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Harbour House Restaurant

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Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
+27 21 788 4133
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was great; in fact the best of the 24 meals we enjoyed in Cape Town but thes ervice could have been better. Unless you like views of a car park make sure you ask for an ocean/ harbour view when booking. Hugely better than its Waterfront namesake

Thank charles g
The Hague, The Netherlands
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272 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I arrived for a late lunch (13:30) without a reservation. A lady who appeared to be a manager saw us and told us that we could get a table upstairs. When we got to the host's desk upstairs (which is poorly located too close to the stairs) the host said no tables would be available at all.... More 

Thank snowbunny16
Poynton, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a table for 2.30pm and we were seated at a window table with excellent views. We asked for a bottle of water and a bottle of wine which arrived In no time at all. Our starters took 3/4 of an hour to arrive - our main course took an hour and a half !! I don't believe in the... More 

Thank 395Carol
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Usually a fantastic venue. But they have created the top section into a pub vibe. Incredibly noisy which takes away from the ambience expected from a top dollar restaurant. Food still great though. But not suited to fine dining prices. Left with a headache from the noise.

Thank JenTash
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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170 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great lunch. The sea lions on the rocks next to the windows made it difficult to concentrate on the delicious food. The view, the food and the service made this a place we will definitely return to. Try to book a table next to the window and don't forget to pass through the harbour after lunch.

Thank mirjamreis
Cape Town
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No issues. View is unsurpassed. Food always interesting and tasty Service a bit over the top. Pricey but worth it

Thank Peter H
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The steak tartare,tempura eights and the seafood platter are all delicious! Book before sunset to fully appreciate the view.

Thank Natassiak21
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this restaurant on recommendation from friends, and went for an evening meal. We were able to book the table by going in person mid-afternoon with a view to eating that evening (we went mid-week). The restaurant is laid out beautifully on the first floor overlooking Kalk Bay with the waves crashing on the rocks beneath you. As... More 

Thank Peter D
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Harbour House is incredibly popular as much for its views as its food. Situated right on the harbour side you can smell the sea spray. We booked four months in advance and were rewarded by a spectacular table overlooking the sea crashing on the rocks beneath. We waited some time for our table and service was slow but that didn't... More 

Thank Michael L
HarbourHouseG, Manager at Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear Michael L Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor following your visit to Kalk Bay. The team aim to please and provide our guests with the best possible guest experience when dining with us. We pleased to hear that we achieved this on your visit with us. While it is certainly never our intent to disappoint our... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While Harbour House in Kalk Bay has a wonderful location based on the waters edge, the restaurant itself is rather letting itself down in terms of really slow, verging on arrogant wait staff, overly expensive food and a dowdy restaurant entrance. The table we were given was on the outside deck facing the car park, we were not advised that... More 

Thank travellingnomad11
HarbourHouseG, Manager at Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear travelingmomad11 Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor following your visit with us at Kalk Bay. We truly value your opinion as it is from your comments that we are able to uphold our commitment to excellence, thus providing you with customer satisfaction for future visits. While it is certainly never our intent to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Kalk Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 788 4133
Harbour House Restaurant is located in the heart of an old working fishing harbour.Come and experience fine dining as the waves splash up against the windows while you enjoy the freshest seafood and line fish caught from our own boat.Window tables are a must so reservations are essential!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?