Open Monday to Sunday
11:00 to 23:00
Open Monday to Sunday
- Families and Children Welcome
- Awesome View
About Live Bait (Kalk Bay)
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.
The food is a range of well-presented crowd pleasers with a stylish, vibrant twist, like Smoked Paprika Calamari, Hake and Chips with Basil Mayonnaise and, of course, the freshest possible line fish, straight from the fishing boats moored just meters away.
Great food & fabulous location. What other restaurant could you watch whales cavorting so close by?
Embarrassing fish -old/dry/tasteless -our guests from overseas also commented re quality. We will not visit again or recommend. Sad because Live bait used to be so good.
Excellent services, friendly staff
Really prefer the new venue (old palano) hope it stays there.
Great views !
We had a brilliant lunch! My only suggestion is to please inform guests of the renovations before they arrive so they are aware. Mathew was a fantastic host!
Stay like u are... just fantastic thank u. I take all my clients to u weekly
Service was appalling. On arrival we were not made to feel welcome, there were no smiles, nothing - it was like we were inconveniencing the guy who received us. Food was slow, but the place was 1/3 occupied, waitress had very poor communication skills, tended to ignore us. Intended to have a family meal here, 20 pp, around Christmas time, this will no longer happen. Any recommendations we make regarding the nice food and atmosphere will come with a massive disclaimer regarding service.
Really just an amazing restaurant! Definitely recommend it to anyone.
Great food, calamari was excellent
We did not eat at Live Bait. We reserved a table well in time yet were given the only table in the sun. We left and ate somewhere else.
Your Hake and Chips are THE best!!!!!!! Please arrange for the waves to be crashing against the windows at all times LOL!!!!!!!
Lovely lunch, thank you. Always a beautiful atmosphere.
The chips were a bit floppy and underdone, should have been cooked longer to be nice and crisp. We have been dining at Live Bait for very many years, and apart from one poor meal early this year, we have been consistently satisfied with the food and service. Keep up the good work!
We haven't stopped talking about what a great lunch we had. The food, service and atmosphere was fantastic. We have recommend Live Bait to every one we've seen since Sunday!! I hear the Muizenberg branch is also great. Keep it up. And thank you for making our lunch special. x
The service was terrible. It took how long for anyone to fetch our plates and we had to ask for our bread which then only arrived with our meal. I arranged something, seeing as it was our anniversary and we weren't asked if we are ready for dessert or anything, which led to us leaving early after a long struggle to get the bill. We were looking forward to spending our anniversary in Kalk Bay, but we were disappointed.
The occasion was to celebrate my daughters birthday. This was stated on the booking request. No mention was made of this at the restaurant. When we arrived no-one attended to us or greeted us. They were all still setting up. Another family was waiting to be attended to too. There was confusion with our tables when we had to ask to be helped. Our 'booked' sea view table was given to the other family. Eventually it was sorted out and we got our 'sea view' table.. Our waitress was sweet but not very attentive. I would expect the hostess to be ready and waiting for clients at 6pm which was when the first table sitting was due for? It was unfortunately very disappointing and not a good start to the evening.
Beautiful food and atmosphere
great place to come for lunch or for diner
Fantastic restaurant, we absolutely loved it! What a stunning location and fantastic food. Thank you!!
Waiters were nice but a bit slow
Hi, The waitress that served us was very miserable and hardly paid any attention to us. She sold us the seafood platter on being enough to share. It was enough for a girl maybe but never for 2 people. Its such a pity as its a great location.
restaurant very noicy, service some times very lazy... but nevertheless, we keep coming back (4x in 3weeks)
I truly enjoyed the food, it was excellent. The view is amazing!