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Black Marlin

1 Main Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 1621
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“seafood” (59 reviews)
“skewers” (18 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Soups, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Main Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very friendly, relaxed restaurant with good service in a lovely setting overlooking spectacular sea views. I would rate the food as good - nothing particularly outstanding but nevertheless good quality, fresh food, properly prepared and reasonably prfesented.

Thank GeraldineOttawa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing views, lunch was great but could be better, the prices were kind of high compared to a similar restaurant we ate at in Fish Hoek. Regardless my lady loved the view and we made the most of it. Would be back regardless of what...More

Thank rurigroth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem which is situated right at the waterfront.The food and serice was exceptional and i would highly recommend the resturant.

Thank Gary F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped out for lunch today , hadn’t been there for many years. Greeted by a very helpful manager who got us a nice table! The restaurant was crowded thanks to being a tourist trap with bus loads of tourists! Lovely location with a nice...More

Thank Kenneth T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the penguins ( which were amazing) we decided to stop for lunch There were 10 of us abd we all enjoyed our experience Great menu with lots of fresh fish Good service and good value All with a great view overlooking the sea...More

Thank Sean W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this place on the off-chance and without a booking and finished up being so lucky to get a table outdoors with a view. This place is amazing and the seafood is first class. The service is excellent with friendly and knowledgeable staff. All...More

Thank martinw-sydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food mediocre at best - calamari very over cooked as were vegetables. Generally a disappointing experience. All chairs packed away so little choice of tables- not very welcoming. Plenty of noisy staff who apparently were polishing cutlery from a bowl on the restaurant floor! A...More

Thank DongolaMike
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our tour group chose this restaurant and the meal we were served. Our guide told us it was the restaurant's specialty, bacon wrapped grilled fish on a skewer, vegetables, salad and ice cream for dessert. It was a pleasantly warm afternoon so we were seated...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed February 7, 2018

The Black Marlin is well known for its seafood lunches and suppers; not so when it comes to its breakfasts. It's a very popular coastal spot for tourists and their coaches on their way to the magnificent Cape Point. But at breakfast time, it's almost...More

1  Thank ChrisCharlesCT
Reviewed January 22, 2018

The restaurant has a beautiful view, prompt service and the food is good. The menu provides a wide selection to choose from. If the weather is not good, one can sit inside. The building has a good to sphere.

Thank Joleenalive
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Lucinda J
November 1, 2017|
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Response from beyond5th | Reviewed this property |
I agree. Why not just contact the place directly rather than load up the traveller sections with this question?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Main Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Simon's Town
  • Phone Number: +27 21 786 1621
Nestled unobtrusively on one of the most scenic coastlines in the Cape, en-route to Cape Point, this historical building, ensures an idyllic lunch or evening experience. Black Marlin has earned a reputation for its stunning seafood and attentive service not to mention the incredible views.
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