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 and steak. 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 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.


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.


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.


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.

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


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

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

Craft Beer

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

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