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The Tug

A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road | Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
+264 64 402 356
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (170 reviews)
“kingklip” (49 reviews)
“calamari” (46 reviews)
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11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road | Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did enjoy a fish platter which was great. Excellent oysters, nice wine. One minus, the waiter forgot our order. But the manager was very accurate an gave us the full service. Chocolate Fondant is highly recommended!

1  Thank Mariebur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the gems in Swakopmund - because it has it all. Quaint decor, great view, delicious food and superb service. We landed in Walvis on a Saturday and went straight to the Tug for lunch. Although they only opened at 12 they...More

1  Thank Julie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view onto the beach and the jetty was lovely - as was the sunset ! I had a Beef carpaccio as a starter, which was nice, but had a bit too much rather tough rocket leaves on top. However the 8 prawns with garlic...More

1  Thank mj75_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A large group of us ate here and had such good food, would really recommend. Good staff too and a friendly atmosphere.

1  Thank Aliplow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a brilliant meal here - quirky, fun setting in an old tug ship, and absolutely delicious food. We splurged on the seafood platter with lobster and would definitely recommend. Lovely service too and great value for the quality of food - highly recommended.

1  Thank Fg304
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed drinks outside, enjoying the sunset, and then went inside for dinner. Absolutely delicious fish dish, amazing service, really can commend them, plus the decor/atmosphere is so cosy and cool.

Thank Nina V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting, maritime environment, like a stranded ship. We were placed on the bridge, and had nice view of the beach. Good hamburgers.

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Tug restaurant in Swakopmund at the entrance to the original jetty on Molen Road, a short stroll from the towns centre looks like a ghost in the mist , a real harbor nest after having wandered alone along the windy Skeleton Cost: an unforgettable...More

Thank Cirmolix
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous location, very friendly and attentive staff, delicious food of a wide variety we had a great view. The menus very interesting about the history of t tug

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Early booking necessary, we had to eat at 5 p.m. As later everything was booked. Food was good and nicely presented, at fair prices. The view from our table was fine. Walking distance from several hotels.

Thank hspoerri
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22 August 2016|
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Response from raadjjh | Reviewed this property |
Casual smart was the order of the day when I had dinner there. I wore a smart shirt, no tie and felt a bit over dressed.
4 July 2016|
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Response from KeithBatch | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see it on the menu either
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road | Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Erongo Region  >  Swakopmund
  • Phone Number: +264 64 402 356
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THE TUG RESTAURANT OPENING HOURS, SEATING AREAS, DINING SERVICES SEATING AREAS OFFERED: Terrace: No reservation possible, and weather permitting. Bar: No reservation possible. Inside Cabin: Reservation recommended OPERATING TIMES LUNCH All Areas Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 12noon to 3pm LATE AFTERNOON Outside Deck - Weather Permitting Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 3pm to 6pm TERRACE SUNDOWNER Drinks & Light Snacks Monday-Thursday: From 4pm DINNER All Areas Monday to Thursday: 5pm to 10pm Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 6pm to 10pm The Tug Restaurant had first opened its doors during December 1993. Starting out as a small beachfront restaurant on the edge of the wild and mystical Atlantic Ocean, with splendid views onto the iconic Swakopmund jetty, The Tug's popularity has grown as time moved on. Dining areas inside and on the outside deck terrace have been extended considerably, while the restaurant has become a culinary destination for travelers from around the globe. The Tug restaurant offers authentically prepared cocktails, a selection of more than 140 of the finest South African wines, French champagne. Special delights from the wild Namibian ocean include kingklip, kabeljou, lobsters, angel fish and sole, John Dory, local oysters, fresh green Swakopmund asparagus. The richly diverse menu includes stuffed Patagonian squid, prawns, Norwegian salmon, Sashimi tuna. For the carnivore there are tasty cuts of beef and tender lamb, in addition to game delicacies such as Oryx carpaccio or grilled Oryx steak, Surf & Turf. There is a wide selection for the vegetarian and our delicious homemade Spanakopita is a favorite. Both owner partners George Hopking and Brett Southworth believe that no successful establishment should rely solely on its popularity. They engage in consistent attention to quality and freshness of their products, as well as continuous training and motivation of their staff, in order to provide the customer with decent service and an extensive menu and wine list.
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