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The Wharfside Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Mariner's Wharf | Harbour Road, 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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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lovely restaurant in a superb views of the Harbour and the surrounding mountains. Outside on the upper terrace in the sun is an absolute joy, but if the weather is bad, there is plenty of room inside. The restaurant offers a cross section of South Africa's finest food and drink from sea food to fresh fish and... More 

Thank Pick1962
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117 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is well located with a great view! The food is good, but a little bit expensive, I was expecting more!

Thank Alexandre J
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can not fault the Wharfside Grill on food and service. The place was very full but our kind waiter managed to find us a lovely spot right on the deck overlooking the water. Our food and drinks arrived so quickly and they were perfect. We had the line fish and the calamari and prawns. Excellent service even though it... More 

Thank Liv H
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Great food! Situated right in Hout Bay with probably the best view of the area, right next to the beach. A real authentic sea food experience!

Thank Jayson O
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family Juan Carlos Hierro had Two hours of happiness thanks to a beautiful restaurant with really great food, impressive views, and the most important thanks to Melly, professional and charming waitress who gave us the best advice, thanks guys, go on like this!

Thank JuanCarlosAviles
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155 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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

Thank yellowlabrador
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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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111 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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 

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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
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?