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Chapmans Peak Hotel Restaurant

Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1036
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (368 reviews)
“seafood” (70 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited here with family -four of us for a lunch. Had 2 days previously had lunch at Two Oceans at Cape Point for two of us. Food far superior & a great choice on the menu, also paid for 4 here at about the same...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Glen served us and the overall experience was great. Good wine...meal...day...view...terrific. please go

Thank Leigh E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over hyped and over priced with a whiff of elitism. Better food and sunset views elsewhere with better prices to boot

Thank esmicumpleanos
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect spot for dinner or a drink on the terrace, watching the sun set across the bay. The hotel restaurant is famous for its succulent calamari

Thank Adrienne L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for a quick beer and ended up having an awesome lunch. The calamari and steak was tops with really friendly and informative service from the waiter . We can highly recommend this venue for a nice relaxing meal.

Thank Sephus L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have gone here on our first night in Hout Bay for a couple of years. The calamari are the best we have the whole time we are in South Africa

Thank LindaMac8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed for one night only and were delighted by th attentive staff. Our breakfast waiter explained the history of the business and the owner was present - a delightful gentleman . A very special stay

Thank bew151
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best lunch on their terrace last Saturday. The Portuguese steak and calamari is as good a main meal as I can remember

Thank willwright136
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went back for a second try, great late afternoon vibe, spectacular venue. Service not bad but then it wasn’t busy. Peri peri chicken was dry, sweet and very oily, don’t eat prawns in Cape Town if you want the real deal, go to JHB...More

Thank Shaun A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished lunch- what a treat , simple superb meat and fish beautifully prepared with great service and superb wine (see photos) . Flea market at Houts Bay worth a visit as well!

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Questions & Answers
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.
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 1036
  • E-mail
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)
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