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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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Cape Town, South Africa
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I just love this place, maybe not the best service & sometimes a bit scruffy & damp but we always return with special friends. The sensation of the continual ebb & flow of the sea somehow enhances the taste of the food. The fish and chips with their unique avo sauce and an ice cold bottle of Haute Cabiere Tradition... More 

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Thank charleskilner808
South Africa
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170 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the original live bait in kalk bay. The restaurant is small so you need to book. It's built right on the sea. Sometimes you have waves breaking on the windows. Book early and get a seat at the window. I have seen whales and seals and all sorts of birds. The good is great. Well prepared. Tasty. Lovely... More 

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sussex
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87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first day and we had the calamari in smoked paprika & chilli which was astoundingly tasty

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Thank travellerbazza
HarbourHouseG, Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear travelerbazza Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor following your visit to Live Bait Kalk Bay. The team aim to please and provide our guests with the best possible guest experience when dining with us. We pleased to hear that we achieved this on your visit with us. I hope there is many more visits and amazing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our fish and chips meals as well as the prawns. Very vey fresh fish cooked to perfection!! Didnt go all the way to dessert coz really wanted the amazing taste to linger on the pallette for as long as possible!!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
HarbourHouseG, Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor following your visit to Live Bait Kalk Bay. The team aim to please and provide our guests with the best possible guest experience when dining with us. We pleased to hear that we achieved this on your visit with us. I hope there is many more visits and amazing experience... More 

Botswana
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far our favorite fish restaurant in the whole Cape. We've been many times here and it was always superb!

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Thank Katrijn_Jeroen
HarbourHouseG, Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear Katrijn_Jeroen Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor following your visit to Live Bait Kalk Bay. The team aim to please and provide our guests with the best possible guest experience when dining with us. We pleased to hear that we achieved this on your visit with us. I hope there is many more visits and amazing... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our table overlooked the Harbour wall and fish market. Strolling tourists jumped out of the way as the resident seal jumped out of the basin, crossed the wall up onto the top and dived into the Atlantic accompanied by screeches and a raft of cellphones following his antics. Livebait offers a short but good menu, with daily specials, in this... More 

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Thank 501Adrian501
HarbourHouseG, Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear 501 Adrian501 Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor following your visit. Hearing you had a time brings great joy to our team and we can't thank you enough for choosing Harbour House as your location of choice. It is our aim to provide not only a gastronomical cuisine, but a memory for years to come. We... More 

London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lunch as a friend had recommended it. We were absolutely thrilled... it was such a great location, right on the water.. the staff were lovely, really good service.. delicious seafood, so fresh. Cocktails were great too. There were even seals sunbathing on the rocks right next to us! All in all a delightful lunch. Highly recommend

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Thank Kat M
HarbourHouseG, Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear Kat M Thank you very much for the great review on TripAdvisor. I am very pleased to hear you had an enjoyable experience at Live Bait Kalk Bay. We pride ourselves with great views, service and food. I hope there is many more visits and amazing experience with us in your not too distant future. Kindest Regards, More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Location is magnificent surrounded by ocean and mountain. Menu is limited but food is fresh and delicious. Let down is the service and acoustics. If management were out talking to customers I'm sure they could fix this ? Limited staff trying hard.

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Thank Sheels2209
HarbourHouseG, Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear Sheels2209 Thank you for your recent visit to Live Bait Kalk Bay and for taking the time to post this constructive review. We truly value your opinion as it is from your comments that we are able to uphold our commitment to excellence, thus providing you with customer satisfaction for future visits. Please accept my apologies for your experience... More 

Shropshire, United Kingdom
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401 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great location overlooking the harbour and clearly a popular venue which could account for the slow service. It was very noisy and hard to converse. The food was nice but the seafood platter was quite expensive at 450 R and corkage was 50R, more than other restaurants appear to charge.

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Thank laNyonsaise
HarbourHouseG, Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear laNyonsaise Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor following your visit with us at Live Bait in Kalk Bay. We truly value your opinion as it is from your comments that we are able to uphold our commitment to excellence, thus providing you with customer satisfaction for future visits. While it is certainly never... More 

Dorset
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us as a must-go-to place by two people so we were pleased to be able to get a table at lunchtime during a whistle-stop tour of the coast around Cape Town. The views were good - tables by the window looked great - and the fish was so fresh it seemed to melt in the... More 

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Thank KarenVenn
HarbourHouseG, Manager at Live Bait in Harbour House, responded to this review

Dear Karen Venn Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor following your visit to Live Bait Kalk Bay. The team aim to please and provide our guests with the best possible guest experience when dining with us. We pleased to hear that we achieved this on your visit with us. I hope there is many more visits and... 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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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