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“Okay But Not Great” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Tug

The Tug
Strand St, Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 402356
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Ranked #3 of 41 restaurants in Swakopmund
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Vancouver
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68 restaurant reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Okay But Not Great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I wish there was a rating between Average and Very Good as that is where I would rank The Tug. We ate outside on the deck - great views but there are good views from inside as well. Food was good - not great - better than the Hansa Hotel dining room but certainly not as good or enjoyable as the Jetty 1905. Service okay but again, not great.

Visited January 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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93 reviews 93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“T.G.I. Friday's but with sea food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The Tug and the Jetti are supposed to be the best restaurants in Swakopmund. This of course depends on what you are normally used to as well as what sort of taste you have. The Tug is very crowdie and reminded me of a steak house, where staff is in a hurry at all times and the stress level is quite high. The oysters were fine and the main courses ok, but don’t expect a high standard. I had an expectation going there that the fish and shell fish would be all fresh, which it wasn’t. We asked the waitress if they had any catch of the day which they actually didn’t, but it was fresh frozen. Like really?! Overall ok, considering the choices of restaurants are very few.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fishy service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Restaurant serving good freshly caught and well cooked fish with good views of the sea-but oh dear the administration was not very good-the reservation we had made by phone appeared to have been misplaced-service at table was very 'if'y; with 3 incorrect main course dishes being served. Good food spoilt by poor management.

Visited February 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A seafood extravaganza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

If you love fresh seafood, then this is the place to eat. Friendly, competent staff serve you in the shell of an old tugboat converted into the bar area of the restaurant. I had prawns, my colleagues had oysters, seafood platters, sole and calamari, and all agreed that the food was of the highest quality and tasted fantastic. I would recommend this to anyone, as long as they like seafood.

Visited February 2013
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Ate here on a very busy Sunday evening.....we did book luckily! Staff friendly even though they were obviously so busy our waiter still had time for a chat. Food very good great location. Have a sundowner on the terrace first if you can get a seat!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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