Doodles

Doodles

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Hours
Sun
9:00 - 23:00
Mon
9:00 - 23:00
Tue
9:00 - 23:00
Wed
9:00 - 23:00
Thu
9:00 - 23:00
Fri
9:00 - 23:00
Sat
9:00 - 23:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
features
Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
A landmark of the Atlantic Seaboard, this unique, bustling restaurant and bar has been in successful operation for over two decades. including the best view of Table Mountain and its surrounding bay.Live music, an extensive menu and great service.
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Playgrounds
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles456 reviews
Excellent
128
Very good
187
Average
88
Poor
24
Terrible
29
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

willy lester
53 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
My wife and I decided rather than cook a early dinner at home on Sunday, we would treat ourselves to a draft beer and a glass of wine,plus a scrumptious dinner at what was one of our favorite restaurants DOODLES overlooking the sea. my wife ordered a sirloin steak and I ordered what I came for and that was the Eisbein, a bit on the expensive side at R179.00. We first had a beer than the food arrived, it took a bit longer as the Eisbein needed more cooking. My wife tucked in and I took one look at my meal tried to cut a piece of what should have been the crackling only to find it was applicable as a piece of rubber which I could not chew, a further examination I ninety percent of my meal was all bone and about 4 percent was meat and the rest was rubber like substance which was not chewable. I called the waitron and showed her what she had brought me and I must tell you she was highly embarrassed and took mt plate away,she came back and told us that the chief chef had withdrawn most of the Eisbein and was preparing a mew a replacement, well as you can guess my wife finished her meal and we just sat there, I then decided to tell them to make my replacement a take away. once again the soooo called crackling was not I repeat not crackling. please note I live just a few short kms from them.Short note to Doodles get you chefs to try out the Eibein at Ashlee s in Goodwood and they will than know what a good meal is all about, unfortunately the restaurants on the beach front get far to complacent and I believe they say toughies if you dont like it as we have so many tourists who wont be able to complain.
Written 9 March 2020
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Greg
Milan241 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
The locations it's quite informal, it's perfect for a lunch/dinner with friend and family. They've got TVs and and always playing sport events. The restaurant overlooks the ocean and a good view of the town and Table Mountain. The service it's quite fast, but when crowded it might be slower, the guys are kind and always smiling. Menu offers different king of food, fish, meet or pizza and from breakfast to dinner. Prices are affordable.
Written 19 January 2020
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Theren
Pietermaritzburg16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
A wonderful restaurant with an awesome menu and amazing view to go with. We stayed at the hotel next door so this was so convenient and perfect for my significant other and myself. The food was excellent when we ate there the first day then the next day we went for drinks and discovered that they have a bar area even with outside seating with an amazing view of the ocean and Table Mountain. Excellent service from all the staff at Doodles! Certainly was our favorite spot to hang out and have a few drinks with that amazing view and also after a certain time a DJ started to play music which enhanced the ambiance and atmosphere.
Written 18 January 2020
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PierreCT
Brackenfell136 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
Firstly, the staff are awesome. Our waiter was great and so was the woman who greeted us at the door. The setting is to die for. BUT. The music inside becomes too loud and it is hard to have a conversation. You can't book outside, so you are left trying to get out the whole time, with no success. Maybe have four or five outside tables to book, I don't know. The food I have seen on the pictures here is not what we got. Maybe order a pizza, because the R159 beef and reef consists of what looks like a minute steak, four prawns, about 10 chips ansome calamari. I read the menu afterwards and apparently there should have been rice. Not on my plate. The chicken with pepper sauce was more like hatchling with PEPPER SAUCE. A plate full of sauce and some chips. I mean if you want to go that way, at least shower us with potato chips. It is a cheap way to fill up a plate. (And my stomach.) Our plates looked really odd with the bits of food scattered around. So, all in all, maybe go for drinks and pizza, don't book inside. It will be awesome for a party.
Written 10 January 2020
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RonelPiri
15 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 family
We visited Doodles at 18:30 for Sunday dinner. We ordered a glass of "on tap" Coke. It was just Coke syrup with water. Stay away. We ordered 4 pizza's for the table and after an hour we inquired when we will receive our food. The waiter came back and said another half an hour. The restaurant is not even 50% full and this does make sense. Something is wrong because it impacts customer service and satisfaction. The experience is spoiled and I will not return again. It is a sad affair and it is not acceptable at all.
