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Mariner's Wharf Restaurant

Hout Bay Road | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1100
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (128 reviews)
“calamari” (108 reviews)
“chowder” (12 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:30All hours
Hout Bay Road | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The fish and chips was excellent but a little pricy. Not really a restaurant to take kids with. The service was excellent

Thank 78sylviaw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is usually the first place we visit when in Cape Town. The fish and chips are crispy and fresh. Definitely worth the visit when in Cape Town.

Thank Yuvisha
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant with my wife. We take different food (I had fish&chips and sparkling wine) but same soup - fish chowder. It was not definitely fresh! In 3-4 hours we both got sick and it complete get us out for two days of...More

Thank Pavel E
Shaun B, Director at Mariner's Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear "Pavel E" I am sorry to read about your bad experience. I find this concerning as we make fresh batches of soup (with fresh ingredients) regularly and check them daily. Being a very busy restaurant, soups do stand for long in the fridge. If...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We received a warm welcome by the door. The waiter was also very friendly, he surtenly knows the food he serve. Service is quick and food fresh👌🏻

Thank caroliendebruyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place this is. Wether you are visiting with friends or just want to take the family out for a drive and lunch. Mariners wharf is a great option. The fish, calamari and chips is all delicious. What I love about this place...More

Thank tastebuds101insta
Shaun B, Director at Mariner's Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear "tastebuds101insta" Thanks for the lovely review. Nice to know we are getting it right for our loyal customers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't say you've properly been to the Cape if you havn't visited and eaten in this restaurant. Memories by the bucket full and a very good meal that wasn't over priced considering its fame. While here you must feed Norman the Cape fur seal...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed lunch with my wife on a day outing to Houtbay at the Mariner's Wharf. Restaurant is full of history and good food. We enjoyed a splendid Snoek pâté, kingklip and langoustines with excellent cocktails. Would recommend the restaurant any day and hope to be...More

Thank Cornelius D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I ordered the fishermens basket... every type of seafood on the menu on a plate.. yummy except it is all drenched in both your options of" butter" sauce. After a bit of a battle twixt lobster claw and sauce and other members...More

Thank Omayya I
Shaun B, Director at Mariner's Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear "Omayya I" With respect, this is a difficult one to answer as customers enjoy our butter sauces and often ask for the secret recipe (we also sell it in our Fishmarket). I will check with the chefs to ensure they are not being heavy-handed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice. Once downstairs for yummy fish and chips and once upstairs for fantastic seafood. Make sure you order the Malva Pudding upstairs...it is fantastic!

Thank tjcdjc1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The seafood at Mariner's Wharf was some of the best I've had in years. However, the whole restaurant is really kitschy. They have junk all over the walls, the waiters are in silly outfits and the menus are nearly impossible to decipher. For all of...More

Thank 1HonestDude
Shaun B, Director at Mariner's Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear "1HonestDude" I am glad to read that you enjoyed your food and thanks for the overall good review. We like to believe that our restaurant is unique insofar that it is styled to resemble the inside of an old sailing ship with expensive hardwoods,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hout Bay Road | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 1100
  • E-mail
Mariner's Wharf is the first harbourfront emporium in Africa and consists of the upstairs 360 seater Wharfside Grill restaurant, the downstairs fast- food Seafood Bistro, nautical gift shops, Bakery and Fishmarket.
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