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“Terrific location, good food”

Live Bait in Harbour House
Ranked #6 of 30 Restaurants in Kalk Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed May 17, 2014

Food in South Africa, and particularly the Cape, is invariably good and reasonably priced. Live Bait has the added attraction of a stunning setting where the waves of False Bay actually crash against the windows (reinforced, I hope) right next to your table. We sat entranced, watching seals and seagulls feeding in the churning sea a few feet away. The food is good and so is the service. It's right in the little Kalk Bay harbourand there's parking near the door. There are three restaurants in the one building, and the popular Kalkiies fish and chip shop in the carpark. Watch fisherwomen clean the day's catch while seals bask on the wharf alongside. Magic.

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Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful setting on the rocks. Most friendly staff. Try the fish and chips. Best in a restaurant in Kalk Bay.

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Although living in the Cape for over twenty years and riding past so many times, this was our first visit to the picturesque harbour, We chose to eat and linger at Live Bait as it was perfectly situated on the edge of the harbour wall with an amazing sea view.

The restaurant was extremely busy, but the hostess was super organized and we had a great table with only a few minutes wait. The service was a little slow but we quite happily sat and watched the fishing boats come in after the mornings catch.

Although a lovely menu, we chose good old fashioned fish and chips, which was perfect!

Parking was extremely compact.

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Reviewed April 14, 2014

Absolutely fantastic seafood. They have a plate with seafood - shrimp/prawns, linefish (whatever it is that day), rock lobster (that they call crawfish -- but don't get that confused with US crawfish - not the same thing - it's big!), and mussels. Absolutely the BEST mussels I've ever had (and I've had them at a lot of places). Ask for the shrimp/prawns to be undercooked a bit. The wait staff are wonderful, attentive, lovely people. Best to make reservations if possible (but sometimes their phone is out of order, making that complicated). It is the Kalk Bay Harbour, tel 021 788 5755, and e-mail is harbourhouse@icon.co.za. If I lived nearby, it'd be a regular spot. Lovely to go to after being on the cape. One of best seafood meals I've ever had.

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Reviewed March 26, 2014

Went as a group of friends to celebrate a birthday and had an awesome time...
from the service to the food,we couldnt find anything wrong...the sushi and seafood was fresh and cooked to perfection!
Very well priced to.

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Thank Coenie K
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