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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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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (22 reviews)
“prawns” (15 reviews)
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Mariner's Wharf | Harbour Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off on our way to Table Mountain National Park. The coffee was good as was the service in a nice setting overlooking the beach. There was a Cape Fur Seal on the dock which was a great attraction for the kids.

Thank CookRE
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nautically eccentric decor befitting its beautiful location. Our seafaring attired servers were wonderful despite the busy lunch service madly swirling around them. We ate honest fresh seafood, cooked pretty well and washed away with a nice bottle of Rose from a great local wine list.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been here in 2016 and 2017 we came here with full expectations. Now you can read wharfside grill as Mariners Wharf - which appeared to be the same place... I ordered my beloved baby calamaries and my wife a seafood basket like in the...More

Thank The C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dishes were good for a late lunch meal with a view. I had the Chokka Salad and she had the Prawns Kingfisher.

Thank S. F. S
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Our dinner at the Wharfside Grill was a poor affair. Our waiter was totally unexperienced and too nervous to write down our order. Consequently we got the wrong things or we did not get our order at all. The food we got was below average...More

Thank Martin B
590shaunb, Director at The Wharfside Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear Martin B Please send me a copy of the bill and/or tell me who served you so I can take this further (shaunb@marinerswharf.co.za). This is clearly unacceptable and I have sent this onto our relevant senior managers/chefs.

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

The food is good but not worth what they charge for it. We really had bad service. We enjoyed the crab salad from the shushi menu. Nice seating outside.More

Thank Lynn0416
590shaunb, Director at The Wharfside Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear Lynn Clearly you were not happy with the service and for this we apologise. Please email me further details so I can investigate and ensure this doesn't happen again (shaunb@marinerswharf.co.za). We charge industry mark-ups and ensure we are competitive to similar establishments. Assuring you...More

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We have visited the Wharfside Grill on a couple of occasions now and will again! The menu is extensive and offers some amazing dishes. Everything from your basic fish and chips, to lobster, seafood platters, surf and turf, etc... there is something for everyone and...More

Thank LesleyWBrown
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We went here for dinner twice and enjoyed good food in a marine atmosphere. It is like a museum inside and not only to be explored by kids. We would recommend to make a reservation if you come with 4 or more people, especially for...More

Thank I H
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Had dinner tonight in this restaurant and the meal was absolutely superb. There is a vast amount of dishes to be had including sushi, seafood, fish and meat. The service was sublime and all the waiters and staff were very cheerful. I would thoroughly recommend...More

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 19 December 2017

I may have managed to sum this experience in the title. We were on the top deck outside, sushi and delicious calamari. Neither to be faulted. Beer was cold, great setting. Yes touristy, yes mad busy, but once sat down service was good and the...More

Thank Red_wines100
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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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