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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.
US$5 - US$20
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach, Playgrounds
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a public holiday in beautiful autumn weather, so crowds everywhere, but one speaks as one finds. We found ourselves an outdoor table (under cover), somewhat bigger than we needed and set out to enjoy the view while we waited to order, which...worked very much in favour of the seemingly understaffed restaurant. Eventually, order was placed and food duly arrived - my wife had a very average fish and chips and my Ceasar salad with chicken appeared as if it had literally been thrown together, croutons the size of a quarter slice of toast, and any crispiness which may have been in the lettuce totally removed by a deluge of anchovy sauce. We found a cushion from the next table to soften our seats, necessary due to the long wait, which was not repeated as we passed up dessert and coffee - we wanted to be home before dark.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Doesn’t disappoint. Consistently atrocious service. Been coming here intermittently for a while. Each time optimistically thinking it will get better. It doesn’t. Appalling.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 21 February 2021 via mobile

Beautiful views right on the beachfront...delicous cocktails and tasty food! Definitely worth a visit!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 2 January 2021 via mobile

Dunes is located on the beach wuth a lovely look out over the bay. Went there twice in one week due to the lovely location. Sad to say the service is not to good. Manager is an unfriendly guy. Food is not to bad but...not at all one if those experiences where you decide I'll definitely be back.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 13 December 2020

second time for me here, I remember that food was quite good a year ago. this time a was very disappointed, I ordered mussels which smelled like they were not very fresh and also looked like it. my lady normally loves mussels but was immediately...repelled by the smell. after five mussels I returned the plate, a replacement was immediately offered, so I ordered fish'n chips; fish was quite ok, but chips were of the kind you find when fried too long in a temperature too low, soaking of fat. my company was happy with the food, so they may have deserved another chance.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 1 December 2020

This was a place that I always came to as a young boy. The place is still the same. The food just perfect. Was a stunning day to sit and do some work. Really enjoyed it and seeing the owner again. Trip down memory lane....Keep up the good work.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 27 November 2020

Love visiting Dunes whenever I have the opportunity whilst in Cape Town. Relaxed, unrushed and tasty food. Decent value for money, especially when you consider the location. On this particular visit, I was lucky enough to visit on the rare day where Cape Town had...no wind blowing (a very rare occasion), and sat outside enjoying the beautiful view across the beach and harbour area.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 22 November 2020

Fantastic view,right on the beach, friendly staff, excellent service, good food and reasonable prices. What more could you ask for? Definitely visiting again and again all summer long.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

Fabulous location and beautiful views. Sadly, the food has taken a dive at Dunes. Prices are not cheap and it should be like shooting fish in a barrel to make this place work, given its location. But more is expected when hard earned Covid cash...is being spent on a night out. Unimaginative, poorly presented and below par is how I would describe the food. Such a terrible shame as this could and should be a shining light in the Hout Bay restaurant scene.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 5 October 2020

Food is good and the kids lived the play area outside. I would recommend the fish and chips. YOU HAVE TO BOOK!!!!

Date of visit: October 2020
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