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Catch 22 Beachside Grille & Bar (Table View)

Catch 22 Beachside Grille & Bar (Table View)
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Cost
R110 avg main meal
Ambience
Comfy & casual
Food
Modern, Seafood, Steak, Sushi
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa

Critic's review

Thulisa Gogela

Food
The variation on menu really puts one on a catch-22 situation. The food is very good, with much to explore. There’s something for meat lovers, seafood fanatics as well as vegetarians. Starter portions are generous and can serve as main course as well. The Saldanha Bay mussels is a delight, with fresh black mussels steamed and drenched in creamy garlic and white wine sauce. Another dish to try is the chilli-crusted calamari with spicy peanut satay sauce. Mains include the surf ’n turf-like Fillet Gr’attitude – a fillet decked with four prawns, bathed in a garlic cream sauce. It’s a stunning dish perfect for those looking to have a bit of meat and seafood. If you do prefer to savour the latter on its own, consider the Solo Voyage, which consists of prawns, hake, calamari and mussels; served with rice or chips and a choice of lemon butter, garlic butter or peri-peri sauce. Groups will find satisfaction in their platters, which includes a vegetarian version.

Drinks
A budget-friendly wine list is supplemented by cocktails and craft beer.

Service
The service is casual and easy-going, and the waiters are always within reach.

Ambience
Very laid-back. Stunning views over Tablebay will have you returning for sure. A great hangout for sundowners.

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Ask about the day’s sushi special before you order.

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  • Greg Landman

    Food
    The vast menu, while concentrating mainly on seafood, runs the gamut from excellent sushi (made by Asian experts) to meats, with superb cuts done just the way you like it and served with rich sauces.

    The menu also holds some poultry options and a selection of colourful desserts. The fish and chips are just about the best in this neck of the woods, but a good way to go is to ask for one of the combo platters with prawns, calamari and mussels. Either that, or be different and try the generous burger or flame-grilled ribs, which will give most steakhouses a run for their money.

    Drinks 
    The wine list features some good choices to suit most people, unless you are really fussy. They also offer a great selection of exotic cocktails and shooters.

    Service 
    Energetic and friendly.

    Ambience
    It’s very popular with a young, boisterous crowd which can result in an increased noise level that will not suit those looking for a quiet, intimate dinner. The eatery is beautifully placed on the famous Tableview beachfront, with the view across the bay a major draw card, especially at sunset.

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    The tables outside are fun in summer, especially for families.

    (July 2014)

  • Picture-perfect views of the ocean and mountain from the balcony make this a tourist hot spot, but prices are reasonable enough for it to be a popular local hangout too. Take advantage of sushi and cocktail specials and order prawns stuffed with cream cheese and jalapenos, wrapped in bacon and deep fried. (EO mag 2014)

User reviews

  • Had a lovely meal and our waiter was pretty attentive, the sunday afternoon was quickly spoiled after trying to pay our bill. They had problems with their card machine, having swiped multiple times and our bank balance deducting the amount each time yet them not receiving the payment. The waiter called the owner named Janine, who came out and spoke down to us, telling me that I have to understand whats going on, and us saying yes, but are we gonna continue trying till my bank account is on a zero balance. She was extremely rude and unprofessional, even her staff helping us had to apologize for her mannerism. I will continue for a while speaking of my bad experience there, I've traveled to 70 countries in the last 4 years and I've never come across someone treating a customer like that, and her being the owner is even more shameful.
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  • Let me start by saying Catch 22 never disappoints! not for us anyway! Each time we walk in, we are greeting by big smiles and a vibrant atmosphere. The staff are friendly and accommodating even when busy. We have been visiting since 2014 and the quality of food and service has remained tops for the past 2 years. We have had a variety of meals and EVERYTHING has been divine. The service is wonderful, ALWAYS with a smile. the most recent time we visited, it was a busy Sunday afternoon but for me the service was still quick, however the waitress apologised numerous times which i found very polite. Most restaurants you can wait an hour and theres no apology! The location is perfect, with lovely views of table mountain and sunsets when seated outside. The specials are great value for money and quality is not compromised. Each time we visit Catch 22, its a treat! What makes this restaurant that little more special is that our (technically) first date was here :) We will be back real soon!
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  • Always a winner, anyone coming or living in Table View - this is a MUST !!
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  • Always a winner, anyone coming or living in Table View - this is a MUST !!
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  • Always a winner, anyone coming or living in Table View - this is a MUST !!
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  • Went there last night with a friend, drove all the way from Durbanville. Did not enjoy it at all. The noise inside was absolutely overwhelming, it seemed that no-one could hear another person talk resulting in everyone talking even louder to have themselves heard. Horrendous, only ok if you are deaf already. When I asked the lady in charge if she could perhaps let us sit at an outside table simply to avoid the hellish noise, she refused flatly and asked if she should cancel our orders, very rude, but a few seconds later a very friendly waiter gave us an outside table, where we then almost froze to death, even though it was the hottest day recorded in Cape Town's history . Really horrific experience, such a pity as this place has an amazing view, therefore the one star, but the place inside is rather barren, maybe that may be the cause of the noise levels as there is absolutely nothing inside to absord sound. I was too irritated to look at the menu. Service was good though
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  • Always our favourite spot, awesome food, people and the view, just the best in the area.
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  • The staff are always friendly and so welcoming. The food was great - especially now with the winter black Board specials. To start I had the salmon roses which I am happy to say are the best in the blouberg area! For mains I had the Fillet Gr'Attitude which was mouth watering - the steak was a 250g steak which is perfect for a ladies portion with garlic prawns and a cheese sauce. I had it with a baked potato which was a nice change from the regular chips. The steak was cooked to perfection!

