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The Tug

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A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road | Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
+264 64 402 356
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent mature fillet and beef carpaccio . Manager says the beef is matured on the bone dry aged for 21 days

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place for lunch on the terrace but nothing too special regarding the menu considering prices being charged. Very busy and might be the reason for a very average service. Dishes arriving at different times and not very well presented. Go there for the atmosphere but don't expect to eat well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely spot on the beach. Very interesting building as parts of the tug boat is incorporated in the restaurant. The service and food was great but the wine was ridiculously pricey.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We knew we were going to make a stop in Swakopmund in August during our travel in Namibia. We make a booking for this place in July from home. Our other travel companions on our tour tried to book one week before our stop in Swakopmund, they could not get a table. If you really do not have a booking... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On the edge of the ocean, simply amazing. Backed up by friendly staff and great service, no wonder its hard to get a booking. Keep it up! Looking forward to the next dinner there!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very very limited options for vegetarians. The service and atmosphere is great. The food was very tasty. I wish I could have fit dessert in!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A wide range of seafood offerings on the menu, even with a full house the services is quick. The waiters are friendly and provide a very welcoming atmosphere. The outside eating area is right above the seashore. It can get a tad nippy, so take a sweater along. tables are closley packed so try not to sit next to large... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed a sumptuous seafood feast here. I splurged on the lobster, and others ordered a variety of fresh fish. The service was absolutely excellent from start to finish. Don't hesitate to book here--reservations recommended.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife, son and I had dinner here this evening and everything was very average, except the price. I don't understand how this restaurant rates so highly on TripAdvisor.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We just had a superb meal at the Tug Restaurant in Swakopmund, thanks to the team. However, it is unfortunate that the poor acoustic is not able to cope with the excessive noise made by big group tables. The noise reduces the level of experience. Until next time!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road | Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Erongo Region  >  Swakopmund
  • Phone Number: +264 64 402 356
Description
THE TUG RESTAURANT OPENING HOURS, SEATING AREAS, DINING SERVICES SEATING AREAS OFFERED: Terrace: No reservation possible, and weather permitting. Bar: No reservation possible. Inside Cabin: Reservation recommended OPERATING TIMES LUNCH All Areas Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 12noon to 3pm LATE AFTERNOON Outside Deck - Weather Permitting Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 3pm to 6pm TERRACE SUNDOWNER Drinks & Light Snacks Monday-Thursday: From 4pm DINNER All Areas Monday to Thursday: 5pm to 10pm Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 6pm to 10pm The Tug Restaurant had first opened its doors during December 1993. Starting out as a small beachfront restaurant on the edge of the wild and mystical Atlantic Ocean, with splendid views onto the iconic Swakopmund jetty, The Tug's popularity has grown as time moved on. Dining areas inside and on the outside deck terrace have been extended considerably, while the restaurant has become a culinary destination for travelers from around the globe. The Tug restaurant offers authentically prepared cocktails, a selection of more than 140 of the finest South African wines, French champagne. Special delights from the wild Namibian ocean include kingklip, kabeljou, lobsters, angel fish and sole, John Dory, local oysters, fresh green Swakopmund asparagus. The richly diverse menu includes stuffed Patagonian squid, prawns, Norwegian salmon, Sashimi tuna. For the carnivore there are tasty cuts of beef and tender lamb, in addition to game delicacies such as Oryx carpaccio or grilled Oryx steak, Surf & Turf. There is a wide selection for the vegetarian and our delicious homemade Spanakopita is a favorite. Both owner partners George Hopking and Brett Southworth believe that no successful establishment should rely solely on its popularity. They engage in consistent attention to quality and freshness of their products, as well as continuous training and motivation of their staff, in order to provide the customer with decent service and an extensive menu and wine list.

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