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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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Sligo, Ireland
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect spot for a bite to eat and a beer, after visting the penguins, which, by the way, is well worth the trip. Lovely seafood, great service, great vista over the sea, and penguins. Fab day out

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Thank Rathcarrick
Guangzhou, China
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were tired and wind beaten so decided to stop for a drink at this place but the smells overwhelmed and we had to stay for lunch. The food was fantastic and so fresh it could have been caught from the beach just for our order.

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Thank Charmz71
Limerick, Ireland
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Four of us ate here last Friday, I had mussels and they were in a cream sauce that was extremely salty, my friend had Asian greens that looked like frozen veg in a sickly sweet sauce. The waiter seemed uninterested but we refused to pay for the Asian greens as they were not eaten. The chef must not be a... More 

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Hannover
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7 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Perfect location. But substandard food. The fish was not wel prepared. The batter was uncooked and pale. Water dripping out of the fish!!!!!! Terrible. Chips looks like heated up in a microwave, dry and not crips at all. I now do understand why that establishment is for sale. Need urgently a new owner with more knowledge of food standards

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Thank DianaHannover
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Stopped off at this place for a coffee. They also serve food. Lovely views on the terrace over the bay and highly recommended if you've been penguin watching.

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Thank Peter K
Victoria, Canada
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120 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Mussels were good, fish subpar, Cajun chicken burger tasty but the fries on three plates were under cooked and soggy. Wouldn't return.

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Durban, South Africa
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Table area was dirty on arrival. Food was disappointing and took a long time to arrive. Our waitron was friendly but the service was very slow. I will not be coming back here.

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Bathurst, South Africa
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106 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We always stop here for a look around the gift shop and breakfast. What a pleasant way to start your visit to the see the Penguins.

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Thank Prof W
Europe
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Used to be much better... Greasy burger, undercooked fries. Salad basic, drizzled with cheap big-bottle dressing, squishy olives. Wine choice poor. However, excellent location for the Boulders Beach and a view to die for. Hmm.

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Thank EuroTravelator
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

We arrived 10:55 had to rush to order before 11:00 before breakfast order closed with limited choice on menu. Lunch was not available till 12:00 which mean I could not get the fish I wanted. No meals available from menu except drinks, cake and snacks Waiter was friendly, helpful and effective. Food was good cuppachinos so so. View was good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $150
Cuisine
Pacific Rim
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
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

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