    We love popping into Catch 22 - we live in the area and it's a great restaurant to have a quick bite to eat - you know what you are getting and it's good value for money. Also, if you have small child with you, ask to sit at Table No 1 - it's right next to the lounge area and tucked away which is great. The owners are so accommodating, and if the couches are free, your baby can always lie there when it's sleep time.
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  • FANTASTIC!!!! We go there at least one a week. View, Fantastic! Food always fresh. Been there once where kids were running around and being unattended by there parents. They were a bit noisy but after asking the waiter to bemoved to another table, everything was 100% as always Will I go back? ALWAYS.
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  • On Thursday evening (2014.04.04) we had dinner at Catch 22 and the owner felt the need to tell our children to go sit down. He didnt have the decency to come and chat to us (the parents) first as you do when you are all adults - he preferred to speak to the kids (youngest of which was only 2 and a half years old). He has an extremely bad attitude, he is rude and personally I think he is to old for the industry and should leave the management of his restaurant up to the his managers. He waiters were excellent, the food as well but he should really make an attempt to stay away from the restaurant as he is chasing customers away. It is NOT a family restaurant at all and people who have kids should not go there (or should not go there when he is around). I will also be sending this report to the Cape Tourism Board. I see on Hellopeter there are other complaints about his rudeness and bad attitude as well. Why I am not surprised....
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  • We went for dinner one night to Catch 22 , we did not enjoy the night, I will never ever go back and will tell all my friends about the restaurant
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  • We were planning to go to the Ocean Basket just below, but wanted to try something new - and we were very glad we did! Deelish food, such friendly, attentive staff (not in an overbearing way) and a very pretty setting and view. their chilli battered calamari tubes and maputo prawns are recommended - we ordered the calamari as a starter AND as a main :) great work guys!
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  • Very nice, chilled lunch! Beautiful view as promised! Waiter was on hand and food was simple yet just what we wanted!!
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  • My favourite restaurant. I wake up craving their prawn poppers. Only ever had fantastic service and food there. Love it!
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  • I had a rump steak and must compliment the staff and chef. The serrvice was excellent and the steak..... Absolutely devine! Best steak I have been served ever.
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  • We went to Catch 22 in December 2013 and it was unexpectedly great! We weren't expecting much but it's a lovely place, clean, good service with great fresh food.
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  • A great find! I tried the Coconut Bay prawns and they were to die for! The Salmon carpaccio was super delicious too.

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Specials

Chef’s Blackboard Specialities
Tuesday to Saturday 6pm – 10pm:  Come on in and see what delicious off-menu dishes are written up on the blackboard for the evening.
Tuesdays: Take-it-Off Tuesdays
Order a minimum of 2 main meals and 2 drinks and receive a 22% discount off your bill. Only one bill allocated per table. This special applies to Lunch and Dinner and runs from May to July.

Thursdays: 2-For-1 Sushi Special

Order selected items off the a la carte sushi menu and receive double of every portion ordered. This includes Maki, California rolls, Fashion Sandwiches, Nigiri, Sashimi and Roses and applies to eat in only. No take-aways or doggy bags are allowed. There is a minimum order of 1 drink per person. This special runs from 5pm to 10pm and is available from March to November.

 

Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Child friendly
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • WiFi

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