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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, Dinner, Lunch, 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
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 127
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 19
    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
Nice food in a relaxed atmosphere

Enjoy a lunch or dinner while the kids are enjoying themselves in the play garden. Nice view towards the beach and nice seaview. Easy to park in front of the restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
totalmundo
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amsterdam
Good for:
  • Families with children
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amsterdam
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Enjoy a lunch or dinner while the kids are enjoying themselves in the play garden. Nice view towards the beach and nice seaview. Easy to park in front of the restaurant.

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UK
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This pub/bistro is so close to the beach that the sand flows right across the road and into the bar area. It's not called Dunes for nothing. This is a great place for families, friends and just hanging out. Unpretentious seafood, good cold beers and the constant reminder of the sea. Great place to spend the afternoon just being looked... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

The food was amazing and the view even better. A small personal feel coupled with picnic table seating this was a great place for supper. If you have kids on your holiday then they will love the outdoor jungle gym while you eat plus the second story seating.

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Tampa, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We were driving around the Cape to take in the scenery and stopped here for lunch. It's a great location overlooking the bay and was packed. They have inside and outside dining and up on the balcony. Even though they were busy we did not have to wait for a table. Service was quick and friendly. Since we were seaside... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I love this place, its great for sundowners. But please go strait to the bar to get your drinks and order your food as the waiters are useless. Prices are steadily increasing but are still reasonable.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Has one of the best views ever and the food is great, unfortunately their service is shocking. We've been there a few times and their service is never up to scratch but last night it was the worst ever. We had to find a waiter to place our drinks order, then our meal order and then to pay the bill.

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Creston,NC
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90 reviews 90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed our first lunch in Cape Town at this relaxed, breezy, and tasty beachfront restaurant. Tried kingclip for the first time and loved it. Food is well prepared, nice wine and just a lovely setting on the tranquil bay.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

You're sitting opposite one of the most beautiful views in Cape Town, in Africa, in the world. This in itself is worth the visit. I had breakfast and some weeks later, a salad lunch. The muesli and fruit (healthy) breakfast was fine; the salad lunch was equally good, but the view, the view made it all worth while. Service is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Food was awesomely delicious. Friendly staff. Great views and fantastic play area for kids on the sand. Really nice Saturday afternoon fun in the sun restaurant.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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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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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