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Boulders Beach Lodge and Restaurant

4 Boulders Place | Boulders Beach, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 1758
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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4 Boulders Place | Boulders Beach, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here before walking to the penguins as part of an admittedly large tour group, and for this reason it appeared that the food had been booked in advance - either fish or chicken. As I have no problem eating fish, it was assumed...More

Thank Mono_Jockos
Zaria D, Owner at Boulders Beach Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Thank you for taking the time to review. I'm glad the fish was good. I am however slightly confused as firstly we are an intimate restaurant and seldom have large tour groups, secondly we never prepare food in advance, and none of my waitresses...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice in one day! As we arrived at boulders beach we popped in for lunch which was perfectly cooked fish and chips accompanied by a glass of the gorgeous penguin reserve rose. After spending the day swimming with the penguins and...More

Thank AbbiiB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely little place with great service - especially good for brunch before a visit to the penguins! Love the Asian breakfast dish. Thank you!

Thank bloomjo1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately when we arrived at 8pm it was like a ghost town (they had my booking for 7pm) and only two other tables on. They asked the kitchen if they’d stay open for us, but we rushed our food as it felt so empty and...More

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant after a morning on Boulders Beach with family from UK. Three ordered calamari and chips - what a mistake! Over cooked (straight from the freezer), tasteless and chewy like rubber bands. The worst calamari I’ve had in 15 years of visiting South...More

Thank harrymlaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here after a long walk around the penguin colonies. The view is amazing of course! The food -a Thai veg curry and traditional malva pudding - was excellent, exceeding all expectations, and our experience was enhanced many times over by the wonderful...More

Thank Zara K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Similar to the review in December, I had a seafood salad which had 4 mussels in. After eating one I thought it tasted a bit funny but then ate another and I have had a bad stomach for the last 48 hours. Avoid this place.

Thank footylad86
Reviewed 11 January 2018

I wanted to give Boulders Beach Resto and Lodge a 3.5, but since TA doesn’t allow half points, i gave them the benefit of the doubt because the views were great, and great views weigh heavily on my reviews.... Anyway, my wife got a seafood...More

Thank StrangeTripper
Reviewed 8 January 2018

I ate here twice with the family while visiting Simon's Town. The staff are very good and the food and drinks served with a smile. Good quality too.

Thank John M
Zaria D, Owner at Boulders Beach Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

thank you so much for your lovely review.

Reviewed 8 January 2018

on a beautiful bit of the coast and a nice enough looking restauarant. unfortunately the main view is of the car park rather than the sea. had a drink after visiting the penguins. staff nice but rather chaotic and slow service.

Thank Chris B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 150
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Boulders Place | Boulders Beach, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Simon's Town
  • Phone Number: +27 21 786 1758
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Simple rooms, luxury linen, great food. 50 meters from the beach and the penguins...on the 'other side'
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