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Boulders Beach Lodge and Restaurant

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4 Boulders Place, Boulders Beach, Simon's Town, South Africa
+27 21 786 1758
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Karachi, Pakistan
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located across the carpark at boulders beach, where everyone goes to see the penguins. It's a quaint restaurant, a bit for the tourists. Good is alright, nothing fantastic neither disappointing. Service is outstanding, pricing about R200 per head on average if you have kids or R250 per head otherwise. For that you'll get a very big meal and and drinks.... More 

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Thank Nihal C
Uk
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a busy morning and a close inspection of the local penguins it was so wonderful to have a hearty lunch at this restaurant. Cool Savannah Cider, and a good selection of seafood.

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Thank Sonny S
minnesota
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64 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely breakfast on the deck - so close to penguins. Come here to start your beach day playing with them. Food was excellent.

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Thank amigolucy
Beckenham, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're visiting the penguin colony or the beach at Boulders Bay, this is a good place to get a meal. Call in earlier in the day to book a table on the terrace, as it gets busy in high season. Service was friendly and efficient and the atmosphere and view lovely. There's a full menu but fish is a... More 

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Thank Anne D
Manchester UK
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205 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good snack type lunch. Friendly efficient service in a nice setting. Reasonably priced. Very bust when we were there.

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Thank ColinManchesterUK
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The one low point on an otherwise amazing trip. My wife and I had a little more than a week in the Cape Town area. We rented a car so we could explore the Cape ad up the coast a bit, figuring on spending two nights at different locations outside the city. Our time is short on our trips, so... More 

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Thank Kevin D
Kansas City
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673 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

There is a great view from the outdoor eating area. The breakfast menu is great. It's also a good place to stop for a glass of wine or cup of tea. Then you can stroll down to take a look at the penguins.

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Thank dixiepeach
hout bay
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187 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Since our last visit a year ago the place has gone down. Although the waiters are friendly and helpful, everything seems to be disorganized and we had to wait for our drinks. Although the food is nice I seem to remember a wider variety.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Waited 10 minutes in a half empty restaurant. No acknowledgement from staff so we left! The food that was being served at other tables looked adequate but not inspiring

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Thank oliviac949
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We went for an afternoon drink. After being ignored by three waiters we were eventually seated. We are at home now and still waiting to have our order taken...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $150
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
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: +27 21 786 1758

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?