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“Nice location....” 4 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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice location....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Had dinner here during a two night in Swakopmund. The staff were friendly & the food was nice. Also in a super location! Make sure you book in advance, we were lucky to get the only table left.... The desserts were the weakest in the entire meal, but the rest of the food was very nice.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent location, food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We visit the Tug every time when we visit Swakopmund and we were never disappointed! We enjoy sitting on the deck (when the weather permits) and enjoy the best seafood and service. We can recommend the linefish (kabeljou or steenbra), the sole, actually every meal on the menu! Mmmmmmm

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Probably the best reastaurant in Swakopmund”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Tug benefits from its location overlooking the bay on the southern side of town and, facing west across the Atlantic Ocean there are, of course, the sunsets - so a great dinner venue. But it needs no such advantages, as the food comprises high quality ingredients, professionally prepared, beautifully presented and efficiently served. It has an air of sophistication, born out by its tableware, glassware, extensive wine list and high dress standards for staff; but it is certainly not stuffy. Unsurprisingly, fresh seafood dominates the menu. I found the food to be original in composition, well balanced in flavours and, quite simply, just delicious. The price of the whole experience was considerably less than what it would have been in any major city of the world - yet at least equivalent in quality.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Evening meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Wide selection of seafood and other styles. Really good sized portions. You do not need a starter. Wine and other drinks were reasonably priced.

Visited May 2013
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24 restaurant reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Great seaside restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Had the luck of getting best seaside table. Food is very good and copious. Veggie side dish verynice with bite and tasty. Fish fresh and well prepared. Service friendly. Busy place and reservations recommended

Visited July 2013
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