Live Bait is about colourful, casual, comfortable dining in a harbour venue that is unique in South Africa. On sunny days, the floor to ceiling windows are opened to allow the heady scent of the sea to whet your appetite. Popular with young couples, families and foreign dignitaries alike, the casual banquette seating and colourful harbour atmosphere make Live Bait the perfect place to enjoy a lazy lunch by the sea.
Great venue with stunning views. Food however average, no flexibility when asked if a salad could replace the chips( so settled for the oily chips). Pricy too- saving grace was the half price desserts as a Sunday
Food here is fresh, flavorful and well priced. Views are gorgeous! Service was fast and friendly. Recommended visit. The sushi platter for two was a tad small, but delish nonetheless. The line fish was superb. We loved the tomato soup too, generous portion with two cheesy bruschetta for dunking.
Love Live Bait in Muizenberg. Firstly the decor - fresh, bright, beach-house look makes you feel on holiday. And of course the view is up to the part! The tables are nicely spaced apart so that the restaurant feels vibey and also spacious - and you can hear your table companions talking. Something you can't say for many restaurants these days.
I love seafood, and Live Bait definitely delivers. The crisp calamari starter is delicious and the linefish with salsa verde and yum garlic mash left a rather delicious taste in the mouth. The day we were there, there was no option to order the whole fish, which was a bit disappointing... but just a good reason to go back!
PS: The wine list could be improved, but at least they allow BYO.
My wife and me walked in for early supper yesterday. We were the first time visitors and were surprised by the ambience and, of course, the view. We were attended promptly and in great expectations after being told about a variety of sauces and side dishes that would accompany our choice - line fish of the day. After somewhat lengthy wait, which was surprising as the restaurant was not even half full at a time, our food arrived - what a letdown..... Amongst various garnishes and sauce on a beautiful wooden tray my wife discovered 2 fish fingers the size of dominos and I was treated to a cutlet from mid-tail section of 3-4kg yellowtail. I called the manager and advised him that they should state the price, rather than weight on the menu (110 in this case), but he assured me that that is the price indeed.... At the end, although well prepared and very tasty, our supper left us with somewhat bad taste of being taken for granted, or by the fact that one should take a starter if hungry, which is obviously implied. Unfortunately this is neither a class nor a level of restaurant where this is a norm.
After being disappointed by lack of service and food at a burger joint , my husband and I fortunately stumbled upon Live Bait directly upstairs. As you enter the sleek and modern loft type feel restaurant, you are immediately in awe of the sleek and minimalist decor with white and natural wood furniture and paint. We opted for a seat facing the windows and was able to marvel at the beauty of Muizenberg's beach. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable on the menu and the various dishes. We were pressed for time so opted for three starters to share. The calamari was grilled to perfection and the lamb skewers tender and soft with both dishes complimented with flavourful sauces. We tried the gijouns, a nicer word for a thin fish cake. Though it was freshly crumbed and fried, it was a bit bland for us. We were disappointed that they were out of mussels which was our first choice. The meal overall tasted like more and I will definitely be back to sample a main course from the menu or the catch of the day displayed on a sandwich board.