Even More Places to Wine & Dine in the “790”
Last month, we posted a blog on some of dk villas’ favourite places to eat in Hout Bay (you can read that here) but our valley is such a little foodie paradise that we felt we had to publish a follow-up blog on some of the other amazing eateries there are to visit. Here are even more restaurants to eat at on your next visit to Hout Bay….
EAT Restaurant at the Hout Bay Manor
+27 (0) 21 790 0116
A gem among Hout Bay restaurants, EAT is an easy-going, versatile restaurant that prides itself on skilfully prepared, fresh, wholesome food and outstanding service. An old world with new flavours, the Hout Bay Manor’s whimsical venue gives guests the option of dining indoors or al fresco under shady plane trees or poolside when the weather is good. The menus are as generous as they are diverse, serving breakfasts, light lunches, lunch, tapas, dinner, snacks, Asian-inspired cuisine, and desserts. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to accompany their families!
Address: Hout Bay Manor, No. 5 Baviaanskloof Road, Off Main Road
Green Vine Eatery at Silvermist Wine Estate
T: +27 (0) 21 795 1013
Nestled amongst the Longkloof Mountain Range and overlooking the Constantia Valley, you’ll find the gorgeous Silvermist Organic Wine Estate. Silvermist’s restaurant is called the Green Vine Eatery and is owned and managed by Chessa Louw, who is passionate about natural flavours, raw foods, and visually appetizing dishes. The "Green Vine Experience" focuses on abundance and the freshest ingredients, which it delivers in a shabby-chic-meets-wine-farm setting with gorgeous views, raw wooden decks, rolling lawns, exposed wooden tables, and friendly, welcoming staff.
Address: Silvermist Wine Estate, Constantia Main Road
T: +27 (0) 21 790 8008
18 years on and so much has changed at La Cuccina, yet so much has remained the same. La Cuccina is serious about making people happy through their breakfasts and lunches, which are created to be “real and comforting”. They work with many small, local artisan food producers to prepare dishes that are as beautiful to look at as they are to sink your teeth into. You can order a la carte or have a go at their mouth-watering breakfast and lunch harvest tables (go hungry). Alternatively, you can order a healthy “ready meal” to take with you to work or to eat on the road if you’re exploring.
Address: Victoria Mall, Corner of Victoria and Empire roads
T: +27 (0) 64 661 4415
A baozi, or bao for short, is a type of filled bun or bread-like dumpling in various Chinese cuisines. Lucky Bao pays homage to this delicious anytime snack or meal with its Asian-inspired menu, featuring sticky duck bao, pork belly bao, ramen fried chicken bao, and more. Situated right next door to Cheyne's on Hout Bay Main Road, Lucky Bao is an intimate, eight-seater food bar that, in addition to its namesake dish, serves other Asian favourites, such as pork shio ramen, wagyu beef burgers, beef gyoza, and nori-dusted fries.
Address: 35 Main Road, Hout Bay
T: +27 (0) 21 790 0700
Pakalolo is a restaurant and excellent bar that serves traditional pub favourites like burgers, bar snack foods, seafood, salads, and Mexican cuisine. Perched at the beginning of Chapman's Peak Drive, right opposite the beach, Pakalolo is reliably vibey with live local entertainment (music and comedy) on weekends and outside terraces, a chill-out lounge, a Bistro area with fireplace, and three big screens for sports events in full HD.
Address: 10 Main Road, Hout Bay
T: +27 (0) 82 570 6320
At 34 years old, Papino’s family run Italian Restaurant is a legendary institution situated in the heart of Hout Bay. Here, owners Karen and Richard have created a restaurant that is all about delicious, traditional Italian dishes executed with a contemporary twist. The ochre walls are reminiscent of a Tuscan landscape and there is a romantic, almost sultry atmosphere, which, for decades, has made this restaurant a favourite with both locals and tourists.
Address: 14 Earl Street, Hout Bay
T: +27 (0) 67 393 1653
Piccolo Posticino was first opened in Sea Point in 1998 by Enrico and Gioacchino, but now has a branch in Hout Bay that offers authentic Italian cuisine. Situated on the right just before the famous Chapman's Peak Drive, Piccolo Posticino is run on a combination of love, great food, and a passion for everything Italian, from thin-based pizzas and fresh Italian caprese salads to indulgent lasagne and your favourite pasta dishes.
Address: 2 Shoreline Centre, 13 Beach Crescent, Hout Bay
Spiro’s Greek Restaurant
T: +27 (0) 21 791 3897
Opa! Spiro’s is a traditional Greek restaurant and relaxed neighbourhood spot with a full bar, charming courtyard, and kids’ play area. This lively taverna boasts a beguiling Mediterranean, beach-side feel that is consistent throughout its interior and outdoor seating areas. The menu pays full tribute to its roots in Greece, showcasing contemporary Greek street food with some Middle Eastern influences. For the full, authentic Greek experience, start your meal with a shot of ouzo (anise-flavoured aperitif).
Address: 30 Main Road, Hout Bay
Wharfside Grill Restaurant
T: +27 (0) 21 790 1100
Expect authentic harbourside ambience, spectacular bay views, and a delicious menu of fresh seafood and innovation creations like Calaprawnia, Houtbaisse, and Fisherman’s Baskets at The Wharfside Grill. Located at Mariner’s Wharf, the 350-seater restaurant features six private dining cabins themed to seafaring history and famous ships, such as the Queen Mary and those belonging to the Union-Castle Line, which frequented the Cape.
Address: Mariner's Wharf, Harbour Road, Hout Bay
T: +27 (0) 21 791 0189
Conveniently located almost right opposite DK Villas’ Harbour View property on Hout Bay Main Road, Woodcutters Arms is a traditional English style pub offering home-cooked, British inspired dishes, a large selection of craft beer, an extensive wine list, and great service in a relaxed atmosphere. They also have a number of large TV screens so you can catch the game while sinking a few pints with friends.
Address: 37 Main Road, Hout Bay