Wilderness Restaurants

Pomodoro Restaurant in Wilderness

There is a large range of restaurants in Wilderness catering for most types of cuisine, plus coffee shops and bars. Our top tips in each category (all of which are well established) are:

Many 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.

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.

Ilali 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.

The Blue Olive serves a range of food, but specialises in Tapas, with the Kudu steak also a specialty. 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.

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.


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.


Joplins 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.


Girls On The Square

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 or a 15 minute walk 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.


The Green Shed Coffee Roastery, located in central Wilderness, specialises in coffee but also serves cakes and snacks.

The Commonage is a small coffee shop, uniquely located on Wilderness Common.

Pubs and Bars

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.

Blind Pig Tap Room


There are some “market stall” takeaways located in Milkwood Village square, plus a fish and chip shop nearby.

What’s the Best Wilderness Restaurant For You?

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