The Cape Kitchen

4.6
811 reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Breakfast: A la carte menu
Lunch (inside): 2-course meal - $60pp, 3-course meal - $70pp. Children's menu available, starting at $15pp.
Lunch (deck): Limited menu of cheese & charcuterie.

*** Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, guests will need to wear a mask, unless eating or drinking. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation. ***

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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Experiences

  • High Tea by the Sea

    A$50.00 per person

    Nov 13, 2021 only

    Our experience includes a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival, selection of sweet and savoury treats to follow and concluding with loose leaf tea or espresso coffee. Price $40/child $50/adult Reservations are essential. Dietaries and allergies need to be confirm at time of reservation.

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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 811 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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BreeT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to be here and enjoy a cuppa, cocktails with friends or breakfast by the bay! A must-see for Phillip Island and solely worth the drive from Melbourne too; as always, I’ll be back!

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RobG
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Breakfast was delicious and so well presented. The staff are friendly and very accommodating. The view is the best in Victoria. All in all a fabulous experience.

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Breakfast at Cape Kitchen was brilliant. Exceptional food, best view and fabulous service. Will definitely visit again.

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marinah
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a great experience.
We were delighted to see such a vast menu. Plenty to choose from.
The food is always perfectly cooked, with flavour obviously being of a high priority to the chefs.

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BarbaraB
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

After booking online received a phone call to check if any dietary requirements-very impressive. Service was excellent and non invasive. Food delicious and beautifully presented.

Only downside to this lovely venue is the acoustics. It is always so noisy, even with limited capacity.

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Kayls
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing, the kitchen catered to all my dietary requirements! And the staff were so wonderful and friendly.
Highly recommend going to this beautiful venue by the sea 🥂

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KimW
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The prawn entree was a highlight! Both my companion and I loved it. The pear dessert was almost as amazing. As always, we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Cape Kitchen and will be returning as soon as possible.

KM
KirstinM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Fabulous location and amazing service. Food was a set menu but very nice. Would recommend.

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PeterC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food as usual Stunning views but still noisy, even with few patrons, especially with a very noisy child on an adjacent table.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Service was fabulous, was disappointed with the entree and mains, coffee and dessert were lovely though.

RG
RobG
4 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic lunch at Cape Kitchen for our 45th wedding anniversary. We were welcomed with a complimentary champagne and a fabulous table overlooking the ocean. Lunch was delicious and the service was great. Thank you Cape Kitchen for helping us celebrate in style.

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HeatherW60
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our 32nd Wedding Anniversary with a beautiful and memorable lunch with you - thank you :)

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Marty
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of our favourite places to eat made even better today by the dolphins playing in the surf just off shore

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Jules65
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning views, the food was excellent and great friendly service.. we will be back

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DonnaK
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was delicious. Prawns for entre was so tasty. The confit duck leg was wonderfully tender and delicious. Dessert topped it off! the orange Brulee was magnificent. Thank you so much.

MP
MichaelP
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and a magnificent setting. Good portion size and an interesting menu.

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PipC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Cape Kitchen is one of my most favourite places on the island. It's a magical view and a wonderful ambience. Always take my friends and family there to share the joy. The staff are always genuine and welcoming.

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HelenP
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an amazing dining experience with stunning ocean view and friendly staff.

The Cape Kitchen
Responded on 15 August 2021

Thank you for your glowing review. We LOVE welcoming you back to The Cape Kitchen, time and time again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely space, terrific food, we will happily go back and enjoy again.

The Cape Kitchen
Responded on 15 August 2021

Thank you for your kind words - they really mean a lot, especially at the moment. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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JackR
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First impression on entering the venue is "Wow what a view!" The food, service and general ambience are also great. This is a real gem in an area that lacks higher-end dining experiences. We will definitely return, would love if they were able to open for dinner as well as breakfast and lunch.

MC
MarkC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cape Kitchen is one of the nicest restaurants you will ever visit. Stunning (spectacular!) coastal scenery, delicious food with locally sourced ingredients, and friendly service. Highly recommended.

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AlanS
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb, as always. We went to Cape Kitchen for our second visit in one week, this time for an anniversary luncheon. Everything about this place works. Well coordinated staff, sublime food and wine in a perfect location. Highly recommended!

The Cape Kitchen
Responded on 15 August 2021

I'm thrilled that you are so thrilled with your recent dining experiences! We can't wait to welcome you back for many more celebratory lunches.

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DavidH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location, food and service. Only let down by a very ordinary wine list, especially for wines by the glass.

The Cape Kitchen
Responded on 15 August 2021

Thank you for your lovely review. I'm surprised that you didn't like our all-Gippsland wine list, and welcome you to touch base directly if you have any suggestions for us :) We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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BillM
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Four of us dined at Cape Kitchen. Beautiful well presented food, amazing views and a pleasant ambience. Our waitperson Harrison was attentive and professional. Looking forward to our next visit.

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SimonneL
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely beautiful lunch with spectacular views. Service was excellent. Highly recommend.

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AMANDA
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was Spectacular- view, food ,service and wine

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AlanS
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

This is a fantastic place. All the reviews here are pretty accurate. The food and location are absolutely stunning. There was a small confusion about our order which was superbly addressed by the restaurant management so no complaint on that front. Highly recommended.

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AnnetteK
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and fantastic view, along with friendly, helpful staff.

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Spewin
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Disappointing for the money, my partner and I felt sick after eating the food. Menu had been changed since going last time and was less interesting and tasty. At $160 we felt sweet chilli sauce with calamari and basic red onion salad was a bit of a rip off. Gnocchi was bland. Bring back the mussel gumbo and we’ll consider revoking our boycott.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, stunning views, just perfect for our anniversary.

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Debbie
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a surprise we got when we entered and saw the view. Amazing service and food

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LorraineR
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Thanks. Great lunch, a bit noisy but there you go. Cheers

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Lovely location, food & service very good. Acoustics not good at all can hear everybody chatting.
Maybe some live or recorded music would help with the ambience.

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DamianS
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal and great views. We will definitely be back in the future. Keep up the awesome work.

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SoniaT
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is fresh, well presented and service excellent. Wine is locally sourced and matched to the menu well.

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JenniH
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting, amazing views and delicious meal. Too many choices, struggled to determined what I ate.

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SaabrinJ
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

We had visited Cape Kitchen last year and the experience was starkly different this year. It was my 40th birthday and even though I had mentioned it, I wasn’t wished till 1 hour 48 mins later when my husband requested for a candle on our dessert. There was a huge gap between the entree and mains and the service was very slow. To top it all we got tummy aches after our main/desserts. The entree (grilled prawns) was lovely however. Disappointing experience!

JB
JasonB
4 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great location - amazing views and even more amazing food! A highlight of our stay in Phillip Island.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best for quality, value and atmosphere on the Bass Coast.

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Cristina
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Really nice restaurant with the best views. Beautiful food in a relaxed atmosphere. We even got to spot whales on its way north, just magic.

FAQs

The Cape Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 811 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.