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Harbour House - Waterfront

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood
FEATURES
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Right in the middle of the V&A Waterfront, you’ll find a set of stairs guiding you to the top deck of Harbour House. One if the best places to watch the boating activities of the day while sipping a glass of bubbles and bubbling on...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Jill S
lifeandbrand, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for sharing that with us and the Tripadvisor community Jill. When may we welcome you back and serve you a few more oysters...? Benjamin and the Harbour House Team

Reviewed 3 days ago

it was a celebratory dinner this past weekend. We decided to go to Harbour House for dinner. We have been before and the meal and service was exceptional. Sadly, this past weekend, it was not the same. Our table was not cleared between courses and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank cyrilnaicker
lifeandbrand, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Cyril, We thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and humbly apologize for this rather disappointing time that you seem to have had. You are mentioning a number of shortcomings on our service which are certainly unacceptable and we...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited Harbour House for a quick lunch on 26th June 2019 after an extensive exploration of Waterfront.. Sitting by the Water and enjoying Calamari was an unique experience for us. Our friends in Singapore told us to visit this Place for Calamari and Oyster,...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Pradip B
lifeandbrand, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We thank you for your wonderful feedback Pradip, we all love hearing that you had such a great time with us and will pass on your compliments to our chef. Have a safe trip further and please do join us again when you are back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We at lunch at the terrace I have hake and risotto my friend grilled calamari. Great service from Forget who have excellent knowledge of wine and food. Will be back next time we visit cape town

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 2Rasc
lifeandbrand, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review 2Rasc, we are glad that you and your friend enjoyed your lunch with us and we look forward to welcoming you back when you return to the Mother City. Benjamin and the Harbour House Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely view at the V&A Waterfront. Nice variety of dishes—the kingkllip was exceptional. Beautiful presentation.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 882kathleenk
lifeandbrand, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback Kathleen, we shall pass on your compliments to our chef right away. Benjamin and the Harbour House Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Harbour Restaurant for lunch in May. We have been coming to this restaurant for a few years now - in fact since 2012 when we first visited Cape Town. We live in Ireland. We absolutely love this restaurant - the ambience, setting,...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Pesaro2
lifeandbrand, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a wonderful review Pesaro, thank you for sharing this with us and the international community of travellers. Your compliments for Nicole will be passed on to her right away and we all look forward to seeing you return again during your next trip to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff. Modern decoration. Great terrace facing the water. Tasty menu, fresh fish, oysters and lobster. Great to eat out on the terrace on a summer day, although in winter a seat near the fireplace is cozy and romantic.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank carlamrmccardoso
lifeandbrand, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback Carla, it is lovely to hear that you enjoy your time at Harbour House and we all look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Benjamin and the Harbour House Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Waterfront is already a good place to visit. Lunch at the Harbour House in summer is a good feel experience. The view of the harbour and the ambiance is welcoming. The food is not prepared fancily but is good and fresh. The local wines...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Charles R
lifeandbrand, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your sharing your lovely experience with us on Tripadvisor Charles. We appreciate you taking the time and hope to serve you on many more occasions to come... Benjamin and the Harbour House Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the seafood platter with some awesome sushi washed down with a local Pinotage - delicious! Welcome to the Cape!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank chrismB483II
lifeandbrand, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Let us welcome you again from our side too Chris... Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we wish you a fabulous time in Africa. Benjamin and the Harbour House Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elegant table settings at the water's edge and the seafood as fresh and tasty as you can get. The choice to sit inside with large open view windows or outside virtually on the Quayside is yours and the service is immediate with a friendly smile...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Gaitse
lifeandbrand, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your remarkable review Gaitse, we appreciate you taking the time to do such a beautiful write up for us and the Tripadvisor community. It would be a great pleasure to welcome you back with us soon and serve you more delicious seafood......More

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lateralpaul
June 12, 2019|
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Response from GPRTRAVELER1000 | Reviewed this property |
Very fresh
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NuttyNoraCoDurham
November 26, 2017|
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Response from 834lesleyc | Reviewed this property |
It would be best to email the restaurant directly with your questions. The Waterfront is a popular New Years Eve Venue so booking is essential. As a fresh seafood venue, the menu may change due to availability. The location... More
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Noel G
October 26, 2017|
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Response from lifeandbrand | Property representative |
Dear Noel G, We are indeed open on Christmas Day. We open our doors at 12:00. Please note bookings are essential.
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