Written 13 June 2021
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Mike_G6308
Cape Town473 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 couples
Always a great place to visit, great food and a great view. Fish and Pizza is great and even the ribs my wife had yesterday was delicious with a great basting sauce. Even in lockdown the staff are friendly
Written 31 December 2020
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Venture45508387173
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Very bad service experienced. The waitress dropped off the menus and did not even greet and didn’t even offer drinks. We then waited for over 15 minutes without being helped. The waitress that was assigned to our table was not busy and was just standing at the door not attending to us. The restaurant was not busy and there were a lot of waiters available however none could see that we have not been helped for 15 minutes. This was a very bad experience. I, myself will not visit the restaurant again and thus don’t recommend it to anyone.
Written 9 July 2023
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judy k
Cape Town Central157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 couples
Beautiful views of Table mountain and Blouberg beach. Style is easy going and the food selection on offer is good varing from pizza to the catcn of the day. Friendly se rvice and ample portions. On a Sunday they were busy, so be prepaired to wait for a seat or book in advance.
Written 7 February 2021
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Yents
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 couples
The only thing that was enjoyable was the view. What I thought would be a lovely lunch at a new place with my fiancé turned out to be a very underwhelming experience. The thoughts hugging my toilet was more pleasant than the pizza I had, which almost led to my porcelain pony's ultimate demise. My fiancé had hake and chips that put him off fish until further notice. The chips tasted like "ou bok ram" - stale and old. Unfortunately this place is #disappointmentisland.
Written 24 March 2022
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Janco470
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 couples
I rarely write reviews on a waiters, however, Theo needs to be recognized publicly. He is a phenomenal individual and a great asset to Doodles, Blouberg strand. Kind, friendly, fast, and attentive. Kudos to Theo!
Written 30 October 2021
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SusanneMunich
505 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 none
They don't call themselves "Pub" but that's what it is, in its best sense. They offer the usual pub grub with a good selection of drinks incuding wine. The service is exceptionally friendly and accommodating. Lots of TVs showing live sports.
Written 8 March 2023
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Gail G
Nacala17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 none
Doodles is a popular restaurant on the road opposite the beach. The view is outstanding. The pizza and Nachos were good, but I was very disappointed because the baked cheesecake and lemon cheesecake were from Chateau Gateaux. The service was lovely.
Written 28 February 2023
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crystalstevens
Pretoria29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 friends
Two of my friends and I had lunch on Thursday and were very impressed with the food. The menu is versatile, staff friendly and the view is fabulous. Had the best prawns ever! My friend who lives in Cape Town was so impressed, she says she'll be back
Written 4 April 2021
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Michelle M
Cape Town Central5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 none
Sadly had an unpleasant experience here today. The manageress was extrememly rude and unaccomodating when we requested to sit quietly on the side, inside the restaurant with our small dog, as opposed to outside in the howling wind. I had met up with friends from overseas who had already ordered drinks, and so my only option was to leave so that they could stay out of the cold and wind and have their meal inside. We were under the impression the restaurant was dog friendly, but it appears only the outside tables will accommodate dogs. Understandably the rules may have changed since I was last there with my dog, but I would have appreciated at least a nicer response to our request, and at most an attempt to have just made a plan for us, like so many other restaurants in Cape Town have done. It's the small things that go along way.
Written 6 March 2023
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Sandra S
Randburg122 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 family
Tasty well-prepared food. Great location - watching the kite surfers on a good day must be spectacular. Bit noisy, lacking light because “the wicks on the candles had burnt down”. Service left a great deal to be desired. Slow, indifferent and unprofessional. Rather spoilt what might otherwise have been a lovely evening. Pity
Written 28 February 2022
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