Dining In Style In Camps Bay


26OnFirst is situated in one of Cape Town’s most exclusive beach front suburbs – Camps Bay. With the backdrop of famous Table Mountain lies the sandy white beach, along a tree-lined road. Restaurants of all shapes and sizes are to be found along this stretch and you’ll be hard-pressed to decide which to visit. One restaurant you don’t want to miss out on while visiting Camps Bay is The Roundhouse.

Inside Roundhouse Camps BayPhoto from the Roundhouse 

Described as “modern cuisine in an 18th Century guardroom”, The Roundhouse will provide a culinary experience and memory that will linger with you long after you have returned home. Situated on Round House Road, it overlooks Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostle mountains. Uniquely furnished with period décor,  wooden floors and sash windows, it takes you back in time to an era of elegance where top hats, tails, Victorian dresses and parasols were right at home in this beautiful setting. There are actually two eateries at The Roundhouse establishment. At the main restaurant, you will find fine dining, private nooks, careful lighting and exquisite table décor. The second option is only open during the Cape’s summer months. The entire ambience changes from classical European grandeur to joyful sun-filled pleasure. Enter the Rumbullion, an unusual word – in old English it meant a ‘riotous good time’. The Rumbullion at The Roundhouse is an experience on its own, with its own menu and unique atmosphere, which in the beautiful outdoor setting, is far more relaxed. 

Offering contemporary South African cuisine using only the best ingredients  from local markets, the chefs at The Roundhouse ensure exceptional quality within their carefully crafted dishes. Choose from a four-course a la carte menu, (with an option of wine pairing) or the unique Tasting Menu. It’s best to book well in advance as The Roundhouse is extremely popular. They are open for lunch and dinner, but times vary according to the season, so it’s best to check their website before deciding.

The Rumbullion is only open for the summer season. After a winter of rain and cold, lawns are mowed, hedges trimmed, the menu tweaked and in celebration of the upcoming summer, the gardens are joyfully opened to the public from 1st October. The cuisine changes from fine to picnic style. Comfie upholstered cabin chairs give way to lawn and terrace seats. Expect delicious pizzas, exotic burgers, tasty wraps and oven-baked bread. Sundowners, drinks on the terrace, alfresco luncheons all a jolly good way to enjoy a summer’s afternoon.

Other options for dining in style in Camps Bay include the Tuscany Beach restaurant, which has the honour of being right on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Italian in origin, it also offers Sushi and a selection of the Cape’s famous seafood. This trendy restaurant is family run and open from 7am until late. 

Also on the promenade, you’ll find a variety of other restaurants that will tempt your palate. Try out the meze at Mezepoli or settle down to a spectacular view from Blues. Blues is an icon of Camps Bay, having been a popular and prominent resident of the beach front strip since 1987. Walking distance from 26OnFirst, it’s a great alternative for seafood or steak any evening of the year. 

These are a few of the options for dining in style in Camps Bay. But remember, if you would like to stay home at 26OnFirst, our chef will be happy to accommodate your dinner needs.