The 25 Best Restaurants in Sea Point (+ Surrounds) 2022

The 25 Best Restaurants in Sea Point (+ Surrounds) 2022 Bobo's Brasserie

Let’s get straight to the Point(s)!

If ever there was a place that deserved the title of “melting pot”, this is it. From slick eateries and family-run trattorias to delis by the dozen, a raw-food joint, artisanal bakery, ramen bar, a buzzing market and even an Indian tapas restaurant, you’re sure to find something that appeals in one of the three points. These are our favourites in Sea Point, Green Point and Mouille Point.

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Three Wise Monkeys

Best Sea Point Restaurants: Three Wise Monkeys

This izakaya (informal Japanese gastropub) and ramen bar is an after-work and weekend favourite. On most evenings, the narrow eatery bursts at the seams with Atlantic Seaboard locals popping in after a Promenade stroll, colleagues getting together for face-to-face time, and out-of-towners intrigued to see what all the fuss is about. An illustration of Kid Goku from anime TV series Dragon Ball Z hangs above the open kitchen, setting the mood. Grab a seat at the pavement-facing counters to enjoy a steaming bowl of ramen, delicious fresh sushi, bao buns or poke bowls.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 10pm
Contact 021 433 1837, info@threewisemonkeys.co.za
Where to find it 77 Regent Road, Sea Point

NV-80

Best Sea Point Restaurants: NV-80

A mall may not be your first choice for dining, but at NV-80 you’re truly none the wiser. Up the escalators and through the dark wooden doors, you step away from the fluorescent shopping centre and into another world. Romantic mood lighting and elegant décor transport you to a 50s-style dining hall in downtown Havana. Enjoy a cocktail under the palm trees on the outside deck, or settle at a table inside and enjoy some of the best prawns in the city, or a juicy Chalmar steak.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 2.30pm; 6pm  – 10pm
Contact 021 439 7112, info@nv-80.co.za
Where to find it The Point, 76 Regent Road, Sea Point
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Kleinsky’s Delicatessen

Best Sea Point Restaurants: Kleinsky's Delicatessen

At this bona fide New York-style deli, opened by brothers Adam and Joel Klein in 2014, you almost expect to bump into the cast of Seinfeld, discussing whatever wackery their friend George has been up to that week. The menu of traditional Jewish foods with a modern twist includes bagels and pastrami made onsite using original recipes. We highly recommend the Breakfast Bagel, topped with either lamb, bacon, streaky bacon or avo with fried egg, cheddar and tomato. Another stand-out is the Latke Benedict: poached eggs with potato latkes, with optional pastrami, salmon, lamb, bacon, streaky bacon, or mushroom and spinach.
Opening times Tuesday – Saturday, 8am – 9pm; Sunday until 3pm; Monday until 5pm 4pm
Contact 021 433 2871, orders@kleinskys.co.za
Where to find it 92 Regent Road, Sea Point

La Boheme Wine Bar & Bistro

Best Sea Point Restaurants: La Boheme

This European-style eatery (decked out with old wine barrels and sidewalk patio tables) has been dishing up delicious dishes since 2009. The Mediterranean menu, casually displayed on a blackboard, changes daily according to availability of produce and the chef’s imagination, but always includes hearty dishes and smaller sharing plates. In addition, the extensive by-the-glass winelist (over 60 varieties) has something for everyone.
Opening times Monday, Tuesday + Thursday, 12.30pm – 10pm
Wednesday, Friday + Saturday, 12.30pm – 11pm
Contact 021 434 8797, info@labohemebistro.co.za
Where to find it 341 Main Road, Sea Point
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Scheckter’s Raw

Best Sea Point Restaurants: Scheckter's Raw

Toby Scheckter’s raw and vegan hotspot is the perfect pitstop for a dose of mind, body and soul food, whether it’s breakfast, brunch or supper time. From lip-smacking organic matcha and pumpkin pancakes (served with vegan ice-cream) to homemade nut mylks, inventive smoothies, vibrant burgers and super-bowls packed with hearty goodness, you’ll be thoroughly nourished, and amazed that healthy food can taste this good.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 8am – 8.30pm
Contact 021 434 1364, love@schecktersraw.com
Where to find it 98 Regent Road, Sea Point

