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Cafe Orca Seafood Restaurant

6 Reviews
Bistro fare, Mediterranean, Moroccan, Seafood
Phone Number 0215534120 Opening Hours Lunch Dinner

Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday 12pm to 3.30pm

Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6pm to 9pm

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Menu

Menu - Cafe Orca - Menu - Updated May 2018

Details

Cost
R169 avg main meal
Food
Bistro fare, Mediterranean, Moroccan, Seafood
Corkage
R50 (per 750ml), R100 (per 1litre)
Cost
R169 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Kids, Views
Payment
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Booking required, Child friendly, Eat Out reviewed, Fireplace, Parking

Location and contact

88 Beach Road, Melkbosstrand

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Hope Malau

Cafè Orca offers a selection of tasty seafood dishes and good value. The waiters and management go all out to give guests a great experience. This restaurant seems very popular for the locals, so the earlier you get there the sooner you'll get seatted especially on Sundays when it is first come first served for lunch. However, it is well worth the wait, which can be done at the bar with a drink in hand.

Food
The starter menu offers grilled squid with lemon butter, garlic parsley oil and red pesto. If you’re a prawn fan try out the cajun butter sauteed prawns with Asian noodles. For a none fishy start can try chicken livers with bacon bits and spicy creamy tomato sauce.
As soon as your settled the waiter will explain the catch of the day as most of the mains are line fish, mostly Dorado or swordfish. I would recommend the platters as you get a bit of everything on the menu on one plate. The platters are very generous and delicious. Try the fisherman's platter baby sole, three grilled prawns and calamari served with a styled vegetable madley. For a all fried platter try the Melkbos platter hake, praws and calamari all fried served with chips or rice and vegetables on the side. Vegetarians can try the Caprese salad, Greek salad or blue cheese salad. Deserts are not on the menu so after the meal the waiter will explain the available deserts. The house dessert is well know as the triple layer sponge base, set custard and peppermint mousse. Look out for the rich and creamy large slice of cheese with thyme and caramel sauce with koeksister and caramel ice cream on the side.

Drinks
As a guest you can choose from the usual hot beverages like coffee, hot chocolate and tea. Kids can have juice or milkshakes from three varieties chocolate, strawberry or vanilla milkshake. The wine list offers well known Champaigns like MCC and good local wines like Babylonstoren and Durbanville Hills wines. Basic beers and cider selections.

Service
The manager is hands on and tries to give the guests a great experience. The waiters are friendly and they are on time to take orders and the check ups are consistent.

Ambience
Sitting outside gives you a great view of the beach and surfers in the ocean. The inside of the restaurant gives you a feeling of a small home. It still has the shared rooms of a home inside.
One of the rooms is a small bar area with the door going out to the smoking area with a wooden shade area and chairs to relax. The regulars vary between kids and 40+ year old guests.

Best for...
A great place to have a simple seafood meal, near the beach with family.

(2018)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    Cafe Orca Awesome anniversary dinner tonight! I Had ( special ) sesame seed crusted seared tuna as starter and an Orca trio with cardinal fish cajun style , my very much better half after sharing my starter changed her order from sicilan line fish to sesame seed crusted seared tuna (special) which was so AWESOME that we order another sesame seed crusted seared tuna - paired this with Diemersdal sav blanc- owner made our night special - thankyou Rico
    Brilliant restaurant!! I have been a few times and I've never been disappointed. The staff are friendly and have good knowledge about all the meals served. The meals are generous, delicious and well presented. Definitely the best seafood place around!
    Fantastic Seafood! Definitely some of the best we have ever eaten! Even in you are not in Melkbosstrand this is well worth the drive! The food was absolutely fantastic thank you!
    Absolutely fantastic Restuarant where the service is always on too form and the food incredible. Simple dishes that are so delicious you will want to go back. A real gem of a restuarant that the other restaurants in Melkbos fail to compete with. A superb location too. Really recommend it for sunset dinners.
    All we can say is, "superb!" One of the most, if not the most enjoyable dining experiences I have every had. The service was not only exemplary but the staff and management were so friendly and attentive we really did feel like honoured guests.
    The restaurant is very popular and so is very busy, however not once did we feel rushed or harried and at very short notice they found us a lovely table and our food arrived piping hot and fresh in much less time than I would have thought possible.
    The food was just fantastic. Unpretentious, perfectly cooked and generous portions. My wife had the Orca seafood platter which was excellent value and throughout she was "MMMMing" and "Aaahing" and "OMGing". I am a vegetarian and so had the blue cheese salad which was excellent and perfect as a main course. We had Dom Pedros made with Kahlua as desert - they were really delicious and a perfect end to a perfect meal.

    I would like to thanks all the staff and congratulate the management for providing us with not only a very pleasant meal but a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable evening. Well done Café Orca. You'll be seeing us again!!

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