We honour the past by making the present enjoyable...

Papino’s first opened its doors in the 80s, and exchanged many hands over years. The restaurant almost said its final goodbye in 2021 but someone just knew… this Hout Bay legacy deserved not just a second chance, but a new beginning.

That someone was the Jolly Cook, and the rest is history.


In honoring the past, I brought back your favourite dishes from the original menu and added a Jolly Cook twist to a few new dishes.  

Whether it is your first time here or you are one of our regulars, we hope you have a great time. Sit back, enjoy and soak in the good food and times this building has seen over the decades.


dinner is served

We speak meat fluently (it’s the Jolly Cook specialty).
And we do so with an Italian flair.
Our starters are traditional and fresh, just the way it was made back in the day. And our desserts hit that sweet spot… 


All our steaks are the finest grain-fed cuts of meat that mature for a minimum of 30 days. Our meat supplier was established in 1893, and we are passionate about how meat is treated in the cold chain, how it is prepared and served to you.


Our pizzas and pastas get special treatment at Papino’s. With bases made from the finest Italian flour, and only top-graded Italian tomato and mozzarella cheese you’ll say “Mamma Mia, delizioso!” after the first bite.

visit us

Monday to Saturday, from 17:30 to late.
Kitchen closes at 21:30.

14 Earl Street, Hout Bay.
Get directions.


Order online and get Papino’s at your door.


Let’s make it a date.

Or if you like the old-school way, call us on 021 790 4077

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