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Harbour House

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Seafood, International, Mediterranean
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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: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
All about the location

Popped in for a drink and ended up staying for a quick meal. Service was mixed with excellent table service let down by poor bar service. If you can get a table by the window were the waves crash whilst eating

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Mark C
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Popped in for a drink and ended up staying for a quick meal. Service was mixed with excellent table service let down by poor bar service. If you can get a table by the window were the waves crash whilst eating

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MirjamSch, General Manager at Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear Mark C, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. The window tables are most sort after as this is the best view of False Bay from the restaurant.. We are glad that you ended up staying for a meal. We will certainly look into the bar service. Kind regards Lynton Liou More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We booked at the Harbour House, Kalk Bay for our joint birthday. Our guests arrived at pretty much the same time, but we waited at least 15 minutes after we were all seated for the waiter to even acknowledge we were there. I would love to tell you what our waiters name was, but he never introduced himself to us.... More 

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MirjamSch, General Manager at Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear KellyWesterman, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. First, let us express our deepest apologies. You deserve only the best service, especially when you are at Harbour House Kalk Bay. Your comments on TripAdvisor regarding the service you received at our restaurant is very important to us. We want customers to enjoy their experience at Harbour House Kalk Bay,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

As usual Harbour House delivered a fabulous meal....even though it is winter...the fire was blazing to make the atmosphere great...thanks to a great waitresses Robin.

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MirjamSch, General Manager at Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear Katherine M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. It is always great to get good reviews. I will definitely pass on the positive comment to Robin. Kind regards Lynton Liou More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

With a beautiful view, excellent service and incredible food, one should not miss the Harbour House. A clean aesthetic with tasteful, traditional SA/CT design touches, the ambience is perfect for a romantic dinner on the water. Superb wine list. A bit chilly in winter, so request a table with a view close to a fireplace.

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MirjamSch, General Manager at Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear Gavin M, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. It is always good to get great feedback from our customers. Kind regards Lynton Liou More 

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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If the waves take your breath away so will the food so call for the oxygen tent. Great views all the year around, ample safe parking and a comprehensive menu. Try the specials which vary day to day and are impossible to recommend.

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MirjamSch, General Manager at Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear John S, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. No need for an Oxygen tent otherwise you will not be able to take in the fresh ocean breeze along with the aromas coming from the kitchen. Regards Lynton Liou More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This restaurant has been a favourite in my family for many years. It has a bright, fresh vibe, matching their beautifully fresh and vibrant cuisine. The service can be a bit slow at times, but if you are not in a hurry, it won't bother you. Their food presentation is artistic, colourful and quite dynamic. And their sauces and dressings... More 

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MirjamSch, General Manager at Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear HelenJ7, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. Our regular customers are like family to us and our family expands everyday with every new customer that comes through our doors. The view from our restaurant over False Bay is fantastic and even better when the whales come to visit around August and September. Kind Regards Lynton Liou More 

Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The best classical and contemporary cuisine, service was excellent, lovely selection of wines, a combination so refreshingly satisfying it should be savored everyday.

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MirjamSch, General Manager at Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear Rebekah H, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant from the food, to the wine and service. Regards Lynton Liou More 

South Africa
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Staying in Simon's Town, the Harbour House is a very popular choice when you want good seafood in a spectacular spot. Should you be lucky enough, you will get a table right next to the window, and the view over the bay from there is honestly spectacular. Taking a group of six guests and a baby there, ordering cocktails and... More 

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MirjamSch, General Manager at Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear Bluesea1, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We pride ourselves in preparing great food and beverages and providing excellent service but that does not excuse the fact that you did not enjoy your meal and beverages. We sincerely apologise for this. We have already implemented new procedures to ensure that this will not happen again. We hope that... More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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158 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I booked in advance of our long weekend in Kalk Bay. Load shedding was scheduled for our visit, so I called ahead to make sure that they would be open. I was told that they cooked on gas and had lots of candles which added to the atmosphere. They were right it did and the staff coped really well throughout.... More 

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MirjamSch, General Manager at Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear Froggy23, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. Wow, 2 nights in a row. Fantastic. Kind regards Lynton Liou More 

Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Another return visit every time I visit Cape Town - the food and service are always excellent and the view is magic - even though we had an electricity outage this time we visited, it made no difference - we had a fantastic first night in Kalk Bay at this great restaurant.

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MirjamSch, General Manager at Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear Gillchill, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. Hopefully next time there will not be an power outage. We look forward in welcoming you back to Harbour House. Kind regards Lynton Liou More 

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Additional Information about Harbour House

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

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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: Seafood, International, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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