Wilderness Restaurants

Pomodoro Restaurant in Wilderness

The large range of restaurants in Wilderness cater for most types of cuisine.  Given that there is also a great choice of cafes plus a couple of places with a bar vibe, most preferences are catered for.

Restaurants cater for (amongst other things) fine dining, Italian, seafood, steak and Thai food.  Some of them also offer takeaways.  Connoisseurs of coffee and craft beer are also well catered for, as are those who enjoy live music.

Most of the Wilderness restaurants are in the small central area of the town.  As such it’s possible to visit a number of different places with just a short walk in between.

Fine Dining

If you’d like to treat yourself in Wilderness, then Serendipity has won numerous awards for fine dining.  This exclusive restaurant is part of a small luxurious guest house, located on the riverside.  It is just a couple of minutes’ drive from central Wilderness.  Expect an exquisite five course meal accompanied by excellent service, in a small intimate venue.  There is only one sitting per night (so absolutely no rush), and booking is essential.

Italian

Pomodoro is a centrally located Wilderness restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  It is a traditional Italian tratoria that prides itself on serving possibly the best pizza on the Garden Route.  Takeaway pizza is also available as long as the restaurant is not too busy.

Also centrally located is Bongos, a pizzeria with more of a trendy bar vibe.  The bar area includes a pool table, and there is an outside deck where you can eat.

Mediterranean

Just across the road from Pomodoro is The Blue Olive.  This Wilderness restaurant serves a range of food, but specialises in Tapas, with the Kudu steak also a speciality.  Recently refurbished, it is also open for breakfast in high season.

Salina’s Beach Restaurant was purpose-built in 2011, and offers stunning views across the sea and beach from multiple floors.  It offers a wide range of food, including lots of tapas and fish dishes.  Salina’s is a minute’s drive from central Wilderness and is also accessible via a walk along the beach.

Thai

Royal Siam Thai is located in the pretty Milkwood Square in the central area of the town.  As well as the expected Thai food, it also serves sushi.  This restaurant is lavishly furnished and also has an outside seating area.

Royal Siam Thai Restaurant in Wilderness

Steak

Joplin’s Steak Bar is located just off the N2 road at the entrance to the Pirate’s Creek accommodation complex, just a minute or two’s drive from central Wilderness.  It is only open in the evenings, and needless to say, specialises in steak.

General Cuisine

“The Girls on the Square” restaurant is the result of a recent merger between the former “The Girls” and “Roxy’s on the Square” restaurants.  It is centrally located in the old Roxy’s premises in Palms Garden Square.  In the day it serves a variety of food including a good selection of tapas, and is well known for its gin tastings, which are made up of a selection of 6 different gins.  For dinner an upmarket range of African-inspired cuisine is served.

Cocomo is open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is  also located in the heart of Wilderness.  It’s unique point is live music 7 days a week in the evening.

Locals Pub and Diner, as the name suggests, attracts a lot of locals.  Situated in Milkwood Square, Locals is known for its excellent ribs.

Views Restaurant is part of the upmarket Views Boutique Hotel and Spa, and the restaurant is open to non-residents.  With an elevated view over the ocean and beach, this restaurant is located in Wilderness East, a few minutes drive from the central area.

Girls On The Square

Cafes

The trendy Flava Cafe prides itself on providing top quality food in a cafe atmosphere, located in central Wilderness. It’s motto is “simple, with taste”.

Nearby is the Green Shed Coffee Roastery, which specialises in coffee but also serves cakes and snacks.

Also specialising in coffee is the Mighty Quinn Surf Cafe.  Located in the Milkwood Village complex, it also serves breakfasts, gourmet sandwiches, cakes and more.

The Beejuice Cafe is uniquely located in the old (now unused) Wilderness station.  A few minutes walk (under the N2 road) from town, the cafe serves a wide variety of food covering all meals of the day.

The Coffee Spot is perfect for a relaxed cup of coffee and slice of cake, and is located between Cocomo and Palms Garden Square.

Beer and Burgers

The Blind Pig Tap Room is a craft beer lover’s dream, being a bar with a large selection of Bootlegger Brewery craft beers on tap.  It’s next to the brewery supplies store, located in Palms Garden Square.

Last, but certainly not least, is Bite restaurant, which is owned by Robertson Brewery (based in George) and is located in Milkwood Village.  It serves a wide range of food, including a large selection of speciality burgers that are named after music legends.  Eight craft beers are served on tap, with smaller tasting glasses available so that you can try a large selection of the beers.

Blind Pig Tap Room

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