Beira Alta is a beautiful South African hidden gem that serves up authentic Mozambican and Portuguese food. The menu features a wide selection of foods that are flavorful and generously portioned.

They only use the freshest herbs, spices, and ingredients when preparing their food. Cooking from the heart using recipes passed down from generation to generation has been a family tradition that has developed into Portuguese cuisine with an African influence.

Known for its flame-grilled birds and platters topped with pan-fried prawns coated in spices, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic, the menu has gained recognition since its launch. Every item, including the exquisite chicken served with tomato rice and sweet potato fries and the luscious prawns in their special sauce, is expertly prepared to guarantee a delightful dining experience.

Because red meat is still much desired in South Africa, Beira Alta offers enormous quantities that are slathered in the chef’s unique sauces and are sure to satisfy even the pickiest meat eater. Still, the best-selling item is seafood. Classic recipes that will delight your palate, whether they are served mild or hot.

“A relentless dedication to excellence and an unwavering refusal to settle for less has and will sustain Beira Alta’s long-term success!”

Beira Alta Starters

StarterDescriptionPrice (R)
Grilled ChouriçoGrilled Portuguese Smoked Pork SausageR77
TrinchadoCubed beef fillet served in Chef’s garlic, bay leaf, and white wine sauceR79
Chicken LiversGrilled Chicken Livers served spicy or plainR67
Grilled CalamariGrilled Calamari with lemon butter, served spicy on requestR70
Chicken GibletsStewed in a Traditional Tomato, onion, garlic, and white wine sauceR60
Chicken Liver PateChicken liver pate with Green Peppercorns and Port wineR67
Garlic Fried PrawnsSmall prawns in the shell pan-fried in olive oil, whole garlic, sea salt, and a touch of chilliR95
Mixed Starter PlatterCalamari, Chicken Livers, and ChouriçoR112
Clams (Á Bulhão Pato Style)Clams, olive oil, garlic, sea salt, coriander, and fresh lemonR87
OystersPlease ask your waiter for today’s oyster selectionS.Q.

Beira Alta Soups

SoupDescriptionPrice (R)
Caldo VerdeTraditional Portuguese soup made from potato, chouriço, kale, and olive oilR67
B A’s Prawn BisqueA creamy prawn bisque served with pieces of prawnR83

Beira Alta Salads

SaladDescriptionPrice (R)
Salada á PortuguesaMixed Greens, cucumber, onion, tomato, and black olives with a Portuguese DressingR46
Greek SaladMixed Greens, cucumber, onion, tomato, and olives topped with Feta cheese and dressingR67
Gino’s Chicken SaladSliced Blackened Chicken Breasts on a Portuguese Salad topped with Avo* and Feta served with dressingR79
Presunto, Blue Cheese, and Avo* SaladSalad topped with Presunto, blue cheese, and Avo*, served with Chef’s mayo dressingR88
Chef Fernando’s SaladGrilled chicken livers and Chouriço topped with feta and Avo* on a Portuguese Salad, served with dressingR99
Smoked Salmon SaladSmoked Salmon on a Portuguese salad topped with Cottage cheese and served with a French dressingR87
Chef Paulo’s SaladGrilled calamari and prawns on a Portuguese Salad with Avo* served with dressingR122

Beira Alta Meats

Main DishDescriptionPrice (R)
Fillet+ 200g
+ 300g
R124
R175
Sirloin+ 200g
+ 300g
R113
R164
Rump+ 200g
+ 300g
R113
R164
T-Bone650gR151
Lamb ChopsTasty lamb chopsR145
Pork Ribs450gR119
Pork FilletPork filletR113
SaucesMadagascan Pepper, Mushroom and Olive, Herb Port Wine, Jalapeno Monkey gland, Blue Cheese, Creamy Garlic, Beer MustardR21
Fernando’s Famous Peri-Peri ChickenHalf
Full
R85
R114
Carne de Porco Alentejana (when clams in season)Pork belly, Chouriço and Clams cooked in Olive oil, garlic, white wine, Pimentão and Coriander served with cubed potatoesR119
B A’s Famous ComboChar Grilled ½ baby chicken with pan-fried Queen PrawnsR172
Gino’s Surf ‘n TurfChar grilled deboned Chicken and Deshelled PrawnsR160
Espetada da CasaSkewered cubes of rump, char grilled with onions, bell peppers, and ChouriçoR151
Bitoque á Portugalia(+200g) Rump, pan-fried in a beer mustard sauce topped with an egg and friesR138
Portuguese SteakChar Grilled Ladies Fillet Steak topped with Presunto (Parma Ham) and a fried eggR160
Alfredo’s Jalapeno & Chouriço Fillet(served rare to medium only) Grilled Ladies Fillet Steak stuffed with jalapenos, chouriço, and fetaR163
Paulo’s Mixed GrillChouriço, calamari, and ½ Grilled baby chicken spicy or plainR138
Ricardo’s Surf ‘n TurfGrilled Ladies Fillet Steak topped with Prawns in a Herb Port Wine SauceR197

