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Mariner's Wharf

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Hout Bay Road | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1100
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (136 reviews)
“calamari” (113 reviews)
“chowder” (12 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:30 Hours
Hout Bay Road | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit SA every year for a family holiday and Hout Bay is firmly on the agenda together with lunch at this restaurant. The lobster tails are superb and the fish platters top quality and very tasty. You cannot book outside tables but worth waiting...More

Thank EnglandIan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cosy place to buy gifts and when done enjoy having something to eat as well. Nice place just to relax and enjoy the views

Thank HeidiPap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in a great Beach Front Location with views of Chapmans Peak, good selection to choose from. Staff friendly and accommodating, prompt service, food was of a good quality.

Thank Ashburnian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here once while in Hout Bay and would have loved to have gone back. Tables are a bit close together and constructed like the inside of a schooner, maybe it was! Fish is always good. We did not book but got there early....More

1  Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had great calamari and chips and some fish and chips. Beers and ciders also available. Nice view of Hout Bay. Nice for an outing for the family and walk around the harbour.

Thank Deon V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have been regulars and loyal customers of the Mariners Wharf for over 24 years. Sadly, our visit there today might be our last. The reason for this being the decrease in portion sizes which makes it less value for money. I...More

1  Thank nurh491
Shaun B, Director at Mariner's Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear "nurh491" Sorry you feel you had a bad experience at our restaurant but I assure you that we have not changed the portion sizes and they are the same year on year. The calamari has always been a set 300g portion that is packed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I are holidaying from Australia and were told that we must visit this restaurant. We were not disappointed the food is deliciously cooked and the portion sizes are very generous. We sat outside and enjoyed the view of the bay and the...More

1  Thank 184david1959
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gloomy entrance hallway reminded me of a carnival house of horrors, should have been a warning. Clean enough looking kitchen, so hey ho. progressing inside, the interiors are so dated and grubby. Beautiful views, from the terrace, which is what the huge cost premium...More

Thank ryanm77330
Shaun B, Director at Mariner's Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear ryanm77330 The entrance and interior is filled with expensive hard woods, antiques and brass portholes. It is meant to simulate a person boarding an old ocean liner which has character and not a modern ocean yacht. The harbour view is "free" and thus we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great fish dishes prepared to satisfaction. Prices reasonable compared to the size of meal portions. Friendly reception staff and helpful waiters.

Thank 507frederickb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When in Hout Bay, we always stop here for breakfast. We arrived pretty early and had a lovely table outside. Our waiter was really friendly with a welcoming smile and happy persona. My wife and I had the salmon and scrambled egg which was really...More

Thank Fleece71
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Jackie O
25 November 2017|
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Response from mrabotha | Reviewed this property |
Reply from the restaurant. Dear Andre Thank you for your enquiry. Please take note of the following: We take latest reservations on 25-12-2017 @ 12pm.[Nothing later]. We serve our normal alacarte menu. We require a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Breakfast, Drinks, 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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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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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