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Live Bait in Harbour House

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Main Road | Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
+27 21 788 5755
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an excellent seafood restaurant with a truly special ambience. Situated on the Kalkbaai harbour wall we had Cape Fur Seals resting on the rocks right below our window. The seafood is fresh and service from our waiter was fast and efficient. The hake and chips was a winner for the kids. Book as it is quite popular.

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Thank Jan N
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a wonderful Sunday lunch here. Came highly recommended by our airbnb hosts and we certainly weren't disappointed. The line fish was absolutely delicious.

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Thank Julie T
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place all most by accident, but what a great find, really good spot overlooking the harbour and rocks, if you book in advance best to ask for a window seat, as the views are great. Food was excellent, Crayfish and chips were very nice and perfectly cooked, also very reasonable price. Highly recommend for either Lunch or... More 

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Thank Robin H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend had great fish here. My tuna steak was delicious and great value whilst my girlfriend enjoyed her hake and chips. Amazing value as well with stunning views.

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Thank Michael K
Prestonpans, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our food was delicious, however the service was a let down. The waitress seemed to be inconvenienced by our existence. Other waitresses I saw appeared friendly so perhaps we were just unlucky. When my meal arrived, one part was incorrect, not a big deal, but when I mentioned this she had an attitude about changing it so I told her... More 

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Thank sunshinelover15
Nice, France
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Live Bait is one of the top simple fresh seafood restaurants in this part of the Cape. Its catch of the day is a remarkable value for money. Service first rate by a team of really knowledgeable and friendly wait staff. And don't miss the mouth watering malva pudding, a uniquely South African dessert, beautifully rendered. Much of the charm... More 

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Thank Francis p
Surrey, UK
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14 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Live Bait was recommended to us by the hotel and the food was very good, but the noise from everyone in the restaurant was unbearable. The restaurant wasn't completely full, but the low ceilings and blank walls meant that everyone was shouting over each other to be heard. I would recommend eating somewhere else or wearing hearing protection, especially if... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location of this restaurant is stunning! I have never experienced something like this before - it feels like the waves stroke your back. The food was outstanding, the portion of seafood pasta soo huge I had to ask for a takeaway. Malva pudding - gorgeous. Would love to go back sometime soon!

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Thank Kida90
London
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138 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely lunch stop in the harbour area of Kalk Bay. For less than £20 we had a superb fish lunch with great views of the waves crashing in on one side. All the tables with the 'best view' were already taken so we were on the other side. To our surprise and amazement we saw first one seal... More 

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Thank UKtraveller077
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautifully situated quaint seafood restaurant right at Kalk Bay Harbour. Sitting there feels like you are sea with, if you lucky, the entertainment of the waves splashing up against the windows. The food is presented well and tastes as good. Have been there several times and enjoy a simple hake (but ask for it to be grilled) and rice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Kalk Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 788 5755

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