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The Wharfside Grill

Mariner's Wharf | Harbour Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1100
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (19 reviews)
“prawns” (14 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
Mariner's Wharf | Harbour Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Whenever we want seafood we always think of Mariners Wharf. Easy parking, friendly staff with a good choice of food. Kitchen is clean and you can even watch the chefs prepare your food. Great views of Hout Bay from the upstairs windows and balcony.

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy when we were there November. Fairly good service (waiter noticed the table was rocking, but the forgot to do something so we had to find another waiter to deal with it) friendly. Free parking. Good views over the bay. Poorly maintained slightly smelly toilets....More

Thank MootHouse
Shaun B, Director at The Wharfside Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear "MootHouse" Thank you for your detailed review. I note that we are wheel-chair friendly and have a special ramp (you just didn't notice it) and disabled toilets. The seed loaf bread is baked daily in our on-site bakery and is available in our downstairs...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a wonderful trip to see the seals, this was a beautiful way to have lunch, our host Ben was truly fantastic, he was very attentive to our needs, Ben always had a smile on his face and was ready to help, the dishes were...More

Thank 282Juliette282
Reviewed 20 September 2017

.......Coming down from Chapman's Peak on one of our normal visits we decided to try the food at this restaurant as we normal-lii just get take outs from Snoekies! We found this place to be Superbly located as in most successful businesses its about Location,...More

Thank Vernon W
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

On our way to the cape of good hope we stopped here for lunch, big parking, nice outside terrase with view on hout bay. Big portions, i had the spicy calamari which were good, comes with lots of greens and is spicy and a beer....More

Thank zdaati
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a nice ambiance, it was very quite with only a few tables occupied. Food was good, service good. The music played was excellent. Overall an enjoyable but average experience

Thank bos810
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here while passing through and it was awful. My wifes prawns were just nasty & (although sympathetic) I do not expect to be harrassed by beggars whilst eating. We saw a couple of ladies having their food stolen! No one seemed to care...More

Thank Bob_Karen_Bird
Shaun B, Director at The Wharfside Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear Bob_Karen_Bird Sorry to read about your bad experience. I would like to hear more about the prawns and what you mean about "nasty". We use a Black Tiger queen prawn obtained from a reputable supplier to the restaurant industry and deep fried in clean...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

At first I thought the restaurant was a little dark but we sat near a window watching the boats come in and out and someone feeding a seal or 2. The weather was dim but the food was SENSATIONAL! An absolute seafood delight and beautifully...More

Thank Glenda A
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this restaurant. My husband and I decided to stop here from the hop on hop off bus. Really glad we did because it was the most delicious lunch we had in Cape Town. Wish we had more time to go back again....More

Thank 000Mickey000
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Thursday, 13 April 2017. My family and I visit Cape Town regularly, as there is so much to see and do, and a visit to Hout Bay is definitely worth the drive - The ocean views along the way are breathtaking! There's plenty of eatery...More

Thank Mishy_07
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
Mariner's Wharf is the first harbourfront emporium in Africa and consists of the upstairs 360 seater Wharfside Grill restaurant, the downstairs fast- food Seafood Bistro, nautical gift shops, Bakery and Fishmarket.
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