, the name of our restaurant is taken from a Norwegian word meaning the road-like reflection of the moon on the water.
If you follow the moons reflection over False Bay you will come to the Mångata restaurant, situated at 98, St Georges Street in the beautiful seaside village of Simon's Town, nestling between the mountain and the waters of False Bay.
The restaurant boasts truly magnificent views, from our first floor balcony, over Simons Town Harbour and yacht basin, onwards over the waters of False Bay to the mountains in the distance. This is a fabulous spot for sundowners as you partake in our chefs tasting plate with a glass of bubbles or craft beer.
On a winters night you can relax in front of a log fire on our leather couch while contemplating our menu, which is a fusion of classic French and contemporary cuisine. Redefining dining in the South Peninsula, the restaurant is decorated in a blend of classical and bistro styles, from original international art works, dating back over a 100 years, hanging on the walls, to Persian rugs and bistro style tables.
The Mångata restaurant is not just a culinary experience, it is a destination in its own right. Well worth the trip to Simon's Town, from anywhere in the peninsula and now if you live in the Deep South there is no reason to travel over Ou Kaapse Weg if you want a truly fantastic culinary experience, it is on your door step.
Owner operated by Chef William Sharp, a product of the Swiss Hotel school and with a number of years working under a French executive chef, Pascal Didier in a 5 star hotel in the United Arab Emirates.
The team that William has gathered is highly skilled and has been drawn from some of the finest restaurants across South Africa. Our menu has purposely been kept small but sophisticated with separate menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All menus include children’s options.
Drawing on many years of experience Chef William uses only the finest ingredients that can be found in the Western Cape.
Rachel Davis, our general manager will welcome you into a wonderful environment for breakfast, lunch or dinner from Tuesday to Sunday 09:00 to 22:00.
For breakfast we offer classic breakfast fare as well as our own specialities an example being Mångata French Toast with honey, almonds, savoury vanilla sauce and strawberries.
Lunch is kept simple but classically presented and includes pan fried fish of the day with caper mayo and minted mushy peas served with sweet potato fries. Other light options include a calamari salad with crispy Patagonian calamari tubes, tentacles, pineapple salsa with mixed leaves and lime.
Dinner is our signature menu, offering an all-round dining experience, a fabulously romantic setting, beautiful lighting and upmarket environment looking over the ocean is when it all comes together.
Our dinner options include a nine course tasting menu with or without wine pairing, this is available by prior reservation only. Our dinner menu includes cured salmon as a starter, this is served with pickled golden beetroot fried capers and fennel dressing. Salads include goat’s cheese salad with candied walnuts, croutons, raspberry, endives and rocket.
From Cape Town follow the M3 freeway to the end. Exit the freeway, turn right and follow Ou Kaapse Road over the Silvermine Mountain. At the end, follow the road over 2 sets of robots and onto the Glencairn Expressway (Black Hill). At the robots turn right into Simon's Town Road. Follow this road through Simon's Town, you will find Mangata Restaurant on the right side of the road.