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Chapmans Peak Hotel Restaurant

Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1036
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“calamari” (349 reviews)
“seafood” (68 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 652 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Early evening meal here after a day out on a recent visit to Hout Bay. Car parking available at the front or underground, additional car parking opposite. Service prompt and courteous, food well presented and good value for money.

Thank susieBirmingham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for the relaxed atmosphere and excellent calamari. We noticed recently that the prices were hiked and nothing changed except that the service did not improve and the quality of the food is in fact poorer. There are other...More

Thank Louise M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and views are good. Service was ok. We tried: Calamari Peri peri chicken Hake Prawns. The calamari was very tender. It was nice, however, if I return I wouldn’t order the calamari again. The chicken was well seasoned or flavored. Price is mid...More

Thank Nuwee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having posted several hundred restaurant reviews I have to say the food here stands out as amongst the very very best. The chicken piri piri was sublime in its simplicity and flavour. No more needs to be said.

Thank CustomerConsultant
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chapmans peak is incredibly reliable and wonderful. The best calamari in CPT and my favourite place to go for a relaxed evening with a beautiful sunset. I’ve been going for over 15 years and it is so consistently high and has unrivalled views.

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped over for lunch as soon as we entered Capetown at Chapmans Peak Hotel. We were staying at Hout Bay and my friends recommended it, hence it was an obvious choice. The restaurant is part of the hotel which is more than 25 years...More

Thank Sonal B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service! We were greeted like royalty and the staff are all so friendly. Their calamari is still the best and an amazing sunset viewed from the balcony made this a very special evening.

Thank L93PP
Reviewed 3 November 2017

All comments I have previously made aer still valid. One thing I ommitted last trip was the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff on duty during breakfast. Nice to waken to. A weekend visit allows a visit to the Bay Harbour Market, well recommended for...More

Thank willie_ie
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Overall, absolutely wonderful. The food definitely lived up to its reputation. Whether having prawns, calamari or a salad, they were all prepared with such attention to detail. The ambiance is wonderful - just sitting and watch the sunset over the bay, enjoying cocktails and good...More

Thank louiserevprint
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here last week after being recommended. We were not disappointed. Kingklip, Portuguese steak/calamari and roasted chicken got 10/10. Great wine great food great views great service and the best company made this a most memorable lunch.

Thank claire c
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Questions & Answers
Colin H
27 December 2016|
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Response from Gr00vy69 | Reviewed this property |
I would say not before 10:30 pm the earliest especially since the sun only sets around 8:30pm in Cape Town at the moment.
26 December 2016|
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Response from Capetownbuddy_123 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's probably online but to my mind it is medium price range with seafood, steak and Portuguese specialities. Hope you enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 1036
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The restaurant is a local institution, renowned worldwide for the best Calamari in Cape Town, with a popular sun-drenched terrace overlooking the bay and mountains. Calamari at the Chapmans Peak was voted as "one of top 20 things to do in Cape Town".It’s the ideal location for those lingering sunsets and balmy evenings. A sun-drenched verandah boasting spectacular views of the bay offers an alternative eating venue for those wishing to dine Al fresco. And in those winter months, it’s one of few places in the Cape with fireplaces (dating back 100yrs)
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