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Castella Amare Restaurant

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47-5th Avenue, Melkbosstrand 7441, South Africa (Formerly Die Kliphuis)
+27 21 553 3892
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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, ambiance is fantastic and the food very much worthy of a visit. Will definitely be... More 

Thank dave_honour
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 table for 9 people. The service from our waiter was professional. The food was really... More 

Thank Johann G
Ballito, South Africa
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 person there. I put my feet on the table and leaned back to enjoy the... More 

Thank eugeneduplessis
Melkbosstrand, South Africa
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 and the view and they make and serve the food well...its nice for a Weekend... More 

Thank Carlo S
2 reviews
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
Cape Town
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69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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 from start to finish. The views were stunning, being right next to the sea path... More 

1 Thank Surfari
Waleska, Georgia
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
Klerksdorp, North-West, South Africa
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116 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 chips, and it was so delicious and beautifully served. This place was a big surprise,... More 

1 Thank Charlotte P
Cape Town, South Africa
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83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 and offer us anything extra to drink, or explain that the food would be a... More 

Thank CTnicoleH
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

After a day of cricket we decided to go for an impromptu early supper. Great service from James and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. What a great setting.

1 Thank Melissa H

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Restaurant Details

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