Nestled at the foot of the picturesque Chapmans Peak Drive lies the The Chapmans Peak Hotel Restaurant regarded as a local institution, established over 40 years ago.
It has become the grand old lady of outdoor seafood restaurants in Cape Town, with decades of worldwide reputation for its famous calamari and seafood. The sun drenched terrace, ideal for those hot summer days and lingering sunsets, has spectacular views of the beach, Atlantic Ocean and harbour activities in the background. As for the chilly days, enjoy the welcome warmth of the fireplaces indoors.
This famous Hout Bay establishment was the originator of the ‘seafood-in-a-pan’ concept and is still very much in demand for languid Sunday lunch to be enjoyed on the Terrace on a sunny day or in the warmth of the spacious Dining Room on a chilly day.
The hotel has occupied the site since the 1880s and was the earliest seaside establishment in the Cape, with the beach reaching its front porch it was a popular venue; nowadays the world famous Chapmans Peak Drive passes its front door and many tourists stop to quench their thirst and enjoy a meal before crossing over to the Noordhoek valley.
Drop in for a drink; wine aplenty, local and imported beers, a variety of drinks on offer to seduce your taste buds. The restaurant inside will take you back to an era nearly forgotten, with its wood finishes and pictures from the past. Take a stroll into the wine cellar and choose your favourite bottle of vintage red wine or peruse the extensive wine list to accompany your meal.
The menu offers a variety of seafood items from Prawns and Fresh Fish or combinations thereof. The house specialty being succulent Calamari, served in the pan, renowned for being the most tender and tastiest Calamari in the World. Calamari at the Chapmans Peak was voted as “one of top 20 things to do in Cape Town”.
Seafood might be the specialty of the restaurant, but grilled steaks and chicken items are on offer. A Popular meat dish is the “Portuguese Steak” – cubed fillet served with our secret sauce – served in a pan.
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