Mykonos Taverna

Best Sea Point Restaurants: Mykonos Taverna
Moses Lae

This family-run Greek restaurant on Sea Point’s Main Road has been around since the 80s, when Peter Peroglou opened it. His son Dimitri has since taken over the reins, retaining the festive atmosphere. It’s a great spot to enjoy traditional Greek fare – mezze, moussaka, kleftiko lamb shank – while taking in the hustle and bustle of the passing trade. The food is simple, delicious and full of flavour. And on the last Saturday night of the month, it’s party time… complete with plate-smashing and dancing.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 5pm – 10pm; Saturday + Sunday from 12pm
Contact 021 439 2106, info@mykonostaverna.co.za
Where to find it 343 Main Road, Sea Point
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Hesheng Chinese Restaurant

Best Sea Point Restaurants: Hesheng

Authentic with a capital A, Hesheng prides itself on lip-smacking food that has Sea Point locals, Chinese patrons and a few of Cape Town’s top chefs coming back for more. Along with the no-frills attitude, evident in the cheap-and-cheerful décor and honest-to-goodness food, this spot is also the first choice for those seeking adventurous dishes that you won’t find on any other menu in the city. In addition to dim sum, noodles, soups and spring rolls, there are also exciting salads and vegetable dishes. This once-secret hole-in-the-wall is now (sadly for some) a famed Sea Point favourite.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 11am – 3pm; 5pm – 9pm (closed Tuesdays)
Saturday – Sunday, 11am – 3pm; 5pm – 9pm
Contact 021 433 0739
Where to find it 269 Main Rd, Sea Point

Ristorante Posticino

Best Sea Point Restaurants: Ristorante Posticino

Posticino has been on the Sea Point block for almost a quarter of a century, offering a reliable menu of mouth-watering Italian fare that draws crowds of locals and tourists. Established by childhood friends Enrico De Siena and Gioacchino Gasparre, the casual trattoria is known and beloved for its wholesome food and easygoing, family-friendly atmosphere. In summer, the road-facing terrace gets packed out; in winter, the delicious thin-crust pizzas and satisfying pastas are devoured in a cosy, dimly lit interior.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 12.30pm – 10pm
Contact 021 439 4014/3974, posticino@mweb.co.za
Where to find it Albany Mews, 23 Main Road, Sea Point

Strolla

Best Sea Point Restaurants: Strolla
Natalie Rose Erskine

Located on Sea Point’s “platinum mile”, just off the Promenade, Strolla beckons with its relaxed atmosphere and five different seating areas. An escape from the bustle of dog walkers, cyclists and joggers, it’s the perfect place for a catch-up over coffee or a meal. Later, bask in the shimmering orange reflection of the sea while enjoying a cocktail on the Sunset Deck. Children are welcome too, with a kids’ menu and play area. The light à la carte menu of favourites (from sushi and tapas to pizza and grills), and the prime location, will make you so happy you took a stroll…
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 7am – 11pm
Contact 021 430 7778, info@strolla.co.za
Where to find it Peninsula All-Suite Hotel, 313 Beach Road, Sea Point
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Zest

Best Sea Point Restaurants: Zest

The stylish addition to Sea Point’s Newkings Boutique Hotel offers diners a fusion of Mediterranean- and Asian-inspired flavours from chef Pavel Dimitrov. Enjoy glimmering sea views, colourful cocktails, an oyster bar and a five-course tasting menu. Think citrus-cured linefish; fillet with chilli, ginger, garlic, spring onion and sprouts; and coconut panna cotta, almond brittle and mango sorbet. If a tasting menu isn’t your thing, enjoy a more pared-down à la carte selection.
Opening times Monday – Saturday, 7am – 11pm
Sunday, 7am – 5pm
Contact 021 010 7010, info@zestcapetown.co.za
Where to find it Newkings Boutique Hotel, 2nd Floor, Piazza Da Luz, 94 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

Sundoo

Best Sea Point Restaurants: Sundoo

This Indian gem comes courtesy of chef-restaurateur Seelan Sundoo, who’s had his hand in a number of popular Cape Town eateries (La Perla, Seelan, Reserve Brasserie, Grand Café and Shimmy Beach Club). At Sundoo, he brings his heritage to the table: South Indian cuisine with a contemporary Durban twist. Diners can enjoy delicious, authentic dishes in the form of tapas, dhal, biryani, tandoor and curries. The décor is pared-back and modern, with nods to his Kerala roots. The small space seats just 40 people, with one long booth against the wall and more seats at a street-facing counter.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 10.30pm
Contact 021 433 0542, enquiries@sundoo.co.za
Where to find it La Rhone, 77 Regent Road, Sea Point
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Coco Safar

