There’s no shortage of seafood – or value for money – at this much-loved local eatery. Portions are generous across the board, with platters and plates piled with battered line fish, calamari and prawns flying out of the kitchen on weekends.
The deep fryers work hard here, but the more health-conscious diner can also look to the likes of grilled calamari, seafood salads and pan-fried prawns. A small kids’ menu offers staples of chicken strips or fried fish at very affordable prices.
If seafood’s not your kettle of fish, there’s a surprisingly large choice of meaty mains on offer too – the likes of chicken pot pie, bobotie, lamb bredie and grilled rump steak are all popular options. Hungry? The eisbein with apricot butter will sort you out.
Desserts are limited to a few classics, but it’s worth trying the house special of souskluitjies – steamed dumplings with cinnamon and custard.
A wide range of wines, focused on well-known estates, all at extremely reasonable prices. An impressive range of beers is available too, from imported brews to local craft with a good selection on tap.
Haphazard on arrival, particularly when busy, but friendly and eager to please when you finally get someone to the table.
The prime seats are out on the terrace, with sea views, but tables here are first come, first served, so arrive early or be prepared to queue. Indoors, the thick walls and sepia photos speak to the long history of this old seaside cottage.
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What an amazing experience. Carol was super friendly and the food was out in no time. Yummy yummy yummy.
This is a little gem right at the sea
Always sit outside and watch the waves
The staff are super friendly and efficient and the owner always welcomes guests and checks to see that all is okay
Food is excellent, always have the Lamb Bredie but today were a bit early for it which was actually good as it made us try something else.
I had the chicken and mushroom pot pie which was awesome, and my partner opted for the Eisbein and veg and raved about it.
Its a definate must for anyone wanting wholesome godd food, will highly recommend it, we travel 60km to go for lunch and will continue to do so.
Love the place.
Welcoming, quick effiecient service. Food was warm and came fast. Ferrari was a great server. Beautiful view of the ocean!
Caren De Klerck
My husband and I always make a point in going to Ons Huisie when we visit Cape Town. We love it! Our favorite restaurant! I was very disappointed when we visited there today and there were dishes on the menu that you can find in any restaurant in Jhb! Our favorites were not on the menu! No Curried fish and no snoek! Please bring it back!
My wife and I are regulars at Ons Huisie. We went for Breakfast on Tuesday 7th June 2019. It was a beautiful cool morning, and so we decided to sit inside. There was a fire going, so it was lovely and warm inside. We managed to get a table with a view of the sea. The view was too beautiful for words. The waitron was friendly, polite and professional, yet not overbearing. I ordered the omelette and my wife the small breakfast. Both breakfasts were delicious. The quality of the food was great, and both dishes were served up nice and hot. We had a couple of cappuccinos each, which were excellent. Overall it was a very pleasant experience, the ambiance excellent, the views terrific, the service was really good, and the meals did not break the bank. Kudos to Ons Huisie! We had a wonderful morning and will be returning there soon for another meal.
My happy place!!!!!
Great place and staff very friendly food is fantastic.?
Beautiful setting. Sitting outside watching the sunset over the ocean while eating probably the best fish and chips I've ever had. Really good value for money, and a real gem