The Cape Kitchen

4.6
560 reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Due to current dining restrictions, for our lunch service, we are only offering a set menu inside ($60pp for two-course, $70pp for three-course) and a sharing style deck menu outside. Our childrens menu is available both inside and outside. Our breakfast service enjoys the luxury of an a la carte menu. Please call us if you have any queries.

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 560 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Maiqui
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, incredible views, outdoor lookout and space for kids to run around. Definitely check out when in Phillip island. Make a booking as it makes out.

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JoanneH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a beautiful spot to eat overlooking the water ! Staff were friendly and accommodating and food was just perfect 🤩
Thanks will be back again

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VirginiaChiv
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great and fresh food, service was amazing. Would definitely recommend

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IrisL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside and had most of the shared dishes for a table of 4. All were really good and catered to everyone's tastes.

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Zala
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing views; delicious main the entree, prawn skewers was overcooked; however the courses afterwards made up for it. There was a bit of wait in between courses but again, the quality of the food made up for it..plus the waitress service wich was excellent. Excellent way to celebrate my 50th birthday with the family.

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MaryMc
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A unique moment best time enjoyed everything. Thank you plus. I have recommended to others.

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RickP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Views outstanding, food very good, wine list and wines terrible. Service is understandably average with staff poorly trained but it is hard to get staff anywhere at this time especially in country areas.

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JoshM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

great location, coupled with a warm atmosphere and great food.

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MichelleL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food with a stunning view....who could ask for more?

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PamelaR
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cape Kitchen is really the stand out venue on the Island. Consistently great food, service and location. We really are very lucky!

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AmandaI
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Windy, showery day in the middle of summer, however cosy atmosphere inside the restaurant and and seated at a window table as requested. Food is lovely if a little expensive. We were not offered anything but the set menu, while this suited us, it may have been good to be provided with an ala carte alternative. The service is lacking in my opinion. Staff not very friendly or attentive - they did not offer us another glass of wine when our main courses arrived and my husband had finished his first glass. We would have gladly purchased another glass if we were asked. Same with the coffee. The staff could use some hospitality training to improve the customer experience. Overall a nice lunch to celebrate a special occasion.

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SheranJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

This is a lovely looking and friendly restaurant that has always delighted in the past. The issue our party of nine had was with table service, who were generally uninformed about the menu and making mistakes. Maybe she was new but then rather than give us wrong information, just find out first!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food and atmosphere at this venue is fantastic. The view is second to none. They were very busy so there was a delay getting served but overall I would recommend this place to every

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Staff a bit surly but great food. Lovely place to take visitors to show off the island

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ElleH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food on the island. Service was attentive and professional. We thoroughly enjoyed our three courses of Salt and Pepper Squid, Salmon and lastly the Chocolate Fondant.
Not forgetting the view from our window table which was stunning.

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RuthW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Cape Kitchen was a real surprise. I didn't know what to expect & thought I might be going to a 'fine dining' experience which would be overpriced. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find a very nice venue which was unpretentious offering good service, great food with beautiful views of the ocean. I had 6 people in my party & were seated outside for a brunch service. It was raining & blowing hard but we were well sheltered where we were seated & were offered blankets by the attending staff for those who wanted/needed them. The staff were friendly & attentive, the food was fantastic & we didn't have to wait long for it after ordering. The coffee was also very good. All in all, a very enjoyable experience, thank you. Will be back.

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ABeeee
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great for breakfast. Only criticism is the entrance doors to th dining area was kept open a lot for food service to the outside tables resulting in a blast of cold air coming during the cold day we were there.

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KatrinaM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food, outstanding outlook... one of our favourite places!

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SusieM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Sweeping views of a spectacular coastline. Good breakfast menu and good coffee. Would definitely have breakfast there again.

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PhilC
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved it however temperature of some of the food was on the cool side for a hot breakfast.
Quality and taste is fantastic.

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PeterP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

It was extremely busy and the waiters were trying hard. We waited 25 min to have our order taken but the food came out very quickly so no complaints.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic view, great food! Excellent service. What’s not to like?

