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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (18 reviews)
“prawns” (13 reviews)
“yellowtail” (7 reviews)
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Mariner's Wharf | Harbour Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hout Bay is special and the Warf an institution of the town (or the Republic as they like to be called). It is easy, fast and reasonably priced for a tourist eatery. If you want to experience good SA food go off the beaten track.

Thank HeinC
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We went here on a recommendation from my parents who had been here before. Arrived in glorious sunshine and were seated outside with the view of Hout Bay Harbour to enjoy as we ate. The only negative was the waitress who seated us, as she...More

Thank Gogues
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a fascinating place to eat with a great collection of nautical memorabilia. Friendly staff and very delicious sea food.

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Dropped in upstairs for a beer once and not walked past again without stopping . Relaxed an comfortable .

Thank bmw740il2015
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I ate till I dropped. I couldnt contain myself. The food was wonderful. The waitress was wonderful and very helpful in suggestions

Thank Nomvula N
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our outing to Hout Bay and especially to our old favourite lunch venue, Wharfside Grill. Although we had to go searching for a waiter after a long wait, the subsequent service was excellent. The decor haven't been changed forever, nor the skill...More

Thank Realdrv
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We've known this restaurant for ages and it always used to be one of our favourites. However, it is going down rapidly. My wife and I had lunch there today. Although my wife's food was OK, I had the worst fish curry I have ever...More

Thank Whalerboy
Shaun B, Director at The Wharfside Grill, responded to this review

Dear "Whalerboy" I read your review with great concern. The Mariner's Curry is one of our top sellers with many sold daily and us always receiving good feedback. We make the curry reasonably light but on request, the chef will make it as strong as...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017

We were strolling through Hout Bay, soaking up the sun after a long overnight flight from UK when we came across The Wharfside Grill. Everyone was so friendly there. I chatted for quite a while to the manager (?) as it wasn't too busy. The...More

Thank akay07
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This ranks as one of the worst restaurant experiences I've had - and I've visited loads of restaurants worldwide. We were a party of 12 adults with a couple of children, celebrating my sons birthday. Group comprised locals and international visitors. Service was absolutely despicable....More

Thank C D
Shaun B, Director at The Wharfside Grill, responded to this review

Sorry to read about you bad experience. I have spoken to my manager-on-duty and he recalls your table. You arrived with no booking for 15 people for your kids 14th birthday party and requested to be outside on the deck. Initially you wanted the outside...More

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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, Television
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:30
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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
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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.