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“Big disappointment” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Captain Hook's Restaurant

Captain Hook's Restaurant
Ranked #50 of 256 Restaurants in Accra
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Big disappointment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

We booked a table at Captain Hooks for a special occasion, so imagine our disappointment when we were told there was no lobster available. Half the items on the menu are lobster!! But it was too late and inconvenient to go elsewhere so we made the best of it. A spicy calamari starter was very very small and overcooked. the other starter should have been lobster with smoked salmon and dill sauce, it was requested with large prawns to substitute the elusive lobster but instead it came with just 3 small dull king prawns that had the texture of damp cotton wool and very poor flavour, They made me think of the type you buy frozen and precooked. The smoked salmon was again a tiny amount and there was a very big salad to fill up the plate.

Main courses weren't much better. Red snapper was overcooked and could have been fresher. Frito mixta was covered in a heavy batter, although it was nice and crispy on the outside, inside there was a thick layer of undercooked batter. The prawns were just ok but the large crude pieces of squid were rubbery. Chips were the frozen variety and not impressive. How hard is it to make real chips???

There were not many dining, maybe 5 tables but service as not great. It was hard to find someone to get us some salt and pepper. And then we sat looking at our long finished starter plates as they were only taken away as the main course arrived in a flurry of activity.
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So a couple of beers and 2 courses of mediocre food came to a whopping Ghc225. They are trading on the reputation of Captain Hooks, Takoradi but it bears no resemblance whatsoever to the original. Shame.

I will not be going back there again. There is better fresher fish to be found elsewhere for a fraction of the cost.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“not the greatest”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Was quite disappointed in the food, feel the restaurant is overrated. Service was fine & the bar quite good, but generally overpriced.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Stanmore
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145 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Oh dear but the lager was a triumph”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

It was my first visit, having heard good things about the place I was looking forward to it. The staff meet and greet so no problems there and we went to the long bar for a drink. I have to report that the pint of Peroni was blooming gorgeous, cold, crisp and just hit the spot, in fact I will go as far as to say that it's the best pint I've had anywhere here. There is a tv on the wall and friends have been in just to have a beer and watch the footie, you are welcome to just do that if you want, but in the evening the venue is decidedly 'restaurant'

The steak was recommended so I went for the fillet with prawns (note the plural description) and potato croquets with a request for the garlic sauce instead of the mushroom that came with it.
I will agree with previous correspondence that the presentation had a lot to be desired, the sauce was a cheesy mixture swilling with puddles garlicky goo, No croquets but a separate bowl of fries and only one prawn....in its shell, no finger bowl or additional napkins or side plate for the debris. Oh dear. The steak was very good though.

Oh, in relation to the wine I chose the La Chas du pape, the waiter who seemed to dither about how the steak was prepared and whether I could have an alternative sauce suddenly turned into sommelier of the year announcing that they had none, I asked his recommendation and he pointed out a bottle of something three times the price! I plumped for the SA Merlot which was very good, although it was a near run thing for the sommelier / waiter to extract the cork out in one piece.
Price wise, by comparison it could be considered steep, but for what we had I was happy to pay up. Similarly we were hurried on the bill but all things considered the steak and wine saved the day, oh and the lager was a triumph

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Accra, Ghana
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122 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Not as good as Captain Hook's in Takoradi”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

Not as good as the original Captain Hook's in Takoradi and somehow never quite satisfies me, although it has to be said it is always very popular, so they must have something right.

Visited July 2013
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Chesham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Trip advisor map of location is wrong”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Had very nice meal for my partner's birthday. Very good value and good atmosphere. Waiters sang happy bird any to my partner and were very obliging putting candle in ice cream etc. singing was very good! Busy, even on a Wednesday when we went, so be sure to book.

Visited June 2013
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