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“Stunning setting, good service, delicious food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chapmans Peak Hotel Restaurant

Chapmans Peak Hotel Restaurant
Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 7901036
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Ranked #11 of 43 Restaurants in Hout Bay
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: Portuguese, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The restaurant is a local institution, renowned worldwide for the best Calamari in Cape Town, with a popular sun-drenched terrace overlooking the bay and mountains. Calamari at the Chapmans Peak was voted as "one of top 20 things to do in Cape Town".It’s the ideal location for those lingering sunsets and balmy evenings. A sun-drenched verandah boasting spectacular views of the bay offers an alternative eating venue for those wishing to dine Al fresco. And in those winter months, it’s one of few places in the Cape with fireplaces (dating back 100yrs)
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Stunning setting, good service, delicious food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The weather was one of those almost perfect winter days that happen in Cape Town on rare occasions, so we sat outside for a bite to eat. The greeting at the entrance was warm and the waiter was polite, prompt and jovial and also gave good advice. I had a Rump Espitada and my wife had a Sirloin, and both were done perfectly medium rare. The sauce that came with the Espitada was equally delicious. The prices for the dishes were reasonable – probably on the upper end of the average range; but still good value for money. All-in-all, it is definitely a place that I would go back to – especially if the weather is fair enough to sit outside.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Pretoria, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Unassuming Restaurant is a Rare Find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Years ago we were introduced to this delightful old restaurant that has stood the test of time. The seafood platter and in particular the calamari is excellent. Service is always good. This unassuming restaurant has definitely stood the test of time. Probably the best seafood restaurant in Hout Bay. Don't bother with all the dirty establishments at Fisherman's Warf. Try this restaurant. You will be pleasantly surprised. Very good food at reasonable prices. Highly recommended. Kenneth & Petra Fisher.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Best Calamari in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The food is always good here, but we keep on going back again & again for the calamari which is definitely the best in town! Service has improved over the years with food coming out nice & quick. Awesome location with views of the Bay, mountains & beach.

Visited May 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good Food, Showdy Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We really enjoyed the food. The grumpy attitude from elderly male head waiter was a major let down. Apart from this bad attitude, this is a great restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Georgia
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44 restaurant reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“As advertised”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

They claim the best calamari in SA and i'll have to agree, plus add anywhere else. Bad weather meant we had the place almost to ourselves. Drinking an excellent SA Sauvignon Blanc in front of the fireplace with calamari and prawns - wow.

  • Visited June 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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