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Mariner's Wharf

Hout Bay Road | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1100
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (130 reviews)
“calamari” (108 reviews)
“chowder” (12 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:30All hours
$$ - $$$
Hout Bay Road | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food- excellent Service- impeccable and friendly Ambiance - Fantastic Alfie was the perfect host and he is a pleasant conversationalist and and efficient yet effective manager

Thank Leon M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Second time in as many weeks going for dinner at the Mariners Wharf. The food was amazing both times. Their mussels are some of the best I've ever had. The service was great, the second night especially. Our waiters name was Tinashe, he was very...More

Thank Niall P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We hadn't been back for 20 years! Thank goodness it hasn't changed, if not even better. We sat upstairs on the balcony. Our waiter was fantastic, couldn't do enough for us! The food was brilliant - I had the catch of the day, which was...More

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Sitting on the deck, overloocking the strand (sometimes to many poor children in sight, but that is not their falt....) and having one of the best seafood you will have! Specially the catch of the day or only the hake with chips, for us again...More

Thank weberted
Shaun B, Director at Mariner's Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear "weberted" Thank you for the lovely review. After 33 years in operation and after 17 years since your last visit, it is good to hear that we have maintained our high standards and "stood the test of time" !

Reviewed 6 days ago

We were four adults and one toddler of 18 months. We ordered a take-away and was served by Elgita. She was friendly and helpful. We ordered Hake, Snoek, Calamari and chips. Boy oh boy delicious. Finger licking good. Highly recommended and I will go back...

Thank Bokkie1701
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our service was spectacular; and our server Ben was absolutely amazing, and the food was beautiful! He recommended the king klip with prawns - garlic butter, lemon butter, and fried - they were all so AMAZING! We couldn't have asked for a better evening! Just...More

Thank chelseydawnbilan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely fresh fish! Perfectly fried calamari rings! Hot chips fried to perfection! What more could anyone ask for at the Harbour? 😊

Thank taahiram
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice setting and view of Hout Bay.Vibe was great and restaurant was busy.Meals were nice .We order Baby Kingklip which was the special for the day and added a portion of calamari.Obviously not something on the menu so we asked the waiter what the...More

Thank Gareth G
Shaun B, Director at Mariner's Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Gareth G I have investigated and have found out who the waitron is. He was clearly trying to please you and giving you what you want but also "up-selling" incorrectly for which we apologise. You had a Baby Kingklip (which is an excellent product) and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate a king shrimp, it came 10, delicious, with butter and garlic! Very good price! Nice staff helping you! The decoration is peculiar! You can ask for lobster too!!

Thank adibfarid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mariners Wharf has become synonymous with Hout Bay and its almost impossible to imagine what the village was like before it opened (I do remember though.....and it was what the brochure said, a sleepy fishing village). It predates the V&A Waterfront development and it introduced...More

Thank aubergine_man
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hout Bay Road | Hout Bay Harbour, 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.
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