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Dunes Beach Restaurant & Bar

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1 Beach Crescent, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa (Formerly Dunes Restaurant)
+27 21 790 1876
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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London, England
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived about 11 am and were asked if we were going to have the buffet breakfast. We said we just wanted coffees and were given a menu. They weren't that busy but no one came to get our coffee order. We caught the waiters attention and asked for 2 cappuccinos but they never arrived. After waiting for 15 minutes... More 

Thank OnceaCabby
Darien, Connecticut, United States
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a recent trip to Cape Town, we planned to stop at either the Dunes or the Chapman's Peak Hotel in Hout Bay for lunch during our day trip to Cape Point. As the day slipped away from us with frequent stops, we did not arrive in Hout Bay until nearly 2:30pm and thought the Dunes might be a faster... More 

Thank pmichalski
Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place. Informal and full of people that enjoy life and the great view. Food good as well . Icon of hout bay

Thank JanV573
Hout Bay
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We jst left dunes restaurant oooh my god the place is full of surprises,they are running specials of half shell mussels,surf n turf and the mix seafood paella mmmm we shared all the dishes and they were very well prepared,we wil definately come with another family to experience these dishes.thumps up to the chef and waitron staff.

Thank Kudakwashe M
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a very nice lunch on the beach. Service was pleasant and the food was good. The setting couldn't have been nicer

Thank Michele22London
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55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived here for our first lunch in South Africa after a long flight from the UK, and what a great place to eat! Lively and busy lunch time, but they managed to find us an outside table for the 4 of us and a baby chair, and soon welcoming first beers were being downed, looking over the fantastic beach... More 

Thank JohnLightwater
Solihull, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find. After the manic, mildly unpleasant mega touristy sub standard offerings on Mariners Wharf around the bay we left and found the Dunes. Great staff, lovely location, nice casual but classy ambience, very reasonable prices for both food and wine and the best fish & chips I have ever had in my life.

Thank AdrianB144
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy place with a nice view. Couldn't seat us outside though, although there was space, they could do with some flexibility. Staff was swift, but not all that friendly, seemed a bit stressed out. Nachos were great by the way.

Thank Marc R
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome spot right on the beach, view of the sea, mountain's and the harbour. Great indoor smoking section upstairs.

Thank Bradley H
Beamsville, Canada
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at Dunes when we arrived in Hout Bay. It was a bit windy but the view and the burgers more than made up for it. The service was great. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Jasonlikestotravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Beach Crescent, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa (Formerly Dunes Restaurant)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 1876
Situated on the beach, between the picturesque fishing harbour and the majestic, world famous Chapman’s Peak Drive.Soak up the most breathtaking views on the Cape peninsula from our terraces or balconies.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?