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Chapmans Peak Hotel Restaurant

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Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1036
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice meal. Very busy but the service was good. Got a table outside - the owner from the guest house booked for us as we weren't able to book from the UK!

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Thank Ilkleygirl
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply the best Calamari around.The hotel is great for sundowners or if the wind is blowing on the beach

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Thank kellsb78
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prawns were large, fresh and delicious, calamari tender. Overall a lovely meal with family. Great views from the patio and friendly staff.

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Thank Michelle W
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cannot recommend the calamari enough- very generous portion sizes & melt in the mouth calamari. Excellent!

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Thank Becky W
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do yourself a favor and go here for a meal. Great service, friendly, excellent food, cold beers, good wines, super value. Seafood is top shelf and the view from the veranda is pretty good. Great spot for lunch.

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Thank Deonvd
Manchester
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stooped here after a day trip out as we had heard so much about the Portuguese steak and calamari. It was fabulous. Calamari so tender and tasty. Not expensive with good service.

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Thank Judbetty
Milan, Italy
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1,263 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 415 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we arrived and were told that the wait for a table for 7 would be 30-45 minutes . after 1 hour i followed up and 5 minutes later the hostess (the older fo the 2) who was not very polite anyway, told us that she had a table for 6 and she could put a person at the end. we... More 

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Thank nicolas s
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for lunch. Relaxed atmosphere, family friendly restaurant with an open terrace outside. The menu is seafood orientated, what is perfect for it's setting. The calamari is to die for!

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Thank Ernesta R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was busy. Service slick and friendly. Food arrived quickly. Delicious. Well worth a visit. Calamari and yellowtail fish very tasty.

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Thank Paul M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we ate in many good places in South Africa but this place probably stands out. It is dearer than other places (yet still not expensive) but it is certainly worth it. I remember the calamari, which were absolutely amazing. Arrived without a booking during the Xmas holidays. Although it was busy we got a table on the veranda. Quick service.... More 

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Thank Wolfgang K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?