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“Great meal”
Review of Harbour House

Harbour House
Ranked #1 of 28 Restaurants in Kalk Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Harbour House Restaurant is located in the heart of an old working fishing harbour.Come and experience fine dining as the waves splash up against the windows while you enjoy the freshest seafood and line fish caught from our own boat.Window tables are a must so reservations are essential!
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great meal”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

We had a lovely meal at Harbour House with high quality fresh fish and seafood and great service. It was very good value for money and we really enjoyed everything we had. Our only slight disappointment was in the desserts, which were not as described, but enjoyable nevertheless. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2013
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Thank God for Cedric the waiter!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

At least this time the sea hadn't knocked in one of the glass windows.

The food was good but meals differed from one plate to the other. Potato baked forgotten off one plate, etc. Still the fish was gr8.

Pity about the beards left one the mussels. A beginners oversight. Service was a little sloppy maybe it was the fact we were a party of 9.

Our waiter for the evening however saved the day. He was engaging and pleasant and his sense of humour did distract us from the wait for our meals.

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Trinidad and Tobago
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Location and Food, Service a Little Off”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stopped at Harbour House on our trip around the Cape. It was a Saturday afternoon and it was not real crowded. It was recommended by our tour guide. The food was very good and the server did a good job of recommending entrées. However, they were lapses in serving follow-up request, i.e. tomato sauce, extra drinks and my salad was not brought to the table. We ate at the HH on the waterfront in past trips to Cape Town and the service was much better.

  • Visited October 2013
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Carmel, California
Level 4 Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great meal, lovely location, easy to get in”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

We could not get reservations at the Harbour House in Capetown as you need to book way in advance. This is the same restaurant on the way to Cape Point. Fish excellent, fillet very good. We had a wave crash into the window next to us during lunch.Wow! Excellent staff. Very nice stop on the way to the Point.

  • Visited October 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
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“Great food with great view”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

The Harbour House Restaurant defied my well proven theory that the better the view the worst a restaurant's food - seems many don't need to try to hard if they have a great view especially in tourist locations where customers are not likely to be repeat visitors. The number of local Cape Town residents who make the trip for lunch a weekend also suggests they have something special to offer other than the setting. And the setting right on the harbour overlooking the ocean is pretty special particularly if you get a window seat (however there's a view from any table). Seafood of course is the specialty and the meal we had was also a highlight. The staff were very friendly and really knowledgable about the food which so often isn't the case even in the better restaurants. In short unless you have a compelling reason to go elsewhere I'd recommend you chose this one.

  • Visited October 2013
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