Notes From The Editor

One thing that has been part of the pleasures of living in St Francis is that the restaurants are generally very full over the season. Thus locals often stay away until things have quietened down. It’s not a bad thing. It means that we locals get a bit more room to move in the restaurants, and the local restauranteers get year-round support. 

This year from all accounts will be busy, but we do have a few more restaurants to go to. Of course, the older, more established restaurants will always do well over the season, but there are a few more eateries to choose from this year.

The following are the new restaurants/eateries/cocktail bars that we know of. If we have missed any, we apologise in advance. There is so much going on at the moment that it is sometimes hard to keep track. Click through to their websites or Facebook pages to see more. 

St Francis Bay

Off The Menu 

Bistro Vin De Boeuf 



Twenty-Two Eatery & Wine Bar

Cape St Francis


We popped in to the opening of Colony last night, and it was a wonderful evening. Delicious food, great vibe and a bill that didn’t break the bank. Fresh, simple and tasty food all around, and family-friendly. There will be a full review coming up in the new issue of The West Wind.

So good luck to all the new restaurants; I hope you guys kill it. BUT, and it is a big but, especially very good luck to all the established St Francis Bay, Port, and Cape St Francis restaurants. You guys have struggled so badly through the dark days of the hard lockdown, the curfews and the booze bans. You’re the guys we’re rooting for the most, and let’s hope that the influx of visitors this December is all it’s hyped to be and that you and your staff might enjoy a Christmas bonus this year for a change.