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“Romantic...” 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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Windhoek, Namibia
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“Romantic...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Nice, romantic, by-the-ocean place! My husband invited me for lovely, fishy candle-light dinner for two! Meal was delicious! We booked the table with the view, which needs to be booked ahead of time as its their bestseller place. Ocean's waves splashing right on shore in front of the restaurant. I truly enjoyed the atmosphere, ambiance and dining there. Cozy place for a romantic dinner!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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151 reviews 151 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Poor”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Midweek and very full but disappointing that the kitchen couldn't cope! Poor service 1 hour between courses. One tiny bread roll each the limit per person said our waitress and first and main courses luke warm. Lots of other Restaurants to chose from close by so we just chose the wrong one !

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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windhoek namibia
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“always good, getting expensive now”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

A renowned restaurant on the sea front at Swakopmund - actually at the shore end of the jetty, at the far end of which is the Jetty 1905 restaurant Always busy - book at least the day before. Food - mainly seafood and steaks - always good but prices by now up to First World levels - US$ 20 for a steak and $50 for a crayfish or lobster dinner. Service a bit sloppy - ask for a menu, took 15 minutes, and a request to dim the bright spot lights above our table - took three requests and 20 minutes. But a must-do night out for visitors to Swakopmund.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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“Great seafood! Super service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Everything is fun in this restaurant. It really is an old converted tug boat and we had a table in what used to be the bridge. The waitress who served us was full of laughs. And the fresh seafood was pretty good too! They were very busy that Thursday evening so I suspect it must be heaving over the weekend. Reservation recommended.

Visited April 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food, great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Great location overlooking the sea and pier. We had a delicious dinner here; lots of fish dishes to choose from and portions were generous. The restaurant was very busy and buzzing with a relaxed, informal feel. The staff were attentive enough but clearly busy.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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