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Lookout Deck Restaurant

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Lot 65 Quayside | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 0900
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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 Location & Good Food

Recently had family visiting & this was their first taste of SA straight from the airport ...they were amazed at the quality & especially sitting under a warm heatlamp but directly over the harbour's waters with seals performing right outside the window....they also really enjoyed the sushi as well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Somerset Village, Bermuda
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304 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Recently had family visiting & this was their first taste of SA straight from the airport ...they were amazed at the quality & especially sitting under a warm heatlamp but directly over the harbour's waters with seals performing right outside the window....they also really enjoyed the sushi as well as the tried & tested seafood....service was excellent....all was so good... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We stumbled upon this place for lunch and was surprised by the welcoming staff, great deck with views over the marina and good food! We will be back for many more lunches here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

One of the best seafood restaurants I ever visited. Fresh fish every day, cool team, ready to accommodate your personal wishes. Each time I'm in Cape Town, I take the opportunity to have dinner / lunch there.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

One of my favourite places to escape the hustle and bustle of busy Cape Town. The Osyter Happy hour makes it even more worthwhile of a trip as does the delicious mussle pot! Great food, spectacular views and good service. As your sitting right on top of the water occasionally you get some seals joining you for lunch! All in... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Previously a family favourite for their delicious seafood, we were looking forward to a lovely seafood lunch with family and friends after not having been back here for a few years. Unfortunately all the mains were dry, overcooked and unappealing. One of the starters was served with mouldy parmesan cheese which was promptly removed - but not replaced - from... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We took my mom for lunch for her birthday to The Lookout Deck. The service was absolutely amazing, the food was incredible and we all enjoyed our time there thoroughly. Thank you to Lauren and Jon and the rest of the friendly staff for making it a wonderful experience!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We always eat at the Lookout Deck Restaurant when we stay in Hout Bay, it just simply has the best food, service and views, plus it is not expensive and the clientele are mainly locals. It is in a great position with greats views of Hout Bay mountains and also you always get to see the seals playing in the... More 

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A cool and wet day, we drove 60 km to Sea Point and on to Hout Bay. Lunch at the Lookout in the harbour seemed appropriate. Just really their fish and seafood baskets, nothing too fancy, with a bottle of Barista Chardonnay and a shared dessert. It's a special place,great staff, boats not 20 metres away and across Chapman's Peak... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great venue in Houtbay Harbour. 3 sections - one quite formal and the other less so with bench style seating (option 2 the best views) and then a bar area where you can watch sports etc etc. So really something for everyone or what you feel like on the day. they have extensive sushi menu (although I found it to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great location with great views of the seals when they come in to visit. Extensive menu with something for everyone. We were there twice during our visit and enjoyed it immensley on both occasions.

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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: Japanese, Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm

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