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The Wharfside Grill

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$$ - $$$
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Mariner's Wharf, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1100
09:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 21:30
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130 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Typical harbour restaurant, the friendly weaters serving good food. Price and quality are ok. Security on the parking.

Thank yellowlabrador
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's one of the best seafood restaurant we have been to. We had baby kingklip fish. The food is incredible, the atmosphere is very nice & the service is very friendly & good. Highly recommended if you paid Hout bay a visit.

Thank Mohammed H
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very few eating places lasts "for ever" with consistent quality - Wharfside does! With its authentic harbour side ambience and appetising seafood makes the Wharfside Grill a must for seafood lovers. The "mountain of mussels" - to die for. Friendly and efficient staff en well priced

Thank Anne-marie W
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very pleasant night at the restaurant. Baby kingclip, oysters, calimari all cooked beautifully. Tasty food served by the excellent Edgar. We all agreed we must return and do it again.

Thank JockEngineer
Klerksdorp, North-West, South Africa
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110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant did not match my expectations of it. I've ordered the fish of the day (Skippers Catch) and it was served in a butter sauce that was much to oily for me. My husband ordered the Mariners Curry, and he said that it was good. I don't think that I would visit this restaurant again though.

Thank Charlotte P
Shaun B, Director at The Wharfside Grill, responded to this review

Dear Charlotte P I am sorry to hear that it did not match your expectation. The garlic or lemon butter sauce is our trademark additions to our seafood dishes and most customers love and specially ask for it. The waitron would have given you a choice of the two or have sauce in a separate bowl or not at all... More 

Bern, Switzerland
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tacky decor and tacky uniforms for the workers. Fish and chips were bland and the white wine was warm...service was great though but that didn't offset the negative vibes. Clearly just a way to get tourist money without providing quality food. A shame as the location is good. Go to the other bay side restaurants.

Thank ahughes3466
Shaun B, Director at The Wharfside Grill, responded to this review

Dear "ahughes3466" Thank you for the feedback. Our decor is all part of creating an authentic nautical ambiance in a harbourfront setting and consists or original brass ship portholes, expensive hardwoods and rare nautical antiques. The waitron uniforms are also part of the experience and gives the impression that you are on a ship. The hake we use is fresh... More 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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1,319 reviews
809 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with our tour group on the suggestion of our guide. We had some other recommendations but this place proved to be quite good. The bulk ordered fish and chips. All thought they were quite good. My wife ordered the grilled langoustines and I ordered tuna and salmon sushi with what was supposed to be side salad. It was... More 

Thank Joel K
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The smell inside was a bit bad on arrival, but it was better when food was served. The food was great and the service very good. The views are spectacular on the beach, harbour and off Chapman's Peak.

Thank georgeaY8778DC
eMalahleni, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The food was excellent the waiter was very nice we had a nice view over the harbor, the atmosphere was nice

Thank yv0nnecats
Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Took a drive via Chapman's Peak Route to Hout Bay on a sunny Sunday to visit this iconic restaurant and left with a greater smile after indulging in the Fisherman's basket platter (lobster included option). Great service and atmosphere with my partner. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Michael N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?