The Cape Kitchen

4.7
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305 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
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.
What 305 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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PR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Without a doubt the best restaurant on the Island... never fails to deliver.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The meals were beautifully presented and delicious, particularly the desserts

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful ambience and gorgeous views. The staff were amazing. Food was delicious. We will be back.

KK
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was delicious but I found the plates are not "big" plates as mentioned to the menu as sides were very very minimum.
The space was very noisy and I would recommend to do something with this if you want to be known as a good restaurant.

KB
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful views from this gorgeous restaurant. Wait staff were attentive and friendly. Pork belly was delicious!

k
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Enjoy our brunch with such stunning views .The staffs are very friendly and give a lot of help. I always bring my friends to have brunch there.

AC
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second visit to The Cape Kitchen and it was my husband's birthday. Once again we had a wonderful experience. The staff were attentive but not intrusive. Food was fantastic, especially the pork belly. The staff even say happy birthday which was a lovely touch. All round another memorable experience.

n
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

the service provided right from walking through the door was ooutstanding.Our waitress was very good, not obtrusive ,very pleasant and attentive.Excellent.

The Cape Kitchen
Responded on 24 October 2019

Dear Nicko, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your dining experience at the Cape Kitchen. I am so happy to hear that the service eas excellent. It is so important for us that guests feel welcome, relaxed and always greeted with a smile. And of course that our standard of service is matched by the quality of food, I am incredibly lucky to have an amzing team. We look forward to seeing you again. Warm Regards sarah Manager

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AC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful lunch with wonderful food and magnificent view. Our waitress was outstanding and made us feel so welcomed and special, especially adding candles to my Dad’s dessert and singing Happy Birthday. Thank you!

D
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I have been a few times to the Cape Kitchen and enjoyed every bit of it. On Saturday we decided to try the High Tea. We were not impressed with what we received for $45/head. Definitely would not go for high tea again. We couldn't complain about the service though. The waiter and waitress we had were friendly and served us quickly. Fantastic views from the restaurant as well.

The Cape Kitchen
Responded on 24 October 2019

Dear Diner, I am so sorry to hear that your last visit with us wasn't your most memorable especially seem you have enjoyed your previuos visits . As always without feedback we can never improve on what we do and how we do it. I would greatly appreciate you finding the time to please email me or call to give me some more insight to your experience. I am very happy to see that the service was still good ,I have such lovely staff and yes those views perfect. Sarah Manager

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KN
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful afternoon with delicious food and wine and amazing views of the rolling surf

TT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great anniversary lunch 😊 beautiful food, great service from Gabby & all the staff 👍🏻 We’ll be back 😊

JM
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it all, a unique environment, awesome staff and beautiful food! Cant wait to go back! Seagull chicks an amazing spring special!

RG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were fortunate to get a window seat where we go to see the majestical Bass Straight while enjoying the wonderful food and the local wine. The staff are long-term and are enthusiastic and knowledgeable and the food amazing.

SD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and friendly, attentive service. The views are also spectacular. A really great breakfast experience that I would highly recommend!

AO
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A fantastic table overlooking the water, really good food, a good wine selection and great service.

e
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks so much for a wonderful birthday breakfast. The service, food and overall feel was superb

RD
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful meal in beautiful surroundings, we will return!

LS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place for lunch and food excellent. We found it a bit noisy as tables somewhat close together

The Cape Kitchen
Responded on 26 September 2019

Thank you for taking the time to give the Cape Kitchen a review, we are very fortunate to have such a unique location and do pride ourselves on sourcing the best product to produce only the best quality food for our guests. We apologise that it can get a little noisy on the busier days and are still looking into the best solution for this. In the meantime we hope to welcome you back soon.

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MD
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

I took my family for lunch, including 3 kids under 8, we arrived 5 minutes earlier for lunch at 1:30.
Had to wait 45 minutes, for the food, the kids were very hungry by the time we got the food.

The food was very plain, the kids menu, not kids friendly at all. My fish was served like pieces of chips; very over all very disappointing.

I suggest you go back to square 1 and rethink, as your reputation is on the line.

LT
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning view, nice specials and local wine was very good value for money.

The Cape Kitchen
Responded on 26 September 2019

Thank you Loretta for your 5 star review, I am so happy to see that you enjoyed your visit with us. I would certainly agree with you about the views , no matter what the weather we are a great location for breakfast or lunch with a view. I am glad you got to sample some local wines we try to source as much local produce as we can to help keep the local community thrieving. I look forward to seeing you on another visit to the Cape.

