Confidently lazing on the edge of Africa, Pepénero is one of the most impressive restaurant locations in the city. Close to the heart of Cape Town, yet right on the Atlantic beachfront, Pepénero is urban glamour with an ocean twist. But above all, Pepénero is sexy, it’s sultry, it’s formal, it’s laid back - and it’s fun.
Enter a world that is lush, sumptuous and intimately relaxed. Whether you take a private booth or an open table, enjoy a cosmopolitan menu that has an Italian influence and is focussed on seafood with a twist. Listen to the jazz, wander over to the bar, enjoy the full experience... day or night. Pepénero is distinguished not only by the vibe, but also by the finer details of understated style and service excellence.
It is an exceptional restaurant for entertaining, as the seating can easily be re-arranged to make up various table arrangements. Adjoining the main restaurant is a second dining area which can accommodate up to 90 guests, perfect for a formal sit down occasion with set menus or an informal cocktail party with canapés.
Paul Kovensky (owner) has said: “Pepénero, meaning “black pepper”, refers to the spice we add to both the social and culinary scene. Our food is based on variety and simplicity.” Whether it’s the sexy sundowner-set fresh oysters, sushi, champagne and cocktails on the terrace, or treating lunch and dinner guests to seafood platters, aged rump, pastas and sumptuous salads - rounded off with a range of decadent desserts. All Pepénero meals can be complemented with wines and champagnes selected from an award winning list - served only in Riedel glassware and served only to perfection.
Looking at the menu it is obvious that seafood features prominently and food presentation is excellent.
For starters try the Alaskan snow crab with rocket salad, or a steaming bowl of mussels with white wine, garlic and onion. Main course recommendations are the Sole Pepenero (sautéed in honey, lemon and onion) and the Tagliata - sliced fillet topped with rocket, shaved parmesan, olive oil, balsamic and avocado.
Vegetarians are well catered for with starters such as the parmesan crusted aubergine and the phyllo parcel of goats cheese and sundried cranberries, as a main course option, try the spaghetti with a delectable combination of asparagus, spring onion, pea and mint.
On the dessert menu the emphasis is definitely on chocolate, with several wickedly rich choices including a white Lindt chocolate cheesecake and Lindt chocolate & banana beignets.”
From Hout Bay, follow Victoria Road over the mountain, past Llandudno, Camps Bay & Bantry Bay. As you head into Sea Point, pass the circle that opens onto Regent Rd, and continue down towards Beach Road. This road curves around to the right. Continue through Sea Point to Mouille Point, and you'll find the restaurant on the right hand side.
From Muizenberg take the M3 freeway to Eastern Boulevard. When you exit Eastern Boulevard, turn left into Evard Street. Follow Evard through Green Point, where it runs into Western Boulevard, which eventually becomes Beach Road. Bay Road runs parallel with Beach Road.
-33° 54' 0.17''
18° 24' 20.44''
No. 1, Two Oceans Beach
Monday - Sunday:
12:00 - late