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Dunes Beach Restaurant & Bar

) #9 of 48 Restaurants in Hout Bay $$ - $$$ , Seafood,
1 Beach Crescent, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1876
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Beach Crescent, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot for a lunch in the beach. Very nice service and good portions. To recommend on the way to Chapman's peak

Thank Michel K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never visit Hout Bay without a visit to The Dunes! Excellent food & staff with the Best Views of Hout Bay as it overlooks the beach! Kids/parents are spoilt with a jungle gym & sand play area - to keep the youngsters happy while parents...More

Thank justb235
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh dear, has the tide gone out for Dunes? We used to thoroughly enjoy Dunes restaurant and visited there as a personal favourite, until it changed ownership and, o my goodness, what a disappointing difference, both in the quality of the food and in the...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We celebrated a birthday with a group of friends and were very well looked after the entire evening. The food was very generous and the service was excellent. Lovely venue overlooking the beach with inside and outside seating.

Thank Nicky B
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Since it is a pretty expensive restaurant, we had never been to Dunes before and only went there for the winter special. We were really looking forward to it but unfortunately, the food was underwhelming. I ordered the grilled Pantogonian squid and it was incredibly...More

1  Thank CapeLiving30
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Dinner, around 12 people on a Wednesday night. Food mediocre to OK (my calamari was WAAYYY too salty, fries were a little tired); and at around 10pm the staff were closing up, regardless. Only the manager's intervention secured one last round of drinks...

1  Thank utahiggs
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Even though it was middle winter, the sun was out and was quite pleasant sitting outside even with a nip in the air. Food was great value for money, snacked on a few different starters and pizzas were very good. Serivce was also very attentive....More

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We arrived to a beautiful view of the bay right on the sand. We ordered calamari to start, which was very good and fresh. For a main we ordered the garlic prawn pot and the fish and chips. The garlic prawn was very delicious: flavorful...More

Thank HMP8
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This was the perfect spot after a morning on the beach with the kids. More fun in the giant sand pit playground while we had a drink. Decent kids menu and good sea food for the adults. Everyone was happy. Beautiful view too. Worth booking...More

1  Thank LiveWorkTravel
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I enjoyed great seafood here, with great sparkling wine to enhance the wonderful position in the sand dunes just across the road from the beach

1  Thank Peter T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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
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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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