The Lookout Deck arguably boasts one of the best views in the Western Cape. Sitting on the spectacular wooden deck, suspended over the water, you can watch the bustling harbour, moving boats of all description, frolicking Cape fur seals, local fishermen weighing in their catch of the day, the rise and fall of the tides, and beyond the harbour stunning views of the serene Chapman's Peak mountain pass. The tranquil surroundings and divine view lend themselves to the relaxed, upmarket feel of the restaurant.
The extensive menu comprises of premier seafood, freshly caught line fish from the local fishermen, live Cape Rock Lobster, succulent LM prawns, plump and juicy Tiger Prawns, fresh steamed black mussels, as well as the finest cuts of local A-grade meat. There’s a great selection of appetizing salads, lighter snack baskets, wood-fired pizzas and hearty breakfasts.
The emphasis on the cuisine is freshness and the fish is caught and delivered fresh daily. The Lookout Deck has introduced a fresh, whole fish and seafood 'braai', available on selected days and depending on what can be harvested fresh from the sea. Come and select a whole plate size, Red Roman, Baby Cob or Red Stumpnose and watch as the Chef prepares it to perfection on the open grill.
Japan meets Hout Bay with a new sushi bar on the deck. Wasabi greets shasimi with Maki & California rolls & more on the side! The Champagne & Oyster Bar continues to draw cheers with champagne accompanying chucked live oysters.
The restaurant has been tastefully designed to make you feel as though you have just come off the beach into your holiday house, designed in such a way that diners can choose between the casual wooden deck area with bench tables, outdoor heaters and large glass window panels, which provide additional comfort from the cool sea breezes. For the more modern up market feel, enjoy dining inside with comfortable upholstered chairs and well appointed tables with linen and overlays.
The Lookout Deck in Hout Bay also has a comfortable bar area with high tables and stools, a large flat screen TV where all the sporting events can be viewed. The bar stocks local and international beers, including Peroni and Nastro Azzurro on tap. The wine list reflects the wine growing regions of the Cape. Enjoy sensational sundowners and cocktails whilst listening to live local music on selected evenings.
Grilled Kingklip: Fillet of fresh, firm white local kingklip grilled, and served with a fresh herb & butter sauce.
Madras Crab Curry: Crab claw meat cooked in a fragrant hot and spicy Indian curry, garnished with fresh coriander and toasted almonds.
Steak Bearnaise: 300gram Matured rump steak, flame-grilled and
served with a Bearnaise sauce.
Rainbow Sushi Rolls: Crab & avo, wrapped in salmon, topped with mayo, caviar and sesame seeds.
Prawns Peri-Peri: Black tiger prawns, pan fried in a punchy peri-peri sauce.
Country Lady Pizza: Smoked chicken brest, ripe brie and cranberry sauce.
Seafood Deluxe Platter: Grilled line fish, tender depp fried calamari rings, Cajun calamari strips, steamed mussels, LM prawns and crayfish.
This harbour restaurant in Hout Bay is able to seat from 12 to 280 persons at any one sitting. The seating arrangement is unique in that we have three specific variations.
- The inside area, which is slightly more formal, seats 50
- The upper deck which is enclosed but can be opened out completely, seats 50
- The lower deck right over the water, seats 180.
- There is also an informal private area above the main restaurant with an incredible view of the bay that can seat up to about 40 people on special request.
There is a wide selection of mouthwatering menus (including a vast array of Seafood’s), catering to your specific needs, together with a fully licensed bar. We are happy to do Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner functions. Entertainment in the form of bands or DJ’s can be arranged to suit your specific requirements on selected days. Great for a year end of corporate function.