Beira Alta Seafood

Seafood DishDescriptionPrice (R)
SardinesChar grilled Portuguese Sardines drizzled with Olive oil; served with boiled baby potatoes, diced onion, tomato, and char grilled pepper saladR119
Line Fish (Blackened available on request)Grilled line fish served with lemon butter (ask waiter for our line fish selection)S.Q
Bacalhau á BrasFlaked codfish pan-fried with olive oil, garlic and onion tossed with thinly cut chips and bound with egg.R175
Calamari (Spicy or Plain)Grilled Calamari in lemon butter and herb sauceR113
Dina’s Calamari and Prawn ComboGrilled calamari and deshelled prawns (served spicy on request)R158
Bacalhau Assado (Salted Cod Fish)Char grilled Cod Fish served the traditional wayS.Q
Mom’s Pan Fried Prawns1/2 kg: R210 1kg: R376R210, R376
Char Grilled Prawns (Pan-fried available on request)Char grilled King PrawnsR224
Prawn á BrasPrawns pan-fried with olive oil, garlic and onion tossed with thinly cut chips and bound with á bras style eggR164
Prawn and Veg Stir FryStir fry veg and prawns with a touch of curry, coconut milk and sweet soya served on a bed of riceR168
Calamari & Prawn LinguineGrilled Calamari and Prawns tossed with Linguine In a Creamy Herb & Port Wine SauceR150
Mozambican Style Prawn CurryCurried Queen Prawns gently simmered in a mild curry and coconut milk sauceR175
Beira Mar’s Seafood RiceA selection of seafood cooked in a tomato, onion, garlic and corianderR204
B A’s Seafood PlatterLobster, Calamari, Line fish, Prawns, and Clams (suitable for 2)S.Q

Beira Alta Vegetarian Menu

VegetarianDescriptionPrice (R)
Lisbon Veg PastaFresh vegetables, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and peri-peri tossed together fusili with pasta and topped with feta and olivesR99
Pedro’s Veg LinguineStir-fry veg in olive oil, onion, tomato, garlic, and chilli. Tossed with linguine and topped with feta cheeseR99
Veg Curry Stir-fryFresh vegetables tossed together with a creamy coconut curry sauce served with riceR91

Beira Alta Desserts

DessertDescriptionPrice (R)
Ice Cream and Chocolate Fudge SauceIce Cream and homemade hot chocolate fudge sauceR45
MolotoffBaked egg white and caramel dessert topped with homemade egg custard, roast almonds, and cherriesR59
Portuguese Style Orange RollA moist orange roll dessert served with cream or ice cream dressed with Chocolate Fudge SauceR54
Tia Janet’s Favourite Chocolate BrowniesDecadent chocolate pecan nut brownies smothered in chocolate fudge sauce, served with your choice of cream or ice creamR58
Chocolate MousseA rich, creamy chocolate mousse with KahluaR48
Leite-Crème á PortuguesaPortuguese style crème brûléeR50
Pyramid Chocolate Log Cheese CakeCottage Cheese layered with tennis biscuits, crispy mint chocolate, and coated with NutellaR68
Rosanna’s Hazelnut PavlovaLayers of meringue filled with chocolate, smooth cottage cheese mixed with Kahlua and cream, topped with roasted hazelnuts and sprinkled with chocolateR67

Beira Alta Kiddies Menu

Kiddies Menu ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
Kiddies Fish Fingers & ChipsDeep-fried crumbed fish fingersR63
Kiddies Chicken Strips & ChipsDeep-fried crumbed chicken stripsR63
Kiddies Trinchado & ChipsSucculent pan-fried fillet cuts with lemon herbR101

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