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Dunes Beach Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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1 Beach Crescent, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa (Formerly Dunes Restaurant)
+27 21 790 1876
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow! Dunes has the perfect setting where the most exquisite sunset can be experienced with great food and drinks. A must visit when in Hout Bay

Thank Braam P
Castricum, The Netherlands
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been here a couple of times the last few days of our SA trip with our LO who is almost 2 now. The place is mega busy cause everyone with kids seems to come here. The waiters were very friendly and quick. The playground is decorated for kids from the age of 4 and up so we had to watch... More 

Thank Ilse K
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restuarant is ideally situated right on Hout Bay beach with lovely views of the mountain and sea. This is definately a family friendly restuarant with a nice play area for the kids. The menu is a bit limited with no specials either when I was there. I found I had to settle for something to eat rather than be... More 

Thank Mark B
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great Food and Great View. Good Service Too. With the view of Houtbay ocean at your fingertips and the sound of the ocean right next to you makes this eating experience super amazing.

Thank NeilCantrel1975
South Africa
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Dunes for a late afternoon lunch and stayed for sundowners. Such a beautiful view! Even though it was packed, the service was friendly and very good. The food was good and the prices reasonable. There's a play area for the kids which makes it nice for families. We'll definitely be back!

Thank Celia_Stan
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast with my family, friendly service , lovely food , nice suze portions ! Lovely way to start of tgis beautiful sunny weekend !

Thank PumkinPenny
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would say I think we had a bad experience here and it can't always be this bad but very slow service, wrong food delivered so we ate our meals at different times and the food itself when it arrived was average at best. Chips missing from a meal took another 5 minutes to arrive. No apologies for any of... More 

Thank Alex T
Tadley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location right next to the beach, in fact the beach extends to the restaurant. Great views and excellent choice of breakfasts. Nice friendly staff.

Thank Steve D
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, perfect location which was fab for us and our three month old- really yummy brunch by a beautiful beach. The best thing about Hout Bay for us and the staff were very friendly. This place is catered for kids playing and feeling safe in your eye line whilst you relax in amongst the sand dunes. On windy days... More 

Thank Georgina H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One can often forgive the not so fabulous service simply due to the location... you just need to drink more! The spare ribs are fantastic, just don't be in a hurry when going here. Also, if you don't like children... it has a play pen right in the middle of it.

Thank Tara O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Beach Crescent, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa (Formerly Dunes Restaurant)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 1876
Situated on the beach, between the picturesque fishing harbour and the majestic, world famous Chapman’s Peak Drive.Soak up the most breathtaking views on the Cape peninsula from our terraces or balconies.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?