The charming seaside resort town of Margate, situated in the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal province, is a wonderful place to explore. It offers gorgeous views, pristine beaches and an overall fun atmosphere.
And happily, Margate also has some lovely restaurants – with stellar views – found both in and around this delightful seaside town.
Here are ten of the best restaurants with sea views near Margate:
#1 C-Bali South Coast Restaurant
C-Bali South Coast Restaurant via Facebook
This popular local spot has it all: stylish interiors, stunning views, a cosy, intimate bar and a wide variety of dishes that leave you spoilt for choice.
Included among the offerings are Thai dishes, the famous Flying Dutchman potjie (potjies are a traditional, South African pot-stew), a seafood medley and much more. Best of all, they cater to special events and offer daily and weekly specials too!
They are also child-friendly – in fact, kiddies rave about the food as much as the adults, so be sure to visit them for a wonderful family meal.
Before or after your meal, take a short walk down to the beach and soak up the beautiful seaside atmosphere.
Contact: +27 (039) 315 0473
Address: CBali, St Michaels Beach Front, Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
#2 Blue Lagoon Restaurant and Deck
Fronting Ramsgate beach – a blue flag beach – Blue Lagoon Restaurant offers impeccable sea views, delicious meals (good breakfasts to tasty dinners), a wide array of seafood specialties and 180-degree views.
Whether you order their seafood dishes, pizzas, burgers, cocktails or something for the kiddies, you are sure to enjoy great quality meals at Blue Lagoon.
You can sit inside or out on the cocktail deck but either way, this restaurant is a winner. (
Note: The deck and downstairs veranda are also pet-friendly.)
Contact: +27 (039) 314 4149, email@example.com
Address: Blue Lagoon Restaurant and Deck, Lot 223, Ramsgate beachfront, Ramsgate, Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Blue Lagoon Restaurant and Deck
#3 The Waffle House Margate
Famed for its incredible waffles, The Waffle House is one of the South Coast’s busiest, most enduring offerings. And, if you have a sweet tooth, there is nowhere else you should consider.
This 220-seater, which provides good food and service alike, also has its own children’s play area and excellent views. As a bonus, it is within walking distance of the beach too.
It feels cosy, yet spacious inside and visitors agree: the food is divine! Their menu includes waffle options like: banoffee waffle, hot dutch apple waffle, lemon meringue, as well as an excellent array of savoury waffles too!
They also have a nice kids’ menu, so this is another family-friendly spot.
Visit them for a memorable family meal – whether you opt for something savoury or sweet!
Contact: +27 (039) 314 9424, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: The Waffle House, Lot 839, Marine Drive, Ramsgate, Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Tasty on My Table via The Waffle House Facebook
#4 The Cock & Tail Cafe
This popular local spot provides visitors with great views, deliciously refreshing cocktails, good food and a fun atmosphere. What’s more, service is good and staff are welcoming – something that really adds to the overall experience.
They also offer great meal options, like their seafood basket, calamari and more. But, of course, the cocktails are the stars of the show here!
If you are looking for a relaxing spot to catch up with friends and enjoy some great food and cocktails, head to The Cock & Tail Cafe.
Contact: +27 (039) 312 2383, email@example.com
Address: The Cock & Tail Cafe, Shop 28, Rondevoux Ctr, Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
#5 Chefs on Marine
Chefs on Marine is a multi-cuisine bistro, complete with a bakery. They offer a variety of French-inspired ‘all-day breakfasts’, crisp salads, international burgers and a host of baked or preserved goods, like baguettes, brioche, cakes and yummy preserves too.
The bistro is loved not only for its great food and drinks – but also for its welcoming atmosphere and beautiful setting, enhanced by lovely views.
Join them for a special meal and ensure you sample some of the best food in the South Coast!
Contact: +27 (067) 771 6312, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Chefs on Marine,2450, Lifestyle Village Ramsgate, Marine Dr, Ramsgate South, Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
#6 The Restaurant at St. Michaels Sands
This restaurant, found at St. Michaels Sands Hotel and Timeshare Resort, offers simple yet delicious meals, great coastal views and cosy interiors.
It is tastefully done out, with well-priced, excellent food. Beyond this, service is friendly, making you feel right at home.
So if you are looking for a lovely restaurant, with great views and affordably priced meals to remember, head to the Restaurant at St Michaels Sands.
Contact: +27 (039) 315 1366/1230, email@example.com
Address: 22 Marine Drive Street, Michaels on Sea, Shelly Beach, Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
#7 Larry’s Family Restaurant
Larry’s Family Restaurant
This family-run restaurant strives to serve the best food and service alike. Situated on Margate beachfront, overlooking the beach, the restaurant offers some of the best views in town.
They offer a range of food options, suitable for the whole family. These include the likes of: pizzas, pastas, steaks, curries, ribs, burgers and create-your-own-style combos.
Another fun thing about Larry’s is you can leave a bit of yourself here by attaching a special message or name board to the restaurant’s wall or roof. To date, over 1300 name boards have already been put up!
Join Larry’s for a great meal with your family and friends.
Contact: +27 (039) 317 2277, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Larry’s Family Restaurant, Corner of WM O’Connor and Panaroma Parade Seabrook Building, Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
#8 Good Food Factory
This small, family-run restaurant is unpretentious, welcoming and above all, a wonderful experience from start to finish.
With great food, friendly service and gorgeous views, Good Food Factory is a winner on all fronts.
If you are looking for an inviting and friendly spot to grab a good meal, then pay Good Food Factory a visit.
Contact: +27 (063) 786 2973
Address: Good Food Factory,
Marine Drive, Manaba Beach Road, Manaba Beach, Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
#9 Flavours Restaurant
While Flavours Restaurant itself does not offer sea views per se, it is within easy driving distance of the sea. And honestly, it is one of the best restaurants in the South Coast so it would be a crime not to include it on this list.
With its elegant interiors, global cuisine (with a South African influence) and attention to detail, Flavours Restaurant is a special find in the South Coast.
The reviews of this restaurant are glowing across the board and the food and presentation looks flawless. The focus here is on freshness and using traditional recipes, homemade goodness and local produce to bring wonderful meals to your table.
Head to Flavours Restaurant for a special meal with those you love.
Note: Booking is essential, especially for evening meals and Sunday lunches, as well as holidays.
Contact: +27 (039) 314 4370,
Address: Flavours Restaurant, L
ot 2450, Marine Drive, Ramsgate, Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
#10 Mariner’s Seafood Restaurant & Shipwreck Pub
Mariner’s Seafood Restaurant offers good food, friendly staff, well-portioned meals and of course, sublime sea views.
This beach restaurant is known for its fun vibe, as well as for its delicious, affordable cuisine.
Some recent renovations have left Mariner’s looking even better than before, all of which add to the general atmosphere.
So, if you are looking for a relaxing meal by the sea, head to Mariner’s Seafood Restaurant.
Contact: +27 (039) 313 0448
Address: Mariner’s Seafood Restaurant, 62 Marine Drive, Marina Beach, Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
These are just some of the best restaurants in and around Margate, all of which offer quick, easy access to impeccable sea views – or a short drive/walk to the beach!
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