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The Tug

A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road | Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
+264 64 402 356
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“kingklip” (53 reviews)
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A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road | Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real tourist trap, but it is on the "Must do" list for those visiting in Swako, and we were not disappointed at all The night we visited was cold wet and windy, and the views of the ocean quite spectacular. Quality of the food...More

Thank Gill t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our travelguide and many people recommend The Tug. I don’t. Let me tell you why. My wife and me ordered oysters as a starter. As main course she choose grilled kingklip and I decided for coconut Kabeljou (cod). For wine, we ordered a bottle of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to book the Tug, and had one of the best sea food meals. The service was second to none. I would definitely recommend this as a place to eat.

Thank Markymark45k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love fish or seafood, that’s the right place for you! We have been there with 8 people and all our meals were great! So is the staff and so is the view! Try to be there at sunset! For sure you will also...More

Thank Sybille K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had late afternoon drinks in the Captains bar which was truly atmospheric being in the interior of the original tug. The service was fun and effecient so we elected to book supper for later that night. To be totally honest our first choice would...More

Thank Magglington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful atmosphere and decoration; we started with a cocktail with Philémon, very pro and attentive to the needs of customers, then a meal with a new guy who started and who was very very professional. Sorry, i forget his name at the end, taxi reservation...More

Thank lolimousse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the seafront, by the Jetty, on land, stands this awkward looking restaurant built around part of an old tug boat. It is impossible to be missed and almost beckons you to come in and have a look! So when it beckoned to us, we...More

Thank surya77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice spot to eat in Swakopmund. Make sure you book in advance. A wide variety of dishes available, good portions. Americans won't be left hungry ;o) Well prepared food.

Thank Nathalie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there for dinner. Lovely view of the ocean and wonderful and fresh fish! Desert was also very good! Loved it!

Thank Suzana G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This quirky restaurant is built partly out of an old tug boat and is perched up a flight of steps at the land end of the jetty. There are several different eating areas and large plate glass windows to enjoy the beach, jetty and sea...More

Thank FandRD
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22 August 2016|
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Response from raadjjh | Reviewed this property |
Casual smart was the order of the day when I had dinner there. I wore a smart shirt, no tie and felt a bit over dressed.
3 July 2016|
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Response from KeithBatch | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see it on the menu either
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Restaurant Details

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Brunch, Drinks
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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