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Dunes Beach Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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1 Beach Crescent, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa (Formerly Dunes Restaurant)
+27 21 790 1876
09:00 - 23:00
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very busy restaurant right on the beach, lots of staff serving interesting meals. reasonable prices, great informal atmosphere both during the day and in the evening. big sand pit and play area for children. good parking nearby.

Thank ch4442
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a good meal, many choices also for the kids. Simple place and all the more very pleasant for children. Nice staff

Thank Bbro2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly family friendly restaurant with wonderful seafood menu. The fish and ships were a hit. Mussels were fabulous, as was the sushi. The playground is perfectly placed so that families can watch the kids

Thank Francois R
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! Dunes has the perfect setting where the most exquisite sunset can be experienced with great food and drinks. A must visit when in Hout Bay

Thank Braam P
Castricum, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a couple of times the last few days of our SA trip with our LO who is almost 2 now. The place is mega busy cause everyone with kids seems to come here. The waiters were very friendly and quick. The playground is decorated for kids from the age of 4 and up so we had to watch... More 

Thank Ilse K
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restuarant is ideally situated right on Hout Bay beach with lovely views of the mountain and sea. This is definately a family friendly restuarant with a nice play area for the kids. The menu is a bit limited with no specials either when I was there. I found I had to settle for something to eat rather than be... More 

Thank Mark B
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Food and Great View. Good Service Too. With the view of Houtbay ocean at your fingertips and the sound of the ocean right next to you makes this eating experience super amazing.

Thank NeilCantrel1975
South Africa
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Dunes for a late afternoon lunch and stayed for sundowners. Such a beautiful view! Even though it was packed, the service was friendly and very good. The food was good and the prices reasonable. There's a play area for the kids which makes it nice for families. We'll definitely be back!

Thank Celia_Stan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast with my family, friendly service , lovely food , nice suze portions ! Lovely way to start of tgis beautiful sunny weekend !

Thank PumkinPenny
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would say I think we had a bad experience here and it can't always be this bad but very slow service, wrong food delivered so we ate our meals at different times and the food itself when it arrived was average at best. Chips missing from a meal took another 5 minutes to arrive. No apologies for any of... More 

Thank Alex T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?