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The Lookout Hout Bay is situated on the water’s edge in the Hout Bay Harbour. The restaurant boasts breath-taking views of Chapman’s Peak and the Hout Bay coastline. Watch the busy activity of the working Hout Bay Harbour with it’s fishing fleets, deep-sea Tuna Charters boats, from the comfort of the wooden deck, while enjoying grilled seafood, sushi, oysters and ice cold drinks.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Grill
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 17 March 2022

Quaint atmosphere. Excellent food. Right on the Dock with great views. Friendly efficient waitress. Well priced. Fresh seafood. Will definitely go back

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 13 February 2022

We tried to order two meals which were not available and then did not want to supply a simple omelette. I ordered a Ceasar salad. It was simply the worse i ever ate. Last time i came, service was late/pathetic. Never again.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 12 February 2022 via mobile

We have been visiting the Lookout for many years. It has a great setting overlooking Hout Bay harbour with a great decking. We were with elderly parents so sat inside in the cool but still with great views. Food is good, service is usually ok...although sometimes can be a little slow.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 5 February 2022 via mobile

Fantastic food and service at this unpretentious venue Directly looking over the water , the fish was fresh and cooked perfect . Nice clientele and the most amazing female server , well done guys

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 22 January 2022

First up, this establishment could do with a nice clean. From the floors to the tables to the windows full of hand smudges and grease - I was dubious about eating there, but to my detriment took a chance. The waiter, although very friendly handled...our order in a very unhygienic fashion, proving there was no training involved. He brought us a salad dressing in a tiny stainless steel container with his fingers wrapped around the entire edge. Not on a sideplate. He then proceeded to pick up my water glass from the rim to make space for the salad dressing. Besides covid standards not in place, this is unsavoury. Found myself wiping down table, cutlery, glass rims and the like, while my husband unwittingly did the same. Food was terrible. Thick battered fish fried in old oil and a salad with limp ingredients and stale feta. The dressing may have been pure vinegar. Although we experienced a friendly welcome by the manager at the front desk, that is where he firmly remained for our entire meal, stuck to his station while his patrons were eating awful food in dirty surroundings. And to boot, the meal was as pricey as another regular restaurant we go to that offers far finer dining. Won't be back . Ever.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 21 January 2022 via mobile

Poor quality food! Grossly overcooked prawns. Almost empty on Friday 1830 hrs! No atmosphere! We will not be back anytime soon!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 13 January 2022

Went to have a lunch with my family. Arrived at noon. Lady at the desk was in the phone and ignored us at the front desk. Restaurant was quiet and a few people were eating. Placed our order. Drinks came, one in a dirty glass...with stuff floating around. No apology from the staff. Seemed annoyed that we pointed out glass was dirty. The waitress was rude and aggressive. The manager had his office door open and was gossiping with another staff member. Slow service! Took an hour to get our main meal, we had arrangements to get other stuff done while in Hout Bay. The restaurant ambience in the was terrible. Staff were unfriendly, unapproachable and slow they didn’t seem like they wanted to be there. Manager was rude and not friendly and made excuses for the meals taking an hour to come. Would not visit again!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 26 November 2021

Very pleasant experience. The staff and management are on the ball. Good food and a reasonable price at high quality and quantity. You get what you pay for. The music might be too loud for those sitting to close to the stage. I would suggest...sitting a bit further away. It is the type of place you would go back for. It caters all round friends family. Live music on Sunday afternoons is an amazing way to bring a weekend to a close.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 23 November 2021

Our Wine Appreciation Group had a most enjoyable experience at Lookout. The Management was most accommodating and offered us a two course meal at a very reasonable price. The food and service were excellent, the ambience and view outstanding and, during these Covid hard times,...would like to compliment the team for a superlative effort. We were seated on the upper deck with excellent ventilation and there were no complaints afterwards - a rarity these days. Thank you everyone at Lookout.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 21 April 2021

popped in here for dinner after watching the sunset over chapmans peak. was not disappointed at all. fantastic view. food was great. ambience also great. will definitely go again.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Yes, The Lookout Hout Bay Restaurant & Bar offers takeaway services.

The Lookout Hout Bay Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4