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Black Marlin

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1 Main Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 1621
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“seafood” (56 reviews)
“skewers” (20 reviews)
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Seafood, Soups, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Main Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was tipped about this place: good food and very nice view over False Bay, but don't try this during normal lunch time. It turned out to be good advice: arriving around 14:45 the crowd was moving out and I had a nice "Millers Point"...More

Thank JJans2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had calimari and fish and chips. Food was excellent. Setting was great sitting outside and the staff very friendly and helpful. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Flybab
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Took visitors from Johannesburg for lunch. Welcomed by Michael and served by Nosh. Immediate good impression. Drinks served promptly and the food was beautifully presented and very good. We ordered the Cape Malay Chicken Curry, Fish and chips, grilled calamari and seared Tuna steak and...More

Thank kayleighcdc
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Stopped here at approximately 3 PM on suggestion of our tour guide and glad we did. Outdoor seating on the grass lawn provided fantastic views of False Bay. Only a few other customers there at that hour. Friendly staff. I had the Calamari Steak and...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Situated just of the main road heading towards Cape Point, this is a good place to stop for coffee or lunch. Plenty of parking and great views over False Bay. Service was a bit slow otherwise no problems.

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Made a stop here with our group on the way to the Cape. Hake wrapped in bacon was very good. Served on a skewer added to the fun. Service was good. A nice stop on the way to the Cape.

Thank FBW_MN
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this gem on the way to Cape point. Quick service with a great view of False Bay. Muscles in garlic to start with buttery soft calamari for mains. A must visit if in the area

Thank Colin F
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Mussels were great, seafood chowder outstanding, fish and chips very good. We stopped for a late lunch and sat outside overlooking the water. Very pleasant lunch.

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 26 March 2018

We stopped off here for lunch, overlooking the bay and so beautiful. The food was really good and the wine flowed nicely. All overlooked by a Baboon on the roof. He made no attempt to come near us. The place was clean and friendly and...More

Thank sonyafield
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Make sure you book as we hadnt and got a table near the kitchen with no view, the were constant bus loads of tourists arriving so im guessing this is where they make most of thier money. The food and service were good without being...More

Thank Dalestoke
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Lucinda J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Main Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Simon's Town
  • Phone Number: +27 21 786 1621
Nestled unobtrusively on one of the most scenic coastlines in the Cape, en-route to Cape Point, this historical building, ensures an idyllic lunch or evening experience. Black Marlin has earned a reputation for its stunning seafood and attentive service not to mention the incredible views.
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