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Dunes Beach Restaurant & Bar

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1 Beach Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa (Formerly Dunes Restaurant)
+27 (0) 21 790 1876
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Situated on the beach, between the picturesque fishing harbour and the...
Situated on the beach, between the picturesque fishing harbour and the majestic, world famous Chapman’s Peak Drive.Soak up the most breathtaking views on the Cape peninsula from our terraces or balconies.
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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 132
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not to miss Winter special

Dunes hout bay, usually a breakfast, brunch lunch spot are now open for dinner in the evenings. To get people interested during the week they offer their full menu at half price. What a great way to try out their dishes and some of the more expensive ones. For starters the Trinchado was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Gingerlyn640
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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  • Families with children
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Went to Dunes this afternoon with three friends and left bitterly disappointed and vowed never to go back. We waited about 15 minutes for menus (after asking for them twice), drinks order was wrong twice, two mains arrived 10 minutes before the other two. When the pizzas came, both were cold and the one - a Regina - was covered... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Reasonable breakfast and the setting is difficult to beat but left frustrated by Dunes not allowing the Entertainer offer for breakfast. Something which should be communicated upfront.

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Rob G, Owner at Dunes Beach Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Anthony, I am sorry about the confusion around your Entertainer voucher. As per your voucher; "You and your guest are invited to enjoy one complimentary MAIN COURSE when a MAIN COURSE of equal or greater value is purchased." The conditions of use state clearly that breakfast, starters, shared platters .... are not part of the offer. I am sorry... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Dunes hout bay, usually a breakfast, brunch lunch spot are now open for dinner in the evenings. To get people interested during the week they offer their full menu at half price. What a great way to try out their dishes and some of the more expensive ones. For starters the Trinchado was excellent, as were the mussels. Main course... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Visit Dunes every year that we are in Hout Bay and always enjoy the food and drink and ambience of the place! Always good service! The views from the restaurant of the combining mountains, beach and sea are breath taking, could sit there all day! Very chilled out place to relax after a long flight from the UK!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We give Dunes another 'second' chance every time we are home in Hout Bay (3 times a year -9 weeks Jun-Aug) but no more! If it didn't hold the prime (only!) spot on the beach we'd have given up years ago to be honest. The service is always hit and miss but prdominantly terrible, despite the staff all being very... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This place ticks all the boxes. Great food, relaxed atmosphere, great view, play area for kids, good service. We will definitely be back.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

After years I visited,what was ones the most popular bar in whole Hout Bay, again! And it looked like I didn't had gone at all. The place looked like there haven't been any work done over the last 2 or 3 years. As I was looking for a light meal with family visiting, I thought give "Dune's" a visit again.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We had dinner at Dunes on Friday evening and from beginning to end it was a great experience. Our waitress took such good care of us, she informed us of their 50% off everything winter special so that we didn't unintentionally pay full price. She moved us over to the heater so we wouldn't be cold and gave us great... More 

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Hout Bay, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The only good thing about this place is the view, because it's right on the beach. We've only been there once and will never go back, not sure if our experience was typical or just a very bad day. Took forever both to have our orders taken, and to get our food. We were really cold at our table, and... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a perfect place for adults to relax and enjoy a good breakfast while the kids play happily in the sand and on the jungle gym outside. Very good value buffet breakfast or a la carte also available. Service is friendly but can get a bit slow when busy.

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Additional Information about Dunes Beach Restaurant & Bar

Address: 1 Beach Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa (Formerly Dunes Restaurant)
Phone Number: +27 (0) 21 790 1876
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Beach Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa (Formerly Dunes Restaurant)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 (0) 21 790 1876

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Situated on the beach, between the picturesque fishing harbour and the majestic, world famous Chapman’s Peak Drive.Soak up the most breathtaking views on the Cape peninsula from our terraces or balconies.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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