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Chapmans Peak Hotel Restaurant

Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1036
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (365 reviews)
“seafood” (64 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great restaurant right on the edge of Houtbay just before Chapman’s Peak. Friendly service with delicious food. I can recommend their specialty dish, fried calamari with chips!!! Out of this world. Enjoy the food and the views.

Thank Sietse W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite some reviews claiming standards have dropped and prices have risen, we have nothing but praise after our late lunch in March 2018. It's obviously famed for its calamari dishes - and with good reason. Without doubt it's the most tasty and succulent I've ever...More

Thank U4329TGjohns
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to go to this hotel to have lunch on the veranda. After skipping a year or two the spot is still very popular. But it has lost its special old world atmosphere abd has vecome to commercialised...so has the prices. Still good food...More

Thank RikavanR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two friends who had not eaten here before were very impressed with the fresh, succulent and plentiful calamari dishes. We were glad we took them to our favourite place in Hout Bay. Staff, as always, very welcoming, warm and efficient. Love the easy going atmosphere...More

Thank angela c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very warm welcome and table in corner.a good selection on the menu and too much of a choice.Very good t,bone steak cooked perfectly,the other 3 diners all had starters but too much for me.kingclip fish delicious,as were the otherv2 dishes of calamari and Portuguese...More

Thank jocelynhooton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We returned to this spot after a disappointing last visit. Happy to report its back to its best and the sunset didn’t disappoint either. We’ve made two visits this trip.

Thank JMBFDublin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here with family -four of us for a lunch. Had 2 days previously had lunch at Two Oceans at Cape Point for two of us. Food far superior & a great choice on the menu, also paid for 4 here at about the same...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Glen served us and the overall experience was great. Good wine...meal...day...view...terrific. please go

Thank Leigh E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Over hyped and over priced with a whiff of elitism. Better food and sunset views elsewhere with better prices to boot

Thank esmicumpleanos
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Perfect spot for dinner or a drink on the terrace, watching the sun set across the bay. The hotel restaurant is famous for its succulent calamari

Thank Adrienne L
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Questions & Answers
Colin H
27 December 2016|
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Response from Gr00vy69 | Reviewed this property |
I would say not before 10:30 pm the earliest especially since the sun only sets around 8:30pm in Cape Town at the moment.
26 December 2016|
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Response from Capetownbuddy_123 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's probably online but to my mind it is medium price range with seafood, steak and Portuguese specialities. Hope you enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 1036
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The restaurant is a local institution, renowned worldwide for the best Calamari in Cape Town, with a popular sun-drenched terrace overlooking the bay and mountains. Calamari at the Chapmans Peak was voted as "one of top 20 things to do in Cape Town".It’s the ideal location for those lingering sunsets and balmy evenings. A sun-drenched verandah boasting spectacular views of the bay offers an alternative eating venue for those wishing to dine Al fresco. And in those winter months, it’s one of few places in the Cape with fireplaces (dating back 100yrs)
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