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Harbour House - Waterfront

Quay 4 Pierhead, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 4744
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (294 reviews)
“prawns” (169 reviews)
“yellowtail” (37 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
Quay 4 Pierhead, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

We had dinner on two successive evenings in this restaurant. The food and wine (try Rickety Bridge Chenin Blanc) were excellent, but what makes this venue stand out is its location and the views. The restaurant is like a large glass box providing plenty to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Roy L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to find a good meal. The waiter who served us was Avron (Danita was also there) and he was attentive, friendly and added to our experience. The food was fantastic..... and the wine was perfect!!! Good advice....

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nicolablig
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful view of the harbour with a relaxed atmosphere. Our meals were superb and the portions also very reasonable! Even though it is rather pricey (being South African locals and not tourists), we'll definitely recommend this for a special occasion.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank NvZyl
lifeandbrand, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear NvZyl, thank you for sharing your experience with us. We congratulate you on your anniversary and look forward to welcoming you back for another special occasion soon. Benjamin and the Harbour House Team

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food at this restaurant is top class, and even better yet is the service from Wilson our waiter! He is such a friendly and attentive guy, and an asset to this establishment! I am involved in the tourism and leisure industry, and would employ...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JohnBIOWreview
lifeandbrand, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear John, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us and the Tripadvisor community. How lovely to hear that you felt so well attended to by Wilson, your compliments will be passed on to him right away. We hope you find...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided th celebrate my wife's birthday here. Drove from Saldanha as the sushi appeared to be highly recommended. Sushi was satisfactory but extremely over priced. However this is the norm for the waterfront area. Not a bad experience but will not be visiting again.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Capt R
lifeandbrand, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Capt, thank you for sharing your feedback and positive rating with us. We would love to hear what would make you return to our restaurant when you are in Cape Town again. You may reach us with your suggestions on customercare@lifeandbrand.co.za Subject: HH Waterfront...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place beside the sea on the side of the harbour with lovely view of busy boats in & out Oysters were off & sushi was average with only salmon on the menu ! And get charged extra for having only salmon Was not cheap...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank detroncj
lifeandbrand, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear detroncj, thank you for your feedback, lovely to read that you enjoyed the location and the view from our restaurant. Your remark on the oysters though is a grave concern to us, please would you be kind enough to eMail us the date and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sushi was nice and the swordfish risotto was also excellent. Our waiter Walter was also one of the best waiters we had in CT.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank U5255QVrickw
lifeandbrand, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear U5255QVrickw, thank you for sharing your feedback with us and the Tripadvisor community. We will pass on your compliments to Walter and our Chef, we are always happy to hear such great words of appreciation. Have a wonderful time further in our beautiful Mother...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the most unbelievable prawns in my life here, generous portions and just enough, service excellent and very reasonably priced.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 436bryanb
lifeandbrand, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Bryan, thank you for sharing that with us and the Tripadvisor community, we could not be happier to read that you enjoyed our delicious prawns and hope to have you back again soon. Benjamin and the Harbour House Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite having no booking and the restaurant was gearing up for a party of 40 people we were still found a table outside on the deck. Service was impeccable, food superb, the peri peri squid was to die for I would recommend trying itMore

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Curious269289
lifeandbrand, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Curious269289, thank you for sharing your experience with us. What a delight to hear that you were assisted without booking and had a lovely evening at our restaurant. We appreciate your recommendation and would love to welcome you back soon. Benjamin and the Harbour...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

HH had been recommended to us and after wandering round the V&A it was one of the most appealing looking with a good waterfront location. We hadn't booked and it was packed but they managed to squeeze us in at the front outside which was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Aileenmah
lifeandbrand, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Aileen, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us and the Tripadvisor community. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back with us soon. Benjamin and the Harbour House Team

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NuttyNoraCoDurham
26 November 2017|
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Response from 834lesleyc | Reviewed this property |
It would be best to email the restaurant directly with your questions. The Waterfront is a popular New Years Eve Venue so booking is essential. As a fresh seafood venue, the menu may change due to availability. The location... More
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Noel G
26 October 2017|
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Response from lifeandbrand | Property representative |
Dear Noel G, We are indeed open on Christmas Day. We open our doors at 12:00. Please note bookings are essential.
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FordK22
29 July 2017|
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Response from Martin B | Reviewed this property |
You can google the menu (harbourhouse full stop co full stop za slash menus!) It is one of the more expensive places in the V&A Waterfront, but the food is very good. Plus, there are daily specials which are usually worth... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quay 4 Pierhead, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 418 4744
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