One of the Cape's most impressive success stories, Blues hit the trendy dining scene in the mid-eighties and hasn't looked back since. With a bustling ... More
One of the Cape's most impressive success stories, Blues hit the trendy dining scene in the mid-eighties and hasn't looked back since. With a bustling atmosphere, it is telling that it's bound to be busier than any other restaurant in the Cape on any given night of the week. Great for cocktails before heading out to enjoy one of those languid summer evenings. Overlooking Camps Bay beach, it is decked in lots of white, offset by sea colours. It's large, bustling and yet still as elegant as the day it opened. The Cape's original "Cal-Med" restaurant offers an extremely varied menu: lots of seafood, steaks, pasta, pizza and salads with its Californian-Mediterranean flavour. There is a user-friendly wine list, which offers all the local favourites plus much more.
The biggest disappointment of our recent visit to Cape Town (Dec 04). We first visited Blues in December 2001 and were knocked out by everything about the place, the view, the food, the service and the atmosphere. Also visited again Feb 04 and it was still very good, albeit not up to the previous standards. Booked for Xmas Eve this year (2004) and Jan 3rd 2005. Xmas Eve experience only very average, atmosphere gone, menu changed and not very exciting. Our experience on Jan 3rd was a total disaster, two of the party were TWICE served with fillet steaks that were so tough as to be inedible (the menu used to boast that all Blues steaks were hung for at least 28 days but not any more). Another fish dish was served cold, two rump steaks were OK but contained large amounts of fat and the vegetables were covered in so much pepper that they also were inedible. The service was poor and our complaints were handled in a poor manner.
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