The Emergence of the Cattle Barons

During the American Civil War (while the farmers were away fighting), a new breed of entrepreneur was born, the Cattle Barons. These immensely rich and powerful men, along with their cowboys moved millions of unattended Texan cattle vast distances (under adverse conditions) across the Kansas plains to Railheads for transport to market centres. This helped generate income which stabliized the war-torn Texan economy. In the process, Jerry-built cattle towns such as Abilene, Wichita and Dodge became infamous. The Cattle Barons became legends.

Established in 1996 and an integral part of the Table View area, this regular dining venue for residents from Cape Town to Melkbosstrand has introduced many visitors from abroad to genuine South African grain-fed beef.


Although many loyal customers rate us as the best seafood restaurant in town, we firmly believe that this accolade has resulted from all our products having to match the superior quality and taste of our steaks, which we specialise in. The Cattle Baron in Table View has been rated as one of the top steakhouses in the country.

The restaurant is air-conditioned, fully licensed and offers a seating capacity of 170, secure parking, full a la carte menu, caters for year end functions, has accommodation for large parties and a private booth seating design. Reservations are essential.


Nominated as one of the top steakhouses in the country , in the Steakhouse of the Year Competition, 1998, 1999 and 2000.

Performance in the 2001 SA Grain-fed Beef / Chateau Libertas Steakhouse of the Year Award - Greater Cape Town Area Runner-Up. 2nd Runner-Up 2004.

Performance in the 2002 Steakhouse of the Year Competition - South African National Runner-Up

National Runner-up - 2003 SA Grain-fed Beef Chateau Libertas Steakhouse of the Year




From Cape Town take the N1 onto Marine Dr (R27), & straight into Otto Du Plessis Dr. When you reach Table View turn left into Blaauwberg Rd, right into Marine Circle & right again into Porterfield Rd. Follow down to the Blue Water Centre on the left hand side of the road & the Cattle Baron is inside.


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Shop 5, Blue Waters Centre
3 Porterfield Road
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Food Served
SteakhouseGrillsLight MealsSeafoodVegetarian
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Trading Hours
Monday - Thursday : 11:30 - 15:00, 17h30 - 23:00
Friday : 11:30 - 15:30, 17:30 till Midnight
Saturday : 18:00 till Midnight (Closed for lunch)
Sundays & Public Holidays :
12:00 - 15:30, 18:00 - 22:30
Smoking Section
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Load Shedding
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