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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: Breakfast, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Great venue, decent food but slow service

Great venue with the sand between your toes, and a superb play area for kids. Good is good but the service is shocking. Our waitress walked away from our table 4 times shouting loudly at someone else whilst taking our order. It felt like a comedy act. I asked to see the manager but he never came... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Kerry S
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Great venue with the sand between your toes, and a superb play area for kids. Good is good but the service is shocking. Our waitress walked away from our table 4 times shouting loudly at someone else whilst taking our order. It felt like a comedy act. I asked to see the manager but he never came. Will go again,... More 

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uksatman
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41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A great place to visit sitting all but on the beach in Hout Beer Great place to go for a cold beer and pizza, calamari and just chill out. Popular place to bring kids as a play area is for kids, so it gets real busy but you always get a seat. Fully recommended but you won't see the sunset... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Right on the beach with a great playground for kids. Food was good but maybe slightly overpriced. Service was a bit slow.

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Ceres
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Best chili poppers in town. What a view. Set on the main beach in Hout Bay you have a stunning view. Nice setting outside with your feet in the sand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Super restaurant!! Great food, awesome view, friendly staff and good service! And a lovely playground for kids. Will definitely revisit!

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Brasov, Romania
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The restaurant name says it all. We literally ate between dunes of white sand. The restaurant terrace is stuffed with dunes of beach sand, creating a sort of strange, wild atmosphere. At a glance, you may think it's an abandoned restaurant, invaded by sand. The menu is based on fresh fish or sea food dishes and a selection of pizza.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Make sure you visit Dunes on a sunny, non windy day as it is quite exposed. We only had drinks so I can't comment on the food. The home designed cocktail wasn't to my taste and the service was a bit slow.

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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149 reviews 149 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Good location with good views. They have breakfast buffet options with lots of options. Service slow when ordering from the menu though.

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Lechlade, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Excellent location -- bang on the beach -- great for sun downer , snack , cocktails . Try and book table on the upper deck -- snoek pate out of this world . Great place for kids to play whilst you enjoy that first cocktail

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Lancaster
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8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is our favourite, right on the beach, great simple food at a great price. Lovely views, always a great atmosphere.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?