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The Tug

A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road | Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
+264 64 402 356
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (164 reviews)
“kingklip” (53 reviews)
“calamari” (45 reviews)
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International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road | Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
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Reviewed yesterday

The Tug is one of the golden trio of restaurant (Brauhaus, Jetty 1905 and the Tug) that we always visit when in Swakopmund. It is quite popular, so you do need to book in advance. The restaurant generally specialises in seafood, but funnily, the best...More

Thank stelamaris
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went there March 28/2018 and had an excellent dinner! I have a rare allergy and they were over the top careful with my meal. I had the Caesar salad and Spanakopita which was fantastic! Others at my table had the oysters, calamari & fish...More

1  Thank lc0m0
Reviewed 4 days ago

We hadn't booked so sat outside which was a bit breezy . The service was excellent , the oysters sublime - really worth it ( in fact we ordered extra ) . We had the Kabeljou (Cob) catch of the day and that was equally...More

Thank adamschris
Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved this restaurant. Our waiter was very nice and kind, and gave us good suggestions. Food was delicious and priced fairly. Would go back any time!

Thank Didianarana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a few sunsets here. Lovely location and protected from the wind by conveniently placed screens. Good wine list and cocktails. Lovely spot

1  Thank melsmac1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not a bad restaurant but I found the food a little bit uninspiring and boring compared to other places and given that this is a relatively expensive place. Not sure will be back.

Thank inlimako
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best restaurants we have patronised. Our waiter Jackie and the manager Brett were both friendly and attentive. The menu offers a wide variety of mouth-watering dishes and suggests the ideal wine pairing to compliment the meal. The fillet was cooked to perfection,...More

Thank Stefanie K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Neville our waiter was amazing!!!! Friendliest man and the food was also very good! The cocktails were amazing! Not a lot of vegetarian options, but still amazing and classy Restuarant.

Thank Chloe nuelle K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon The Tug when looking for a late lunch on our first day in Swakopmund. We were so pleased with our choice to go there. The oysters were simply the best we’d ever had! The seafood dishes were varied and also delicious. My...More

Thank candiceh124
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant at the beginning of the Jetty is perfect to see the sun go down and having a wonderful meal. Specialized in seafood, perfect service!

Thank Jan S
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22 August 2016|
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Response from raadjjh | Reviewed this property |
Casual smart was the order of the day when I had dinner there. I wore a smart shirt, no tie and felt a bit over dressed.
4 July 2016|
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Response from KeithBatch | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see it on the menu either
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Restaurant Details

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Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road | Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Erongo Region  >  Swakopmund
  • Phone Number: +264 64 402 356
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THE TUG RESTAURANT OPENING HOURS, SEATING AREAS, DINING SERVICES SEATING AREAS OFFERED: Terrace: No reservation possible, and weather permitting. Bar: No reservation possible. Inside Cabin: Reservation recommended OPERATING TIMES LUNCH All Areas Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 12noon to 3pm LATE AFTERNOON Outside Deck - Weather Permitting Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 3pm to 6pm TERRACE SUNDOWNER Drinks & Light Snacks Monday-Thursday: From 4pm DINNER All Areas Monday to Thursday: 5pm to 10pm Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 6pm to 10pm The Tug Restaurant had first opened its doors during December 1993. Starting out as a small beachfront restaurant on the edge of the wild and mystical Atlantic Ocean, with splendid views onto the iconic Swakopmund jetty, The Tug's popularity has grown as time moved on. Dining areas inside and on the outside deck terrace have been extended considerably, while the restaurant has become a culinary destination for travelers from around the globe. The Tug restaurant offers authentically prepared cocktails, a selection of more than 140 of the finest South African wines, French champagne. Special delights from the wild Namibian ocean include kingklip, kabeljou, lobsters, angel fish and sole, John Dory, local oysters, fresh green Swakopmund asparagus. The richly diverse menu includes stuffed Patagonian squid, prawns, Norwegian salmon, Sashimi tuna. For the carnivore there are tasty cuts of beef and tender lamb, in addition to game delicacies such as Oryx carpaccio or grilled Oryx steak, Surf & Turf. There is a wide selection for the vegetarian and our delicious homemade Spanakopita is a favorite. Both owner partners George Hopking and Brett Southworth believe that no successful establishment should rely solely on its popularity. They engage in consistent attention to quality and freshness of their products, as well as continuous training and motivation of their staff, in order to provide the customer with decent service and an extensive menu and wine list.
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