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Live Bait (Kalk Bay)

Beneath Harbour House Restaurant, Kalk Bay, South Africa
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Open Monday to Sunday
11:00 to 23:00

Facilities
  • 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.

Cuisine: Seafood
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Price point: $ $ $
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Visited On Sunday, 08 October 2017

Great food & fabulous location. What other restaurant could you watch whales cavorting so close by?

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Visited On Sunday, 08 October 2017

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.

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Visited On Friday, 06 October 2017

Excellent services, friendly staff

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Visited On Saturday, 30 September 2017

Really prefer the new venue (old palano) hope it stays there.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 September 2017

Great views !

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Visited On Monday, 18 September 2017

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!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 September 2017

Stay like u are... just fantastic thank u. I take all my clients to u weekly

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Visited On Sunday, 27 August 2017

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Really just an amazing restaurant! Definitely recommend it to anyone.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 August 2017

Great food, calamari was excellent

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Visited On Sunday, 20 August 2017

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 July 2017

Your Hake and Chips are THE best!!!!!!! Please arrange for the waves to be crashing against the windows at all times LOL!!!!!!!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 July 2017

Lovely lunch, thank you. Always a beautiful atmosphere.

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Visited On Friday, 05 May 2017

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!

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Visited On Sunday, 23 April 2017

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

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Visited On Monday, 17 April 2017

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 April 2017

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 April 2017

Beautiful food and atmosphere

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Visited On Sunday, 19 March 2017

great place to come for lunch or for diner

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Visited On Saturday, 01 April 2017

Excellent fish.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 March 2017

Fantastic restaurant, we absolutely loved it! What a stunning location and fantastic food. Thank you!!

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Waiters were nice but a bit slow

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Visited On Sunday, 19 March 2017

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 March 2017

restaurant very noicy, service some times very lazy... but nevertheless, we keep coming back (4x in 3weeks)

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 March 2017

I truly enjoyed the food, it was excellent. The view is amazing!

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