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The Wharfside Grill

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$$ - $$$
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Mariner's Wharf | Harbour Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1100
09:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 21:30
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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112 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here as a big group for one of the kids birthday. Sadly whilst the food is passable the service is absolutely terrible. In all my reviews I have never encountered such rubbish attitude from the waiters and actually the manager also how basically shrugged his shoulders and told me to 'hit him where it hurts'. Great management? Would I... More 

Thank Derek G
Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our waitress was fantastic--I was there with 3 teens and 2 younger kids and she was very engaging with the younger ones. The menu had quite a nice variety (although I hadn't checked prices before we went). Food was delicious, milkshakes thick and flavorful, and desserts great. Highly recommended for a nice dinner out.

Thank Tracy H
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch at Wharfside Grill, not a good experience. Had booked a table for 1.00pm. Waited 1/4 hour to be served after complaining to manager. A long delay for food, mine came At 1.50 and My wife's at 2.00pm. My fish was over cooked and My wife's shrimps were floating in a lemon butter Sauce, more like custard. We asked... More 

Thank Alan A
590shaunb, Director at The Wharfside Grill, responded to this review

Dear Alan I am sorry to read about your bad experience. The procedure is that a manager greets you at the front desk of the restaurant and seats you with menus. The waitron is meant to deliver our fresh bread and take your drinks order fairly sharply thereafter and then the food order. All meals are meant to arrive at... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue overlooking the sea and you could watch the local entertainment from the balcony. Fish and chips were good however we ordered the chowder and we really didn't rate it. The service could have been better. I asked for tartare sauce and had finished my fish before it arrived. A little bit expensive too.

Thank portiamarie69
Detroit, Michigan
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch while visiting Hout's Bay. Great seafood with a lovely view. We ordered the prawns sushi platter, oysters, the lobster platter (not exactly sure what it was called, had lobster, prawns, muscles, fish, calamari) with garlic sauce, and creme brûlée. All the food was amazing!!! The lobster platter and the deep fried prawn sushi roll were amazing,... More 

Thank blondemarlin
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place to take a break from the frantic tourist site seeing and grb a quick fish and chips. Quick service from the time you place your order until you collect. Fish is really yummy and comes in an awesome looking box. Just beware the seagulls who try their best to become your unwelcome lunch-time date and share in you... More 

Thank Mark B
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

We really enjoyed the excellent kingfisher prawns. This a busy, very popular restaurant and staff work at a fast pace. You can see into the kitchen which is always a good sign! My only very slight criticism is that I prefer to order a drink once I have planned what I am going to eat.

Thank Steve H
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Loved the food. We had a big family group. My cousin is a chef and loves it here too. Enjoyed my meal of grilled calamari and butterflied prawns in garlic butter.

Thank Charlotte v
Lusaka, Zambia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

do yourself a favour and order the freshest, plumpest oysters you will get anywhere in Cape Town. Add to this Snoek Pate in which you can actually taste the snoek. excellent!

Thank JoMoleZorab
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoy going here for lunch as much for the people watching as for the food! If you can get a seat outside on the balcony then well and good - providing it's not blowing a hooley! The food is simple - fish, seafood and steak. You can watch the chefs preparing the food in an open kitchen which is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mariner's Wharf | Harbour Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 1100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?