Two weeks ago, my friend Steven and I paid good ol’ Camps Bay a visit to try out the new hot spot on the Victoria Rd strip: Bilboa
As they say, it’s all about “Location, location, location!” Well in that department, Bilboa certainly has their bases covered. They’ve taken over the old Blues space and have completely transformed it in full Kove Collection style.
This new space offers wraparound Atlantic Ocean views with a gorgeous deck that is most certainly going to be a top “see & be seen” spot this summer. Unfortunately on the night we were there, the wind was crazy strong and they therefore had to close off the deck area. Nonetheless, we still got to enjoy the beautiful view and the gorgeous setting.
Let me show you around:
We started things off with some fancy-pants cocktails before we changing over to wine… on the left we have their mango daiquiri (R65) and on the right their ruby grapefruit margarita (R80):Our waiter, Kade (who was seriously awesome btw), recommended the asparagus hummus starter right off the bat… But not being a massive fan of asparagus, neither of us really jumped at that one. We decided to go for the crispy prawns (R105) and the mussels (R85) instead: After hearing that we didn’t go for the asparagus hummus (R75), the manager insisted that we had made a big mistake and ordered it for us anyways along with a portion of their grilled haloumi (R85): For mains, we were both feeling the fish section (I guess being so close to the ocean has that effect on you). Kade again made some great recommendations: For dessert we opted for the Lemon Tart (R65) – another great recommendation from our waiter, Kade: And then one of our own choices – the Custard with vanilla sponge, honey ice cream & marshmallow (R70): But apart from that one dessert, I thought the food was really good. Paired with great service and great views, I think Bilboa is a really nice choice if you’re hitting the Camps Bay strip. Pricing wise, it is a bit prickly though, so you do have to take that into account…
Overall I had a lovely time at Bilboa and would definitely go back (also really keen to try the new Chinchilla rooftop bar above). I’m going to give them a score of on the Miss K Kiss-o-Meter scale & recommend that you pay them a visit.
For reservations, contact them on 021 286 5155 or firstname.lastname@example.org. They are open Monday to Sunday 12:00 to 22:30 and you’ll find them here:
Shop 120, First Floor