Since the mid 1960’s, the Black Marlin has been the perfect restaurant getaway from the busier city areas of Cape Town. This world renowned eatery can be found just past the delightful seaside village and naval port of Simons Town and has garnered a reputation for its inviting and award winning wine list, along with excellent seafood.

One of the best known entities of this great restaurant is its location and the breathtaking views that come along with it. While you sit back and enjoy the scrumptious taste of the Black Marlin’s ever popular oysters and mussels, don’t forget to look out at False Bay and see if you can spot some whales. That’s correct, this venue not only comes highly recommended for its wine, cuisine and service but it’s also a hotspot for whale watching. Bryde, Hump and Southern Right Whales can all be spotted from this historic site throughout the year and this makes for an exciting attraction at this venue.

Simons Town RestaurantAt the Black Marlin you’ll have a lot to choose from, especially when it comes to seafood. The menu has a major emphasis on food from the sea, hence the restaurant’s name and its ideal location. Black Marlin specialities include Seafood platters, Cape lobster, prawn curry and calamari of course.

If seafood is not always your first choice, the menu also features meat and poultry, pastas and most importantly they cater for vegetarians too. There’s even a kiddies menu and a unique breakfast selection to choose from at the Black Marlin. What’s more is that a trip out to this location makes for the ultimate day trip. The reason for this is simple; the Marlin is on the way to Cape Point or just past Cape Point, if you make your way from the other end of the Cape Peninsula.

Once you’ve gone for a swim on the beach or you’re heading to, or returning from Cape Point, the Black Marlin makes is a fantastic spot to stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner, while you enjoy the view and sea air of False Bay. Who knows you may be lucky enough to spot some whales before you even order your main course.