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Steakhouse
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting from the UK and staying in apartments above. Welcoming atmosphere in a lovely setting overlooking the bay. Nice little bar area to have pre dinner drinks. Staff were attentive ,professional and communicated well with each other. The menu is quite extensive but we opted...for the 300g fillet Madagascar MR with green pepper sauce- fillet was absolutely delicious and perfectly cooked - sauce acceptable but not the best we’ve had as pepper sauces go but it really is down to personal taste so not an absolute criticism.Vegetable accompaniments really good with a choice of rice ,chips or baby potatoes as an included side. We were served by “Donald” who was professional,efficient and patient with us.Great service with a smile and charming - Thank you. We would return as regulars if we lived here as there were many options on the menu which looked very appealing and the restaurant was smart and clean with attentive staff.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023 via mobile

They advertised a rib special, when we ordered the ribs they were sold out we ordered the Vanloveren Pinotage as was advertised on the menu, which was also sold out. I ordered baby potatoes as a side dish which was never delivered. Two of our...steaks had to be sent back because it was under cooked. The second time it came back we sent one steak back because it was still under cooked. Sent the pepper sauce which looked as if it came out of a bucket and stood under the pass for a long time back and the second time it came back it was still unappetising and I left it being suspicious of what they could have done with the sauce in the kitchen. Our bill was totally wrong, but still tipped the waiter and all this with the restaurant not nearly full we had to wait in excess of 50 min for our food which came out in drips and drabs. Cattle Baron will NEVER see us again. It was so disappointing considering that we made a reservation to celebrate my mom's birthday.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

Very good food, well cooked and well presented. Great service and good value for money. This place does not disappoint. Keep doing what you’re doing !

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 October 2023

The food is excellent, the service is excellent. I can’t recommend a better place in South Africa! The service was superb, the manager checked on us twice. We have dined there twice thus far, because the value was worth it. We will probably eat there...again tomorrow. Two thumbs up for this place!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023

A fantastic meal for the 4 of us.Staff were very attentive food was excellent quality my wife suffers from coeliac disease but was catered for cannot fault anything would highly recommend

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

Excellent place. Good steaks and salads. Friendly personnel and owner. Recommant to go there. Very very good value and food.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 March 2023

excellent delicious steak with accompanied sides of vegetables and sauce and brilliant service, value for money!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 5 January 2023 via mobile

Visited a few times recently during our month long trip to South Africa. Every visit was fantastic - beautiful food, and amazing service!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 14 August 2022

We drove 20 minutes to to get to the restaurant,arrived 8:02pm Sunday eve,we were told the kitchen closed at 8pm,and were turned away,there were several tables still seated with diners still eating and google online states the restaurants closing time is 10pm every night confirmed...by the owner 3 weeks ago,we told the member of staff advertised closing time is 10pm and he said it had changed,kitchen was closed and that was that,if only we had arrived 3 minutes earlier.......so we ended up driving home another 20 minutes very hungry and disappointed,we have enjoyed past experiences at the restaurant but now feel reluctant to return.Can't imagine being turned away by the owner of the restaurant for being (2 minutes) late when we were actually 2 hours before advertised closing time,recommending you hire some more understanding and accommodating staff that want to work in we may return one day.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2022 via mobile

Not great service, at least for a solo visitor. After food delivery it is like you don't exist. Had to go to the front counter to get them to give me a bill. On top of that they overcharged my card! Doubt they will ever...have me as a customer again.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 26 May 2022 via mobile

Highly recommend this venue. Beautiful interior. Lovely views. Delicious food! Great manager. Will definitely come again.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 27 March 2022

We have loved staying at Cattle Baron Simons Town since it opened. We have eaten very well there many times and can only praise the friendly service staff. Sometimes we did have cause for complaints about the kitchen, but it was never as bad as...it was on March 20th, 2022. We got to the restaurant around 5:00 p.m. It was almost empty. Only two tables were occupied. After ordering we waited 50 minutes for the food. Then came an absolutely inedible, unsightly steak Rossini and an equally completely sinewy square lump of fillet. We sent the food back. The manager immediately took it back with "not acceptable". We have the impression that the kitchen staff in the restaurant is dancing on the manager's nose. It was a very upsetting experience.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 25 March 2022 via mobile

Weites for Almost one Hour After ordering. Als After 40mins. But left After again 10mins. Seems To be chaotics. Not recommandable. Especially if you are with kids.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 27 December 2021 via mobile

Arrived for a impromptu meal. Wife & son decided on cocktails and beer for myself. Placed order at 18h48, before taking photo of son with drink, so exact time. Two tables to our left arrived half way through our drinks and after they both had...received their food, we were advised ours was on its way. Arrived at 19h39! Had to stop eating, as there was a black hair under chips, both my wife and I are grey and different hair length.! Sad to see local restaurants quality drop during season, especially during these times.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 27 October 2021

What an absolute gem of a place this is! My father organised a surprise dinner for my mother for her family and friends and this was a perfect spot. Nathan (owner) welcomed us warmly along with our server for the night, Eric. As we sat...down, a beautiful whale was playing in the bay and we knew this would be a sign of a great evening. Eric was an absolute superstar, he was always ready for anything that our guests needed. We had a selection of starters for the table, all of them delicious. For mains, I went with the excellent steak special (available on Tuesdays) it was absolutely divine. Excellent portion size and so very tasty. Our dessert was a luscious malva pudding, a perfect finish to a wonderful meal. We arranged to have some light opera performed and Nathan was very accommodating, the singing was enjoyed by the other patrons in the restaurant that night too. All in all, I would just like to thank you for a wonderfully magical evening. The staff, the chefs and the bar staff were all impeccable. We appreciate the time and care you took with us, especially because we probably overstayed our welcome :) Wishing you all the very best and I can't wait to visit again.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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I have visited Harbour Bay Cattle Baron on a few occasions and have always enjoyed my meal. However, on Christmas Day my husband and I came for lunch and later that evening and the next day we both had very upset stomachs. The Seafood Cocktail starter was a bit odd as it was served warm and wasn't exactly what I expected. The sauce that they served with the hake plus a very tiny piece of crabmeat had an odd taste. We are convinced that the Seafood Cocktail was the cause of our upset stomachs as we did not eat anything else for the rest of the day; The rest of the meal, ie. the Buffet was very good and the food was excellent. Our waitress was very attentive at all times. I emailed Cattle Baron twice to inform them about our mishap re the Seafood Cocktail and to date we have not received a reply. I'm very disappointed that I still haven't heard from them. This is not the way to treat regular customers. I'm hoping to receive a reply by the end of this week as this matter has been dragging on since 26 December 2018.
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We have had two bad experiences now here. I truly think this branch is an embarrassment to the brand. First visit my mothers steak was overdone. Second visit my fathers steak was overdone. He sent it back and 30 minutes... More
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Cattle Baron Simon's Town is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4