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Live Bait in Harbour House

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Main Road | Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
+27 21 788 5755
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12:00 - 22:00
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Birmingham, Alabama
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118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Situated on the rocks in Kalk Bay, the restaurant overlooks the ocean. A great venue for fresh seafood. My hake was cooked to perfection, white flaky meat fresh and firm with a delicious side of french fries (chips in South African terms). Our group had a variety of prawns, mussels and oysters which they all enjoyed. The service is good... More 

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Thank Nadia T
Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a booking that went wrong at Live Bait in Kali bay. Somehow the days were mixed up not our fault but they were busy. The manager we very professional she accommodated us at the Harbour House Next door and allowed us to order off the Live bait menu so that we could redeem out entertainment vouchers. Good was... More 

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Thank Bryan P
Johannesburg
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is situated in the harbour overlooking the rocks,. We had tried to et here on the Friday night but they were fully booked. So off we went o the Saturday night having made a booking and confirming it at lunchtime. Due to a slip up our booking got lost and when we arrived the restaurant was packed..Not a... More 

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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179 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have only positive comment and input to share re Live Bait, Kalk Bay. As a married couple we had dinner there. A wonderful experience. We experienced a warm greeting on arrival, courteous and efficient and prompt service with a smile. Our meals were excellent. We both went for seafood - one the seafood pasta and the other deep fried... More 

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1 Thank saswcpr
HarbourHouseG, Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear saswcpr Thank you for your review of the Kalk Bay. Hearing that you had a good time at Live Bait brings great joy to our team and we can't thank you enough for choosing Harbour House as your location of choice. It is our aim to provide not only good cuisine, but a memory for years to come. We... More 

Newick, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 of us; 3 took the linefish - yellowtail - grilled to perfection in a delicious, buttery sauce with a selection of four vegs. One of the best main courses I've had in 12 months. All agreed. The lone calamari choice left the recipient totally satisfied too. As British visitors here on many occasions, we'll continue to choose this venue.

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Thank SmileySussex22
HarbourHouseG, Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear SmileySussex22 Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor following your visit to Kalk Bay. The team aim to please and provide our guests with the best possible guest experience when dining with us. We pleased to hear that the Yellowtail was grilled to perfection. I hope there is many more visits and amazing experience with us in... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

... but not the worst. It's mediocre. The location is great (right on the water), but the decor is a bit run down. The dining area could use a facelift and the kitchen could use a new chef. I wouldn't run back.

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Thank CarolynOnTheGo
HarbourHouseG, Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear CarolynOnTheGo Thank you for your recent visit to Live Bait and for taking the time to post this constructive review. Please accept my apologies for your experience not being up to standard. I have communicated your feedback to our team for them to make an improvement. Kindest Regards More 

Basel, Switzerland
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some dishes are very good (black mussels) , but the quality is not always the same. Don't go for the Seafood pasta. Last time they put cheese in it, and cheese in combination whit shrimps and fish is an absolute no go. They should know this basic rules... I go to this place frequent since many years. I recommend to... More 

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Thank BeatKha
HarbourHouseG, Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear BeatKha Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor following your visit with us at Kalk Bay. We truly value your opinion as it is from your comments that we are able to uphold our commitment to excellence, thus providing you with customer satisfaction for future visits. While it is certainly never our intent to... More 

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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Live bait on recommendations of Trip Advisor. Reserved a table and specifically requested a table with a view. I was told there was none available but would still have a nice table. Nevertheless when we arrived at 6, there was absolutely no one to greet us. Shortly afterwards Ms Sour Prune de luxe made her entrance. She simply... More 

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Thank LBSterling
HarbourHouseG, Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear LBSterling While it is certainly never our intent to disappoint our guests or provide anything less than the best in personal service and facilities, I would like to sincerely apologize for the service shortcomings. We are typically known for our exceptional level of service. We can assure you the complications mentioned will be addressed to prevent issues like this... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Live Bait in Kalk Bay was recommended by friends who live near Kommetje Beach. We arrived in the middle of the afternoon and waited for a few minutes for a table at the windows along the beach wall. The tide was high and the crashing waves and seals created a wonderful scene. Our waiter was very helpful and we enjoyed... More 

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Thank TruthTeller2013
HarbourHouseG, Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear TruthTeller2013 Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor following your visit to Live Bait Kalk Bay. Hearing you had enjoyed the seafood pasta and the line fish brings great joy to our team. It is our aim to provide a memory for years to come. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kindest Regards More 

Bundaberg, Australia
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107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting from overseas and our family were together for a special birthday. This restaurant is amazing, food was lovely, excellent sushi, lovely desserts. Service was a bit slow but they were fully booked. Excellent value when paying in a dollar currency. Waiter was very friendly and helpful. The seals on the harbour wall are a must see and... More 

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Thank samanthahawes
HarbourHouseG, Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear Samanthahawes Thank you for your great review We are happy to hear that you enjoyd the food and the excellent sushi with us at Live bait. I would like to sincerely apologize for the service shortcomings. Hope to welcome you back again soon. Regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Kalk Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 788 5755

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