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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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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“fish and chips” (131 reviews)
“calamari” (112 reviews)
“chowder” (12 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
Hout Bay Road | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 965 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant is an institution. I last came 21 years ago and pleased I made the trip. We had an array of seafood meals and all were great. Our waiter was very attentive and the restaurant was child friendly. Well worth it.

Thank A L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We heard different opinions about this Restaurant. Some Good, some mit so Good. However our dinner here was fabulous. We had the catch of the day (cod fish) and game fish(tuna) - both dishes were great and the fish was high quality!

Thank menschki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two years ago had a great lunch here. Tried breakfast today - haddock of poor quality and over cooked.More

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

Dear Johan J Sorry to read about your breakfast experience and thank you for bringing it to our attention. Our Haddock is poached in milk, cream and butter and if overcooked, it would be watery. We get the fish from our Fishmarket below and I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Casual Dining is probably the term so Haut cuisine it isn’t but the food is Home produced, ample & tasty. Candle lit makes it romantic or dark - depending on your view point. Staying Hout Bay ? There will be better but manage your expectation...More

Thank Simon h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed two wonderful meals at this restaurant. The seafood platter was stunning and our waiter recommended having half cooked in butter and garlic and the other half served with a lemon butter sauce. Service was excellent although finding a parking was a bit more...More

Thank Avril L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in the area, you must end off your day at the Mariners Wharf for a MOUTH WATERING fish & chips! Top this off with a Merry Mermaid Cocktail or 2, and end your meal off with a treat of chocolate mousse. This is...More

Thank Roxanne P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow the most amazing seafood ever, prawns and calamari in a spicy creamy sauce with rice - delicious!

Thank BernieM140
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Used to be a old favorite but those days are gone. From waiters not listening and trying to upsel to food covered in sauce to make up for the taste. Such a pityMore

Thank 149pieterw
Shaun B, Director at Mariner's Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear "149pieterw" I am sorry to read that your experience was not up to our usual high standards that you have experienced before. A review on the same day as you says "5* Wow the most amazing seafood ever, prawns and calamari in a spicy...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Im not a big expert on restaurants, but I love fish. And ours was perfect. I loved the decor, old sailors uniforms on the waiters, sea ship style of the place. Food was great. Wine was excellent. Evening was perfect. And my advice - get...More

Thank Tasta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is neat. The waiters are good and the dresses catches the theme. The open design kitchen where you see the preparation of your food is nice. However the dish, hake and chip was only ok. The batter was very oily and the dish...More

Thank mrabotha
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Scenic view
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
  • E-mail
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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