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The Black Marlin Restaurant is located on Miller’s Point, which is about 4 km out of Simon’s Town on the road to Cape Point. The incredible beauty of this protected coastline adds to the dining experience. The Black Marlin has a well deserved reputation for its incredible views. Whale watching is possible from this ideal spot from early July to November and this makes Black Marlin an ideal stop for any tourist going to or from the Cape Point. there are two deep pools, just off the point, from which the whales love to breach from. this is a really good spot.
Miller’s Point got it’s name when the land here was sold to an Edmund Miller in 1825. It was then developed as a whaling station. Thankfully those barbaric operations were stopped in the 1850’s. The Molteno family bought the land and developed a thriving cattle farm there. The restaurant is now housed in what was the family manor. Black Marlin has been in operation since the roaring 60’s.
The Black Marlin offers great seafood and other contemporary cuisine options. House specialities include Cape Rock lobster, seafood platters, oysters and mussels. Various set menus are available too. The Black Marlin can seat 180 guests inside and another 140 outside. The Marquee is another completely self contained dining area, with it’s own grill and it is a great option for tour busses and groups. The food and wine choices for a tour group ideally need to be booked in advance.
The Garden is the popular choice in the whale viewing and summer months. The Garden has a really famous Camilla tree that blooms four colours! Beautiful views, sunsets and good friends. It doesn’t get any better than this. The busiest months here are October and November and the Black Marlin is known to seat 300 - 400 people a day. They do have two seatings for lunch - so booking is advisable.
The Black Marlin is developing a cocktail bar and a new crayfish braai area will provide another alternative to enjoying great evenings in the Cape soon. The geography of this place protects the Black Marlin from the infamous South-Easter that buffets the Cape. This is an ideal spot to bring friends who are visiting from far.