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R
Austin
33 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We showed up for our reservation and there were three open tables next to their impressive ocean view window. We requested one and they refused. The menu is way too expensive if you don’t receive the tables with the best views, so we left. They need to change to a first come first served system.

The Cape Kitchen
Responded on 28 September 2019

We are very disappointed to read this review, as a returning guest we would have hoped you understood that window seats are limited and that we can’t make guarantees. We did offer you a window table, just not directly at the front of the restaurant. You were at every step treated with kindness. Our service standards and food quality are the same regardless of where you sit in the restaurant. So I am comfortable knowing that the Cape Kitchen team did everything to try and accommodate you. Sarah

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PS
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

best place ive ever eaten
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The Cape Kitchen
Responded on 26 September 2019

Peter that is an amazing compliment for our Kitchen team and I certainly will be sure to pass this on. The chefs work closley with the Owner Jodie to source the best produce and keep the menu both creative and current. I thank you again for taking the time to review the resturant as the team work really hard to keep it at a high standard and are always so grateful for feedback. Thank you

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A
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and calm and inviting atmosphere, with an incredible view, it was lovely! Booked a table for my partners lunch and was greeted with a glass of bubbly, and exceptional service!

The Cape Kitchen
Responded on 26 September 2019

Hi Amber, I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us for your partners birthday and that both the service and the atmosphere was appreciated by your partner and yourself. It is so important for myself and the Team to make everyones special occasion a day they will remember, hopefully you will return Amber for your birthday.

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VL
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful location, service excellent, waitresses extremely pleasant and friendly, very helpful.
Overall a delightful place to enjoy exceptional food.

The Cape Kitchen
Responded on 26 September 2019

Dear Valerie, I am delighted to hear that you had such an enjoyable visit to the Cape Kitchen. I am extremely lucky to be surrounded by such bubbly, friendly and attentive staff, which makes my job of working along side them so enjoyable. The combination of the kitchen producing exceptional service and a productive friendly front of house is creating the environment that you seemed to have loved. So thank you for taking the time to let us know. We hope to see you again

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LH
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

We enjoyed our food and the views. The meal however was slow to come out which our waitress stated they were aware of and trying to rectify this situation.

RH
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, excellent setting and fantastic new menu

SM
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an incredible venue, not only beautiful food to satisfy the belly, but also amazing views to satisfy the eyes!!!
The friendly staff add to the brilliant atmosphere...
Kicking goals, Cape Kitchen 👍😊👍

KL
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

What a wonderful place to celebrate Fathers day on a beautiful sunny day. Wonderful food great service but pricey$$ Still a great day

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular ocean views, delicious food and superb service.

GN
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we liked your cape kitchen. we will be happy to come back for lunch. we were impressed by the beautiful place for the wedding

M
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing views, great food and wonderful, friendly service.

AS
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fabulous setting despite the weather , good food well presented & good coffee

LS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Venue
Amazing Views, Amazing Food, Amazing Staff..highly recommended

PR
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What is not to love about this location, this food and this service. The best on Phillip Island and just a joy to be there.

BC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow! What a dining experience we enjoyed at The Cape Kitchen on Sunday.
Celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary the sheer ambience of the venue overlooking Bass Strait really blew us away.
Our meal was superbly prepared and our waitress, Sinta, looked after our needs in a very professional, highly competent and friendly manner.
We eagerly look forward to returning to The Cape Kitchen in November.
Thank you to everyone for making out day so special.
Robyn & Bob Chanter

KS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and drinks were great! Unfortunately online booking wasn’t received even though we received a confirmation email so table wasn’t reserved or ready on arrival however there was plenty of room. 3 out of the 8 people on our table had their backs to the view which was a massive shame as we went for the view. Restaurant kindly split the bill too, would go back for sure!

VD
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Possibly the best kids' menu I have come across: this is how to train kids to appreciate fine dining. Service is professional and friendly. Easily the best restaurant on the island.

JF
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

We have been to Cape Kitchen quite a few times and the food is excellent, but the service is variable and our last visit had us waiting for almost an hour for our main course, so very disappointing. Poor waiter on our table who did not follow up on things, but the food and the location make up for it. Would go again but not for a while as the occasion was somewhat spoilt by the service. However the Maitre D did try to make up for things by providing a take away dessert which was appreciated, but it would have been better to have the waiting staff pay more attention during the meal.

LA
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely afternoon celebrating a significant birthday! Staff were friendly food was fantastic and the view amazing . We will be back for sure, Lisa