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“Great setting and food”
Review of The Tug

The Tug
Ranked #9 of 91 Restaurants in Swakopmund
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: THE TUG RESTAURANT OPENING HOURS, SEATING AREAS, DINING SERVICES SEATING AREAS OFFERED: Terrace: No reservation possible, and weather permitting. Bar: No reservation possible. Inside Cabin: Reservation recommended OPERATING TIMES LUNCH All Areas Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 12noon to 3pm LATE AFTERNOON Outside Deck - Weather Permitting Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 3pm to 6pm TERRACE SUNDOWNER Drinks & Light Snacks Monday-Thursday: From 4pm DINNER All Areas Monday to Thursday: 5pm to 10pm Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 6pm to 10pm The Tug Restaurant had first opened its doors during December 1993. Starting out as a small beachfront restaurant on the edge of the wild and mystical Atlantic Ocean, with splendid views onto the iconic Swakopmund jetty, The Tug's popularity has grown as time moved on. Dining areas inside and on the outside deck terrace have been extended considerably, while the restaurant has become a culinary destination for travelers from around the globe. The Tug restaurant offers authentically prepared cocktails, a selection of more than 140 of the finest South African wines, French champagne. Special delights from the wild Namibian ocean include kingklip, kabeljou, lobsters, angel fish and sole, John Dory, local oysters, fresh green Swakopmund asparagus. The richly diverse menu includes stuffed Patagonian squid, prawns, Norwegian salmon, Sashimi tuna. For the carnivore there are tasty cuts of beef and tender lamb, in addition to game delicacies such as Oryx carpaccio or grilled Oryx steak, Surf & Turf. There is a wide selection for the vegetarian and our delicious homemade Spanakopita is a favorite. Both owner partners George Hopking and Brett Southworth believe that no successful establishment should rely solely on its popularity. They engage in consistent attention to quality and freshness of their products, as well as continuous training and motivation of their staff, in order to provide the customer with decent service and an extensive menu and wine list.
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Great food, service and setting. A large menu to choose from. This is a very popular restaurant, so do ensure that you have a booking. If the weather is good it is fabulous sitting outside hearing the waves crash.

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

We had not booked but were squeezed in by caring staff. Our party had a range of dishes from the ginormous burger , juicy prawn platter, wholesome seafood soup and crispy fresh salads. Service was friendly and prompt.

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Quite rightly praised as the best restaurant in Namibia, it would also be competitive with the best restaurants in Europe. The oysters were the most delicious I have eaten (and I am a huge oyster eater), and the main two of us chose, the house special, Kabeljou ‘Danie Hugo’, was superb. Ambient atmosphere, friendly people. You probably do not travel to Swakopmund to go to a restaurant, but if you happen to be there and enjoy sea food, this is for you

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

A busy, windy, noisy restaurant on the beach. Reservations a must. Menu and wine list are OK. Service was a little stiff.

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

The Tug has an incredible vibe- we sat in the bar area which looks like the inside of a boat! The grilled sole and Greek salad were amazing.. best fish we have ever had. Wonderful staff made the experience amazing. Thanks!

Thank Falgu S
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