ingredients are fresh. A great small relaxed place to have a great meal

Visited November 2012
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San Francisco, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Sublime food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

After our first meal at the Annex, we kept going back for every single meal throughout our 6 day visit to Kalk Bay. All the ingredients are fresh and each meal is prepared meticulously. Be sure to ask Troy, the manager, for his recommendations for an appropriate wine to complement your meal.

Visited September 2012
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