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Restaurant Review: Die Damhuis Restaurant

Updated: Feb 17, 2020

Die Damhuis Restaurant is a family friendly restaurant situated just off Beach road in Melkbosstrand.

Popular with the locals and visitors alike Die Damhuis was bustling during a Wednesday lunch service. This restaurant is family friendly with a wonderful kiddie’s area with a Lighthouse with slide, sand kitchen and boat for the kids to play. Big selling point is the kiddie’s section is covered so you are protected from the hot summer sun.


Don’t let the family friendly label make you think this is a subpar dinning experience. The menu is focussed on Seafood but serves up all the traditional favourites.

Being a warm summer day, we settled on fresh salads. On a return visit I hope to try some of the other dishes on their menu. The kiddie’s menu has all the usual suspects that children would enjoy (Chicken Nuggets, Fried Hake, Pasta and a Burger), I do however think that its uninspired and the chef could possibly look at other meals. The kiddie’s meals are served with a little umbrella, the kids loved this! Portions are incredibly generous.

Drinks/ Wine Menu:

The wine list is extensive offering wine in all price ranges and for all tastes. They even have an Exclusive wine list which offers more exclusive and harder to find wines for the wine connoisseur. Ask your knowledgeable Staff for their suggestions. The bar is fully stocked and serve delicious cocktails, rich creamy milkshakes along with a large selection of hard tack.


I love the quirky décor of the Die Damhuis. The restaurant is decorated to look like a beachside cottage. They have fun statues and artwork around the restaurant which adds to the charm of the establishment.


The service is efficient and friendly. I appreciate that the waiter informed us that they were out of avocado before we ordered. All the staff are well trained and knowledgeable about the menu. The kid’s food came rather quickly as they know that kids don’t like waiting for their food.

Dog friendly:

Die Damhuis is dog friendly. They allow well behaved canine friends at the restaurant. The restaurant has a menu with some yummy food for dogs.

Overall Impression:

We had a wonderful meal and will be back. Service was friendly and quick. The kids had a blast playing in the kiddie’s area and then had a run on the beach. Perfect restaurant to visit on a warm day if you want to escape the city. Food was fresh and tasty.

The restaurant is very popular, so it is advisable to make a reservation.

Address: 32 Beach Rd, Melkbosstrand

Contact details:

Telephone: +27 21 553 0093


Link below to Damhuis website:

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