The Cape Kitchen

4.7
231 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
Everything we do is about sharing. The best produce is sourced, prepared and served with care and respect for our guests, each other and the environment. Our menu is focussed on what is in-season as well as introducing unique Australian flavours. We showcase local produce at every opportunity and our proud of our collaboration with other businesses that share our passion.
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DH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Cape Kitchen was highly recommended by a friend, and definitely lived up to the hype. The view and fantastic food made for a thoroughly enjoyable breakfast.

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N
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Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A very good restaurant, with a bit of a let down in the fit out and acoustics. The food is very, very good. Great, fresh ingredients. Well presented too. Pace is relaxed (read:borderline slow) so don't be in a hurry. But that's not all bad, just understand that's how it is.

The view from the window tables is outstanding. So from that perspective the atmosphere is wonderful.

It's let's down in two areas. 1. It's noisy. Even with very few people there. Once you are there you can see why straight away - massive area, no soft furnishings to cushion sound - all hard floors, walls and ceilings. The sound bounces around pretty badly. 2. the finish is, frankly, not in keeping with the food, the service OR the view. It feels like they were going for beach house, but it actually ended up as cheap beach cafe fitout. The tables are an horrific cheap white laminate, so they should have used table cloths (or given the tables are ply wood, and unfinished plywood top layer would have look better). And the base of the tables don't help that look. The chairs look like an attempt at relaxed beach/driftwood. But they look poor. And the odd cream coloured walls, rather than a really pale grey or plain white looks slightly dirty and dated.

I still recommend the place. It's great. But the strange choice of fitout is REALLY odd and just not in keeping. Enough that we really noticed it. And the lack of sound control would be a serious issue at a busy time.

Still worth going, the service and food are wonderful. Just go there knowing these things.

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W
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our breakfast at The Cape Kitchen, the staff offer excellent service and awesome food and being able to watch the crashing waves and sea views just topped off our experience. We will be back!

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stunning views with food to match. Would go back in a heart beat

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J
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I found the salads to be a little pricey and a little big but the meal on a whole was sensational. The flavors were to die for but they paled in comparison to the garnishing. I had the duck that could have been quite dull to look at but the garnishing with the bright orange leeves and the vivid purple flowers that also tasted great just stole the whole show.
It as a fantastic meal in a beautiful setting with spectacular service.
Thank you.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The views are incredible and the food is delicious and not over the top expensive. Highly recommended 👍

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LP
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved everything about our experience at Cape Kitchen

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R
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, great view. We loved it. We are sure to be back with friends soon

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JW
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely to have an excellent meal with a beautiful view. Staff were attentive, steaks and fish done to perfection. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. See you again soon.

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FM
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A beautiful setting, lovely food and friendly staff. This place supports itself primarily through weddings but I enjoyed the glorious ocean front views, the pleasant walks around the grounds and the relaxed atmosphere for brunch. I’d definitely go again.

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MR
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Cape Kitchen is a must for us every time we visit the Island. The view is absolutely breathtaking, the service is warm and friendly and the food is delicious. Do Not Miss It!

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MB
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Overall good meal , meal took a little longer than expected to arrive for a 2pm sitting

Window seat was great
Awesome views

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PM
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A spectacular setting with amazing well presented and generous dishes.
Highly recommend!

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N
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The views, the aesthetic, the friendly light hearted staff, the food, it was exactly what me and my partner needed to relax and enjoy.

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FC
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

LOOOOVED IT and cannot wait to go back again. Food was outstanding and so was service and the location.

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s
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic as always.. friendly and accommodating staff, superb menu and a lovely relaxed, happy atmosphere.
Did I mention the view ! Wow

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AC
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food in a beautiful setting with a beautiful scenery and friendly staff!
Make sure to book before hand.

Outdoor seating is great but only on non-windy days -- otherwise indoor seating is much much better.
Kid-friendly too!

