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Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Pub
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Kalk Bay Habour, Cape Town Central, South Africa
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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Perth, Australia
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97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Had a visit to Kalk Bay Harbour and just had to stop for fish and chips. Not to talk about the snoek roe when they do have yum

Thank Herman7409
Cape Town
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I visit this restaurant occasionally for just having a pleasant times with friends. Nothing except the view is exceptional... but what a view. On hot days the windows are opened and drops of water of the surf spray sometimes hit you in the face; so close are you to the breaking surf. The wine and beer are always good. The... More 

Thank Gerrie S
Saint Julian's, Malta
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179 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Polana in Kalk Bay has a large reputation. But it has closed down. This is probably a very good thing. I cannot in good conscience give any rear view review on this establishment. The square meterage of Polana is currently undergoing renovation. It will be engulfed by Harbour Hoise staff there told us.

Thank saswcpr
Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

You can order anything that is found in False Bay and know that it has been fresh caught that morning and brought into the harbour right in front of you. Delicious!

Thank vdme
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Pop in for a daught/cocktail with your mates. The ocean views and friendly staff are fantastic. Not too sure about the food, but the vibe is great.

Thank AlainMartheze
Pretoria, South Africa
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Polana is hands down my favourite place in Kalk Bay … Just love the view and the ambiance. The decor is really unique … A pity about the service but it would not deter me from going!

Thank KwaThabisile2015
Bothell, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

Wonderful fresh-off-the-boat seafood which you eat while sitting right next the ocean from whence your meal came! Friendly service.

Thank Norton E
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

Gods I miss this place. It was an institution!! What I miss: crap service from the bar, stinky toilets pee soked toilets, over priced food, great party vibe on fridays with rad live music and a wonderful cross section of a cape town and foreign people. Polana you will be missed.

Thank yaketyshmackety
torino, italy
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90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

Nice place, great sea view and exceptional food. You can have a drink on a terrace, and a dinner in a elegant saloon. You can't dinner with child (good if you travel without!)

Thank elenamicio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2014

Worst experience ever. The bouncer groped my friend in between her legs and when her husband went to talk to him another bouncer proceeded to punch him. This is unacceptable and not the first time I have heard and seen something like this. That bouncer needs to be fired. Polana is a scummy hole.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalk Bay Habour, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?