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Castella Amare Restaurant

47-5th Avenue, Melkbosstrand 7441, South Africa
+27 21 553 3892
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (13 reviews)
“pizza” (13 reviews)
“piri piri” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
Seafood, International
$$ - $$$
47-5th Avenue, Melkbosstrand 7441, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 169 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

James you are a gem. This dog friendly restaurant deserve 5 stars. When the service starts with a bang... full restaurant inside and outside, and your drnks is served withing 7 minutes food served within 20 minutes from order WOW. The food was Excelent. Ham...More

Thank jaco v
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Tucked away at the end of the beach is this great little restaurant. Right on the beach with a beautiful view of the sea and the coast line north of Cape Town Castella Amare is hidden away from the usual tourist eateries. Service is good,...More

Thank dave_honour
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Please note that the restaurant does not accommodate bookings, this does not make sense to me as we live in Paarl and to drive through hoping to get a table is not ideal. But we were early and fortunately they were able to accommodate our...More

Thank Johann G
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This is the most beautiful setting in Melkbosstrand. I was told immediately that nothing gets served before 10h00. I arrived at 10 min before 10. I decided to sit at their tables outside an wait the 10 min before they start serving.I was the only...More

Thank eugeneduplessis
Reviewed 11 April 2017

One would think that with the name that you'd be getting seafood with a special Italian style but this is not the case..they serve seafood and all the usual things that one would expect but was expecting something different. The spectacular thing is the location...More

Thank Carlo S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Cozy place, friendly staff . Best fish i had in Melkbosstrand. A must visit when you come to Melkbos. Beautiful seaviews.

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 9 April 2017

As the proprietor had warned us that he doesn't take bookings few days earlier, we all arrived before 12.00 as per his advice. We were greeted by John, a smiling and friendly waiter who made us all feel welcome and tended to our every need...More

1  Thank Surfari
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Great seafood restaurant. I had the filet of sole. It was very good. My husband had the seafood platter. It was very good as well.

1  Thank Jan H
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We went for a walk along the beach and then we discover this little gem! It was around four o'clock on a Saturday afternoon and this place was still packed with people. Only one table left, and we got seated. We've ordered the hake and...More

1  Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I loved the location of the restaurant - right on the beach. However, I thought that the menu was boring, unimaginative and overpriced for what it was. Our food took well over an hour to arrive. Our waiter was friendly but he did not come...More

Thank CTnicoleH
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi Leon, this restaurant is in Melkbosstrand and not in Blouberg.
22 September 2016|
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Response from Andries_Florrie_13 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely Melkbosstrand!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining
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: 47-5th Avenue, Melkbosstrand 7441, South Africa (Formerly Die Kliphuis)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Melkbosstrand
  • Phone Number: +27 21 553 3892
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On the Beach...With outside seating and spectacular views, dog friendly (On a leash please), South African restaurant with a Portuguese flavour
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