You have to make your way up the stairs past Polana, a giant mirror, a mini-window and onto the Harbour House level. If you’re looking to dine on fine seafood in style, pick a white table with white chairs and white roses beside the balsamic vinegar and olive oil bottles. But if you long to sink into a comfy leather couch, sip on a mojito and have 180 degree views of the mountain, boats in Kalk Bay harbour below and the vast ocean on the opposite side, then keep on walking until your reach glass doors and the lounge area.
Now I may be bias about this little nook, as I was once surprised here by my boyfriend with roses after a lengthy time spent continents apart, but I seriously doubt that anyone could not love it here. A Table Mountain coffee table book sat in the centre of our wooden table alongside some tulips and bright orange blooms. Unlit candles sat in red, glass vases and white throws were draped over the couch backs.
You’ll find it hard it keep your eyes off the panoramic view. Cloudy skies always serve to make Kalk Bay, the fishing boats and the lighthouse even more magical. Add raindrops, long islands teas in celebration of a friend’s birthday and good conversation. Awhile back I sampled the seafood and it most certainly matched the seaside elegance of this restaurant.
For more info on Harbour House in my of my favourite Cape Town nooks visit http://www.harbourhouse.co.za