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“Fish curry recommended”
Review of The Tug

The Tug
Ranked #6 of 82 Restaurants in Swakopmund
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: THE TUG RESTAURANT OPENING HOURS, SEATING AREAS, DINING SERVICES SEATING AREAS OFFERED: Terrace: No reservation possible, and weather permitting. Bar: No reservation possible. Inside Cabin: Reservation recommended OPERATING TIMES LUNCH All Areas Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 12noon to 3pm LATE AFTERNOON Outside Deck - Weather Permitting Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 3pm to 6pm TERRACE SUNDOWNER Drinks & Light Snacks Monday-Thursday: From 4pm DINNER All Areas Monday to Thursday: 5pm to 10pm Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 6pm to 10pm The Tug Restaurant had first opened its doors during December 1993. Starting out as a small beachfront restaurant on the edge of the wild and mystical Atlantic Ocean, with splendid views onto the iconic Swakopmund jetty, The Tug's popularity has grown as time moved on. Dining areas inside and on the outside deck terrace have been extended considerably, while the restaurant has become a culinary destination for travelers from around the globe. The Tug restaurant offers authentically prepared cocktails, a selection of more than 140 of the finest South African wines, French champagne. Special delights from the wild Namibian ocean include kingklip, kabeljou, lobsters, angel fish and sole, John Dory, local oysters, fresh green Swakopmund asparagus. The richly diverse menu includes stuffed Patagonian squid, prawns, Norwegian salmon, Sashimi tuna. For the carnivore there are tasty cuts of beef and tender lamb, in addition to game delicacies such as Oryx carpaccio or grilled Oryx steak, Surf & Turf. There is a wide selection for the vegetarian and our delicious homemade Spanakopita is a favorite. Both owner partners George Hopking and Brett Southworth believe that no successful establishment should rely solely on its popularity. They engage in consistent attention to quality and freshness of their products, as well as continuous training and motivation of their staff, in order to provide the customer with decent service and an extensive menu and wine list.
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Those in the party I was with all enjoyed their fish dishes, but the steak-eater was disappointed. Very substantial main courses, so no room for pudding.

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

We had been seated on the first floor with an excellent view alang the Jetty. The fish we had ordered (Soles) was delicious.

Thank Hopsimus
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

A real Tug. Marooned onto shore and turned into a restaurant. Meals are great, with loads to choose from. Wine list is superb. Once you are inside, choose a place to sit. I recommend upstairs or one of the lower decks. Down stair is a nice tight fitting pub. It does get rowdy in there so space becomes limited.

Nice for a romantic dinner.....

Thank williamhyman
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Quality menu with lots of seafood choices. Very popular place with full bar and ocean views. Good for late night dining. On the high for prices in this town.

Thank Bill K
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

It was a public holiday and the restaurant was very full. And very noisy. Service was particularly attentive, but the kitchen was not keeping up. My fish was good, my friend's veggie choice poor. It is a great location, if you go try lunch perhaps.

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