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Chapmans Peak Hotel Restaurant

Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1036
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  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“calamari” (338 reviews)
“seafood” (67 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
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Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very quaint, lovely atmosphere and the food & service is outstanding. Fantastic place to try if you love seafood. Definitely recommend at least one meal here if you are in this area!

Thank Gisele C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit the Chapman Peak Hotel for lunch each time we visit South Africa and it never disappoints. I cannot eat squid anywhere else in the world but there it is just amazing. The fish is always superb and one of our table had a...More

Thank molarman_2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great (re)find. We had been given some negative feedback on the place by a few local friends, but because my memory of the place was special we thought we would give it a try. Fortunately the reports though no doubt accurate at the...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for Sunday lunch to the Chapman's Peak Hotel restaurant. We were 4 people. We had calamari, calamari and steak and espetada. The calamari and steak were both tender. Service is good. We would go back.

Thank Wanderlusterer17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten calamari at this restaurant for many years and it never disappoints! Lovely views, good service and divine seafood.Highly recommended.

Thank Maggy1408
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiance and I visited Chapman's soleley because she has been here before a number of years ago. We arrived and were informed that there is about a 40 minute wait on food, to which my fiance replied "thats ok, I'm happy to wait. I'm...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Whenever I return to Cape Town (and that does not happen often enough), I make a point of having dinner at the Chapmans’s Peak Hotel. Predictably, I have the combination of Portuguese Steak and Calamari and I am never disappointed. On a recent visit, our...More

Thank beeceemac
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous! Service is excellent, Petronella was fantastic. Food very good, we all enjoyed our delicious meals. We will be back.

Thank Kimmysa
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Lovely old hotel, on the way to or from the Cape itself from Cape Town. Wide veranda looking out to the bay. We were told it had "the best calamari in the Cape", and it was indeed excellent quality. I didn't eat enough elsewhere to...More

Thank AndyRockDr
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I first went to Chappies 30 years ago. It's better than ever. Fantastic view of Hout Bay, good food, a fabulous place to while away an afternoon. The food is excellent, especially all the seafood, servoice is friendly and efficient. A must to visit.

Thank Chris S
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Questions & Answers
Colin H
26 December 2016|
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Response from Gr00vy69 | Reviewed this property |
I would say not before 10:30 pm the earliest especially since the sun only sets around 8:30pm in Cape Town at the moment.
26 December 2016|
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Response from Capetownbuddy_123 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's probably online but to my mind it is medium price range with seafood, steak and Portuguese specialities. Hope you enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 1036
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The restaurant is a local institution, renowned worldwide for the best Calamari in Cape Town, with a popular sun-drenched terrace overlooking the bay and mountains. Calamari at the Chapmans Peak was voted as "one of top 20 things to do in Cape Town".It’s the ideal location for those lingering sunsets and balmy evenings. A sun-drenched verandah boasting spectacular views of the bay offers an alternative eating venue for those wishing to dine Al fresco. And in those winter months, it’s one of few places in the Cape with fireplaces (dating back 100yrs)
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