1. Fish on the Rocks
This much-loved local eatery on the outskirts of Hout Bay Harbour does what it says on the box. From a simple takeaway kitchen set metres from an Atlantic Ocean breakwater, Fish on the Rocks dishes up a reliable menu of fresh fish and seafood platters. There’s hake year-round, but when you can, look for the likes of seasonal yellowtail or snoek (a line-caught game fish with firm flesh and plenty of flavour – a local favourite). Though it’s officially a takeaway with no table service, there are shaded picnic benches with a sea view where you can scran.