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Mariner's Wharf

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Hout Bay Road | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1100
09:00 - 21:30
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9 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to a few fish and chips eateries in Cape Town and surrounds, and every time we visit Cape Town the family wants to take us to another "amazing" fish and chips spot. Please do not even bother! Mariners Wharf makes the best fish, chips and calamari on the southern tip of South Africa. The dough is thin... More 

Thank Marie F
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must if visiting Hout Bay. The fish is fresh and delicious. The view is just beautiful. Great spot for lunch.

Thank Trevvl
Cape Town, South Africa
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We decided to take my granddad put for lunch. On the last minute we decided to go to Mariners Wharf. We were not sorry with our decision.We ordered our drinks. Merry Mermaid- Amazing sparkling wine with elderberry cordial. My new fave. We then ordered 2 platters and some fish and chips for my the old man. Well done guys. IT... More 

Thank Lee-sah T
Durban, South Africa
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130 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a Saturday afternoon, it was super hot and busy. The food is always good though. Very fresh and tasty. Mariner's Wharf is a must for us on every visit to CT and well worth it every time.

Thank Tammy_M800
South Africa
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for proper greasy fish and chips with all the freshness of being recently caught, this is the place to find it.

Thank aguyfromjhb
Johannesburg, South Africa
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was out of this world and extremely reasonable the staff are fantastic and Conrad was an absolute star we had a really unbelievable afternoon and will definitely return when next we visit Cape Town.

Thank RogerBruchha
Harare, Zimbabwe
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The seafood, service and location of this restaurant are perfect. It was a real pleasure to eat here. There are plenty of choices and they do have a decent kids menu. Really enjoyed my meal.

Thank 634vijayj
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sitting on the deck and watching the people at the beach, enjoying great food, sipping great wine, listening to a band, that's the best place for spending a lazy afternoon.

Thank GermanEgyptfan
Manchester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a belated review (March 2016) of the wharfette bistro. We drove from Simonstown via Chapman's Peak just to try the fresh fish and chips at lunchtime. Very busy on the tables outside with overflowing rubbish bins. We decided to try a portion of fish and chips between us. Underwhelmed would best describe our experience of these fish and... More 

Thank georgedoorsscores
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best service we've ever had...ask for Ben...you won't be let down...food was amazing...recommendations were amazing...10 out of 10 for dedication

Thank Amy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hout Bay Road | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 1100
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?