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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” (47 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 1 week ago via mobile

Perfectly located right by the jetty and excellent sea food. Not a cozy place though, it is a large establishment and always very full in high season (booking in advance essential), so it can get very loud.

Thank Andrea G
Reviewed 1 week ago

the food was excellent and the location was over the water. the drinks and atmosphere was superb. The waitstaff went above and beyond to accomodate our party of 8.

Thank CBinur
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've visited the tug this evening. We made a reservation at lunchtime today, only possibility was between 5-6.45. But we got the time till 7.20 to finish and eat our desert. The service is good, the food was great. Much choice and what we ordered...More

Thank Gertrudis d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best seating is outside, if you are able to get a table outside. Great views over the ocean Positives: 1.Food is excellent, Chips best in Namibia, salad with food very fresh. 2.Service great, staff always friendly. 3.Beers cold Negatives: 1.Schnitzels get smaller and smaller every...More

Thank Nam F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you very much for the excellent dinner last night. Everything cooked to perfection. What wonderful and friendly staff... just like everywhere in Namibia.

Thank DanY1818
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place has amazing atmosphere. Indeed an old tug with very good see food, nice ambiance and very good service. Prices are acceptable. Strongly recommended.

Thank Andrzejkazimierz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great dinner. Seafood and service in top. Good wine list and relaxing atmosphere. Book your in advance.

Thank GlobetrotterDK1967
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is part of a tug built in Port Glasgow, Scotland and still has some of the original features. The setting is over the ocean and it has a great atmosphere. The menu has a large selection of seafood and offers something for everyone....More

Thank Gillypops25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, service and setting. A large menu to choose from. This is a very popular restaurant, so do ensure that you have a booking. If the weather is good it is fabulous sitting outside hearing the waves crash.

Thank Barbaravaardt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had not booked but were squeezed in by caring staff. Our party had a range of dishes from the ginormous burger , juicy prawn platter, wholesome seafood soup and crispy fresh salads. Service was friendly and prompt.

Thank arthurjvdyk
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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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