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Mariner's Wharf

) #6 of 50 Restaurants in Hout Bay ££ - £££ Seafood
Hout Bay Road | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1100
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (127 reviews)
“calamari” (106 reviews)
“chowder” (12 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:30All hours
££ - £££
Hout Bay Road | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The seafood at Mariner's Wharf was some of the best I've had in years. However, the whole restaurant is really kitschy. They have junk all over the walls, the waiters are in silly outfits and the menus are nearly impossible to decipher. For all of...More

Thank 1HonestDude
Shaun B, Director at Mariner's Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear "1HonestDude" I am glad to read that you enjoyed your food and thanks for the overall good review. We like to believe that our restaurant is unique insofar that it is styled to resemble the inside of an old sailing ship with expensive hardwoods,...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere with good selection of seafood. One of the better positioned sea food restaurants in Cape Town . Situated inside a working harbour the interior is nautical,warm and inviting . Friendly staff fresh fish.

Thank darvi10
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to have lunch at Mariner's Wharf and on arrival we were greeted by a very friendly receptionist and manager who escorted us to a lovely exclusive table in Captains Cabin.The waiter was there in a flash for our drinks order and therafter checked...More

Thank NeilMar2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stopped for 2 drinks we were passing by and we had eaten so we didn't eat it was cosy and nice

Thank portiarabatshidi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fish and chips are an absolute winner. Calamari, beer, wine, the whole experience is added to by the beautiful setting if bay and mountains. Delicious just like you expect when you treat yourself to fish and chips.

Thank Michelle_Guy_100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an interesting restaurant. The rooms were set up based on historical shipwrecks in the area. They had all sorts of artifacts. Interesting local beers. The kinclip fish meal was great.

Thank RobertKruszka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mariners is famous for fresh fish and fresher than this you won't find anywhere. There is also a mariners fish market downstairs where the quality, freshness and ambiance has often on the impulse motivated me to go upstairs for an impromptu meal. Views are exquisite...More

1  Thank RubinVanNiekerk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bit expensive, but you get big portions. 2 guys walking around the whole time with a wet cloth cleaning tables which is GREAT! Don't especially care for their 'craft' beer though. But a definite stop if you're in the area!!!

Thank robert2323
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a big seafood person but this had to be the best fish and chips I've ever had. The fish was hake fish and cooked to perfection. Douse it with vinegar or tar tar sauce and it's even better (also no bones like snouef!)....More

Thank John T
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent Menu and location, with views of the harbour, bay and mountains. Great for fish and seafood. Theme decor. Free parking. Recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hout Bay Road | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 1100
  • E-mail
Mariner's Wharf is the first harbourfront emporium in Africa and consists of the upstairs 360 seater Wharfside Grill restaurant, the downstairs fast- food Seafood Bistro, nautical gift shops, Bakery and Fishmarket.
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