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Mariner's Wharf

Hout Bay Road | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1100
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish and chips” (130 reviews)
“calamari” (108 reviews)
“chowder” (12 reviews)
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Hout Bay Road | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Sitting on the deck, overloocking the strand (sometimes to many poor children in sight, but that is not their falt....) and having one of the best seafood you will have! Specially the catch of the day or only the hake with chips, for us again...More

Thank weberted
Shaun B, Director at Mariner's Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear "weberted" Thank you for the lovely review. After 33 years in operation and after 17 years since your last visit, it is good to hear that we have maintained our high standards and "stood the test of time" !

Reviewed 3 days ago

We were four adults and one toddler of 18 months. We ordered a take-away and was served by Elgita. She was friendly and helpful. We ordered Hake, Snoek, Calamari and chips. Boy oh boy delicious. Finger licking good. Highly recommended and I will go back...

Thank Bokkie1701
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our service was spectacular; and our server Ben was absolutely amazing, and the food was beautiful! He recommended the king klip with prawns - garlic butter, lemon butter, and fried - they were all so AMAZING! We couldn't have asked for a better evening! Just...More

Thank chelseydawnbilan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Extremely fresh fish! Perfectly fried calamari rings! Hot chips fried to perfection! What more could anyone ask for at the Harbour? 😊

Thank taahiram
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice setting and view of Hout Bay.Vibe was great and restaurant was busy.Meals were nice .We order Baby Kingklip which was the special for the day and added a portion of calamari.Obviously not something on the menu so we asked the waiter what the...More

Thank Gareth G
Shaun B, Director at Mariner's Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Gareth G I have investigated and have found out who the waitron is. He was clearly trying to please you and giving you what you want but also "up-selling" incorrectly for which we apologise. You had a Baby Kingklip (which is an excellent product) and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate a king shrimp, it came 10, delicious, with butter and garlic! Very good price! Nice staff helping you! The decoration is peculiar! You can ask for lobster too!!

Thank adibfarid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mariners Wharf has become synonymous with Hout Bay and its almost impossible to imagine what the village was like before it opened (I do remember though.....and it was what the brochure said, a sleepy fishing village). It predates the V&A Waterfront development and it introduced...More

Thank aubergine_man
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and friendly place. Amazing beach where we found shark eggs. The interior is also great. Yet our fish platter was super super fatty and greasy. Was expecting something like the fisherman's cottage in hermanus but no comparison for those two places.More

Thank chrisweiss82
Shaun B, Director at Mariner's Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear "chrisweiss82" I have dined at the Fisherman's Cottage recently and it is a small, nice and cozy restaurant. We are different insofar we offer seafood meals with the option of garlic or lemon butter. This is melted and browned over the seafood dish under...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Baby Kingklip was fantastic with lemon butter sauce and served with delicious fries. Fried calamari was delicious. Service was excellent. Will visit again and again

Thank Pieter v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were welcomed by the waitron staff (all dress in sailor outfits), it was warm and very clean. Absolutely loved our experience. We had breakfast and coffee. The waiter was very good. It is a big restaurant, and they open all day.

Thank Mariaan B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$10 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hout Bay Road | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 1100
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Mariner's Wharf is the first harbourfront emporium in Africa and consists of the upstairs 360 seater Wharfside Grill restaurant, the downstairs fast- food Seafood Bistro, nautical gift shops, Bakery and Fishmarket.
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