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.
Our booking felt secured by the phone call confirming it as well as the e-mail sent. I did advise that it was my Husband's Birthday and we were seated at a lovely table with a view of the sea but it would have been nice if there was a special mention of the occasion. We have been coming for a number of years and we have definitely noted an improvement in service. The parking area outside is also vastly improved now that it is tarred.
Live Bait DOES serve THE best Hake and Chips!!!
We firstly want to thank the staff for being so accommodating. Traffic to Kalk Bay was heavy this weekend and when we called ahead to inform them that we were going to be about 15 min late they were very accommodating. We were very happy that our table was kept for us and I must say we had the best table in the house. The view of the rough seas for the day was riveting entertainment for all guests. The food cannot be faulted whatsoever. Every we order was fresh and tasty. We had an enjoyable afternoon. We will definitely visit again!
Sehr gutes Essen mit schöner Aussicht aufs Meer
Despite the booking stating that the table I reserved would not be a window table when we arrived we found, to our pleasant surprise, that the table was, in fact, adjacent to the window. Our overseas guests appreciated this.
Excellent Service and stunning ocean view.
My husband and I came for lunch at Live Bait for our 15th Anniversary. We were absolutely blown away not only be the setting and the food but the service received from our waitress. I will definitely be coming back and will definitely recommend it to friends and family!
Enjoyed a great lunch with good food and service. We will be back again.
We enjoyed the meal and whole harbor experience. Salad was great, fish and sushi really nice. Was a bit loud but it was crowded. Kids enjoyed going to watch seals outside. Thanks!
I booked on line. It asked if I wanted a window and I said yes. When I got there the window seats were not available. If I had known I would not have booked as I wanted to sit by the window with a view of the sea. I asked to speak to a manger who never came. The waitress told me selecting by the window does not gaurentee a window seat I told her that I thought that was pathetic. Either don’t have to option or remove the option once the window seats are full. Like I said- I would not have come if I had know the window seats were full. We were a party of 5 and I then sat with my back to the sea view which I hate and I would not have come if I had known that was the case. The staff didn’t seem to understand my sting desire to sit by the window and have the view. That is what makes that Restuarant position special. I’m Reluctant to book again on line. Maybe by phoning I could secure the window seat in future but now that I’ve seen their attitude towards those tables I’m Not sure that would even work? I was really disappointed. I’m A local from Noordhoek and we love to go to Harbour House and got to know Live Bait when you were using the other space under Harbour House. Besides my big disappointment- my girlfriend and I had the yellowtail. We both asked for veggies instead of te potatoe and that was accomadated. The dish was really nice. Well prepared fish. Not too dry. Great veggies and a great sauce. My friends seemed happy with their dishes too. Pity the evening was spoiled in that we could not sit by the window. It was wild out in the ocean and I would have loved to have been ble to look at that view
I couldn't have a Mojito - that was a bit disappointing.
Very impressed with the service from the time we made our booking till when we left.
Great spot as always!
Our favourite place for fish... best in town.
Food was fantastic.
The service was exceptional, helpful and very friendly. Food delicious and portions generous. Thank you for changing our initial 2 people reservation short notice to a 7 people reservation.
We enjoyed our time there - amazing location. The service was a bit off from a waiter aspect - the manager on duty quickly remedied the issue and all went swimmingly. The construction out in the parking should be mentioned when making a booking. As well as the fact that a 'birthday plate' is not a complimentary anything, instead, it is a plate decorated with chocolate sauce which requires you to purchase a desert - smart, but sneaky. Otherwise, good.
Seemed understaffed. But a stunning evening. Thank you.
Brilliant view and even better food. Service was great.
A really great experience. Nice waiter. Food little slow to arrive and some of men still hungry. But was delish. Noise at peak of lunch was hectic.
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.