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“Right on the beach”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Voorstrandt

Voorstrandt
Ranked #5 of 19 Restaurants in Paternoster
Cuisines: Seafood, Grill
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cape Town
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287 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Right on the beach”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

You don't get many settings much better than this. The Voorstrandt restaurant is perched right on the beach, a stone's throw away from the ocean's edge. Sunsets from here must be glorious.
We inadvertently had two meals at the restaurant - at lunch time when we arrived in the village and again at dinner, given our hotel had booked a table for us there.
I'd say Voorstrandt is probably a better lunch time option than a dinner restaurant - you can arrive in your beach gear, have a beer and a plate of prawns and simply chill. Night time, in winter, the chill factor goes to a whole new level - we froze! There is no patio heating, no blankets are on offer.
The food is good, unpretentious, but not outstanding - good prawns iffy sauce, greasy fish and chips. It's a bit and miss.
The service is good, and the staff are friendly and welcoming.
For what you get, it's not bad value for money, but it is a casual, beach place.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great little restaurant on the beach”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Voorstrandt is right on the beach, the service is great and the value for money, excellent. Not too much on the menu for vegetarians, but I had a pleasant meal none-the-less. My friends shared a selection of starters and thoroughly enjoyed them all.

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank GabbyWestvig
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Great little restaurant on the beach.”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Excellent fish on the beach with brilliant service from a very friendly and competent waitress! The fact of sitting on the beach was special. Salad and chips also excellent!

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank 312659Coco
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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“Perfect lunchtime stop”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Perfect lunch time stop right on the beach! Friendly efficient service, unpretentious but delicious seafood. We ordered a 'snack platter' to share as a starter which consisted of mussels, oysters, calamari, seafood samosas and tempura prawns, then various fish, calamari and tempura prawns for mains - all quite delicious and served with various different sauces.
Well worth a return visit with the whole family!!

  • Visited August 2013
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“Voor or Agter strand”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

I agree with Maxleigh in that it is highly overrated and , frankly ripping tourists off. Why scimp on tourists because they all there for the view, give them top notch grub, and you will do your province proud ( and your bank) I'm not going back, for sure. I'll go for a walk and pack my own. Shame for such a nice venue.

  • Visited July 2013
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