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A
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An absolutely beautiful location. I specifically noted I was on a date when I made my booking, so we were seated front and centre, looking out to the gorgeous ocean view.
The chai latte and almond-milk lattes we had were fantastic. We both had the beetroot & potato rosti's for breakfast and it was to die for. Fantastic, tasty food resulting in clean plates and happy bellies.
A perfect way to start a day on the Island.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Loved our Sunday brunch to finish off a wonderful week at Phillip Island. Quiet, unassuming but prompt service supported an excellent meal. I especially liked the mushrooms and the freshly squeezed orange juice. The final bill was consistent with what I’d expect to pay for a meal and service no better than this in Melbourne and I’m always happy to pay a fair price for quality.

The view is excellent and offers great potential if and when the owners explore the possibility of expanding the business.

The Cape Kitchen offers an outstanding location for special events, such as a private function and even a wedding.

Love the Cape Kitchen.

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SP
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for a lovely afternoon to the team!
The service was polite, professional and unobtrusive, the food was fabulous and the stunning views over the ocean made it a very enjoyable experience.
I thought it was well priced given the overall quality and would have no hesitation recommending to anyone seeking an enjoyable day out.

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KD
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Delicious modern meals. Great coffee. Lovely ocean views from all tables.
Little noisey/echoey.

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MD
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing - views, service & food. Can’t wait to go back ✅

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RW
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place for brunch or lunch with a fabulous outlook. Delicious interesting menu. So many yummy options it's hard to choose. The service is very attentive and friendly. It does cater for groups and has a wood floor so is a bit noisy. Other guests let their toddlers run around and push furniture around which was a bit annoying ( not Cape Kitchen's fault). It was a little draughty..something about the air con. All in all very good.

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DI
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, friendly staff, scenic view. Very recommended!

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TW
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Electric car charging is a great idea. Staff were very personable and eager to please. Install a playground and it would be even better for kids!

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LP
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful food. Simple, tasty but a bit special. Only issue was time to get meal. May have been a one off but would go back again. Competitive prices.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great venue for beautiful food, wonderful service and spectacular scenery

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D
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always when I have lunch at Cape Kitchen the food is beautiful... the service impeccable and the scenery just breathtaking.... Congratulations on a anazing experience will look forward to my next visit.
Kind regards
Di Thompson

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SD
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Great lunch with a view! Only complaint was the service. Greeting upon arrival was great, but wait for ordering and then food and drink delay coupled with poor knowledge of wine just devalued the experience. Just keep your eyes on the beautiful view though and it will all be worth it :)

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BC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing location and atmosphere, beautiful fresh and creative food, and attended to my food allergy (coeliac) so wonderfully well!

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BB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We enjoyed an anniversary lunch for two and were seated at a lovely table by window to enjoy the magnificent view. The food and staff were wonderful. When we first looked at the prices we thought they were reasonably high, however the food was magnificent - we don't mind paying higher prices when the food exceeds our expectations. We would certainly dine here again.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the restaurant, I'm also a chef, so l obviously love food & the Cape Kitchen has beautiful meals, outstanding views & attentive great staff. Highly recommended

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GG
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very good only negative was the noise factor, extremely loud.....

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ST
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful view to Brunch in, definitely a highlight

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KB
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love having breakfast at Cape Kitchen. The view is spectacular and wherever you sit you can enjoy looking out at the ocean. Along with this the service is awesome and the food is always delicious. Great coffee too. Whenever friends come with us we always take them here, it never disappoints!!

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M
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We absolutely love this beautiful place on the island. The food is wonderful, and not too pricey for its creative and well presented fare. It's my favourite birthday place, and the staff are friendly. Book ahead for a special table with awesome views

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FA
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great venue and food to boot. Hidden awy but well worth the trip.

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P
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great lunch! Food was great and tasty !! We repeat few orders (soft shell crab) .
The staff was very friendly and helpful while we celebrated our birthday.

Will definitely go back again!!

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TS
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A staple for the family. Guaranteed great local fare matched with awesome local liquids. Reasonably priced. Great staff and Bass Strait’s swells just rolling in. Love this place!

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B
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Three generations enjoyed a delicious breakfast. Excellent, friendly service, a variety of locally-sourced food, good coffee and fabulous views. Will definitely be returning. Thanks.

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