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Mariner's Wharf

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” (130 reviews)
“calamari” (117 reviews)
“chowder” (12 reviews)
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Hout Bay Road | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We got the prime spot!! Table at the bottom of the balcony - best view by far! Food is also great and the waiters are very friendly!

Thank Zel15
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been many times in this restaurant since 1991 and the quality has always been top quality like the service and the place, the building is tipical and give the right atmosphere specially in winter with the wind blowing the sand on the roads,...More

Thank Eligio A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for families. Large open dining room with shells and nets serving typical seaside foods. Located near the beach with good facilities and reasonable service. Not ground breaking but worth a whirl.

Thank postscript65
Reviewed 1 week ago

So, my husband and I have been here a couple of times before - most recently probably about 7 years ago - and our friend who came with us, probably hasn't been here for 15 years! The place has less ephemera than previously (less old...More

Thank Roodeberglodge
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at the take away downstairs and as always, on point! The prices are a bit steep but I don't mind paying for the quality. The prawn and calamari was delicious and hubby enjoyed his snoek. Always a trip worth making!

Thank Natalie J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looks are deceiving but what a awesome experience. The outside wasn’t appealing but the food definitely made up for it. We had the best seafood platter ever. Calamari was soft and wonderful taste.

Thank antonpod
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All kind of seafood, we recomend the lobster meny, very nice presented. Reasonable prices and you get big portions, you are not leaving hungry! If you take the blue hopp on/ hopp off, take a lunchstop at Hout Bay and try this place, you Will...More

Thank Ulf S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Massive tourist rip-off. I took 5 overseas guests for lunch. The waiter pushed the seafood platters on us. We shared 3 platters, each of which comprised of 4 prawns, a small portion of fried calamari, a piece of fish and a couple of mussels on...More

Thank JKfromSA
Shaun B, Director at Mariner's Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear "JKfromSA" Sorry you feel you had a bad experience at our restaurant. Our Seafood Platter consists of 6 prawns, 280g of Yellowtail line-fish, 8 mussels and 130g of calamari (half full portion) on a bed of spicy rice with a choice of garlic or...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been here in 2016 and 2017 we came here with full expectations. I ordered my beloved baby calamaries and my wife a seafood basket like in the passed years. Well, in straight comparison it appeared this time like a pure rip off. Ordering main...More

Thank The C
Shaun B, other at Mariner's Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear "The C" In June 2016, December 2016 and December 2017 we had price changes to our menu. Over the last 18 months the Seafood Basket was increased by R30 (from R395 to R425) which represents a 7.6% increase! We have not changed the portioning...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Much bigger than expected, at the end of the road, but a destination! Great decorations.....authentic, rather than setting the tone for a franchise....we had a simple lunch and local wine at a window sear, and it was a highlight of our Capetown visit. Check out...More

Thank RedRoadRunner
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Jackie O
25 November 2017|
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Response from mrabotha | Reviewed this property |
Reply from the restaurant. Dear Andre Thank you for your enquiry. Please take note of the following: We take latest reservations on 25-12-2017 @ 12pm.[Nothing later]. We serve our normal alacarte menu. We require a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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