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Castella Amare Restaurant

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47-5th Avenue, Melkbosstrand 7441, South Africa (Formerly Die Kliphuis)
+27 21 553 3892
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food and view awesome!! Friendly service and portions we received was very reasonable! Calamari was fresh and tasty

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Thank NSwart01
Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With no road between the restaurant and seaside, the kids enjoyed walking on the rocks while waiting for the food. Service a bit slow, but all nine orders arrived as expected. Food was tasty and the portions generous. Pizza ok but not living up to their Italian sounding name. Seafood platter well prepared & tasty except for the mussels; the... More 

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Thank FanieFza
Cape Town
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252 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten here a few times, and instead of leaving feeling wowed, I always feel like it could have been just that bit better. Our waitress didn't know what wasn't available on the menu anymore (Kingklip) until after we'd ordered and that really is a pet hate of mine. Please train the waiters to say what has been sold out/is... More 

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Thank HarveyCapeTown
Cape Town, South Africa
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150 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Right on the waters edge this relaxed restaurant delivers good service and tasty food. No exceptional plating just hearty food. We had seafood that was well prepared. Quite a busy social place. Definite recommendation for a lazy weekend meal without frills.

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Thank pdpcpt
Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This was a lunch time visit on a superb day in Cape Town. The outside seating is almost on the rocks and it feels as if you are right by the ocean. The drinks were served in chilled glasses, a nice touch. The portions were generous and the food tasty. The staff were friendly and not overbearing.

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1 Thank Brett T
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

There's a lot of room for improvement, but for what Castella is it is pretty great. The location is the best in Melkbos. The waitress we had was amazing. We enjoyed the place so much that we returned again and the waitress even remembered us. We'll be back again! Seafood is very decent and the menu very affordable.

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1 Thank Mark C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

The most delicious house burger I've had in my life. Great cocktails. The sea view is amazing and you just feel so relaxed.

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Thank Chantel T
Melkbosstrand, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Their food is always great and staff is always friendly and welcoming! We're regulars, always returning for more! 👌🏼

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Thank 886cheriseh
Atlanta, Georgia
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Food was good. Chicken liver appetizer was delicious. Prawn appetizer as a good portion and well prepared. Lobster was tasty. One in our party had the seafood platter. Said it was excellent. Couple f folks had pizza. Good wine selection. Very nice atmosphere. Inside and outside seating.

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Thank beetlebaileyCool
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to sit outside or inside. Next to the beach and nice for evenings. Food is great and the service normal but friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47-5th Avenue, Melkbosstrand 7441, South Africa (Formerly Die Kliphuis)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Melkbosstrand
  • Phone Number: +27 21 553 3892
Description
On the Beach...With outside seating and spectacular views, dog friendly (On a leash please), South African restaurant with a Portuguese flavour

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