The Cape Kitchen

4.7
243 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$41 to $100
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Modern Australian
Everything we do is about sharing. The best produce is sourced, prepared and served with care and respect for our guests, each other and the environment. Our menu is focussed on what is in-season as well as introducing unique Australian flavours. We showcase local produce at every opportunity and our proud of our collaboration with other businesses that share our passion.
What 243 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
r
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! Our waiter was very helpful and the food was outstanding.

Report
Helpful
AW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food... enough variety for most tastes..
The staff are awesome, friendly engaging local young people
The view is amazing

Report
Helpful
ME
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW what a fantastic place to dine. The view was sensational as was the food, coffee and staff.
Can't wait to come back.

Report
Helpful
AH
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Good friendly service. Nice coffee. Great view

Report
Helpful
JM
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, the food, wine and service was top class. A few more vegetarian options would help.

Report
Helpful
SS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I loved the cape kitchen! It was a perfect was to spend our anniversary!
The views were stunning, the service was great and the food was even better! We cannot wait to come back!

Report
Helpful
EH
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely place, fresh seasonal menu well prepared. Friendly service and best of all open on Mondays!!!

Report
Helpful
TF
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, beautiful view. Would very happily go there again.

Report
Helpful
PD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular location with an amazing view. Situated on top of a clif with uninterrupted view of Bass Straight
Food was excellent quality and tasty
The staff and service was also 5 star
Great place for lunch

Report
Helpful
TP
London
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The view was fabulous. The food was great and the family enjoyed themselves. Great way to spend the saturday afternoon.

Report
Helpful
AB
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing and made my 1 year anniversary with my girlfriend spectacular. The view is stunning. It is fairly expensive but what you pay for is what you get.

Report
Helpful
DH
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cape Kitchen was highly recommended by a friend, and definitely lived up to the hype. The view and fantastic food made for a thoroughly enjoyable breakfast.

Report
Helpful
LO
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious, service excellent and friendly but there were a couple of parties there for lunch so it was very noisy.

Would happily go back - food was delicious!

Report
Helpful
N
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A very good restaurant, with a bit of a let down in the fit out and acoustics. The food is very, very good. Great, fresh ingredients. Well presented too. Pace is relaxed (read:borderline slow) so don't be in a hurry. But that's not all bad, just understand that's how it is.

The view from the window tables is outstanding. So from that perspective the atmosphere is wonderful.

It's let's down in two areas. 1. It's noisy. Even with very few people there. Once you are there you can see why straight away - massive area, no soft furnishings to cushion sound - all hard floors, walls and ceilings. The sound bounces around pretty badly. 2. the finish is, frankly, not in keeping with the food, the service OR the view. It feels like they were going for beach house, but it actually ended up as cheap beach cafe fitout. The tables are an horrific cheap white laminate, so they should have used table cloths (or given the tables are ply wood, and unfinished plywood top layer would have look better). And the base of the tables don't help that look. The chairs look like an attempt at relaxed beach/driftwood. But they look poor. And the odd cream coloured walls, rather than a really pale grey or plain white looks slightly dirty and dated.

I still recommend the place. It's great. But the strange choice of fitout is REALLY odd and just not in keeping. Enough that we really noticed it. And the lack of sound control would be a serious issue at a busy time.

Still worth going, the service and food are wonderful. Just go there knowing these things.

Report
Helpful
W
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our breakfast at The Cape Kitchen, the staff offer excellent service and awesome food and being able to watch the crashing waves and sea views just topped off our experience. We will be back!

Report
Helpful
LJ
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning views with food to match. Would go back in a heart beat

Report
Helpful
J
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found the salads to be a little pricey and a little big but the meal on a whole was sensational. The flavors were to die for but they paled in comparison to the garnishing. I had the duck that could have been quite dull to look at but the garnishing with the bright orange leeves and the vivid purple flowers that also tasted great just stole the whole show.
It as a fantastic meal in a beautiful setting with spectacular service.
Thank you.

