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Black Marlin

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” (57 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 2 days ago

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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

Thanks for the great feedback!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't book a table beforehand and were very lucky to be able to get a table as a tour group had just pulled in for lunch. The service was initially lacking but became better the longer we were there. We enjoyed the view of...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had supper here. Sea food curry served in black cast iron pot.. excellent. Breath taking views over false bay. Frequented by bus loads of tourists. To avoid disappointment. Book.

Thank Charl W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I phoned and asked what time we could come for lunch. I was told 2pm so that's when we arrived. To a very full restaurant. We eventually were served our meals at 3.30pm. Totally unacceptable. And after one and a half hours the vegetables were...More

1  Thank DeeAndDon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a picture perfect spot with delicious food. What a treat to have eaten there. The fish was delicious and served in a most unusual way. The fish was on a standing skewer with the juices dripping on the plate of rice and veggies. Mouth...More

Thank deblam
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

During our Peninsula tour we decided to stop off at the Black Marlin for a lunch. Despite the wind we opted to sit on the outside for the view. My friends opted to have starters but I order as I was not hungry. I did...More

Thank Jay1072
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Black Marlin has beautiful views of the ocean, with great seating outside to really take in the surroundings on a summers day! Food is just maybe above average, you go there for the view! It really is worth the drive though, just don't hold any...More

Thank Chels W
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Lucinda J
2 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
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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