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The Tug

A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road | Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
+264 64 402 356
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (168 reviews)
“kingklip” (54 reviews)
“calamari” (48 reviews)
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International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road | Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Compared with other places of similar price it was a bit disappointing. Ok cocktails, so-so fish platter, great starters - it’s all in the cooking of the fish at a plaice (sorry couldn’t resist!) like this, and it wasn’t great... Very good service, great setting...More

Thank SquarecatBen
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed April 19, 2018

We went there March 28/2018 and had an excellent dinner! I have a rare allergy and they were over the top careful with my meal. I had the Caesar salad and Spanakopita which was fantastic! Others at my table had the oysters, calamari & fish...More

1  Thank lc0m0
Reviewed 3 days ago

Impressed enough to go back the second night in a row. Reservations strongly advised. Ask for a window table and set a time before the sun sets. Fresh seafood is the major menu attraction. You can get it cooked the way you prefer. I had...More

Thank Philly2VT
Reviewed 4 days ago

A must visit restaurant built on the shore in the shape of a tug. Mainly seafood which was very good. Service was good but you do need to book as it gets very busy.

Thank Budjuggler
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a lunch at quiet time and the service was really good and so was the food. Had fish and the other fish was really great and the other one good also although not as good as the other. I recommend this place! Not...More

Thank Emiliajulia
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place to arrive just before sunset and enjoy the view. Great outlook across the jetty. Location 100% Food 85%. I had 2 Sunset meals at The Tug. The food was good with a fair range of choices. Service was also good and the manager...More

Thank George L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were disappointed by the restaurant because everywhere we read it was the best in town and while it is a good restaurant, it didn't live up to the hype. The restaurant is pretty big so even though there are a lot of waiters, they...More

Thank bebsaurus_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a 3 course meal here one evening during our stay. The place was packed and we were pleased we had booked a table. Fish is the speciality - we ate Kingclip - beautifully cooked. Can thoroughly recommend

Thank Tansysue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make reservations! The restaurant is well sited and popular. Food and service are excellent. Views are great and the decor is interesting.

Thank BackRoadBruce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed a dinner at The Tug after weeks of camping and wilderness living. It was absolutely great- from the sunset view to the friendly staff, excellent service and delicious (fairly priced) food. The angel fish burger and catch of the day were exquisite....More

Thank finnertyEdinburgh
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August 21, 2016|
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Response from raadjjh | Reviewed this property |
Casual smart was the order of the day when I had dinner there. I wore a smart shirt, no tie and felt a bit over dressed.
July 3, 2016|
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Response from KeithBatch | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see it on the menu either
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Restaurant Details

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Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road | Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Erongo Region  >  Swakopmund
  • Phone Number: +264 64 402 356
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THE TUG RESTAURANT OPENING HOURS, SEATING AREAS, DINING SERVICES SEATING AREAS OFFERED: Terrace: No reservation possible, and weather permitting. Bar: No reservation possible. Inside Cabin: Reservation recommended OPERATING TIMES LUNCH All Areas Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 12noon to 3pm LATE AFTERNOON Outside Deck - Weather Permitting Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 3pm to 6pm TERRACE SUNDOWNER Drinks & Light Snacks Monday-Thursday: From 4pm DINNER All Areas Monday to Thursday: 5pm to 10pm Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 6pm to 10pm The Tug Restaurant had first opened its doors during December 1993. Starting out as a small beachfront restaurant on the edge of the wild and mystical Atlantic Ocean, with splendid views onto the iconic Swakopmund jetty, The Tug's popularity has grown as time moved on. Dining areas inside and on the outside deck terrace have been extended considerably, while the restaurant has become a culinary destination for travelers from around the globe. The Tug restaurant offers authentically prepared cocktails, a selection of more than 140 of the finest South African wines, French champagne. Special delights from the wild Namibian ocean include kingklip, kabeljou, lobsters, angel fish and sole, John Dory, local oysters, fresh green Swakopmund asparagus. The richly diverse menu includes stuffed Patagonian squid, prawns, Norwegian salmon, Sashimi tuna. For the carnivore there are tasty cuts of beef and tender lamb, in addition to game delicacies such as Oryx carpaccio or grilled Oryx steak, Surf & Turf. There is a wide selection for the vegetarian and our delicious homemade Spanakopita is a favorite. Both owner partners George Hopking and Brett Southworth believe that no successful establishment should rely solely on its popularity. They engage in consistent attention to quality and freshness of their products, as well as continuous training and motivation of their staff, in order to provide the customer with decent service and an extensive menu and wine list.
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