From the Cape Peninsula to the Atlantic Seaboard, there’s no denying that Cape Town will make a thalassophile swoon. So when our team at Elite Travel Concept stumbled upon this article in the Inside Guide that targets, like Cupid with his arrow, the most romantic restaurants in the Mother City, we were particularly charmed by the ones that had a sea view.
And in the spirit of love, we thought we’d share these winning combinations of sea, sand and sundowners. So if you’re looking to impress a loved one who has a penchant for the ocean, be sure to keep these five tricks in your beach bag.
1. Harbour House
As waves crash into the rocks below, you will enjoy great food in a chic and contemporary setting in Kalk Bay. Arguably boasting the best peninsular view of the ocen, the floor-to-ceiling windows will make you feel you’re dining far out at sea. The focus on beautifully presented seafood completes the experience, and a window seat is highly recommended for the most spectacular ‘show’.
2. Azure at The Twelve Apostles
Framed by its mountain namesake, the terrace overlooking the ocean is as irresistible as the lovingly designed tasting menus - Taste of the Sea and Taste of the Earth. A celebration of South Africa’s flavours and natural abundance, a dinner here will be sure to make your heart flutter as you gaze out to sea.
3. Thorfynns Restaurant
Soak up the natural beauty of the Deep South as you while away the hours on the restaurant’s sheltered decks in Noordhoek. Sit amidst the milkwood trees and enjoy fresh and free-range produce while you watch the sun set over the sea. A great selection of vegetarian dishes is available, but we particularly recommend the lentil bobotie if you’re interested in a South African favourite with a twist.
4. Rumbullion at the Roundhouse
With a history of hospitality and heartwarming dishes, the Rumbullion’s views of the mountains and the Atlantic can be admired from its spacious gardens in Camps Bay. Prepare to savour Cape cuisine and culture at its finest.
5. The Bungalow
Cool elegance is mastered at this spot on the Clifton-Camps Bay strip, and the panoramic views of the ocean will make your heart melt as much as the freshly prepared cocktails. Splash out on a bottle of champagne and snuggle up to your dearest, while you reconnect and watch the sun set over some sushi.
Does dining on seafood with a sea view sound like the perfect dose of romance and luxury? Then contact Elite Travel Concept to organise a luxury vacation in Cape Town, and ask our team to make dinner reservations that’ll get you into the good books with your beach baby.