Best Sea Point Restaurants: Coco Safar

When it opened four years ago to a chorus of “ooh-la-las”, Coco Safar evoked (and still does) an old-style Parisian salon. Dedicated to speciality coffees (over 80 single-origin beans, with tastings offered), “couture” pâtisserie and viennoiserie and bakes of all kinds, you’ll marvel at the creativity and artistry. Its all-day café has a brasserie-inspired menu of hearty, healthy and sinful dishes – many of them based around Coco Safar’s famous croissants (voted among the best in the world by Food & Wine magazine). The lavish high tea is a 16-treat journey inspired by four great cities, but perhaps the most blissful of all is a spot on the sunny terrace on a weekend, Mimosa in hand and a Croissant Benedict on your plate.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 8am – 6pm
Contact 021 433 1336, enquiries@cocosafar.co.za
Where to find it Artem Centre, 277 Main Road, Sea Point

Mojo Market

Best Sea Point Restaurants: Mojo Market

Crammed with culinary delights, this indoor street-food market has been a regular haunt of local foodies – and everyone else – since it opened in 2017. We’re tempted to say if you can’t find what you’re craving at Mojo, it probably doesn’t exist! There are over 30 food vendors and five bars (from beers on tap to cocktails) in the industrial-chic-meets-Art-Deco space, with floor-to-ceiling windows and plentiful seating. It’s ideal if you’ve worked up an appetite on the Promenade, but also for a fun night out (free live music seven days a week). There are many exciting new offerings – from temaki (hand-roll sushi cones) and WTF Plant? to Middle Eastern kunafa pastries and rolled ice-cream – alongside the old faves such as Tortilla Modern Mexican, Dashi Poke, Earthfire Pizzas and The Mussel Monger & Oyster Bar. And, if you’re vegan, halaal, banting or gluten-free, you’ll be well-covered here.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 8am – 12am
Contact 064 776 8832, manager@mojomarket.co.za
Where to find it 30 Regent Road, Sea Point

Shoreditch at The Winchester

Best Sea Point Restaurant: Shoreditch at The Winchester

In a nutshell, the new restaurant at the revamped Winchester hotel takes cooking over coals (yes, braaiing) and elevates it, introducing foreign guests to our fondness for flame, fire and smoke – and letting locals enjoy our national culinary obsession in a new way. It’s all about relaxed communal eating and finger-licking deliciousness, with a global menu of shared plates and a few mains and sides. Chef Tim Pick has added a spicy twist to create deep layers of flavour – think ponzu, peri-peri, chipotle, teriyaki, Mexican mole, chimichurri… Enjoy your meal on the sea-facing verandah of Harvey’s bar, in the Scandi-chic restaurant or, best of all, in the iconic bougainvillea-filled courtyard.
Opening times Daily, 6am (for hotel breakfast) – 10pm
Contact 021 427 5900, reservations@newmarkhotels.com
Where to find it The Winchester Hotel, 221 Beach Road, Sea Point

Kanéla Café

Best Sea Point Restaurants: Kanela Cafe

Brother-sister duo Viron and Corina Protoulis have created a bohemian oasis away from the main drag, where lush greenery and neutral colours create a wonderfully laidback atmosphere. A love for feeding people runs in the family, as their parents own the adjoining Greek Fisherman (both are in the gorgeous building that was previously La Mouette). At Kanéla (Greek for cinnamon), the focus is on top-quality, healthy ingredients and sustainability. In the morning, tuck into the likes of egg and asparagus toast, smoothie bowls and oats; for lunch, opt for a crammed toastie, salad or healthy snack. And don’t leave without ordering a hit-the-spot cappucino with a dusting of organic cinnamon on top that pairs perfectly with a gluten-free baked treat.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 8am – 3pm
Contact 076 778 0057
Where to find it 78 Regent Road, Sea Point

Arthur’s Mini Super

Best Sea Point Restaurants: Arthur's Mini Super

One of the cutest little eateries in the city, Arthur’s started as a deli reminiscent of those old-school corner grocer shops. As it became ever popular as a place to chill and eat, it’s evolved into a pretty cool retro diner. For breakfast, or any time of the day really, you can expect delicious “Things on Toast” (our favourite is the pizza toast – cheese, tomato, anchovies and origanum) or choose from the blackboard specials. And don’t leave without having a beignet and coffee. It’s easy to understand why locals have fallen head-over-heels for this hangout that’s as haute as it is homely.
Opening times Tuesday – Friday, 8am – 4pm
Saturday – Monday, 8am – 2pm
Contact 087 702 7470, steph@arthursminisuper.co.za
Where to find it 15 Arthurs Road, Sea Point

