Black Marlin Restaurant

  • Black Marlin Restaurant Simons Town, Western Cape
  • Breakfast, Cocktails, Grills, International, Seafood, South African, Vegetarian
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Main Road
    Millers Point

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Exceptional seafood and breathtaking views

The Black Marlin Restaurant was at one time a whaling station in Simons Town. The ambiance of the historical building sets the stage for a superb midday or evening meal. Since the mid 1960’s guests have been able to observe whales while savouring the exquisite seafood dishes and sipping on their choice of wine from the award winning wine list

With breathtaking views, first rate service and a superb selection on the menu the Black Marlin has a well deserved international reputation.  While renowned for its seafood, the restaurant also offers contemporary and house favourites which include Seafood platters, oysters and mussels.


Weddings and Functions

The Black Marlin caters for weddings, functions & year-end celebrations.

Whale Watching

From July to November whales flock to False Bay in order to calve and mate.  They can be seen as close as 20 metres off the shoreline.  Convenient areas to view the whales are from Fish Hoek through to Glencairn, Simon's Town and further to Miller's point.

Our Must Try Meals!

  • Saldanha Mussels

    local black mussels in a cream & white wine sauce, served with a garlic bruschetta

  • Bayside Platter

    Catch of the day, golden fried calamari rings and 8 mussels on lemon scented basmati rice

  • Kingklip On The Spit

    A Marlin specialty - Wrapped in bacon and grilled on a skewer with a choice of lemon butter, chilli or honey mustard sauce, served with crushed baby potatoes and seasonal vegetables

  • Marlins Trio Grill

    Half a medium crayfish, grilled calamari steak and 5 grilled queen prawns served with lemon scented basmati rice, seasonal vegetables and trio of sauces

  • Grilled Berry Ostrich (200g)

    Served medium rare, with a sweet potato mash, rocket and a berry demi jus, topped with a pepper and thyme yoghurt


Group Capacity : 200+ People Cost Per Head : R125+

  • Cuisine : Breakfast, Cocktails, Grills, International, Seafood, South African, Vegetarian
  • Ambience : Bustling, Family, Relaxed, Romantic, Traditional
  • Dress : Smart/Casual, Casual
  • Reservations
  • Outside Area
    Outside Area
  • Smoking
  • Secure Parking
    Secure Parking
  • Bar
  • Kids Menu
    Kids Menu
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access
  • Corkage
  • Cocktails
  • Private Dining
    Private Dining
  • Weddings
  • Conferencing
  • Aircondition

Credit Cards Accepted

  • AMEX
  • Diners Club
    Diners Club
  • VISA
  • Mastercard


  • Cape Town Tourism
    Cape Town Tourism
  • Fedhasa