Food & Drinks

Zachary’s

Zachary’s For those who love fine dining in cushy luxury, celebrated chef Geoffrey Murray delivers. Put yourself in his hands and experience the gourmand menu or order à la carte from his seasonal menus featuring vegetables from Pezula’s own organic garden. There are plenty of special touches like the in-house preserves, cured meats and exquisite breads. Hours: 7.00am-10.00pm...

Swing Café

Swing Café Some of the most popular South African entertainers swing through this café that turns into a family-friendly nightclub environment on show nights. Open all day, beginning with the back- packer’s special full breakfast for R19, but burgers are their specialty along with tapas and light meals. Expect a cover charge for evening shows. Hours: 9am-late Tue-Sun. Main Courses:...

Red Barn

Red Barn A fifteen-minute drive from the centre of town and you’re plunk in the middle of a charming macadamia nut farm / restaurant serving local artisan cheeses, fresh fruit from neighbouring farms and macadamia nuts in many of the dishes. Or simply stop in for quality tapas or pizza. The desserts are marvellous! A gem. Hours: 9am-4pm Wed-Sun & public holidays; Fri till...

Piccola Italia

This little gem began as an Italian deli with a nice array of take-away items like fresh mozzarella, Parma ham, home-made salamis and fantastic olives plus ready-to-bake pastas. Friendly host and owner Steph d’Emarese serves lunch including sandwiches on his home-made bread. You’ll find pizza on the menu too. Hours: 8.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri; 8.30am-2.30pm Sat, Sun. Main...

Pembreys

Considered by many, including local chefs, to serve some of the best food in town. The ever-changing continental menu based on whatever is fresh and local at this relaxed, unpretentious country inn. Owner and chef Peter Vadas is always on hand along with his wife, Viv, to assure things are to your liking. Hours: 6.30pm-close Wed-Sun; 12.30-2pm Sun. Main Courses: starts...

The Oyster Catcher

On the water’s edge without the hype of the waterfront, ‘The Catcher’, is the place to join the locals for sundowners. Munch on oysters and nachos or choose from the pub menu and enjoy the noisy, lively vibe that heats up on weekends when local bands take the stage. Hours: Noon-9.00pm daily. Main Courses: starts from R65.

The Olive Tree

The daytime buffet is always fresh and ready when you are. There’s an array of salads, quiches and kebabs plus savoury stews or curries redolent of the pizza oven where everything is baked. In the evenings a small, elegant Mediterranean menu is served by candlelight. Pizza is served all day. Hours: 8.00am-4.00pm, 6.30-9.00pm Mon-Fri; 9.00am-1.00pm Sat. Main Courses:...

Mon Petit Païn

This venue was planned as a take-away version of Île de Païn, offering sandwiches, salads and pastries, but it’s so cheerful, most people opt to stay and be part of the action. It’s the same delicious bread, but single-size tarts and quiches, baby brownies and robust pitas filled with break fasty goodies are just some of the bites that are exclusively available at Mon...

NumNum Wholefoods

Quality foods, primarily organic, free-range, local and in season, crowd the shelves and are the central ingredients in NumNum’s daily ‘harvest table’ menu, making this a good spot for a quick lunch. Consider super smoothies and freshly made juices to recharge your batteries and feel free to indulge in the raw chocolate desserts, made without sugar, wheat or dairy. Hours...

JJ’s Seafood Restaurant

JJ’s Seafood Restaurant For a taste of Africa, try some- thing from the comprehensive list of venison. Warm and welcoming host Justin Hirsch will help you navigate his superb wine list while the staff serenade diners with traditional songs. The fresh local seafood is superb. Hours: 11.30am-3.30pm Tue-Sun; 6.30-10.00pm daily. Main Courses: R95.

Île de Païn

This vibrant café is a top destination for visitors. It serves delicious treats and whole- some meals like brioche french toast, karan beef steaks, vegan salads and traditional apple strudel, and always their famous bread. Never content to rest on their laurels, the duo of Markus Färbinger (master baker) and Liezie Mulder (exacting chef) keeps it fresh, changing the...

Firefly Eating House

Firefly Eating House Unconventionally charming, this little restaurant has grown along with its popularity but a collection of global curries still dominates the menu, from mild coconut-based to flame-inflicting hot – as in the ever-popular chilli prawn curry. Dishes are stylishly presented and some imaginative starters are a must. Good wine list and no BYOB. Hours: 6-10pm Tue-Sun. Main...

East Head Café

East Head Café Just above the site of the historical Paquita wreck, this bright and cheery café is surround ed by breathtaking views extending out to the heads and the sea. The all-day menu starts with a selection of breakfasts, moves on to a long list of burgers, including calamari and veggie, plus curries, soups, and salads. Expect kid-pleasing options as well as fun cocktails. Hours...

Daniela’s

Daniela’s Romantics relish the elegant décor, good selection of bubblies, unobtrusive, polished service and uninterrupted views of dazzling sunsets over the estuary – a real sense-of-occasion restaurant. The small menu is based on the best of the season prepared with flair and usually includes a fish, meat and vegetarian option, but mention any preferences when booking. Hours: 6-...

Caroline’s (Belvidere Manor Hotel)

Belvidere Manor Hotel The old-world elegance of the hotel extends to the menu where guests enjoy a good range of South African classics such as eland and ostrich, local mussels and oysters and the beloved malva pudding. An excellent choice of wines accompanies the fare and service is smoothly old-fashioned and attentive. On beautiful days the porch or patio are delight full spots to take a...