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KAZZA
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The view was fantastic and that is why we decided to eat at the Cape Kitchen. We chose to eat outside but wished that we had booked to eat inside. At first, the person who greeted us tried to talk us into eating near the front entrance as it was a hot and sunny day and no umbrellas were provided where the view was. Luckily, I noticed a table out the front that was partially shaded. The service at first was quick but I had to go inside and ask if I could order dessert and coffee. The portions of food were small and we were glad that we also ordered the cob loaf which was hot with olives and anchovy butter. We thought that the wine which was a Sauvignon Blanc was pretty ordinary!

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DiEliz
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Really lovely lunch on the Terrace. We will definitely come again.

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NickyW
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was outstanding except the traffic condition to Phillips Island during holidays session, strongly recommend plan the trip before you go.

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AlissaW
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Josh and the team and usually find a way of checking in each time we're on the island...well done, a dining experience second to none.x

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RayR
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding! Service was spot on. Food was excellent and the location is amazing. I would easily say the lunch was one of the best dining experiences ever had.

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Jasmine
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience, with great view, customer service and food. Really appreciate the fulfillment of the request I made for my friends birthday when I received a plate with brownie and happy birthday written on it. The staff was so friendly and made my friend feel so great for birthday. Would definitely wanna go back there next time! Thanks guys!

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LiesaH
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Phillip Island for a long needed holiday with my mum and daughter...booked The Cape Kitchen online 2 weeks before.. solely on the look of the menu..went for breakfast the morning we finished our 3 day break...everything from the view to the staff and especially the food was amazing...the icing on the cake of our holiday..

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GerryR
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Lovely place and great staff. Food was nice but the view wins it al. Maybe provide more shade in the ocean view front of the outdoor seating will be good.

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Caroline
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was mostly great! Lovely flavours and fresh local produce, although my main course was a little dry. The value is outstanding in terms of the quality of food and level of service for what you pay. Beautiful view of the ocean as well. The actual venue could use some work. Acoustics not great, a bit noisy but overall a really lovely experience, I would absolutely recommend Cape Kitchen to friends and family.

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BaileyLatte
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Love the restaurant view, food were delicious with fresh ingredients. Staff were generally courteous. Couple of mistakes made with the order but the staff were apologetic and tried to make up for it.

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KateS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular views, amazing food, great service and an overall wonderful experience. We all loved our breakfast and will definitely be back.

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Kathryn
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service and even better view! Beautiful place to come and enjoy brekky

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Sheesh
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Although our meal arrived later than we expected due to a small mistake (we all make them!) it was made up to us with a sincere apology and drinks on the house. Thank you for a delicious meal and thoughtful placement of our reservation for our anniversary.

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KirstenB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

We love going to Cape Kitchen and have been often. Unfortunately we may have had a different chef in as the food wasn’t up to it’s usual standard. There were four people and three breakfasts came out at the same time but we had to wait for the fourth for quite some time. My coffee was forgotten. The wait staff told us that we had to leave in 30 minutes and she took my plate away as soon as I had put in the last mouthful. We left in time and felt very rushed. This is not usual. We will definitely go back and hopefully this disappointing experience won’t be repeated, because we love this place.

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RogerG
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Everyone on the table thought the three coarse lunch menu was excellent, ample servings and well presented.
Choice of wine available also excellent.
Service was very good and staff polite and helpful.
Be very happy to come again.

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MollyN
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic venue and even better food! We loved it, will definitely be back some day!

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NatalieH
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall, we enjoyed our meal but the atmosphere could have been improved. The dining area and seating is quite tired with scuffs and scratches.

The service is good and attentive. We were a little rushed, but not overly so.

My roasted pork was dry and I did not enjoy it at all. My dining partner had the steak and it was absolutely delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

🤢🤮worst food ever

The Cape Kitchen
Responded on 4 January 2021

Hi Anonymous, We're sorry to hear that you believe our food is 'worst ... ever', especially given the glowing reviews we usually receive. We'd love for you to reach out to give us more insight into your experience with us.

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The Cape Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 560 OpenTable diners.

The Cape Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thecapekitchen.com.au/shop/cape-kitchen-gift-card.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.