The Brass Bell

 
 
Kalk Bay Station
Main Road

Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek
Western Cape
 
 
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The Brass Bell Restaurant and Pubs in Kalk Bay is a world renowned group of restaurants and pubs situated as close as you can get to the sea offering breathtaking views of False Bay and Kalk Bay harbour.

The layout of the facility consists of general seating, the Bikini Deck, Water's Edge and Pavilion are just metres above the sea at high tide, the perfect place for a meal or a sundowner cocktail.

The restaurant specializes in all sorts of seafood, whilst a variety of alternative meals are also on offer.  One of their pub baskets is a great start to your lunch with friends, and perfect for sharing at the table.  For mains, the Fish 'n Chips option is always a winner, but the pizzas there are just as good. The restaurants were designed to maximize the unique position on the edge of the water, providing each patron with a stunning view.

Open:


The Main and Cabin Bistro
Monday - Thursday 12:00 - 22:00
Friday - Sunday 11:00 - 22:00


Bikini Deck, Water's Edge and Pavilion
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday last food orders 22:00
Friday, Saturday last food orders 23:00

For The Brass Bell menu please click the menu tab above.
 
 

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The Brass Bell 3out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.
 
Price Range: Reasonable
Seating: 300+
 
  • Licensed
  • Child Friendly
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Take-Aways
  • Booking Required
  • Live Entertainment
  • Parking
 

Recent reviews

 
 
Marcus R Gibbons
14 October 2015
The Brass Bell - Kalk Bay The Legend Lives on. Honestly, doing a review on the Brass Bell equates to the same as doing a review on the likes of Ozzie Osborne - Where does one start. There are always those who will no doubt slate the place and then those who will adore and heap adulation on the place. Same applies to Mr ‘Black Sabbath’. I however fall in the 'heap adulation' category and like Ozzie. My first visit to the Brass Bell was in 1986 whilst doing the Argus - (Note to current Bell ravers) we too rocked the place. Minus the Red Bull, Jagerbombs, shooters, dj's, cell phones and selfies. Although much has changed it still remains the same good old Bell. Quick history lesson -The Bell - and yes there is a Brass bell hanging there - see photos - was built in 1939 as a council type 'tea room'. It is still the most referred to landmark when giving direction to the South side of Cape Town. A kin to those of similar status, The Forester's Arms – Newlands (1881) and The Fireman's Arms – Cape Town Central (1864). Much has changed over the years, including the addition of the Bikini bar, the outside terraces and much more. The Bikini bar itself has been flooded more than most. Noah would have been able to use this bar as a training venue. History lesson over. The Bell is one of those venues that always has something on the go. Currently - Karaoke with Alan and Shelly, dj's - most recently The Flash Kings (Scott & Tim) and always a good line-up of amazing local artists such as Arno Carstens, Jessie Clegg, Crimson and more. Usually doing their unplugged versions. Irrespective whether someone is playing or not, the Bell always has that unmatched, unforgettable holiday, party vibe. Waves crashing up against the tidal pool walls and come high tide, crashing up against the glass walls. In Summary - On any given day, the bell will always deliver. Chill out in the bikini bar or on the new terraces ,watch the waves, the crazy surfers and enjoy an ice cold draft, soda or whatever rocks your boat. When hungry and restless wander on into the restaurant side of the Bell. Pizzas are always a good call for the hungry masses - Kuyasa pizza - avo, feta, bacon and cranberry jus.R99.00 for the large - and for those requiring more refined dinning, the roasted rib rack, my favourite, are incredible. Good portions, done to perfection and served with fries and sides. R165.00 for the 750gr portion. The seafood dishes themselves are nearly as good as the view. Give the Cajun calamari strips a try.R95.00 for the larger portion. Menu prices do fluctuate, so check before ordering. Bring a large, full wallet if you intend to eat, drink and be merry. For those doing the back pack or no driving thing, The metro rail stop literary at the door to the upstairs bar. This top bar 'belongs' to the locals, so be attentive as to whose seat you wish to claim. Ten steps and your enjoying you first iced one, twenty staggering steps and your back on the metro going home. Staff - all aptly named - deck hand, cabin crew, etc - are always friendly and helpful. They do get busy so don’t get irritated. Relax, breath, take a sip and watch the waves if need be. You will survive the wait. Whether you a fan of the Brass Bell or not, inevitably you 'will be back'. (Said Terminator Arnie and no one argues with Arnie) That’s a guarantee. PS More of a Novel than a review. Thank You Bell Staff and Management for all the years I Hope to be around for many more Mr.G – Marcus Gibbons
4 The Brass Bell
 
