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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 41
    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 food done simply

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Laura H
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Lancaster
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Lancaster
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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Yokneam Moshava
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285 reviews 285 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Successful again. These are the places we love. When located at a beautiful place, along with the 'gimmick' of allowing the sand dunes to fill part of the parking lot - once it has a good service and good food - This is ALL WE NEED. We loved it all. The atmosphere, the location, the food. EVERYTHING.

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Bad Homburg, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The restaurant is located on a fantastic place, directly on the Beach of Hout Bay. Enjoy good food and good wine after an outstanding drive over the Chapmans Peak Drive.

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Holywood, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A great spot to enjoy a light lunch with great views of Chapmans Peak and Hout Bay Harbour. Food simple and adequate.

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Noordhoek, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Been visiting this restaurant for more than 18 years If you want the "beach feel" this is it, nicely situated at the end of Hout Bay beach Has family feel with children entertainment area Can get a bit windy at times, if outside, with a bit of sand kicked up at times, if near the entrance.

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Oxford, UK
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We had a lunchtime drink here and returned to eat in the evening as we had enjoyed our earlier visit. This is a very chilled out place to enjoy the good wine and economical food. Great for people watching and very family friendly.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

After a beach day, we went a couple of times to Dunes. It is a great place to have a glass of wine or a cold beer after a beach day. The tapas are good and we had the best oysters there. Service is very good. I would not recomand it as a place to have dinner, but it is... More 

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Fun place on the Beach. Nothing spectacular in the food but excellent quality well prepared and tasty. Inexpensive with good wines. Downside is don't go on a windy evening. Very laided back.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Life doesn't get much better if you're sitting at Dunes, sipping some white wine on a lazy late Saturday afternoon and nibbling on some of their excellent nachos. Dunes has a very relaxed vibe to it and makes you feel like you're on holiday, even while you may be on holiday already.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I'm really surprised by the poor reviews of the Dunes. We are back in SA and as usual have come out to the Dunes several times for lunch. The service is always good, friendly and prompt, the food is very good and the location is amazing. I am sitting upstairs there as I write having just had a superb Chicken... More 

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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, Outdoor seating

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?