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Dunes Beach Restaurant & Bar

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1 Beach Crescent, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa (Formerly Dunes Restaurant)
+27 21 790 1876
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sitting upstairs eating whilst enjoying the fabulous view across Hout Baai is a great experience. Mussells are a particular favourite as too is their calamari with chunky home made chips! Children are well catered for with sandy areas and climbing frames.

Thank Martin D
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a while since I eat here, and if anything has changed, the quality has got better, tho the service was a little slow - but then the outside and inside seating was full. I started with oysters - not as plump or meaty as those at 'On The Rocks' (see my review of On The Rocks here). Then a... More 

Thank Julian H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived having boked for breakfast with friends. The waiter seemed confused when we tried to order the English Breakfast from the menu ..... its the breakfast buffet he indicated and we could order the English breakfast from the buffet or collect it ourselves. Maybe we should have realised there was a problem at this stage but we insisted on... More 

Thank CraigHouseham
Cape Town, South Africa
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very average with prices way above the quality of the food. Also misrepresent the dish - eg when the menu says Durban Curry, one expects authentic Durban Curry - not a bad substitute - doubt if the Chef has ever been to Durban or sampled a Durban Curry. So it was a let down - not even decent sambals, or... More 

Thank lens994
Dorking, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived there after a long flight with 3 children from the UK.. on the beach so great views and good food. Also had a little play area for the kids which was walled in so safe. Good service and very reasonably priced..

Thank boobly2
Colchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been inside and outside. The service outside is not as great. I asked for my order and the bill and I had to physically fetch it myself.... No man you guys...

Thank OfficialByronUK
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food (especially sea food), very good location (I recommend to go there to see the sunset!) good staff. Good value for money! The only bad is smoking allowed inside.

Thank MartinadallaCH
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked down from mariners wharf just in time for sunset. An ideal spot for cocktails and reasonable too

Thank Vicky J
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast with a smoker is never nice .... but when they are in a restaurant it is awful. The willingness of the restaurant to let other patrons smoke (even though the area is not blocked off as required in law and the bas was not open) totally spoils what should be a great upstairs venue with a sea view. We... More 

Thank Susan P
Rob G, Owner at Dunes Beach Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Susan, I understand your concern regarding smoking in the restaurant. However, the current legislation in South Africa still allows for certain areas to be designated smoking areas. My manager informed me about your concerns. I understand that you were offered seating in the non-smoking area but you declined. I am happy to discuss your concerns. Please email me on... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the top reasons to visit Dunes is because of the incredible view of Hout Bay nestled between mountains...amazing sunset spot. The food is good, too. The tuna tartare was wonderful (comes with 4 "pieces" served on a slice of cucumber). The rainbow roll was good- made of salmon and avocado only (no tuna). The garlic prawns "pot" (read:... More 

Thank Kayla G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Beach Crescent, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa (Formerly Dunes Restaurant)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 1876
Situated on the beach, between the picturesque fishing harbour and the majestic, world famous Chapman’s Peak Drive.Soak up the most breathtaking views on the Cape peninsula from our terraces or balconies.

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