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“Fantastic Sunday entertainment”

The Lookout Deck Hout Bay Restaurant, Bar & Sushi
Ranked #15 of 75 Restaurants in Hout Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Sushi, Pizza, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: View
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Lookout Deck Hout Bay arguably boasts one of the best views in the Western Cape. Situated on the water's edge in the Hout Bay harbour, the restaurant boasts breathtaking mountain and ocean views.The restaurant has an extensive menu including: premier seafood, freshly caught line fish from the local fisherman, live Cape rock lobster, succulent LM prawns, juicy black tiger prawns, fresh steamed black mussels, as well as the finest cuts of A-grade meat. There's a great selection of appetizing salads, wood-fired pizzas and hearty breakfasts.Japan meets Hout Bay with a new Sushi Bar on the deck. Wasabi greets Sashimi with Maki & California rolls and more on the side!The Oyster Bar continues to draw cheers with Champagne accompanying chucked live oysters.The bar stocks local and international beers, including Amstel, Stella and Castle Lite on tap. The wine list reflects the wine growing regions of the Cape.Enjoy sensational sundowners and cocktails whilst listening to local live music on selected evenings.
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Set in the Hout Bay yacht basin, The Lookout Deck is the place to be on Sunday afternoon/evening for good food and awesome 60’s & 70’s music provided by the 5-piece band, Tanglewood. Front of house reception was pleasant and the waitrons were efficient and full of fun. The menu was fairly extensive and we settled on fish & chips and deep fried calamari, both of which were great. Food prices are on the upper side, but the view and 3 hours of live entertainment were free, so good Sunday value for money. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Food was cold, but this seemed to be a general complaint from everyone sitting near us. If you are going to charge the prices you do, I feel like the food should match.
Floury prawns and stale cold chips.

While the location is magical, the deck area was tacky with cigarette butts and dirt under the table.

Management and staff are super friendly and on the ball.

Thank Andrea R
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Lookout Deck has everything going for it. There were over ten pleasant waiters on duty when we went for lunch today. We chose expensive mains. They arrived pretty quickly and I was impressed. But the food was cold!! Cold tuna, cold chips - how is that possible? So we sent one plate back. We waiting and waited. We asked twice about the meal. Eventually it arrived - cold again. Well, it takes a special skill to produce cold food, I must say. During a break, I went to find the manager. There was none. I asked those hanging around the till "Could they produce a hot meal?" They seemed dubious, did not treak me seriously, and one youngster even made jokes about it. Hot food was not on their minds. I persisted. If I ordered a hot meal, could they do it? Well, maybe. So I ordered fish and chips for dessert. It arrived in reasonable time, piping hot on a plate you could not touch. Now why could they not be doing that all day? Because people accept anything and don't complain. So, my suggestion when going here (and it is a nice place) is to say in advance most explicitly that you want your food HOT.

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Thank Judith B
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

What a gem in Hout Bay, great food, real good value for money, and excellent super friendly service! Visited twice, why change a winning lunch?! :)
Great harbour view, Real nice interior, very neat.

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Thank Petra D
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Lovely setting on the outside deck watching the marina, fishing boats and the seals but a very lethargic and uninterested level of service for a weekday lunch! Opted for a bowl of mussels in white wine sauce and got a thick gluggy white sauce (which very quickly got colder and thicker) and needed to scraped of the mussels to actually taste anything fishy! Not again!

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Thank Neeri M
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