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Harbour House

Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
0217884133
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Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Kalk Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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!
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The last of many visits to Harbor House restaurant. Since the opening of the restaurant in town the level of service and quality of food has declined at this outlet. This venue has the most exquisite view and whale sightings are frequent. If all else fails the seals that frequent the harbor are entertaining. However our last visit was disappointing... More

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Cumbria
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19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited on a Monday lunchtime based on a Rough Guides recommendation. We didn't have a reservation but were still able to get a window table with views over the ocean, enlivened with regular whale sightings close by. Food was excellent: go for the freshest fish options if possible. Service was professional and informative. A really good dining experience.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We went to Harbour House for dinner a couple of years ago to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday and had a magical evening. So when we returned to Cape Town this last weekend we couldn't wait to go back. We emailed during the week to book a table, and there were a number of emails bouncing between us to arrange... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have been to Harbour House many times before and have always enjoyed the service and quality of food. Good food in a world class setting at a reasonable cost. On Saturday evening however, I took two Zimbabwean colleagues there, and the tone and level of service changed completely. We were shown to a table that did not have a... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We decided to go to Harbour House to celebrate my brothers engagement with the family. I phoned in the morning to book the table for 08h30 for 10 people. We arrived at 08h30 and was told that our table was almost ready and we could wait in the lounge so long. We waited for 20 minutes and then enquired again.... More

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Somerset West, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Stunning setting, on the harbour wall in the middle of Kalk Bay, excellent service combined with great food ensured that we had a fantastic Sunday lunch! When here, consider the Seafood platter for one .. it is a bit pricey (R580), but the platter is enormous, and MORE than enough food for TWO people, and you get everything from smoked... More

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Harare, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Perfect lunch spot , with delicious food, oysters were fresh and delicious - sea food platter was outstanding !!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This place has rats everywhere .. WE told the waiter . They came back and said sorry nothing we can do we are on the water. I didn't want anything except them to know...rats on the chairs is not what I expected ..

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DanKalkBay, Manager at Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear Drew M Thank you for your feedback. The presence of rodents in any working fishing harbour, anywhere in the world, is unfortunately a reality of life, but we have never before been told, nor have we observed, that they are everywhere. We therefore must take issue with that aspect of your statement. Whilst we do our utmost, via our... More

Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you want to have a bit of a splurge and yes, it is expensive, but when you're sitting right at the waters edge with waves splashing against the window, its pretty cool. Service was fantastic and the food just superb!

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Durban
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10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were in Cape Town recently and on two occasions ate at Harbour House. Their margaritas are the best and the food was excellent, were given a great table overlooking the sea and had a roaring fire right near us which on the chilly cold nights are needed in Cape Town. Great ambience and excellent service.

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