Places to eat and drink in Pringle Bay
For such a small village, there is a surprisingly large number of places to eat in Pringle Bay. The locals are quite proud of their various restaurants and will happily tell you that the village is the unofficial ‘cuisine capital’ of the Overberg region.
During the summer these restaurants and bars are pumping with tourists and locals. If you want to get a table be sure to phone ahead and book. The same is true for the peak of whale watching season – August and September. If you’re travelling to Pringle Bay in the winter, be sure to check out the change in opening times for the restaurants. Most of them will have signs up letting people know their shorter hours or when the owners are going on their winter holiday.
The range of restaurants offers a wide variety of food from homemade pizzas to great seafood. Many of these restaurants have been around for years and are now institutions in terms of where to eat in Pringle Bay. The food is fresh and served with a friendly welcoming smile to all – locals and visitors alike. With so many great fishing spots in and around Pringle Bay, it’s little wonder that fresh seafood is a firm favourite among the restaurants. Diners can be sure that the catch of the day was caught very close by.
There are several pubs in the area, providing a place to have a drink and meet the Pringle Bay regulars. The largest bar in town – also a pizza restaurant – has live entertainment almost every weekend.
Over in Rooi Els, visitors are also able to head out for some delicious meals at the local restaurant. Here you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and supper most days of the week. They cook fresh specials like a soup of the day and offer up tasty treats to go with a cup of coffee or tea. Rooi Els also has a pub that is open for a late breakfast right through to dinner time. Both are great places to grab a bite to eat after a day at the Rooi Els beach.
There are a couple of coffee shops amongst the Pringle Bay restaurants that serve delicious cakes and sweets, as well as a good breakfast and lunch. Be sure to check the opening times as they don’t serve breakfast every day of the week.
If you prefer to eat at your holiday home or want some food to take to the beach with you, there is a deli and a country shop. These provide freshly made pies, quiches, sweet treats and snacks – all you need for a delicious picnic. You can also get ready-made meals that just need to be heated up before serving.
There really is so much to choose from when it comes to Rooi Els and Pringle Bay food. Visitors certainly aren’t stumped for options – whether you’re staying one weekend or two weeks, you’ll be able to eat something different every day.