The Cabin Restaurant Doringbaai

The Cabin Restaurant, Doringbaai.  The first restaurant to open its doors in Doringbaai and we are still giving you our very best!

The Cabin Restaurant, with its unspoilt sea view is in the beautiful fishing village known as Doringbaai on the West Coast of South Africa.  The Cabin has been going for 35 years and is known for delicious seafood.

The Cabin Crew recently had the amazing opportunity to work with Bertus Basson, Chef and TV personality, as one of 12 restaurant make-overs for television.  Bertus gave us two brand new, focused seafood menus for you to choose from as well as a kitchen make-over with new equipment.  He and two of his chefs also trained our staff.

Misi Overturf, Decor Expert, and her team transformed the interior and exterior for a fresh new minimalistic look.

We cannot express our unending gratitude enough to this team of creatives!

One of the greatest spin-offs of the make-over is that our menus now consist of typical West Coast food and are much more focused on what is available locally.  Our recipes showcase our  cultural and food memories.

To watch Bertus and Misi and yours truly (Thea and Reynel) in action – Episode 3 of Season 2 of “In die Sop”, produced by Homebrew films will be on Showmax in the very near future.



The Cabin Restaurant’s operational hours

Monday to Sunday:  9am to 3pm and 4 pm to 08:30 pm

(breakfast, lunch  and dinner)

Tel:  027 215 1016

Whatsapp:  064 993 7353


Address:  5 Main Road, Doringbaai


The Cabin Restaurant Doringbaai Menu – Sit down or take away

Snails with creamy garlic and cheese Chicken Schnitzel Burger

This menu is for anyone who just want to pop in without ordering menu items in advance.  We would still appreciate it if you book a table though. 



4 Course fixed menu for groups of 12 or more adults.  

This is our FEAST menu (subject to availability) which is a fixed 4 course seafood feast.  This menu is for groups of 12 or more adults and we need 5 days notice.  Please take note that  at certain times of the year the local fishermen cannot go fishing and during those times we might not be able to get fesh local Cape Bream.


Wine on offer

The West Coast and Olifantsriver wines are excellent.  We offer wines from Doringbaai, Lutzville, Vredendal and Klawer



Old favourites

Some of the old favourites are still on the menu and if you haven’t been here before we invite you right here, right now for great seafood, stunning views and friendly staff.  .



The Cabin Restaurant Doringbaai – a love affair with Seafood.

Our Vision:

To create an exceptional, modern, sustainable South African experience for our guests, staff and our community through honest food and warm hospitality, created by an innovated team.



Celebrations at The Cabin Restaurant Doringbaai

The Cabin Restaurant caters for weddings, birthdays, year-end funcions and bus tours.  We can accommodate up to 40 guests in the restaurant. Depending on the weather you can book the deck as well  where we can accommodate 20 guests.  The best news is that we do not charge you venue hire.

Looking for a photographer for your special occasion?  I can absolutely recommend Desi Kotze.



The view from The Cabin Restaurant Doringbaai

You have breathtaking views of the sea and glorious sunsets. If you are lucky you will be able to see migrating whales from the restaurant from July to November.

Why wait?  Come and experience it for yourself.

We look forward to seeing you!



New at The Cabin Restaurant Doringbaai:  Free coffee for the driver!

My dad – who passed away not so long ago – introduced me to this concept when I visited him and my mom in New Zealand while he was terminally ill. It gives the driver a chance to stretch legs when fetching the coffee and be more alert on the road.

Before he became to weak to drive we spent a lot of time on the road with him showing us his favourite spots in NZ. It was bittersweet as we also knew that it would be his last visit to each of these places. He was a lover of good coffee and had his fair share of “Free coffee for the driver.”

The memories bring tears to my eyes but, as a tribute to my wonderful parents, from this day forth (11/08/22) any driver of any vehicle is welcome to stop for a delicious cup of MIKO coffee at The Cabin in Doringbaai, sit down or take away.

We wish you a safe trip to your destination.

PS:  Be on the lookout for the sign on the pavement!





Please contact Thea or Reynel at Cabin Restaurant Doringbaai if you wish to make a reservation or order take aways.

Cell phone:    +27 64 993 7353

                        +27 83 450 7295   

                        +27  71 677 5056   

Telephone:    +27  27 215 1016