Ariel Modern Italian

Buzzing beneath The Amalfi Hotel you’ll find Ariel Modern Italian. An enticing, rosy-hued space, where Naples meets New York – this evenings-only, rosy-hued space is the perfect place to wind down the day – whether it’s cocktails or wine with a bite on the side, or a fabulous meal with someone special. Combining the energy of these cities with authentic ingredients on the plate. The menu is classic – carpaccio, arancini, bruschetta, antipasti for starters. Think chicken Parmigiana, fritto misto, Italian meatballs and a range of pastas and pizzas for mains; followed by desserts such as affogato and cremino, and a classic NY baked cheesecake that will undoubtedly keep you coming back for more. The neon-lit wall light spelling out “Baci Bella” (“beautiful kisses”) says it all…
Good to know The Amalfi Hotel is also home to JARRYDS, a popular brunch spot and daytime eatery, as well as spunky Johnny Shawarma (the name says it all).
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 5pm – 10pm
Contact 074 076 0474, info@nonamehg.com
Where to find it 90 Regent Road, Sea Point

Grand Pavilion

Best Sea Point Restaurants: Grand Pavilion

Bringing a slice of the Riviera to Sea Point, Grand Pavilion is one of those places where morning, noon and night seem to blend seamlessly into one another. The beautifully decked-out restaurant and bar overlooks the Promenade and is all the rage for brunches and lunches, mid-afternoon coffee with a view, after-work drinks and vibey dinners. Boasting a decidedly Mediterranean feel, it has two areas that are like night and day: The glass-fronted Pavilion in front, all fresh, light and greenery-filled, with sofas and tables (and foldaway windows to let the sea breeze in); and Harry’s at the back, a 1920s-themed bar-restaurant with a more decadent, moodier feel. The menu has something for everyone, but given its location, it’s the seafood and delicious sushi that shine.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 11pm
Contact 021 206 6360, info@grandpavilion.co.za
Where to find it 277 Beach Road, Sea Point
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La Perla

Best Sea Point Restaurants: La Perla

Beloved for its history, old-school waiters and stunning sea view, La Perla is a Cape Town institution. Dashing restaurateur Emiliano Sandri started out as a waiter on the SA Railways, then opened his own restaurant in Waterkant Street in 1957, where it soon became a gathering place for celebrities and high-society types. He moved it to an enviable spot on the Sea Point Promenade in the 1970s, and there it has remained – along with some of its long-serving staff (who have been on first-name basis with at least two generations of regular clientele). It’s had a bit of a spruce-up recently, but the menu remains nostalgically retro. We recommend any of the delicious homemade pastas or a generous seafood platter.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 11am – 11pm
Contact 021 439 9538, info@laperla.co.za
Where to find it 281 Beach Road, Sea Point

Aris Souvlaki

Best Sea Point Restaurants: Ari's Souvlaki

Another Sea Point stalwart, this casual eatery has been around for 40 years. People flock here when the craving for tasty Greek street-food hits: juicy, garlicky shwarmas and souvlaki, mezze, falafel and salads. And regulars get exactly what they came for, as the recipes haven’t changed in three decades! Don’t except white-glove service; this is a simple, humble joint with plastic placemats, retro Greek memorabilia and wine served in tumblers. Grab a seat on the balcony upstairs, overlooking the busy main road, and let the Greek music transport you to the Isles.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 11am – 11pm
Contact 021 439 6683, arista@iafrica.com
Where to find it 83A Regent Road, Sea Point

Gambas Seafood Bistro

Best Sea Point Restaurants: Gambas

You’ll find a treasure chest of ocean delights at Gambas (meaning “prawns”), the next-door sibling of La Boheme. Brown paper covering the white tablecloths is a clue to the finger-licking feast that follows. Fish is served in every style possible – from fried, seared, battered and grilled to curry, jambalaya, risotto and pasta, and even as an Avocado Ritz-inspired burger. To cover as many bases as possible, settle in for a tapas feast (ceviche, oysters, tacos, fritters, sardines, spring rolls, and more). Just for good measure, there’s steak for non-fishy types, and occasional Mediterranean-inspired set menus that feature the other food groups.
Opening times Wednesday – Sunday, 12.30pm – 10pm; Tuesday from 5pm 5.30pm
Contact 066 314 0801, info@gambas.co.za
Where to find it 343 Main Road, Sea Point

