Dining Out in St Francis

Dining Out in St Francis offers a wide choice of restaurants and an equally wide choice of types of cuisine to suit every dining palate. For Greek fare, either Big Time Taverna & Greek Restaurant  on the St Francis Bay Canals or Dionysis in St Francis Bay Village. Italian cuisine is the specialty of the Trattoria Italian Restaurant and Take-Away with great fish dishes available at Christy’s Catch in the village, Loligos or Chokka Bloc both at the Port or Joe Fish at Cape St Francis Resort.

Mauro’s,also at the Port, has will be remembered for his pasta dishes amongst other cuisine whilst at Caffe Bijoux before opening at Port St Francis. Those looking for steakhouse fare,  Barron’s Grill is open seven days a week and serves great steaks and burgers among their range of dining choices.

Dining at the St Francis Links is a popular choice and you should watch out for their special evenings, one of which is a Wednesday curry night where the curry is as good as you will get in a curry restaurant in Durban. St Francis Links also have their popular “World Kitchen” where each Monday night cuisine from a different country is on offer.

For lighter meals and lunches the popular Rambling Rose is a great choice as is new on the scene, Pedal & Spoke Cafe in the Tennant Cetre at 167 St Francis Drive, Also in the Tennant Centre complex is the very popular St Francis Brewing Company that offers outstanding Sunday Roasts alternating between roast beef, lamb and pork each Sunday.  Also woth watching out for the the Brewery are the Beer and Food pairing evenings where diners get to not only taste a range of this craft beer producer;s beers but also do savout some exquisite cuisine prepeared by their outstanding chef, Daniel Hoffman.Olive Tree Restaurant is another eatery in the village where one can sit out under the trees on a warm, sunny day.

If spending the day in Cape St Francis admiring the wonderful work by SANCCOB rehabilitating injured coastal birds, there is a lovely little coffee shop , Trade Winds on Da Gama Road and another at Liquid Lines, the indoor 3-lane swimming pool where they serve scrumptious pies, muffins and quiche among other light meals. Another popular dining venue in Cape St Francis is at the resort’s Joe Fish Restaurant and bar.  Their menu offers a wide choice and there is a Gelato ice-cream parlour  which the kids will love.

Rock Lily, a new pub / restaurant has opened in Cape St Francis where the old STIX used to trade and promises  grat music and food.

For take away pizza, Trattoria, Pizza@167 and Picazzo Pizza all serve a good take out pizza. Take away fish & chips is  available at Christy’s Catch Take-away and at the Balobi Seafood Market & Deli at the Port where you can enjoy your freshly cooked fish & chips at the dining tables inside the market which overlook the Indian Ocean from whence comes the fish sold at the seafood market. The Seafood Market also sell fresh and frozen fish and seafood and is open Monday to Friday 10 ’til 5 and o a Saturday morning 10 ’til 2.

Dining at Pommes Frites has moved into St Francis Village

Featured Restaurants

Lighthouse Restaurant – St Francis Links

Dining out at St Francis Links offers several choice with the Lighthouse Restaurant, which overlooks the beautiful Jack Nicklaus designed Golf course a great choice. The St. Francis Links Lighthouse Restaurant is an elegant warm Family Restaurant, which caters for all sorts of guests, groups and special requests on top of it’s already well balanced and extravagant 3 – course menu. Executive Chef Bradley Castle is well known in this area and offers great service to any guest and always goes the extra distance.

For Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Reservations, please call us on +27 42 200 4500. The restaurant and bar is open for a la carte breakfast and lunch every day, serving enjoyable light meals, salads, burgers and steaks. Dinners are served on Mondays and Wednesday evenings. For dinners on other evenings, please check availability.

St Francis Brewing Company – Tennant Centre – St Francis Bay

Beautifully appointed under the shady leaves of a giant Cape Fig Tree adjacent the St Francis Bay village green, St Francis Brewing Company offers not only a fine selection of craft beers but also a delightful laid back venue to relax and enjoy good food.

