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Dunes Beach Restaurant & Bar

) #8 of 50 Restaurants in Hout Bay $$ - $$$ , Seafood,
1 Beach Crescent, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1876
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (34 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Beach Crescent, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 514 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Oh dear, has the tide gone out for Dunes? We used to thoroughly enjoy Dunes restaurant and visited there as a personal favourite, until it changed ownership and, o my goodness, what a disappointing difference, both in the quality of the food and in the...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated a birthday with a group of friends and were very well looked after the entire evening. The food was very generous and the service was excellent. Lovely venue overlooking the beach with inside and outside seating.

Thank Nicky B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since it is a pretty expensive restaurant, we had never been to Dunes before and only went there for the winter special. We were really looking forward to it but unfortunately, the food was underwhelming. I ordered the grilled Pantogonian squid and it was incredibly...More

1  Thank CapeLiving30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner, around 12 people on a Wednesday night. Food mediocre to OK (my calamari was WAAYYY too salty, fries were a little tired); and at around 10pm the staff were closing up, regardless. Only the manager's intervention secured one last round of drinks...

1  Thank utahiggs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though it was middle winter, the sun was out and was quite pleasant sitting outside even with a nip in the air. Food was great value for money, snacked on a few different starters and pizzas were very good. Serivce was also very attentive....More

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived to a beautiful view of the bay right on the sand. We ordered calamari to start, which was very good and fresh. For a main we ordered the garlic prawn pot and the fish and chips. The garlic prawn was very delicious: flavorful...More

Thank HMP8
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This was the perfect spot after a morning on the beach with the kids. More fun in the giant sand pit playground while we had a drink. Decent kids menu and good sea food for the adults. Everyone was happy. Beautiful view too. Worth booking...More

1  Thank LiveWorkTravel
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I enjoyed great seafood here, with great sparkling wine to enhance the wonderful position in the sand dunes just across the road from the beach

1  Thank Peter T
Reviewed 7 June 2017

A great place right across from Hout Bay Beach to sit outside, have a drink and/or bite to eat and watch one of the incredible sunsets over the ocean. They offer an incredibly varied food and drinks menu. We really liked the burgers, the casual...More

1  Thank MountainGoatSydney
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Visiting at lunch time, but it is worth to visit Dunes again! Nice place for in- or outdoor dining with delicious food and drinks!

1  Thank Chris70Berlin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups
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
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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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