BRASS BELL RESTAURANTS & PUBS KALK BAY
The Brass Bell Restaurants and Pubs, located in the trendy harbour town of Kalk Bay, is situated in False Bay, one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Surrounded by the rolling waves, the restaurant complex of terraced dining areas, is nestled into the tidal pool walls, and offers visitors an unforgettable and truly unique seaside dining experience. Built in 1939, the Brass Bell’s humble beginning as a council-run “Tea Room” is a far cry from the bustling complex of waterfront dining venues that it is today.
Brass Bell’s owner, Tony White has pioneered the ongoing development of the Brass Bell Restaurants and Pubs, and together with his dynamic hospitality team, has turned the Brass Bell from a once quaint seaside bistro into a beloved household name, boasting an impressive series of 9 different dining and events venues.
The location and splendour of this magical place has captured the imagination and hearts of tourists and locals alike, and it is now a world renowned and well-loved hotspot; welcoming guests with our warm hospitality and superb menu selections.
Monday to Friday 11h30 to late (kitchen closes at 22h00)
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 11h00 to late (kitchen closes at 22h00)
Seaweed & Salt:
Monday to Friday 15h00 to late
Saturday & Sunday 08h30 to late
All of our restaurants and pubs offer stunning views across False Bay, Kalk Bay mountains and of course the working Kalk Bay Harbour.
Watch the surfers on the world renowned Kalk Bay Reef, look out on the sparkling Indian Ocean for seals, whales and the fishing boats coming in and out of the bustling harbour with their daily catch. Brass Bell is just as enticing in winter as you find cosy corners with fireplaces and heaters that make you warm and comfortable.
Awesome location, wholesome food & fabulous entertainment
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Nestled above the tidal pools, this venue provides a charming atmosphere with comfortable seating and awe-inspiring panoramic vistas of False Bay. With its elevated position, guests can enjoy the cozy ambiance while being treated to breath taking views spanning across the entire bay.
Experience the open-air charm of The Oyster Deck, where you'll be treated to exceptional vistas spanning across False Bay and the majestic Kalk Bay mountains. Take in the scenery while keeping an eye out for skilled surfers conquering the renowned Kalk Bay Reef.
A place cherished by locals for its intimate, cosy, and relaxed atmosphere that brings a touch of fun to every visit. This beloved venue creates a welcoming ambiance that allows you to unwind and enjoy your dining experience to the fullest. With its blend of comfort and playful charm, it's no wonder this dining area holds a special place in the hearts of those who frequent it.
Discover the South African equivalent of the iconic 'Cheers' bar, where familiarity reigns supreme - welcome to the Cabin Bar! This beloved establishment offers a warm and inviting atmosphere where everybody knows your name. Embrace the lively spirit and friendly ambiance as you immerse yourself in the charm of the Cabin Bar. Please note that the Cabin Bar operates on a first-come, first-served basis, and reservations for tables are not available.
Seaweed and Salt:
The latest addition to our extraordinary venues, where you can delight in modern dishes crafted by our experienced chefs. Immerse yourself in the lively ambiance, complemented by stunning panoramic views that stretch across the picturesque False Bay. Seaweed & Salt offers the perfect setting to relax and unwind - combining contemporary cuisine with an enchanting atmosphere.
Indulge in the allure of Il Porto – its closeness to the crashing waves is so remarkable that one might mistake being aboard a boat. Il Porto offers a unique setting that will transport you to a world where land and sea seamlessly blend together. The warm welcome is extended our furry friends, making it a dog-friendly venue.
THE BEACH DECKS:
The Beach deck at Brass Bell offers our guests the very best in seaside fun. The deck, mostly enclosed, and raised under a stylish wooden awning, is nestled between the Kalk Bay Tidal Pool & a trendy sandy area. With a paddling pool for the under 10’s, this venue promises to be the definitive Summer Lovers’ choice!
KALK BAY THEATRE:
Immerse yourself in an unforgettable dining experience at the classy and timeless Theatre Restaurant of Kalk Bay. Indulge in amazing cuisine, accompanied by a cozy and elegant ambiance that sets the perfect mood. Beyond being a delightful dining venue for the Kalk Bay Theatre-goers, this venue is also available for hire, making it an ideal choice for hosting memorable celebrations. Additionally, keep an eye on our social media pages for updates on the Jazz Nights that take place, promising enchanting evenings filled with soulful music.
Enclosed and situated on the lower level, this inviting space provides the perfect spot to unwind, immersing yourself in the sun and surf. Seamlessly integrated into the sea wall, the deck seating extends right up to the edge of the tidal pool, granting guests a truly unforgettable experience right at the water's edge. Whether relaxing or socializing, this unique waterside setting promises an exceptional and memorable time for all who visit.
Brass Bell Restaurant and Pubs is located in the heart of the historic fishing village of Kalk Bay, Cape Town. This seaside location not only offers one of the most amazing views in Cape Town but with its 9 different dining areas, there is something to suit everyone.
Please contact us with regards to booking one of our venues for your function or event. Our spacious restaurant is ideally suited for groups and events, special occasions, engagement parties, wedding, corporate functions or even workshops.
Whether you are here to enjoy a drink at the seaside, a memorable meal, a special occasion, or join us at one of our live music events such as Jazz, Local SA music nights, or dance the night away to a DJ, we want to say:
WELCOME TO YOUR NEW FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND EVENT VENUE!
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Happy people, happy days...
"The service was friendly and efficient and we felt encouraged to visit again the next night, our last night in Kalk Bay. Again we had a lovely meal. This time we had starters of Mussels and a Greek Salad, followed by T-Bone (again) and fish cakes for me and this time a bottle of Pinotage. The food is excellent value and the location and service is lovely."
Great service, wonderful views, good food, delicious milkshakes
"Maxwell was our waiter and he was everything and more, attentive and knowledgeable. We had a lovely meal, delicious mussels, some surf and turf with fresh fish and chips paired with T-bone steak. Their guava and rosewater milkshake was a meal in itself, delicious!"
For Whom The Bell Tolls
"One of my favourite meals in SA. We had fisherman's platters which would feed a small army. Service was great, food was fantastic - particularly the mussels and seafood curry. We also had traditional Cape Town brandy cake for pud - and it was fantastic. The location, right on the sea, gives diners a great view of the waves crashing in."
"Most amazing views, lovely food and superb service by Gerry! She truly makes Brass Bell feel like home!
Thank you Gerry!"
"Catered for a lovely birthday brunch, the staff are friendly and the food is very tasty. Love going here with family and friends."
Great food, great view
"Went for lunch, and two amazing burgers (one veggie). Cheap - around 110rand each and pretty big burgers too. We were lucky enough to watch whales out the window too!"
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