“Good food” is an essential part of a great holiday. Pringle Bay is fortunate to be “home” to some really good restaurants, most within easy walking distance from Moonstruck, others within an easy drive. Offering fine country hospitality and quality produce, our restaurateurs pay homage to fine food and good service.
Hook Line and Sinker:
Featured and reviewed in numerous publications!
Situated in Pringle Bay, you will be extremely fortunate to find a table available over weekends and in season at this rustic eatery serving line fish and seafood. Chefs Carl and Jacqui, offer only the finest fresh line fish and crustaceans, cooked on an open fire, a treat to watch. The menu is seasonal, and is dependent on the variety of seafood available. On any given day a mixed platter may include seared tuna, Cajun grilled calamari, fried monkfish with green peppercorn sauce and wild Mozambique prawns. An assortment of good wines to choose from, and what better way to finish off a meal than with a Creme Brulee . A definite must for lovers of fish simply prepared over an open fire. And lets not forget the carnivores; they offer tender and succulent steaks on Sunday and Wednesday nights; these 2 nights of the week the menu is limited to prawns or steak. Tel 028 2738688. Ask for Jacqui.
Trading days & nights: Note: they do not operate as a traditional restaurant accepting walk ins. All by prior reservation only. Maximum seating allotment is 26 people
Dinner: Monday – Sunday night from 19h00 to 20h00
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: Seafood a la carte menu
Wednesdays & Sundays: Steak and Prawns
Lunch: Tuesday – Saturday; beer battered hake and chips served on newspaper, Sunday: Seafood a la carte menu. Kitchen opens at 12h00 sharp
Ideally positioned in the centre of the village square Bistro 365 promises both good food and atmosphere. 365 has an eclectic and spacious ambience and has a fireplace for the winter blues as well as great views to enjoy an authentic cappuccino or one of their coffee creations after your meal. The atmosphere is modern, warm and welcoming. The menu serves as a guideline but be sure to ask as there are often more dishes available: specials of the day. Portions are generous and well presented. Selected dishes are served with roasted veggies and your choice of potato wedges, rice or shoestring chips.
Morné is the master chef and promises to tickle your taste buds with fresh foods and stunning bakes prepared daily. Tel: +27 (0)28 273 8931 – Etienne or Renee.
Open: Tuesday – Saturday nights for dinner from 19h00. Open for lunch on Sundays from 12h00 till 14h30. Closed Sunday and Monday nights (except from mid Dec to mid Jan when open 7 nights a week)
Located in Betty’s Bay, a 10 minute drive from Pringle Bay on Clarence Drive (adjacent to the Engen Garage), The Tides offers delicious fresh fare and a relaxed, tasteful ambience. The menu changes regularly with seasonal produce in mind. They offer superb quality steaks, fresh line fish, great burgers, mussels, a selection of salads, roast pork belly, pasta, and in winter melt in the mouth lamb shanks and oxtail.
Open: Wednesday – Saturday nights for dinner from 19H00. Open for lunch on Sundays from 12h00 till 14h30.
Friday and Saturday Lunches BY PRIOR RESERVATION only in High Season. Tuesday night dinners only in High Season.
Tel: 028 2729 835 Hanno or Lize
Hanging Rock Kitchen:
Hanging Rock Kitchen oozes charm and a wonderful atmosphere. Situated in”The Hamptons” centre; open for dinners. Thin based pizzas , salads & chicken cooked in the pizza oven. Contact Karin and Gary tel: 028-2738413. Cell: 079 -8983481. Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays except for in high season when trading days vary. Please call and check first.
Check out the local market “markie” on Saturday mornings from 9h30 – 12h00 for locally made crafts, beaded necklaces, screen printed t-shirts, confectionary items, GaBoLi belgium chocolates and malay samoosas, rotis and chicken pies.
For lighter fare, tea and cake or a light lunch….
Hake Away (take-away fish & chips):
Like any fish and chippy the earlier you go, the better the quality. Generally offer good quality fish and chips.
Lemon and Lime Deli:
Fancy some wonderful gourmet fare for a picnic lunch on the beach or on your own private patio perhaps? This TOP CLASS deli situated in the centre of town caters for all taste buds. Offering smoked salmon, pate’s, fruit, a wonderful assortment of cheeses, gourmet breads, quiches, home made pies (like Grandma used to make), tapenades, jams, preserves, juices, ice creams, home made lasagne. You name it, they’ll probably stock it!! Recently opened coffee shop offers coffee, tea and an assortment of light lunches (menu changes daily).
Located in the village square this coffee shop serves a selection of sandwiches, scones, muffins, light lunches and salads. A small bakery operates from the coffee shop premises offering an assortment of delicious fresh bakes. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Morne’ or Rene: 0282738931
La Galerie Art & Coffee Salon:
A delightful Coffee Salon featuring a Gallery and Reading room / Lending Library where one can relax & admire the art. Great bakes, daily specials, lovely atmosphere, well worth a visit.
Contact Leigh and Donna Tel: 028 273 8155. Closed on Tuesdays.
Harold Porter Botanical Gardens – Tearoom and Red Disa Restaurant – Betty’s Bay:
(Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 16h30. Sat and Sunday from 8h00 to 17h00)
People may stay in the gardens till 18h00 in winter and till 19h00 in summer despite the fact that the gates close earlier. The original tea room is still operational, along with the Leopards Kloof restaurant which is located in a new building offering commanding views of the botanical gardens and Leopards Kloof.