The Cape Kitchen

4.7
273 reviews
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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.
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AS
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

LS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

PR
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

MB
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Great view. Possibly more crowded in the summer I would guess but for winter lunch you could not do better.

S
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We booked a 10am reservation and the place was more than I expected. The view of the crashing waves was a spectacular sight as we dine inside admiring the great ocean. Food wise, they were served beautifully, befitting the view. Overall, the ambiance at The Cape Kitchen was fantastic as the crews were professional and thoughtful.

W
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love coming to The Cape Kitchen especially for Breakfast, it has become a regular spot for us when we come to Phillip Island

SS
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing view, food display at entrance was beautiful, greeting on arrival and seating was done in a friendly efficient manner. really lovely Saturday morning breakfast experience, then information about possible walk and recommendation was great.

LA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Spectacular views. Fantastic food and coffee. We'll be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is excellent, with a good range of choices. The view out across the ocean from the cosiness of the restaurant is wonderful. The staff were friendly and engaging and the service prompt and efficient. Love having a meal at The Cape Kitchen.

RV
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Views from restaurant dining floor was outstanding. Staff were bright and bubbly. Main course arrived approx 50 minutes after starters and was just warm, probably standing for some time prior to delivery. They were busy but this should not be an excuse. Acoustics poor with many flat surfaces and timber floor, background noise was loud. Despite this I would still recommend the venue. The venue did apologise and made a deduction to account.

RC
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and the food is incredible. The view is exceptional too

KS
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Awesome place, awesome food and awesome staff. Highly recommended.

KB
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Second time this year I have been...I had a beautiful breakfast and the views are amazing.

S
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful views, friendly helpful staff, yum food choices

KB
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Probably one of the best views I’ve ever experienced. Staff were attentive without being overly pushy.

MS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We ventured to Cape Kitchen the day before Mother's Day to celebrate Orphan's Mother's Day and it was wonderful. We had a table for two in the window and we were so pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. We decided to go a second time the following week and were not disappointed.

W
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love coming to The Cape Kitchen when on the island, it's our new favourite brekky joint :)

TB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular location with beautifully presented food that delivered on taste. Fully recommend this restaurant!

GG
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I appreciate the gluten free options. Special place to take friends.

JG
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great ocean view. Booking easily done on last minute on open table. Was seated in amongst other dinners, most likely to afford us the better views, but it was a little noisy so we requested to be relocated to a spot further away but still had an ocean view. Appreciated the staff being very accommodating. Food was excellent.

v
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am a local of Cowes and this Resturant is my go to when I want to impress my friends many of whom come from Melbourne. The staff really make us feel special. The food is great and the wine list includes some of my favourites.

CJ
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent friendly service. Wonderful well presented food, with an amazing view

BC
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food at Cape restaurant is amazing. We enjoy the food and the sea view very much and this is one of the best restaurant in the world!

p
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The Cape Kitchen is the restaurant I always recommend to my airbnb guests when they visit Surf Beach. I know they will always have a wonderful experience dinging there - great food - excellent service - and the restaurant is set in the most stunning surroundings. This visit was for me and my partner as a special treat and it was wonderful!

JJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic dining experience. Food was amazing (as was the ocean view from every table. Only small negative is the acoustics in the large open dining area. It can get very noisy during peak periods. Service was friendly and efficient. Would definitely return next time we are in the area.

r
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! Our waiter was very helpful and the food was outstanding.

AW
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food... enough variety for most tastes..
The staff are awesome, friendly engaging local young people
The view is amazing

ME
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

WOW what a fantastic place to dine. The view was sensational as was the food, coffee and staff.
Can't wait to come back.

AH
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food. Good friendly service. Nice coffee. Great view

JM
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall, the food, wine and service was top class. A few more vegetarian options would help.

SS
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My partner and I loved the cape kitchen! It was a perfect was to spend our anniversary!
The views were stunning, the service was great and the food was even better! We cannot wait to come back!

EH
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely place, fresh seasonal menu well prepared. Friendly service and best of all open on Mondays!!!

TF
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, beautiful view. Would very happily go there again.

PD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular location with an amazing view. Situated on top of a clif with uninterrupted view of Bass Straight
Food was excellent quality and tasty
The staff and service was also 5 star
Great place for lunch

TP
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The view was fabulous. The food was great and the family enjoyed themselves. Great way to spend the saturday afternoon.

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