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41 Main Road | Kalk Bay Station, Kalk Bay 7990, South Africa
+27 21 788 5455
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08:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 23:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The iconic Brass Bell in Kalk Bay has become an institution in Cape Town, South Africa, and even beyond! Want to experience authentic Cape Town? Then come on over and spend the day at the Bell. They cater for EVERYONE. This is what makes it such a remarkable place. It is a large property, the only one situated on the... More 

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Thank janajakkals
Gary G, General Manager at Brass Bell, responded to this review

Dear janjakkals, Thank you for such an informative Trip Advisor review. We certainly can cater for everyone's needs. Des has been the backbone of the Cabin Bistro for many a year and has so many returning diners and friends. Thank you again for a great review. Regards Gary Galvin More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here previously on a sunny Sunday afternoon and had a great experience. This time around it was with a group of 11 on a Sunday Evening and it was every bit as good again! Great atmosphere, superb service and unbeatable location right on the ocean. Well worth the trip to Kalk Bay!

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Thank AidanGallagher
Gary G, General Manager at Brass Bell, responded to this review

Dear AidanGallagher, Thank you for an amazing Trip Advisor review. Your review sums up the essence of the Brass Bell and thank you for it. Regards Gary Galvin More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As always we had a delicious meal and a great atmosphere!! We had the best server ever - Maxwell! He joked and laughed and made us feel so welcome - he makes us want to come back!!

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Thank Angela D
Gary G, General Manager at Brass Bell, responded to this review

Dear Angela D, Thank you for an amazing Trip Advisor review. We are delighted you had a great experience and enjoyed your meals. I am so pleased Maxwell entertained you so well and will thank him for it. Regards Gary Galvin More 

Belsele
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208 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow and then I mean wow. Wanna eat in a resto like in the sea ? this is the place to be. We went for a pretty late diner, watertide high so we enjoyed the sound of the sea while having our diner ! The food was excellent !!!! Service superb and the manager even took time to chat to... More 

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Thank Yirra
Gary G, General Manager at Brass Bell, responded to this review

Dear Yirra, Thank you for an awesome Trip Advisor review. We are delighted you had such a great experience at the Brass Bell and will thank my manager and staff for a great job. Thanking you again. Regards Gary Galvin More 

Durbanville, South Africa
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403 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Two of my sisters came down to Cape Town last week and we met at The Brass Bell for lunch. I have often dined there over many years but had not been there lately. It is well known for its proximity to the sea and the magnificent view across the bay. The place is incredibly popular and there were several... More 

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Thank georgestof
Gary G, General Manager at Brass Bell, responded to this review

Dear georgestof, Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. We will certainly improve on all the points you mentioned in your review and you will see an improvement on your next visit. Thanking you again. Regards Gary Galvin More 

County Kildare, Ireland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I 11 in total had dinner here last Sunday.we are 11 Irish guys on a golfing trip and we had a superb evening thanks in particular To Jacklyn who runs a great restaurant. The food is superb but what really makes this place stand out is the professional friendly service that jaci delivers and the way she... More 

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Thank Paul H
Gary G, General Manager at Brass Bell, responded to this review

Dear Paul H, Thank you for an amazing Trip Advisor review. We are delighted you and your friends had an superb time and meals at the Brass Bell. Jackie will be so proud to have delivered and we thank her for that. Thanking you again. Regards Gary Galvin More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to the Brass Bell for many years, with varying outcomes, but think that they may well have changed hands in recent years. The lunch we had was very nice, line fish and chips was nice, Mussels were also good , and to be fair the Pizza that one of our party ordered was also very nice. Overall I... More 

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Thank Robin H
Gary G, General Manager at Brass Bell, responded to this review

Dear Robin H, Thank you for a great Trip Advisor review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and the food at the Brass Bell. My staff will be most proud to learn that their extra efforts are noticed and we offer much more than a great view. Thanking you again for the recommendation. Regards Gary Galvin More 

Landsmeer, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for a lunch at Brass Bell. The view from the deck is magnificent, you can see a big piece of the coastline. The food was great. We ordered all kinds of fish and everything was fresh and tasted really good. The staff made sure we had everything we need.

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Thank Alex B
Gary G, General Manager at Brass Bell, responded to this review

Dear Alex B, Thank you for an amazing Trip Advisor review. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience and the food at the Brass Bell. I am so pleased my staff looked after you so well. Well done to the team !! Thanking you again for a great review. Regards Gary Galvin More 

Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is situated so close to the water that waves crash against the breakwater and the dining room windows. Good selection of beers. The mussels were fresh and the hake and chips were crispy and not too greasy. The restaurant also serves pizzas and curries but I didn't see anyone having those. Everyone was feasting on seafood!

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Thank Marc C
Gary G, General Manager at Brass Bell, responded to this review

Dear Marc C, Thank you for an amazing Trip Advisor review. We are certainly fortunate to be situated in a stunning location and are delighted you enjoyed the food and the experience. My staff will be so pleased they delivered. Thanking you again. Regards Gary Galvin More 

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this restaurant. The dinner experience was amazing. Good food, excellent service. We had a great time in Cape Town.

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Thank Edwin N
Gary G, General Manager at Brass Bell, responded to this review

Dear Edwin N, Thank you for an amazing Trip Advisor review. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience at the Brass Bell. My staff will be so pleased you enjoyed the food and service and hope to entertain you again on your next visit from Kenya. Thanking you again. Regards Gary Galvin More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, Pub, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 23:00
Monday
08:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 23:00
Thursday
08:30 - 23:00
Friday
08:30 - 23:00
Saturday
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Main Road | Kalk Bay Station, Kalk Bay 7990, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Kalk Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 788 5455
Description
Food, Fun, sea and sun are the essence of this venue which has views over the Kalk Bay harbour, Simonstown and all the way across the bay. Enjoy a meal and drinks with friends in a relaxed and laid back atmosphere.

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