This is a vibrant eatery situated in Simon's Town.
We almost have the same meals as they are consistently good, the burgers including the vegetarian burger are delicious, and so is the peri peri chicken. I also love the polenta breakfast. Great service and beautiful cozy space.
As owner of The Lighthouse Cafe I am responding to the utter rubbish that was written in the review about the food poisoning. We served the same Yellowtail to 11 other customers (some of the guests from the SAME guest house she was staying at) that night and no one else got sick. She had an allergic reaction to the Mackerel family of fish which means Tuna, Yellowtail & Mackerel. When we called the owner of the guest house in the morning he said she was fine??
We are the no 1 restaurant in Simonstown and work incredibly hard to keep our reputation, therefore my rating of 5 stars as this is what we get from 95% of our reviewers.
I went to Lighthouse Cafe for dinner a few days ago. I ordered their famous bouillabaisse. A few hours later I was taken down by violent food poisoning. The guest house were I was staying had to call the paramedics, who in turn called the ambulance and I landed up in hospital. I really felt like I was dying.
I believe that what had happened to me was something called scromboid poisoning. This occurs when Yellowtail fish are caught and get stressed - they release a histamine which is poisonous to humans. While this may not have been directly the fault of the restaurant it did happen to me at their establishment. I know that they knew about it because the guest house I was staying at called them. They say that they are aware of this danger and are very careful about where they purchase their Yellowtail from. The very least they could have done was offer to refund me and follow up on how I was doing. They did none of this. I would therefore not recommend this place to anyone. Now, 4 days later, I have still not completely recovered.
First of many visits to come to this charming, little place. Staff and owner were very attentive although there was quite a delay between ordering drinks and receiving them, they were apologetic as they were at capacity.
The calamari steak with chips and Greek salad was fantastic with the calamari being some of the most tender I've ever had the pleasure of biting into. The chips were cooked to perfection - crispy on the outside and fluffy in the centre with a light dusting of spices. Even the salad was impressive with a creamy feta and well cured black olives.
To finish off, the carrot cake and red velvet cake were sampled. Both were amazing and highly recommended for the R25 charged.