Pedal & Spoke Cafe

Also sitauted in the Tennant Centre, Pedal & Spoke is a quaint coffee shop with a bicycle theme. Check out the menu!




Restaurants in and around St Francis

Joe Fish
Cape St Francis Resort, Da Gama Road Cape St Francis Tel: 042-298 0054 Joe Fish restaurant and pub is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal, and the menu just got even better with delicious flatbreads. Jean-Pierre (the head chef at Joe Fish) known locally as JP, has introduced his own specialty – wonderful oven baked flatbreads. Originally created for one of the many weddings Joe Fish hosts, these wonderful pizza like breads were so popular that we decided to make them for all to enjoy. Toppings available are blue cheese and caramelised onions (R42), Chicken, fig, brie and cranberry compote (R47) or Smoked salmon, cottage cheese and garlic chives (R65). These really are very very tasty and the perfect dish to share with a bottle of Joe Fish’s award winning house wine. Whether you want to eat in the restaurant, pub or by the pool (there is often free live entertainment on Sundays), Joe Fish is an excellent, child friendly environment to relax, chat and enjoy some great food and wine. Joe Fish restaurant and bar offer a wide selection of meals,from simple snacks to full 3 course dining.The restaurant is a seafood and steak specialist including our award winning calamari. Pool side dining is offered with regular live entertainment. Joe’s bar with it’s cosy, relaxing environment and roaring log fire offers 2 flat screen televisions making it the perfect place to watch all the latest sport! Opening hours: Open from 8am every day. Capacity: Seats 90 inside and 110 outside.
Barrons Grill
Upstairs at Rhapsody Centre, Village Center St Francis Bay Village Tel: 042-294 1727
Big Time Taverna & Greek Restaurant
St Francis Bay Canals 083-900 3212  |  042-294 1309
Caffe Bijoux
Upstairs – Big Time Taverna St Francis Bay Canals Tel: 042-294 0006
Chokka Block Restaurant
Port St Francis 042-294 1615
Christy’s Catch Restaurant, Deli & Takeaway

St Francis Village 042-294 1644  |  042-294 1206

Dionysus Taverna & Deli
St Francis Village 076-197 7602  |  079-141 0544
Loligos Seafood & Grill
Port of St Francis 042-294 0419
Mauro's Restaurant
Port St FrancisTel: 042-294 0121  |  082 490 1672
Olive Tree Junction
St Francis Village 042-294 1441
Seagrass Bar & Restaurant
Oyster Bay 042-297 0150
St Francis Links Restaurant
St Francis Links 042-200 4500
Trattoria Italian Restaurant & Takeaway
Trattoria Italian Restaurant & Takeaway St Francis Village 042-294 0819  |  042-294 0302

Coffee Shops

Anchor Pub & Cafe
Internet Cafe St Francis Village 042-294 1537
GetaFix Juice Bar
St Francis Village
Pedal & Spoke Cafe

Tennant Centre 167 St Francis Drive
Tel: 083 302 7100


Rambling Rose
St Francis Village
Trade Winds Coffee Shop
Cape St Francis 072-398 7458
Viking Bakery & Coffee Shop
Village 083-444 2923  |  042-294 1470


Legends @ the Port
Port St Francis 081-865 5556
Legends @ The Village
St Francis Village 079-969 4718
Cape St Francis 042-298 0050


Christy’s Catch Deli & Takeaway
St Francis Village 042-294 1644  |  042-294 1206
Picazzo’s Pizza & Takeaways
St Francis Village 042-294 0908
Pizza@167 – Takeaway
St Francis Village 042-294 0996
Trattoria Italian Takeaway
St Francis Village 042-294 0819  |  042-294 0302


Flair Catering
084-619 4676  |  042-294 0121
For Goodness Cakes
083-253 9613

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