 
 
These reviews reflect the opinions of only those Internet users who have chosen to participate. The comments cannot be assumed to represent the opinions of 24.com, Media24, Internet users in general or the public as a whole. Food24 actively encourages restaurant owners to exercise their right to reply.
 
 

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The Brass Bell

 
Marcus R Gibbons
14-10-2015 12:22
The Brass Bell - Kalk Bay The Legend Lives on. Honestly, doing a review on the Brass Bell equates to the same as doing a review on the likes of Ozzie Osborne - Where does one start. There are always those who will no doubt slate the place and then those who will adore and heap adulation on the place. Same applies to Mr ‘Black Sabbath’. I however fall in the 'heap adulation' category and like Ozzie. My first visit to the Brass Bell was in 1986 whilst doing the Argus - (Note to current Bell ravers) we too rocked the place. Minus the Red Bull, Jagerbombs, shooters, dj's, cell phones and selfies. Although much has changed it still remains the same good old Bell. Quick history lesson -The Bell - and yes there is a Brass bell hanging there - see photos - was built in 1939 as a council type 'tea room'. It is still the most referred to landmark when giving direction to the South side of Cape Town. A kin to those of similar status, The Forester's Arms – Newlands (1881) and The Fireman's Arms – Cape Town Central (1864). Much has changed over the years, including the addition of the Bikini bar, the outside terraces and much more. The Bikini bar itself has been flooded more than most. Noah would have been able to use this bar as a training venue. History lesson over. The Bell is one of those venues that always has something on the go. Currently - Karaoke with Alan and Shelly, dj's - most recently The Flash Kings (Scott & Tim) and always a good line-up of amazing local artists such as Arno Carstens, Jessie Clegg, Crimson and more. Usually doing their unplugged versions. Irrespective whether someone is playing or not, the Bell always has that unmatched, unforgettable holiday, party vibe. Waves crashing up against the tidal pool walls and come high tide, crashing up against the glass walls. In Summary - On any given day, the bell will always deliver. Chill out in the bikini bar or on the new terraces ,watch the waves, the crazy surfers and enjoy an ice cold draft, soda or whatever rocks your boat. When hungry and restless wander on into the restaurant side of the Bell. Pizzas are always a good call for the hungry masses - Kuyasa pizza - avo, feta, bacon and cranberry jus.R99.00 for the large - and for those requiring more refined dinning, the roasted rib rack, my favourite, are incredible. Good portions, done to perfection and served with fries and sides. R165.00 for the 750gr portion. The seafood dishes themselves are nearly as good as the view. Give the Cajun calamari strips a try.R95.00 for the larger portion. Menu prices do fluctuate, so check before ordering. Bring a large, full wallet if you intend to eat, drink and be merry. For those doing the back pack or no driving thing, The metro rail stop literary at the door to the upstairs bar. This top bar 'belongs' to the locals, so be attentive as to whose seat you wish to claim. Ten steps and your enjoying you first iced one, twenty staggering steps and your back on the metro going home. Staff - all aptly named - deck hand, cabin crew, etc - are always friendly and helpful. They do get busy so don’t get irritated. Relax, breath, take a sip and watch the waves if need be. You will survive the wait. Whether you a fan of the Brass Bell or not, inevitably you 'will be back'. (Said Terminator Arnie and no one argues with Arnie) That’s a guarantee. PS More of a Novel than a review. Thank You Bell Staff and Management for all the years I Hope to be around for many more Mr.G – Marcus Gibbons
4 The Brass Bell
 
 
 
 
These reviews reflect the opinions of only those Internet users who have chosen to participate. The comments cannot be assumed to represent the opinions of 24.com, Media24, Internet users in general or the public as a whole. Food24 actively encourages restaurant owners to exercise their right to reply.
 
 

 

 
 

 

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