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205 Beach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 433 1530
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (44 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
“grilled hake” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
205 Beach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nothing fancy but very well run bar/eatery that’s on the main coastal road to Sea Point + Clifton. Ideal sunset drinks & eating spot with the waterfront across the road. Service is efficient and pleasant and this place is jumping with a happy vibe. It’s...More

Thank 763Kiwi_traveller007
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I frequent Rockpool for various reasons, but one is definitely their ‘Cape Town G&T’ cocktail! They make the best pizza’s, I love their thin, crispy bases and you can always count on service with a smile! If there is one thing I can mention, it’s...More

Thank Nicola S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On Saturday morning, 10 March, I took a party of friends for brunch to Rockpool. The service was amazing with very friendly, motivated and caring waitrons paying attention to our needs without being in our faces the whole time. The food was, as usual, super...More

Thank Donovan100
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rockpool has so much potential it had the location and it had the views. However they did have the service or the food to support it. I decided to meet a friend at the Rockpool for a drink and small lunch. I ordered a...More

Thank Jay1072
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant manager at the back having dinner at 7:30 pm ( peak time ) hostess at the back chatting , no waiting staff to be seen. Waited 30 min for the bill. All fine when the tourists are here but wait until you need the...More

Thank Steven19682015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always good food and pleasant service, great burgers and Chicken skewers, nice to get a table outside, can get busy . No smoking only on the street.

Thank robert v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quick and convenient meal at Rockpool. Sushi no longer option on menu. Many other options like salads or sandwiches for quick lunch. Parking available along the road.

Thank Lauren_LW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant for a casual dinner or even if you just want to enjoy a couple of drinks with friends. They are quite popular so it can get very busy, but unfortunately they only accept bookings for groups is 10+ people so...More

Thank Dewald R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for a drink at 5pm in the afternoon and it was already super busy. All the tables outside were taken up and the lovely lounging couches booked. Managed to get a table inside easily. The service was great and the staff super on...More

Thank iamkimwild
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for a quick light meal - i.e. just a pizza as we were going to have a heavy dinner. So didn't want anything too much especially as it was a bit late in the day. With that we had a glass of white...More

Thank nwmindra
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Beach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa (Formerly La Vie Café & Bar)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 433 1530
  • E-mail
Rockpool boasts one of the best views of any restaurant in Cape Town and is situated mere meters from the Atlantic Ocean. The reasonably priced cocktails and great food makes Rockpool a favourite amongst locals.
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