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Live Bait in Harbour House

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Main Road | Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
+27 21 788 5755
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Same good as Harbour House Restuarant but on the ground floor and far less formal. Staff were sometimes s little flow but they did bring blankets as it was a little chilly. Highly recommended and definitely somewhere we would return.

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Thank futuredimension
MirjamSch, General Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear futuredimension, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. Welcome back to Harbour House and Live Bait. We are thrilled to hear you had a fantastic time with us at Live Bait Kalk Bay. Our location is the ideal setting for a delicious meal, a serene backdrop and the most attentive service possible. It is our aim to deliver an... More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We experienced a relaxing evening out with great sea views, good food and ambience. Service was good from the initial entrance to departure. We had the mussels, calamari, hake and line fish. All dishes were equally good, fresh and hot when served. Would recommend anytime.

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Thank Rob S
MirjamSch, General Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear Rob S, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor following your visit to our Kalk Bay branch. It gives me great pleasure to learn that the level of service provided by my colleagues was exceptional. We make every effort to ensure your expectations are exceeded and I sincerely appreciate that you have taken the... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the yellowtail line fish of the day. This fish can be dry and it has to be properly cooked with a good sauce. They did this.

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Thank monte62
MirjamSch, General Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear Monte62, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. It gives me great pleasure to learn that the level of service provided by my colleagues was exceptional. We make every effort to ensure your expectations are exceeded and I sincerely appreciate that you have taken the time to share your personal experience and recognize our endeavours. It is only through... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meal was not exceptional, but not horrible. It was pretty average. The chocolate tart sounded delicious, but really wasn't .. Quite hard to eat because of the rock hard, too thick biscuit base. The waitress forgot one of the mains, but got it to the table before the rest of the party (7 altogether) had finished.. Based on this,... More 

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Thank Gail F
MirjamSch, General Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear Gail F, Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor following your visit with us at Live Bait Kalk Bay. We truly value your opinion as it is from your comments that we are able to uphold our commitment to excellence, thus providing you with customer satisfaction for future visits. While it is certainly never... More 

Ballyclare
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our night in the Harbour House was fantastic. It was my wife's 50th birthday and we went as a family of five adults. The location is fabulous and we were lucky enough to sit at their glass corner table with 180 degree views of the bay and harbour, not forgetting the resident seals on the rocks below! The staff were... More 

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Thank Peterhkirk
MirjamSch, General Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear Peterhkirk, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor following your visit to Live Bait Kalk Bay. It gives me great pleasure to learn that the level of service provided by my colleagues was exceptional. We make every effort to ensure your expectations are exceeded and I sincerely appreciate that you have taken the time... More 

Pune, India
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a bite to eat. When I say everyone is genuinely friendly I mean it. We were seated by the windows and the excellent service began. My brother said the mussels were great, so we tried them. He did not disappoint with his recommendation. We also had the Fish and Chips, Prawn Croquettes and Calamari and were equally... More 

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Thank JD S
MirjamSch, General Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear JD S, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor following your visit to Live Bait Kalk Bay. It gives me great pleasure to learn that the level of service provided by my colleagues was exceptional. We make every effort to ensure your expectations are exceeded and I sincerely appreciate that you have taken the... More 

Cape Town
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The restaurant is located in a corner of the harbour right on the sea with uninterrupted views of False Bay; the decor is simple and comfortable. Book ahead and ask for a window table to obtain the best views out onto the rocks and sea. The menu has mostly seafood items, all very fresh and well prepared with several red... More 

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Thank Peter W
MirjamSch, General Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear Peter W, Thank you for sharing your positive review on TripAdvisor. It gives us great pleasure to know that you had a memorable experience with us and that you enjoyed the level of service provided by our staff. Be sure to check back often to see what exciting new innovations we have created. Thank you. Lynton Liou More 

Walvis Bay, Namibia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The Live Bait is situated a second away from the beach facing waives of the Falls Bay. Variable menu and pleasant staffs may accommodate anyone at your short notice. Our family of four people at specs of 13 years old to 54 ones enjoyed a choice of greatly tasty seafood polishing with delicious coffee and cheesecake. Window's sightseen :-) is... More 

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Thank orekhovsasha
MirjamSch, General Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear orekhovsasha, On behalf of the Live Bait brand, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor following your visit to our Muizenberg branch. It gives me great pleasure to learn that the level of service provided by my colleagues was exceptional. We make every effort to ensure your expectations are exceeded... More 

Sydney
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151 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Excellent food and very nice wines at reasonable prices and fantastic views out over the bay and along the pier. Great fun watching the seals, fishermen unloading and waves crashing against the windows. Ate here twice and both meals were excellent.

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Thank Turkey_Baster
MirjamSch, General Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear Turkey_Baster, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor following your visit with us at Live Bait Kalk Bay. It gives me great pleasure to learn that the level of service provided by our team was exceptional. We make every effort to ensure your expectations are exceeded and I sincerely appreciate that you have taken... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Amazing food and atmosphere! Coming from the east coast of the states, I have high standards for seafood and Live Bait blew them all away. Will definitely be going back!

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Thank ScooTR22
MirjamSch, General Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear ScooTR22, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you had a marvelous time with us. It is our aim to deliver the finest quality food, with the best quality service. Our food is delicately prepared and plated, delivered by our attentive staff, to ensure an experience worth remembering. We will surely commend the kitchen on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Kalk Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 788 5755

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?