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Black Marlin

1 Main Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 1621
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“seafood” (64 reviews)
“skewers” (21 reviews)
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Seafood, Soups, International, Grill, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1 Main Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival the location was superb the views amazing. Eric was our server and what a happy smiley chap his service was great and professional unfortunately he was let down by the kitchen who served frozen prawns which tasted awful this is the first time...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jonathantgadd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although there is lots of space on the outside, quite some tourist groups visit this place and it gets so crowded, that even on the outside, despite of the beautiful setting, it is hard to get some privacy. The service was ok, but the seafood...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank IDoLoveFood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The worst food I've eaten in years and shockingly slow service! Their Greek salad consisted of badly wilted lettuce, 4 pieces of feta cheese, and 4 olives and very boring tomatoes. Views are great but do not eat there!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank barrys2326
Reviewed 2 November 2018

This was an unscheduled stop as the tour guide had to change days out due to the annual cycle tour. So we stopped here and what can i say.....Wonderful views, decent food and free WiFi. We had fish, calamari and for some of us steak,,...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 488jacquib
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Last review was not good because they had changed serving massive tour groups. Arrived at 11.30 hoping to miss this and did. Had the best oysters I have ever had, best chicken livers I have ever had washed down with a glass of MCC. Left...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank david o
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We returned today for the second time and had a super lunch. The fish was fresh and perfectly cooked. We even saw a whale from our table! Loved it and will return.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cressidah2017
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Wonderful views, decent food and free WiFi. We had fish and calamari, both were good nothing special but enjoyable. Location makes the stop worthwhile.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank advcards
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Stopped by for a Sunday lunch with he family. Restaurant was buzzing with tourists, given the amount of tourist buses parked in the parking area. Luckily got a spot inside with excellent views across the ocean. Unfortunately not provided with a child seat even though...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kyle W
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Last year we had lunch at the Black Marlin. This was very good so we decided to go back again. And again, we had an excellent lunch with a great view over the sea. The tuna/avocado is so good, try it!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank esther e
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Marlin restaurant is very well situated before simonstown. With beautiful views of the ocean and especially during the whale season. Layout nice wirh choices of garden or dining room . Food ok but not to a high quality . Chipps always cooked in old oil...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GuidoB1631
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Lucinda J
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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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Kids
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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