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Lot 65 Quayside | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 0900
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9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Lookout Deck Hout Bay arguably boasts one of the best views in the...
The Lookout Deck Hout Bay arguably boasts one of the best views in the Western Cape. Situated on the water's edge in the Hout Bay harbour, the restaurant boasts breathtaking mountain and ocean views.The restaurant has an extensive menu including: premier seafood, freshly caught line fish from the local fisherman, live Cape rock lobster, succulent LM prawns, juicy black tiger prawns, fresh steamed black mussels, as well as the finest cuts of A-grade meat. There's a great selection of appetizing salads, lighter snack baskets, wood-fired pizzas and hearty breakfasts.Japan meets Hout Bay with a new Sushi Bar on the deck. Wasabi greets Sashimi with Maki & California rolls and more on the side!The Oyster Bar continues to draw cheers with Champagne accompanying chucked live oysters.The bar stocks local and international beers, including Amstel, Stella and Castle Lite on tap. The wine list reflects the wine growing regions of the Cape.Enjoy sensational sundowners and cocktails whilst listening to local live music on selected evenings.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Local Flavor

We enjoyed dinner at sunset outside on the upper deck, and to our surprise, live music as an added bonus. The views and sounds of the bay are alluring, the casual deck lends itself to that, but the food was also very good for the price. The prawns were perfectly done, and after a month of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
knewspring
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Burlington, Vermont
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Burlington, Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed dinner at sunset outside on the upper deck, and to our surprise, live music as an added bonus. The views and sounds of the bay are alluring, the casual deck lends itself to that, but the food was also very good for the price. The prawns were perfectly done, and after a month of traveling, my husband was... More 

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The Wirral, UK
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120 reviews 120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
370 helpful votes 370 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We arrived at this restaurant after walking along the beach on a very windy day in January. This place had the best priced seafood we found during our holiday in SA. The fish and chips and the Kingclip and prawns were fabulous. The atmosphere was also good and it wasn't packed at this time so it would be even better... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

On our last evening in the Cape Town area we went to the Lookout with a friend who lives in Hout Bay and told us about the restaurant and its fresh fish and seafood. We were not disappointed! Our tuna was absolutely fresh and perfectly seared. In addition we liked the harbour view very much.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My wife and I went for lunch at Lookout Deck Hout Bay on Saturday 7 Feb 2015. We were left unattended quite long (the restaurant was busy but still no excuse). I ordered fried hake & chips (I was quite sure that for R95 this would surely be a cut above the ordinary F&C). However, my expectations took a real... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Arrived for an early lunch at 12:30pm today and bagged a table overlooking the sea - yachts bobbing up and down on the water, perfect views across to Chapmans Peak and seals playfully swimming and generally putting on a show for us diners. Back to the food, what can I say, this place has been a favourite for years and... More 

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Wilderness, South Africa
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103 reviews 103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The weather was great, the location is great, and there were seals playing in the water between the boats moored in the harbour. The service was good but slow to deliver. The wine list could be a whole lot better. It's not too difficult to have a better selection considering wine is made close by. The food was average, not... More 

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Cape Town,South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Nice atmosphere,great view over Hout Bay Harbour.Friendly and efficient staff. Fairly expensive,but great quality food.Gets very busy,so expect to relax with something to drink after ordering your food.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I booked to a table at the window and was told that the tables at the window are only reserved for biggers groups but upon arrival, I noticed that a few couples of 2 were seated at the tables at the window over looking the sea. I was just wondering whats up with that as we were a party of... More 

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Silvedale, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A great place to spend the time chatting, eating and enjoying the waterside. Prices are good, food good and they took good care of us.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Over the past months, I've had breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and early dinner at the Lookout. It was always a good experience with friendly service and decent food. While their breakfast isn't the most imaginative on earth, I definitely recommend their lunch/dinner and moreover their apple crumble rhubarb pie for dessert. I can see myself driving there just for that!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lot 65 Quayside | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 0900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sushi, Pizza, Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view

Description

The Lookout Deck Hout Bay arguably boasts one of the best views in the Western Cape. Situated on the water's edge in the Hout Bay harbour, the restaurant boasts breathtaking mountain and ocean views.The restaurant has an extensive menu including: premier seafood, freshly caught line fish from the local fisherman, live Cape rock lobster, succulent LM prawns, juicy black tiger prawns, fresh steamed black mussels, as well as the finest cuts of A-grade meat. There's a great selection of appetizing salads, lighter snack baskets, wood-fired pizzas and hearty breakfasts.Japan meets Hout Bay with a new Sushi Bar on the deck. Wasabi greets Sashimi with Maki & California rolls and more on the side!The Oyster Bar continues to draw cheers with Champagne accompanying chucked live oysters.The bar stocks local and international beers, including Amstel, Stella and Castle Lite on tap. The wine list reflects the wine growing regions of the Cape.Enjoy sensational sundowners and cocktails whilst listening to local live music on selected evenings.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm

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