OK, OK, this one has been there forever, and there may not be one citizen of nor visitor to the Fair Cape who doesn’t know it well. Nonetheless, after lunch yesterday at this fine establishment I realised that it is always worthy of more coverage.
The Brass Bell has been in place for 42 years. You can read up on its history here.. For Abbey Manor guests they are most likely to get there during the mandatory round-the-peninsular drive. If going clockwise it’s a great stop for breakfast or tea, anticlockwise good for evening drinks of supper. Personally I go for a weekend lunch.
The Brass Bell is never going to win any culinary awards, going in more for standard seaside fare, calamari and chips, pizza, fresh fish. When you are there, particularly with a glass of good cheer at hand, you will not care. The food is fresh and delicious.
But the main reason to visit is the view. You sit almost on top of thee aves of False Bay, and the smell of sea and kelp is intoxicating.
Kalk Bay Station,
Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek
021 788 5455