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The Tug

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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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Reviewed today via mobile

This restaurant is probably one of the top tourist destinations in Swakopmund being situated within a converted ship on the jetty. The welcome was good (our B&B has reserved for us) and our waitress (Sonia) was attentive, efficient and delightful. The wine list was extensive...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank alastairm286
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are ever in Swakopmund, you have to treat yourself to a wonderful dinner at The Tug. I had the Sole, was the best I've ever tasted. Our waiter was well informed of the menu, and very friendly. Will definitely be going back there...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank NinaNam
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Location is great food is good but they could improve on the ambience and when they were overwhelmed cleaning was an issue the floor was dirty. The steaks are divine.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HarareTraveller
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ill say that this place LOOKS the fanciest and has a nice location, so if thats whats important to you, go ahead and come here, but man its expensive ($110 for 2 people total) for Namibia, and the food is only "good". We had a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ilovecorndogs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Waiters didn't seem keen to serve us - I wonder if things would have been different if my partner and I were white. Food was average.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GiftTheTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great themed decor and great to be at the heel of a jetty looking out into the Atlantic. Couple of wines out of stock but we pulled through. Dusted calamari best I’ve had for 5 years. Prawns a good size, tasty but perhaps a bit...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Connector533192
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I come to Swakopmund about every 2 years for a long time. Now my second visit there since they have Chef Immanuel on board and I must honestly say they have overtaken the Jetty!! The place is booming, tables are turned 3 times (volontarily... you...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Namibiajoe
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to try this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The portions were large. We had starters and then could not finish the main course. Service was very good, our waitress was very helpful explaining the dishes. Recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DaveA1966
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best Restaurant in Swakopmund. Don’t go anywhere else. Best food, fresh & local. Try the marula salad, smoked salmon tartare & Captain’s de-shelled prawns. An amazing wine list. Try the cocktails. Pina-Ramba & Mar-Tug Rita. Chef Immanuel is on the ball. Thank you for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank annelizey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was out of this world and so was the service. What I liked most was that unlike some restaurants which were or had their kitchens closed during certain time periods of the day, this place was open all day till late. So if...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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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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