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Black Marlin

Main Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 1621
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“seafood” (52 reviews)
“skewers” (17 reviews)
“curry” (9 reviews)
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Seafood, Soups, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of those 'got to go' kind of places... driving through Simonstown n the way to Cape Point - gotta stop and have a snack/meal/drinkie poo!! You will not be disappointed (the Oysters were outstanding!!)

Thank tsotsi2
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here on the way back from Cape Point. Lots of tour buses go here but don't let that put you off. The quality of the food - fish mainly - is superb. You need to book if possible or call in on your...More

Thank elsieCork
Reviewed 4 days ago

The four of us ordered different seafood options, which were all ok, but not outstanding. If you can time your arrival not to coincide with tour buses, service is adequate. We enjoyed a nice lunch with a lovely ocean view. A bonus was the Baboon...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a group of 13 here for lunch with a set seafood menu. Good food (salad to start was a bit bland) and fresh fish and prawns. Solid palce.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The restaurant is in a great location with a garden and lovely view, but the food (fish) only average and service a bit confused.

Thank RaquelleA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting the Cape for my mom's 60th and popped in to see if they could accommodate the nine of us. They were fully booked but helped us outside. The service was decent considering it was busy. Food was all really tasty with generous...More

Thank 476shannond
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to this venue for in and off for over 35 years but tried it for breakfast as the views on a perfect day are bliss. Tragically the Black Marlin is NOT an ideal breakfast venue - the staff were slow and...More

Thank bandbhappy
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

Wooow is all I can say! The food is absolutely delicious! The location is brilliant, you have an absolutely stunning view sitting outside on the Terrace! The Staff was so friendly and helpful and also advisable on the food choices! I could only advise everyone...More

Thank Pink-Pam-Christine
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Wow. What a positive experience. As a couple we stopped frequenting this beautifully located restaurant about seven years ago. The reason was as the market grew re tour busses everything else (food) deteriorated. Seven years later we thought that we would give Black Marlin another...More

Thank saswcpr
Reviewed May 6, 2017

The Black Marlin has a fabulous position overlooking False Bay but the restaurant is not the best. We have visited here twice and the ambience is rather shabby - tables and chairs need upgrading. The food is OK but the service on our last visit...More

Thank Christine180250
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, 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: 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
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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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