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Harbour House

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Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
+27 21 788 4133
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our waiter was pleasant but the service was very slow and sporadic, we had to ask for menus, and we waited a very long time for our food and then our dishes came out at totally different times. At one point the waiter handed me a burning hot plate of mussels to put on the table, which almost all slipped... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place to meet and greet where the seafood is really excellent and has a good selection of wines. Not cheap by South African standards but worth every penny. We had the seafood platter which was outstanding. You must book as tables here are at a premium.

Thank JFC275
Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service and food was ok but not what some people described it as. -We have frequented it over the last 6 years and it seems success is taking its toll.

Thank brigitte855
Surrey, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First, ask for a table by the window when you book. Second, get there in good time and when you (invariably) will be offered a table not by the window if there is a vacant table insist or just go and sit down there. It will be worth it for the view over the harbour. Its not the best service... More 

Thank Ashsaw
Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The atmosphere is spectacular, the food is outstanding, great wine list and overall wonderful service. Sadly, we were there with a large group and only had one waiter for 24 people. Drinks took a long time, we had preordered to speed things up and this seemed to create more confusion and delay. When the food arrived it was amazing! When... More 

Thank MTLchick1
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was so slow. We had to ask for menus, for our order to be taken, everything. It was a meal before the might of my friends wedding. We were celebrating just the groomsmen. We had ordered a cake & everything. By the end of the meal (after having to ask for our table to be cleared) we just decided... More 

Thank MarkGlobalCitizen
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Harbor House is beautifully situated right on the water in Kalk Bay. If you book ahead, ask for a seat by the window. With any luck, you will spit some seals relaxing on the rocks.

Thank CarolynOnTheGo
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a reservation for lunch with another couple (friends) last Thursday and a further reservation for my wife's birthday dinner last Friday evening. When we arrived for lunch on Thursday we asked if our friends had arrived and were told no and shown to a table upstairs. Meanwhile our friends arrived and asked if we were there, were told... More 

Thank WMBD
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Five of us had dinner at Harbour House last week and, yes, while the view is lovely, the restaurant is now overpriced for what they serve and two of us were sick with upset stomachs from our meal. They seem to want to attract only the overseas market with dollars and Euros and quite frankly, as locals I don't think... More 

Thank Neville G
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great; in fact the best of the 24 meals we enjoyed in Cape Town but thes ervice could have been better. Unless you like views of a car park make sure you ask for an ocean/ harbour view when booking. Hugely better than its Waterfront namesake

Thank charles g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Soups, Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Kalk Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 788 4133
Harbour House Restaurant is located in the heart of an old working fishing harbour.Come and experience fine dining as the waves splash up against the windows while you enjoy the freshest seafood and line fish caught from our own boat.Window tables are a must so reservations are essential!

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