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Chapmans Peak Hotel Restaurant

Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1036
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (381 reviews)
“seafood” (72 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent service, great food. Apparently the best calamari of Cape Town. The other dishes were good too. Wine lovely too. I recommend the place but don't forget to book your table.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nicoletta C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had the pleasure to pop in to an old favourite of ours in Hout Bay on Monday afternoon, having returned to Cape Town for a short holiday from East Africa and not having been there for at least the last 10...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hotelier_in_africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to go and try the best Calamari in Capetown! So we did. We had driven earlier to the Cape of Good Hope and decided to stop off on the way back to Camps Bay and see if it really was the best....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 5Wheel_Scot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant for some drinks with friends located just on the bend before you take the scenic route of the iconic chapmans peak drive. Our waitress Nene was lovely. We were seated against the wall to enjoy the view close to the street....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 936rikab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is well known for the kalamares, grilled or fried. The waiters are friendly. We were sitting inside. However from the terrasse you have a beautiful view onto the bay,

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank christianhN4731VF
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Food excellent, Calamari and Prawns excellent, and the chocolate brownie, light and delicious. Service not as good as normal!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank svmitchell
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We went as a large family group for a Sunday lunch and was unfortunately disappointed. This restaurant has a strong pedigree and is one of the must-do’s in the Peninsula. But this visit was not great. The service was reasonably quick and efficient, which was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank aubergine_man
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

I love it that this restaurant sticks to the things it knows well and is consistently good at them. Calamari, Portugueses steak, fillet. All delicious. We were so lucky with the weather that evening - the sunset was stunning and I have a great memory...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank VisitorfromWales123
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

A beautiful day, sitting outside could not have been better. There were five of us, we all had the Prawn and Calamari Combo and salad. The calamari was excellent, we felt the prawns were spoilt by being dressed with a spicy flavoring, lots of it...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MichaelKnysna
Reviewed 4 September 2018

From the moment that we arrived the whole evening was just perfect. We were a group of six, on holiday from UK, Chapmans Peak Restaurant had been highly recommended and it lived up to its reputation. The food was scrumptious, an excellent variety, and beautifully...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Colin H
26 December 2016|
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Response from Gr00vy69 | Reviewed this property |
I would say not before 10:30 pm the earliest especially since the sun only sets around 8:30pm in Cape Town at the moment.
26 December 2016|
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Response from Capetownbuddy_123 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's probably online but to my mind it is medium price range with seafood, steak and Portuguese specialities. Hope you enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 1036
  • E-mail
The restaurant is a local institution, renowned worldwide for the best Calamari in Cape Town, with a popular sun-drenched terrace overlooking the bay and mountains. Calamari at the Chapmans Peak was voted as "one of top 20 things to do in Cape Town".It’s the ideal location for those lingering sunsets and balmy evenings. A sun-drenched verandah boasting spectacular views of the bay offers an alternative eating venue for those wishing to dine Al fresco. And in those winter months, it’s one of few places in the Cape with fireplaces (dating back 100yrs)
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