The Cape Kitchen
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!
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.
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.
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
Great food. Great view. Possibly more crowded in the summer I would guess but for winter lunch you could not do better.
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.
We love coming to The Cape Kitchen especially for Breakfast, it has become a regular spot for us when we come to Phillip Island
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.
Spectacular views. Fantastic food and coffee. We'll be back.
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.
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.
Amazing service and the food is incredible. The view is exceptional too
Awesome place, awesome food and awesome staff. Highly recommended.
Second time this year I have been...I had a beautiful breakfast and the views are amazing.
Beautiful views, friendly helpful staff, yum food choices
Probably one of the best views I’ve ever experienced. Staff were attentive without being overly pushy.
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.
We love coming to The Cape Kitchen when on the island, it's our new favourite brekky joint :)
Spectacular location with beautifully presented food that delivered on taste. Fully recommend this restaurant!
I appreciate the gluten free options. Special place to take friends.
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.
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.
Excellent friendly service. Wonderful well presented food, with an amazing view
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!
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!
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.
Absolutely amazing! Our waiter was very helpful and the food was outstanding.
Fabulous food... enough variety for most tastes..
The staff are awesome, friendly engaging local young people
The view is amazing
WOW what a fantastic place to dine. The view was sensational as was the food, coffee and staff.
Can't wait to come back.
Great food. Good friendly service. Nice coffee. Great view
Overall, the food, wine and service was top class. A few more vegetarian options would help.
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!
Lovely place, fresh seasonal menu well prepared. Friendly service and best of all open on Mondays!!!
Great food, beautiful view. Would very happily go there again.
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
The view was fabulous. The food was great and the family enjoyed themselves. Great way to spend the saturday afternoon.
Food was absolutely amazing and made my 1 year anniversary with my girlfriend spectacular. The view is stunning. It is fairly expensive but what you pay for is what you get.
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.
Food was delicious, service excellent and friendly but there were a couple of parties there for lunch so it was very noisy.
Would happily go back - food was delicious!
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.