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“Best oysters ever!”
Review of The Tug

The Tug
Ranked #6 of 83 Restaurants in Swakopmund
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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 March 14, 2014 via mobile

After sky diving, we went to the tug based on a recommendation from a friend. Ordered the oysters, snails and baby squid for appetizers.

The snails were amazing, fat mounds of garlic and butter. The bread that it came with was kinda stale but overall the dish was fantastic.

The oysters were so meaty and juicy. Def the best oysters I've ever had. Baby squid was also extremely tender.

The entre was less desirable. I got the tuna, and friend ordered the fish platterm mine was too salty and his was too bland.

Great location ans ambiance.

Thank Jenyi
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

The food was very very good. The atmosphere were also excellent. The ocean was beautifull and we could see the dolphins swimming.

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Thank Antoiburger1
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Tug is well known in Swakopmund, as one of the best in town, so it really does not need a review actually. My intention here is to highlight one the best scargot I had in the whole world. If you like the delicacy, don´t miss it, you wont regret it.

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Thank JoseFernandes1964
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

Brilliant location and very good food makes this one of the best restaurants in town. Interesting menu and the food was well presented.

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Reviewed March 8, 2014

We recently had dinner there with some friends who live in Swakopmund and had a lovely evening. After the previous evening where we ate at the Jetty 1904 (separate review) we risked having the line fish and this time it was fresh and tasty! Those that did not eat fish also very much enjoyed their meals. The service was excellent and the view was also great. It can get noisy especially over a weekend so if you wish to have a quieter time ask for a table overlooking the ocean.

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Thank KalShearer
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