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Black Marlin

1 Main Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 1621
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“seafood” (58 reviews)
“skewers” (17 reviews)
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Seafood, Soups, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1 Main Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour group chose this restaurant and the meal we were served. Our guide told us it was the restaurant's specialty, bacon wrapped grilled fish on a skewer, vegetables, salad and ice cream for dessert. It was a pleasantly warm afternoon so we were seated...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Black Marlin is well known for its seafood lunches and suppers; not so when it comes to its breakfasts. It's a very popular coastal spot for tourists and their coaches on their way to the magnificent Cape Point. But at breakfast time, it's almost...More

1  Thank ChrisCharlesCT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant has a beautiful view, prompt service and the food is good. The menu provides a wide selection to choose from. If the weather is not good, one can sit inside. The building has a good to sphere.

Thank Joleenalive
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was beautifully atmosphere but food is medium well...we had fish plate for 2. ....and calamary wasn't so good ...king fish and prawns medium

Thank Zorica D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fish restaurant with great ocean view. Seafood quality is good and overall service quality and speed is above average. Recommended for lunch.

Thank Kurklu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were coming up from Cape of Good Hope and had heard good things about the Black Marlin. I had snails and a nice salad, creme brulee for dessert. The service was good. There are several choices for seating both inside and outside. We had...More

Thank CynthiaCreasy
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Sometimes a memorable meal is about location and company and that’s what we had at the Black Marlin ... their Signature dish is hake wrapped in bacon. When you add a view to die for, a nice bottle of wine, great company then you are...More

Thank phils_dad
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

It was a great luck to find black Marlin for lunch. We got a free table but we recognized that you have to do a reservation and the restaurant was nearly fully booked We enjoyed the catch of the day with a glass of wine...More

Thank Florian K
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Thank you Ben Burger for going the extra mile We had the most delicious seafood for xmas lunch The food and service was out of this world. The place was packed but the service was great This was such a special experience

Thank Riana C
CapeTownMichelle, Guest Relations Manager at Black Marlin, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thanks for the great feedback!

Reviewed 1 January 2018

Although we did visit on a busy occasion (we had booked in advance), we still found the attitude of the restaurant's management to be unreasonably unpleasant. Waiters were friendly but seemed overworked. Furthermore, the quality of the meals was a mixed bag with the "specialty"...More

Thank Ulwin H
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Lucinda J
1 November 2017|
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Response from beyond5th | Reviewed this property |
I agree. Why not just contact the place directly rather than load up the traveller sections with this question?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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