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Harbour House V&A Waterfront

Quay 4 Pierhead, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 4744
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (256 reviews)
“prawns” (149 reviews)
“yellowtail” (35 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Quay 4 Pierhead, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

Went there on first night in Cape Town. Very full and loud. Difficult to get the waiters attention. Both starters were good but my main course was very diasappointing - yellowtail, tough and dry. Wife had seafood pasta which had a very fatty fish in...More

Thank colinshoesmith
Reviewed yesterday

There are much better restaurants in Cape Town to go to before I would step foot here again. We went for a quick lunch of sushi and a few drinks and were disappointed as well as left feeling ripped off. The service was incredibly slow...More

Thank Awhelan1983
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yum✅ Yum✅ Yum✅ A delicious meal of different seafood with waterfront seating, you can’t ask for more! The wait staff are fabulous and the food was served quickly. Do try the grilled prawns if they’re on the special board. A lovely selection of local wines...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 2 days ago

One gets a good view of the harbour from the restaurant. The flooring needs revamp. The smoking area is not well demarcated off, which is not good for kids.The quality of food was good but quantity was small. The waiters were friendly and professional

Thank Nate A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here, however the pricing of the seafood platter seem rather steep in comparison to the prices of other dishes on the menu (6-7 times the price of anything else). It was pretty delicious though. Good service and lovely location

Thank Magda C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing food with relaxing atmosphere and great views but should book if u want to go for dinner. Menu is mainly fish but few good dishes for meat eaters too. Recommend the beetroot carpaccio salad best ever

Thank Ub43
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited this busy restaurant with friends. The staff were welcoming and ready to answer detailed questions about the menu. Two of us had prawns which were heavenly. One had steak cooked to perfection and very tender and one had the delicious crab. All of this...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a nice cocktail in the outdoor bar upstairs with great view over the harbour and decided to dine there the day after. Great service and very good food at reasonable prices!

Thank Hans_Perret
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We asked for a table in partial sun, but were sat in the shade in a draft. We asked to move to another table but were told they were all reserved apart from in the direct hot sun. So put up with where we were...More

Thank SymingtonPanda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Harbour House at the V&A remains one of our favorite restaurants in Cape Town. From the decor and location next to the V&A pier to the amazing sushi. The restaurant is always busy and even more so during busy times. It’s the best place to...More

Thank MischkeLC
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Questions & Answers
26 November 2017|
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Response from Lesley C | Reviewed this property |
It would be best to email the restaurant directly with your questions. The Waterfront is a popular New Years Eve Venue so booking is essential. As a fresh seafood venue, the menu may change due to availability. The location... More
Noel G
27 October 2017|
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Response from HarbourHouseG | Property representative |
Dear Noel G, We are indeed open on Christmas Day. We open our doors at 12:00. Please note bookings are essential.
Ford K
29 July 2017|
Response from Martin B | Reviewed this property |
You can google the menu (harbourhouse full stop co full stop za slash menus!) It is one of the more expensive places in the V&A Waterfront, but the food is very good. Plus, there are daily specials which are usually worth... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quay 4 Pierhead, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 418 4744
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