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The restaurant is a local institution, renowned worldwide for the best Calamari in Cape Town, with a popular sun-drenched terrace overlooking the bay and mountains. Calamari at the Chapmans Peak was voted as "one of top 20 things to do in Cape Town".It’s the ideal location for those lingering sunsets and balmy evenings. A sun-drenched verandah boasting spectacular views of the bay offers an alternative eating venue for those wishing to dine Al fresco. And in those winter months, it’s one of few places in the Cape with fireplaces (dating back 100yrs)
PRICE RANGE
US$8 - US$24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Grill
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Waterfront, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, splendid view, exceptional service and last but not least lovely rooms! Parking is limited but not really an issue.

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 15 February 2021 via mobile

We came for our calamari fix and everything was spot on. Not entirely sure about the covid precautions as these get a touch relaxed but otherwise it was the same old perfect spot.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 6 February 2021

Always great to visit Food never disappoints as well as always smiley faces feels like home. Always visit when we come to Cape Town

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 30 December 2020 via mobile

Best calamari in Houtbay. Service was excellent and staff very friendly. Nice view of the bay while dining

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 14 December 2020 via mobile

Lovely place! Our server was Petronella, she was light footed and very friendly. Our food took about 20mins to prepare but it was so fresh and delicious.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 28 November 2020 via mobile

Don’t have their Summer Lunch or your be disappointed. Calamari, Prawns and Line fish. So far so good. Until it arrives. The most expensive meal at R295 per plate gives you 4 overcooked indelicate prawns, kingklip tail ends from the freezer and service lacking when...More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 1 November 2020 via mobile

I had prawns but actually should have had the speciality calamari which was delicious. Someone had the steak and calamari combo and raved about it. Dessert was good, ice cream and nice chocolate sauce the others had caramelized lemon pie which went down very well....More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 12 March 2020 via mobile

Visited several time in Feb/March. Excellent food, service and view. Have been going there for many years and will continue to do so. The Calamari/Prawns are the best in the Cape.

Date of visit: March 2020
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ChapmansPeak, Owner at Chapmans Peak Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2020

Dear Mr Wharln Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences with us and for your kind positive comments. We appreciate your patronage CPH Team

Reviewed 6 March 2020

Scenery from he terrace is beautiful.Calamari best in the world and Prawns were succulent tasty and fresh Great Service too

Date of visit: February 2020
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ChapmansPeak, Owner at Chapmans Peak Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2020

Thank you for your kind compliments Regards CPH team

Reviewed 6 March 2020

We always meet up here with family for lunch on the terrace enjoying the lovely views before driving along Chapmans Peak Drive. All their food is special and the staff most helpful.

Date of visit: February 2020
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ChapmansPeak, Owner at Chapmans Peak Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. Your kind compliments are appreciated Regards CPH Team

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Colin H
26 December 2016|
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Response from Gr00vy69 | Reviewed this property |
I would say not before 10:30 pm the earliest especially since the sun only sets around 8:30pm in Cape Town at the moment.
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jwsstevens
26 December 2016|
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Response from Capetownbuddy_123 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's probably online but to my mind it is medium price range with seafood, steak and Portuguese specialities. Hope you enjoy.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chapmans Peak Hotel Restaurant

  • Chapmans Peak Hotel Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4