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Mariner's Wharf

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Hout Bay Road | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1100
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited the Mariner's Wharf for the second time in December. They have a great menu, the food is delicious, the staff attentive but the service was slow. We were seated at the rear end of the deck which gave us a nice scenic view but we had to wait long for the bill. Nevertheless the food was good, the... More 

Thank MJoão C
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Never will I order soggy fries and 4-5 calamari and 3-4 prawns at exorbitant price....gross...best to walk 10min further for less greasy food...

1 Thank ginettemorin823
Shaun B, Director at Mariner's Wharf, responded to this review

Dear ginettemorin823 Sorry about your experience. I should imagine you are referring to our downstairs fast-food Bistro. With respect, 10 minutes further down the road you will find two outlets that are more expensive for that item (R120 and R99.90 when we are R95) so I am note sure why you say our prices are exorbitant. We use A-grade potatoes... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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170 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant has a deck overlooking the beach. It offers fresh and simple sea food and beers. Enjoyable lunch

Thank IamZozo
Colchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my family to enjoy a good old fashioned English styled fish and chips. Wasn't too bad I'm was quite impressed with the fast service.

Thank OfficialByronUK
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant located in Hout bay. Decor inside the restaurant will keep you busy for hours, lots for small little treasures displayed all over the facility. Comprehensive menu with something for all taste buds - however I would recommend the seafood dishes. Fresh, we'll prepared and on your table in a few minutes. You obviously pay for the service, but... More 

Thank LouisBerg
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant with friends and had the most delicious food and fantastic service. Reasonably priced food and wine, excellent value for money, would highly recommend. 🍽

Thank Rebecca C
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Teddy made us feel thoroughly at home in Hout Bay. A great menu, great atmosphere and great hospitality. Would thoroughly recommend.

Thank Vicky J
Johannesburg, South Africa
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best fish restaurants in South Africa. The fish is always fresh and is prepared and cooked to perfection. To Not easy, but they have achieved it. A good experience and a must for visitors to the Cape. Service was good, we had a charming girl called Mie, and she was both attentive and had a... More 

Thank hughparkes
Sandton, South Africa
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurants in Cape Town, for reasons unexplained, but mostly imagined, charge premium prices for average fare. In the case of Mariner's Wharf in Hout Bay, what a waste of time and what a waste of money! Mariner's Wharf is an old favourite. I have visited there many times over the years, but as I visit Cape Town less, my visits... More 

1 Thank MarcCicero
Shaun B, Director at Mariner's Wharf, responded to this review

Dear "Marc Cicero" (106BC Roman philosopher) You indicate that you have a problem with restaurants in Cape Town and their pricing when you come down. I can't speak for other restaurants but I can assure you that the cost of seafood is no longer a cheap item. For example, much of our local hake in SA is sold on the... More 

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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read a lot of the TA reviews and was expecting something very special, although not at all bad, it was not 4 Star. It is quite expensive, so my expectations were set high. The 4 of us ordered Fish and Chips, Prawns, Spaghetti with Prawns and Chicken Fillet. The Fish and Chips portion was small, The Prawns on par... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Dining on a budget
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?