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“Fantastic seafood” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Tug

The Tug
Strand St, Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 402356
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Ranked #4 of 47 Restaurants in Swakopmund
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Fantastic seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We had two brilliant meals at The Tug. The service was excellent and the food very well cooked and presented. It is a lovely setting, and cocktails on the deck before dinner are a must!

Visited February 2013
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Portsmouth
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Nice beachfront location, good food and friendly staff.
The Tug has plenty of atmosphere and plenty of choice in the menu.

Visited January 2013
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Amersham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service,with variable views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I must have eaten in The Tug about 15 -20 times between Feb 2012 and Dec 2012. The food was consistently excellent apart from once, when it was only average;and once when I received a dish I hadn't ordered. Seafood is their speciality with the calamari being superb, only bettered by "The Anchors" in Walvis Bay. The oysters were never quite up to the standard of the Jetty and annoyingly never properly seperated from the shell.The service was always excellent,sometimes overly so as I felt a little rushed. I took to ordering my main course after I had eaten my starter. Like most places, the wine list is limited but a bottle to suit most tastes. Some tables have excellent views over the ocean, but some are in the middle of the restaurant and some overlook the car park !. Booking is essentail, especially at week-ends. If they are full,try walking along the pier to the Jetty.
The inside bar is a bit claustophobic, better to take a fleecy and have a drink outside first.
There is an upstairs deck which is quite fun,especially if you are a large group.
Prices across the board are about 10% more expensine than the Jetty.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“A tug on the jetty”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Christmas Eve and the restaurant was packed and buzzing. The food was just above average and the service left a little to be desired but we take on board it was peak season. They seated us near the main entrance which meant a constant throughflow of trafficf, waiters with steaming plates, etc. but the atmosphere and the view were great.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London
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“Namibian fish supper”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

A restaurant in an old tug boat, on the edge of the beach, bustling and lively, where we were pleased to have a good choice of fish and a very satisfactory supper.

Visited November 2012
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