Green Point

Mano’s

Best Sea Point Restaurants: Mano's

Walking along Main Road, you’ll stumble upon a white-canopied eatery where the heavenly smells and buzzy vibe will draw you in… This is Mano’s, a Cape Town stalwart, whose motley mix of patrons – from models and septuagenarians to local schlebs and bona fide Hollywood stars – is all part of the appeal. The cosmopolitan eatery has been on the local restaurant circuit for many moons, serving fresh, flavourful Mediterranean-style dishes. On chilly evenings, sit inside the candlelit interior and enjoy a heavenly pasta or the famous chicken kebabs. On warm days, pull up a seat at a pavement table and soak up the scene.
Opening times Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 11pm
Contact 021 434 1090, mano@mano.co.za
Where to find it 39 Main Road, Green Point

Jason Bakery

Best Sea Point Restaurant: Jason Bakery

A Victorian house on the main road is the home of master baker Jason Lilley’s shop, which he opened at the end of 2017, and let’s just say the Green Point strip has never smelled sweeter. Aromas of freshly baked patisserie waft through the air as “Captain Bread” prepares the best croissants in town and his famous Saturday-morning doughssants (topped with a new flavour every week). Come for a cup of freshly brewed coffee and a tartlet in the morning, or swing by for a craft beer and sandwich at lunchtime, or on Thursday nights for chef-collab pizzas.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 7am – 3pm; plus Thursday 6pm – 9.30pm
Saturday, 7am – 2pm; Sunday, 8am – 2pm
Contact 021 433 0538, orders@jasonbakery.com
Where to find it 83 Main Road, Green Point

Giovanni’s Deliworld

Best Sea Point Restaurants: Giovanni's

Locals have been flocking to this family-run sidewalk café, coffee bar and Italian deli for decades in search of an industrial-strength shot of espresso – and some of the best people-watching in town. It’s a short walk from the stadium and Waterfront, but people are willing to come from all over the city to sample its delicious fare, freshly baked breads, ready-made meals, divine platters, imported torrone (nougat), cheeses, charcuterie and whatever else you’re looking for. Seriously, if you’re after an impossible-to-find ingredient, there’s an excellent chance you’ll find it here, along with other things you never even thought of.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 7.30am – 8.30pm
Contact 021 434 6893, giodeli@iafrica.com
Where to find it 103 Main Road, Green Point

Mouille Point

The Greek Club Restaurant

Best Sea Point Restaurants: The Greek Club

This relaxed and inviting family restaurant is a firm favourite among the Hellenic community, as well as those who prize finger-licking food. Run by Helen Comninos, it offers a simple menu of traditional favourites (calamari, souvlaki, grilled halloumi, spanakopita, dolmades, lamb and so on), all prepared to perfection! With two soccer pitches, a playground and basketball nets close by, it’s the perfect spot for a family lunch. The decor is non-existent (it doubles as a community hall), which is part of its appeal. We recommend as many mezze as you can fit in, while leaving room for mains, and the baklava for dessert – which could actually be the best in Cape Town.
Opening times Wednesday + Friday, 1pm – 10pm
Saturday + Sunday, 12pm – 4pm
Contact 021 801 4514, helen@sadomain.co.za
Where to find it Hellenic Community, 24 Bay Road, Mouille Point

Bobo’s Brasserie

Best Sea Point Restaurants: Bobs Brasserie

In addition to sweeping views of the sparkling Atlantic, an extremely Instagrammable interior and a cool playlist, this cosmopolitan hotspot evokes the lush life and serves a wonderful selection of cocktails, wine and spirits inspired by its seaside location. The menu is based on French and Italian classics, such as seafood linguine, shaved beef carpaccio, mussels in white wine, lemony grilled sole and slow-braised lamb shank. Dessert choices include well-loved classics like panna cotta, baked Alaska and cheesecake.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 11pm
Contact 021 439 9027, managers@bobos.co.za
Where to find it 1 Two Oceans Beach, Beach Road, Mouille Point
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The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 13 April 2022

3 Responses to “The 25 Best Restaurants in Sea Point (+ Surrounds) 2022”

  1. malcolm jacobs

    why did you leave out the Butchers shop and Grill at Mouille Point

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  2. rhona wolpert

    some strange inclusions. some of them can hardly be called restaurants.
    some very strange omissions – what about Make?? and a few others.

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  3. pierre

    good

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