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The Tug

A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road | Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
+264 64 402 356
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (153 reviews)
“kingklip” (48 reviews)
“calamari” (43 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road | Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
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Reviewed yesterday

Overlooking the Atlantic, the primary focus is seafood but other choices are available. Portions are large. A very good staff provide efficient service. Booking is essential as this is one of the most popular restaurants in Swakop.

Thank J D B
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 8 August 2017

My family and tour guide and a few friends ate at this restaurant while on tour in Namibia. He recommended it, and with good reason. Since it was a seafood restaurant, I went with seafood and was not disappointed. Our appetizers, salad (Greek), and mains...More

Thank MamaAyinde
Reviewed 3 days ago

As promised, this was one of the very best restaurants around. We met two local friends here who'd thoughtfully booked us all one of the two small tables right at the front, overlooking the beach and the pier, so we also had amazing views at...More

Thank amdgriggs
Reviewed 4 days ago

Food was fresh, menu extensive, loads of fish obviously. The friend I was with had the "giant" burger. She said one of the best she'd had. She was talking about if for days afterwards. I had the asian kingklip curry coconut filo thing - sounds...More

Thank Bermondseytravels
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great location, decor, food, service and reasonably priced. Good selection of dishes that are well presented and very filling.

Thank heroditus2011
Reviewed 6 days ago

'The Tug' was and probably will be one of the reataurants that you need to visit when in Swakopmund. Their service is excellent and the waiters friendly and well trained. However, finding fish bones in your kabeljou, is definitely not acceptable. Come on, chef -...More

Thank rvdcolf
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at The Tug a few times in the last few years on our vacation in Swakopmund. The staff is super friendly and we have had the same wonderful waitress for the last few years. I was amazed that she remembers us year...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The layout of the restaurant inside an old ship makes for a really personal experience with lots of small areas to dine in. The catch of the day was really tasty, and the chocolate fondant desert is heaven. One of the best meals I've eaten...More

Thank IndigoWhirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended this place by a friend and so glad we went. I booked a table using their web booking remotely from Australia. Excellent. When we got there, the booking was there and the food was excellent. We had calamari and John Dory filets...More

Thank Dianne R
Reviewed 1 week ago

WE love dining at the Tug. Always guarateed a great meal with outstanding quality. The view is great if you get the perfect table.

Thank Theresa S
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22 August 2016|
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Response from LillianTravel12345 | Reviewed this property |
No not really but you shouldn't be wearing a pair of raggedy clothing casual.
4 July 2016|
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Response from KeithBatch | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see it on the menu either
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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12:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road | Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Erongo Region  >  Swakopmund
  • Phone Number: +264 64 402 356
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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.
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