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The Wharfside Grill

Mariner's Wharf | Harbour Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1100
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (18 reviews)
“prawns” (14 reviews)
“yellowtail” (7 reviews)
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Mariner's Wharf | Harbour Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our way to the cape of good hope we stopped here for lunch, big parking, nice outside terrase with view on hout bay. Big portions, i had the spicy calamari which were good, comes with lots of greens and is spicy and a beer....More

Thank zdaati
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant has a nice ambiance, it was very quite with only a few tables occupied. Food was good, service good. The music played was excellent. Overall an enjoyable but average experience

Thank bos810
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here while passing through and it was awful. My wifes prawns were just nasty & (although sympathetic) I do not expect to be harrassed by beggars whilst eating. We saw a couple of ladies having their food stolen! No one seemed to care...More

Thank Bob_Karen_Bird
Shaun B, Director at The Wharfside Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Bob_Karen_Bird Sorry to read about your bad experience. I would like to hear more about the prawns and what you mean about "nasty". We use a Black Tiger queen prawn obtained from a reputable supplier to the restaurant industry and deep fried in clean...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

At first I thought the restaurant was a little dark but we sat near a window watching the boats come in and out and someone feeding a seal or 2. The weather was dim but the food was SENSATIONAL! An absolute seafood delight and beautifully...More

Thank Glenda A
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this restaurant. My husband and I decided to stop here from the hop on hop off bus. Really glad we did because it was the most delicious lunch we had in Cape Town. Wish we had more time to go back again....More

Thank 000Mickey000
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Thursday, 13 April 2017. My family and I visit Cape Town regularly, as there is so much to see and do, and a visit to Hout Bay is definitely worth the drive - The ocean views along the way are breathtaking! There's plenty of eatery...More

Thank Mishy_07
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Hout Bay is special and the Warf an institution of the town (or the Republic as they like to be called). It is easy, fast and reasonably priced for a tourist eatery. If you want to experience good SA food go off the beaten track.

Thank HeinC
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We went here on a recommendation from my parents who had been here before. Arrived in glorious sunshine and were seated outside with the view of Hout Bay Harbour to enjoy as we ate. The only negative was the waitress who seated us, as she...More

Thank Gogues
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a fascinating place to eat with a great collection of nautical memorabilia. Friendly staff and very delicious sea food.

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Dropped in upstairs for a beer once and not walked past again without stopping . Relaxed an comfortable .

Thank bmw740il2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mariner's Wharf | Harbour Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 1100
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Mariner's Wharf is the first harbourfront emporium in Africa and consists of the upstairs 360 seater Wharfside Grill restaurant, the downstairs fast- food Seafood Bistro, nautical gift shops, Bakery and Fishmarket.
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