Located on a private beach in Granger Bay, the Grande Cafe & Beach is adjacent to the V&A Waterfront and faces Table Bay with Green Point Stadium, Signal Hill and Table Mountain forming an utterly unique backdrop.
The reimagined Grand Beach has no shortage of spaces for unforgettable celebrations. A new section on the beach boasts luxurious daybeds, private bars and a dedicated DJ booth to create a comfortably exclusive area discreetly set apart from the main restaurant. On the rare occasion it’s not booked out for private events, guests are encouraged to indulge in this glamorous corner of Grand Beach.
While the new spaces add diversity to the revamped Grand Beach, the restaurant area still retains all the feet-in-the-sand charm and casual-chic appeal it’s always enjoyed. With the new look comes a new menu, and Head Chef Dominic Faict has drawn on his experience in South Africa and abroad to craft a wide-ranging menu combining signature Grand dishes with new Mediterranean-inspired plates.
We’re definitely going to step up the standard of cooking. With the wonderful beach setting we’re trying to lighten the menu and bring in more fresh flavours and seafood. – Faict, who has the daunting task of cooking for up to 1000 guests each night.
That could mean a generous pot of West Coast mussels steamed in a fragrant coconut broth, or a Cajun-spiced linefish tagliata. Generous cuts of steaks off the grill will keep the hungry happy, while the compact sushi menu is the perfect fit for the sunny seaside setting. Loyal locals will be happy to hear that the signature wood-fired pizzas remain.
On the white sands the rows of stylish tables are now shaded by stylish G.H Mumm champagne parasols and if you’re outdoors, don’t forget to look up: 11 graceful palm trees have been planted providing a dose of island style and a welcome rustle of shade as the summer days heat up.
It’s a space where guests may arrive for lunch, then relax into afternoon drinks. They may segue into sundowners with a signature cocktail, before staying for dinner and celebrating late into the night as DJs warm up the decks. Although the doors have only just opened, locals and tourists are already clamouring for a glimpse of the revamped Grand Africa Café & Beach.
P.S.: Grand Café & Beach is also a multi-functional venue for corporate events, weddings and private celebrations/parties.
Directions to Grand Cafe & Beach
Granger Bay Road (off Beach Road)