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Chapmans Peak Hotel Restaurant

Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 7901036
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Ranked #6 of 42 restaurants in Hout Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: Portuguese, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The restaurant is a local institution, renowned worldwide for the best Calamari in Cape Town, with a popular sun-drenched terrace overlooking the bay and mountains. Calamari at the Chapmans Peak was voted as "one of top 20 things to do in Cape Town".It’s the ideal location for those lingering sunsets and balmy evenings. A sun-drenched verandah boasting spectacular views of the bay offers an alternative eating venue for those wishing to dine Al fresco. And in those winter months, it’s one of few places in the Cape with fireplaces (dating back 100yrs)
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78% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Haven't been to this Cape Town institution for probably 20 years. As luck would have it I had to drop a friend in Noordhoek and then get to CT, so spur of the moment decided to Drive over Chapman's Peak (also haven't done that for 20 years - wow!! Spectacular!). At the bottom also spur of the moment, decided good... More

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Its a landmark and definitely a must do when in Hout Bay....We have been frequenting this restaurant for 30 years and nothing has changed other than the hotel being upgraded.....The food is superb and I recommend it highly...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We have been coming to Cape Town for 20 years and some 15 years ago went to have a lunch and sample the famous calamari and chips. Went back again and it was as if we were there yesterday, still the same calamari in the hot pan with lemon and chips, delicious. If in Hout Bay a must if you... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

After a prior good experience many years ago I decided to take the family out for lunch to this well located hotel in Hout Bay. Firstly they make you feel unwelcome on the phone. My wife called to ask if they had tables available for lunch. The lady said and I quote. "I cannot see if there is a queue... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Make time to sit on the veranda for a long lazy lunch afternoon. The seafood is fantastic, the the waiters we'll trained. amazing views

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We ate here a few times 3 years ago when we visited Hout Bay and again twice this time, we mainly eat Steaks and the food and service was excellant and great value for money.

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lancs, uk
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We had booked to stay at the hotel for 2 nights as a family of 4, all adults. We had been looking forward to staying here - and to eating at the restaurant, specifically for the 'fantastic calamari' On the 1st evening we ate at the restaurant. my daughter ordered calamari and chips, my husband had the Patagonian calamari and... More

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We never miss eating here at least once on our annual SA vacation. On a beautiful March evening we dined yet again on fabulous seafood sitting outside overlooking the ocean whilst we watched a beautiful sunset. Fine dining it isn't, just excellent seafood served in a friendly but professional manner. It's always worth making a reservation.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

A visit to this restaurant for the seafood and view is a must - but arrive early since it is very popular. A warm welcome, quick seating and drinks arriving very quickly was great. Calamari is legendary and didn't disappoint, although it is quite pricey. Wait staff could make more of an effort but it didn't detract from a lovely... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Made a reservation and were shown directly to our table it was also a very busy night. Atmosphere was wonderful and service was prompt. Our food was excellent and our waiter smiling knowledgable and very helpful A totally enchanting dining experience. Highly recommend.

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