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Mariner's Wharf

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$$ - $$$
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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Kelowna, Canada
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We enjoyed the fish (Kingklip) and chips served with delicious homemade bread, also very good was the lobster chowder. I would recommend eating here, excellent food, good serves, with a beautiful view of Hout Bay harbour.

1 Thank Louise M
Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is one of the tastiest and most delicious seafood restaurants , the restaurant's decor is characterized by a maritime character and they have indoor and outdoor tables overlooking the sea

1 Thank Noons_4
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

excellent food ,very nice decoration ,you feel as a mariner ,i loved the plates the salads the drinks ,bravo mariners

1 Thank zafeiriak
Tzaneen, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We went mid afternoon and sat on the verandah outside, I can just say the prawns with lemon butter was the best I had in Cape Town.

1 Thank Celia09
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Food was decidedly average. My friend had the moules and they came with cheese on top which is not the norm so I would avoid these unless you like cheese on your moules. The sauce did not look that appetizing either. I had the wharf special salad but there was nothing that special about it. Wine was ok and it... More 

Thank Kathryn S
Shaun B, Director at Mariner's Wharf, responded to this review

Dear Kathryn As a seafood restaurant, I would have loved you to try what we are famous for (our seafood) then rate us (as opposed to a salad). The Mussels ("moules") Mariniere come with a creamy garlic and white wine sauce which has no cheese in it and it is pity you didn't taste it as it is extremely popular... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

This restaurant is situated right next to the beach house guest house which we stayed at for the weekend. We ordered the seafood platter to share and man was that food good! The best seafood I've had, it was so fresh and well prepared, the sauces were great also. I totally recommend it!

1 Thank Celiwe M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

The trip was well worth every rand spent. The platter was more than enough for two. Perfect for a Sunday lunch for two.

1 Thank Adeeb s
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Yes its very touristy, and often crowded, but I always enjoy myself when I come here. The fish is really delicious

Thank Lyndon K
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93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We had a lunch here and whilst there is nothing adverse about the restaurant, the prices are very steep in comparison to the other eateries in the locality - accepting that none of the others have the same views. The food was ok - nothing special - with seafood, unsurprisingly, being the majority of the menu. However there are other... More 

2 Thank MarkBStAlbans
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Amazing tender calamari and tai curry fish we enjoyed here. The portions were a good size and quality of the meals were good. The table we were shown to was dirty though and we had to ask the waiter to come and clean it. Otherwise the experience was good and the view great...

1 Thank Cornelia K

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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
$29 - $37
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, 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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?