Report
Helpful
DH
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The views are incredible and the food is delicious and not over the top expensive. Highly recommended 👍

Report
Helpful
LP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved everything about our experience at Cape Kitchen

Report
Helpful
R
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great view. We loved it. We are sure to be back with friends soon

Report
Helpful
JW
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely to have an excellent meal with a beautiful view. Staff were attentive, steaks and fish done to perfection. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. See you again soon.

Report
Helpful
FM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful setting, lovely food and friendly staff. This place supports itself primarily through weddings but I enjoyed the glorious ocean front views, the pleasant walks around the grounds and the relaxed atmosphere for brunch. I’d definitely go again.

Report
Helpful
MR
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cape Kitchen is a must for us every time we visit the Island. The view is absolutely breathtaking, the service is warm and friendly and the food is delicious. Do Not Miss It!

Report
Helpful
MB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall good meal , meal took a little longer than expected to arrive for a 2pm sitting

Window seat was great
Awesome views

Report
Helpful
PM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A spectacular setting with amazing well presented and generous dishes.
Highly recommend!

Report
Helpful
N
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The views, the aesthetic, the friendly light hearted staff, the food, it was exactly what me and my partner needed to relax and enjoy.

Report
Helpful
FC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOOOOVED IT and cannot wait to go back again. Food was outstanding and so was service and the location.

Report
Helpful
s
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always.. friendly and accommodating staff, superb menu and a lovely relaxed, happy atmosphere.
Did I mention the view ! Wow

Report
Helpful
AC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food in a beautiful setting with a beautiful scenery and friendly staff!
Make sure to book before hand.

Outdoor seating is great but only on non-windy days -- otherwise indoor seating is much much better.
Kid-friendly too!

Report
Helpful
A
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely beautiful location. I specifically noted I was on a date when I made my booking, so we were seated front and centre, looking out to the gorgeous ocean view.
The chai latte and almond-milk lattes we had were fantastic. We both had the beetroot & potato rosti's for breakfast and it was to die for. Fantastic, tasty food resulting in clean plates and happy bellies.
A perfect way to start a day on the Island.

Report
Helpful
AS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved our Sunday brunch to finish off a wonderful week at Phillip Island. Quiet, unassuming but prompt service supported an excellent meal. I especially liked the mushrooms and the freshly squeezed orange juice. The final bill was consistent with what I’d expect to pay for a meal and service no better than this in Melbourne and I’m always happy to pay a fair price for quality.

The view is excellent and offers great potential if and when the owners explore the possibility of expanding the business.

The Cape Kitchen offers an outstanding location for special events, such as a private function and even a wedding.

Love the Cape Kitchen.

Report
Helpful
SP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a lovely afternoon to the team!
The service was polite, professional and unobtrusive, the food was fabulous and the stunning views over the ocean made it a very enjoyable experience.
I thought it was well priced given the overall quality and would have no hesitation recommending to anyone seeking an enjoyable day out.

Report
Helpful
KD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious modern meals. Great coffee. Lovely ocean views from all tables.
Little noisey/echoey.

Report
Helpful
MD
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing - views, service & food. Can’t wait to go back ✅

Report
Helpful
RW
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for brunch or lunch with a fabulous outlook. Delicious interesting menu. So many yummy options it's hard to choose. The service is very attentive and friendly. It does cater for groups and has a wood floor so is a bit noisy. Other guests let their toddlers run around and push furniture around which was a bit annoying ( not Cape Kitchen's fault). It was a little draughty..something about the air con. All in all very good.

Report
Helpful
DI
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, friendly staff, scenic view. Very recommended!

Report
Helpful
TW
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Electric car charging is a great idea. Staff were very personable and eager to please. Install a playground and it would be even better for kids!

Report
Helpful
LP
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful food. Simple, tasty but a bit special. Only issue was time to get meal. May have been a one off but would go back again. Competitive prices.

Report
Helpful
SM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue for beautiful food, wonderful service and spectacular scenery

Report
Helpful
D
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always when I have lunch at Cape Kitchen the food is beautiful... the service impeccable and the scenery just breathtaking.... Congratulations on a anazing experience will look forward to my next visit.
Kind regards
Di Thompson

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
7