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Harbour House

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Mediterranean, Seafood, International
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Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
+27 21 788 4133
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Harbour House Restaurant is located in the heart of an old working fishing...
Harbour House Restaurant is located in the heart of an old working fishing harbour.Come and experience fine dining as the waves splash up against the windows while you enjoy the freshest seafood and line fish caught from our own boat.Window tables are a must so reservations are essential!
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food otherwise disappointed

I should start this review by saying that we turned up at 2pm on Saturday lunch without a reservation. We were initially told there was no room for us by a rather unenthused group of girls on the door but then informed we could have a table 'on the ground floor at the back' which we gratefully took... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Holzfrog
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London
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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83 reviews 83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I should start this review by saying that we turned up at 2pm on Saturday lunch without a reservation. We were initially told there was no room for us by a rather unenthused group of girls on the door but then informed we could have a table 'on the ground floor at the back' which we gratefully took up. Assuming... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Located overlooking the active harbour in Kalk Bay with views over the wave lashed rocks of False Bay from Simonstown round past The Strand. The food and service match the location and are both superb. Wonderful choice of fish but also with good alternatives. Would rate this just a little higher than its sister in the V & A. Just... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Yum yum yum. Service was on point. Our waiter very knowledgeable and attentive. We had oysters for starters. Not as big as ones I have been served in knysna. But they were great. The main of King klip with garlic mash and a poached egg on top was sublime..It came with a Japanese style mayo. The flavour combo was great.... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We have been chatting to several friends about various restaurants and where and where not to eat. Harbour house comes up every time for the wrong reasons and our friends said we should review on trip advisor. We ordered our food 2 Bouillabaisse 1 Tartare Mains 2 Prawns 1 Mussels 1 Yellowtail The Bouillabaisse arrived without the condiments expected or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful setting, amazing vibe. Excellent food & service. Elegant chic and a trip we make everytime. Never been disappointed. The view is breath taking. Make sure you have coffee in a different part of restaurant.

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Pissouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here with friends, booked early so we got a table with a view of the sea . The food was colourful lots of thought put into the presentation and it tasted as good as it looked. The staff were great and looked after us very well. Nice outside area to have our coffee in with sofas and... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I've been here several times over the last 10 years. It's always been one of my favorite restaurants of Cape Town, and really is a must visit! In my experience the quality have been a bit up and down over the last 10 years, but this time in feb 2015 is probably one of the best. The view is stunning,... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful evening here dining on great food with the waves crashing down beside us and the seals diving in and out of the water. The food was superb, tables beautifully set and the service was great. They have two sittings in the window seats and one everywhere else in the restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We booked in advance and were given probably the best table in the restaurant, with views of the harbour, the bay and the basking seals. This is a restaurant which feels full of locals wanting a really special meal out. Our waiter was superb, and the food was utterly delicious and really beautifully presented. This was the highlight of our... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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272 reviews 272 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Set in a rather dodgy area close to the harbour in Kalk Bay and the railway station none the less the Harbour House is a chic and upmarket dining place serving good seafood. Set on two floors (go upstairs, much much better) and atop the breakwater it is as if one is at sea in a ship with waves crashing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Kalk Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 788 4133

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

Description

Harbour House Restaurant is located in the heart of an old working fishing harbour.Come and experience fine dining as the waves splash up against the windows while you enjoy the freshest seafood and line fish caught from our own boat.Window tables are a must so reservations are essential!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?