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Dunes Beach Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
1 Beach Crescent, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1876
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Beach Crescent, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A visit to the Dunes Beach Restaurant was altogether a very pleasant experience. The chilli poppers were very good but my wife was in raptures over the prawn cocktail starter. We both loved the Kingclip mains, both delicious and wholesome. The attention and service was...More

Thank Al1bongo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended Dunes. We can’t recommend Dunes. There is a lot to love about Dunes - the incredible beach front location; friendly staff; and, a quirky music choice. Sadly things slowly regress when we reach the food.... Our starters were great, beautifully cooked and...More

Thank CasualDiner78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow great place for lunch on the beech front,the staff the food was amazing,the staff always making sure everything was always alright with me and my friends

Thank pbleaky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We opted for a beach 🏖 braai to thank our clients for their support during the year our budget were tight and honestly we were not expecting a lot... But at Dunes expect the unexpected!!! We are a difficult crowd to please and we were...More

Thank karinachterbergh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location right on the beach though service was a little slow and the breakfast dishes were just average. Our omelette was overcooked and the French toast was a bit bland. I'm sure their lunch and dinner service is much better.

Thank Chumdinger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family friendly, chilled, good food, ON THE BEACH! Kids play in the huge sand pit playground. Sunday buffet is very good.

Thank Juliemoon85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had used this restaurant on previous visit to Hout Bay. During our stay this year we went there for lunch one day and we enjoyed the food and the service so we went fir dinner another evening and we're not disappointed. Food was freshly...More

Thank Marjory1
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is a great location with good views of Hout Bay beach and harbour...very child friendly and the service is good and friendly...but that's about it....very average (bordering on poor) food...chips had that cooked in old oil taste and the fish in batter was OK..it...More

Thank olive c
Reviewed 7 November 2017

food and service are not top location is beautifull but not in windy days when sand is covering the all resturant

Thank Luca G
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Loved this little place... Watching the sunset, sipping cocktails, enjoying the food or offer. Their Foccacia bread is awesome, Fish & Chips are just the best... Pricing a little high, but for the setting, well worth it. And of course, Service with a smile.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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