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Catch 22 Beachside Grille & Bar (Table View)

6 Reviews
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Light meals, Seafood, Steak, Sushi
Phone Number 0215577449 Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 10pm; Sunday and public holidays 11am to 9pm

Menu

Menu - Catch Dinner Menu  - Updated August 2019 Catch 22 Wine List  - Updated August 2019

Details

Cost
R110 avg main meal
Food
Light meals, Seafood, Steak, Sushi
Corkage
R35 per bottle
Cost
R110 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Special occasions, Views
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Cocktails, Dinner, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Smoking, WiFi

Location and contact

Corner of Porterfield Road and Beach Boulevard, Table View, Cape Town

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Thulisa Martins

Food
Guests are spoilt for choice in the long list of dishes to choose from, including good vegetarian options.
The gratineed prawns is a good starter option. De-shelled prawns served in a garlic cream sauce and baked with mozzarella cheese are full of flavour and come with bread to dunk into the creamy sauce. For those not too keen on fish or meat, the stuffed mushroom is a perfect start. The grilled brown mushroom filled with creamed spinach and feta then oven-baked with mozzarella cheese is delicious.

For mains, if you’re not selecting from the sushi and shellfish spread (which includes a wide variety of prawns – including the yummy coconut bay prawns coated in a coconut crust – and is accompanied by a Pina Colada dipping sauce) then the meat selection is good to choose from as well. The steaks are Chalmar beef, matured for a minimum of 28 days and for an extra preference can be lathered in a pepper crust and flambéed in brandy, creating an exciting theatrical vibe. It comes with a side serving of giant sweet onion rings in a lightly crisp batter and a choice of veggies, chips, baked potato and or salad.

The lamb chops diablo, flame-grilled to your liking, is juicy and flavourful with a trio of mustard crust. The spice route on the menu includes a lovely seafood curry selection.

The dessert offering is limited, featuring quirkily named desserts such as The Ice-breaker (vanilla ice-cream ready to melt beneath a layer of homemade hot chocolate sauce). For the chocolate lovers, the Hawaiian mudslide is the perfect ending to a generous meal.

Drinks
Similar to the wide variety of dishes to choose from, the bar menu does not disappoint. The wine list is more on the affordable selection. The menu includes spirits, aperitifs, coffees and special drinks such as gourmet milkshakes. Cocktails include some classic and signature ones.

Service
Speedy, fun, and friendly waitrons.

Ambience
The views of the sea are great. The restaurant is busy and a local favourite. It’s buzzing and can be a bit noisy at times.

And…
The portion sizes are hefty – it’s best to go when very hungry.

(August 2017)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    It was wonderful before but let us down this time, they wanted to charge an extra R22 for a sugar free coke instead of regular coke in the cocktail not on!!! And then the grilled fish was soft and mushy, definitely not fresh but it would have been nice if we were told this first. It was sent back and everything else was agreeable but not as good as previous visits. We waited 45 minutes for the bill and only got it after getting very frustrated. The next day I was hit with serious tummy trouble, not a visit to remember alas.
    What a weird experience....probably have driven passed this little gem hundreds of times. Looking for a place to have a light lunch, my wife suggested we stop here. I am fussy at a restaurant. Because I like my meat & seafood done exactly to my taste (and having been disappointed way too many times) I rather have something "safe" for the first time at a restaurant I've never been to before. I was impressed with the range of burgers seeing that it is more in the "gourmet" burger category. I settled on a Big Blue burger..... What a DELIGHT!!!! Taste & presentation was top notch!!!! Coupled with a bright, sunny, wind still Cape Town summers day, the experience was more than pleasant. Catch 22 will see us soon again and this time we will sample some of their other delights.
    Ideal point to experience the best view. One of my regular spots for meet ups with friends. Also top romantic spot at sunset.
    Enjoyable food and good service
    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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