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Dunes Beach Restaurant & Bar

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1 Beach Crescent, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa (Formerly Dunes Restaurant)
+27 21 790 1876
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09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

superb. after travelling with kids around the great Cape of Good Hope and Chapman's peak road you just need to fin a place like this. great playground, very good food, relaxing views and wine! What else?

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Thank Joana J
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took my wife's 95 year old gran for lunch as she loves calamari. it has an amazing setting and luckily the weather was beautiful. we sat inside as granny does not enjoy wind...it was noisy as hell and the calamari was pretty average. i had fish and chips, also very basic. no frills here. I really felt like a... More 

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Thank markloves2eat
Haarlem
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101 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The perfect spot for a beach - lunch - drinks whatever combo. There is no better place as far as I am concerned to enjoy Hout Bay on a sunny day. Meals are fine, service with a smile. perfect for family's with children!

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Thank Marjolein W
Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for couples but also great with kids as they have a seperate play area for them in the sand. Food is good. Oysters are the best.

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Thank PetraK299
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Hout Bay to find somewhere for brunch on the recent public holiday. We happened upon the Dunes and what a happy find it was. There was a choice of three breakfast buffets, all very varied and well priced. We chose the continental buffet and we were faced with so much choice of cold meats, chees, pastries and... More 

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Thank Alison M
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hidden little gem with a great view of the ocean and the harbour heads. Possibly had the best sushi as it's stacked with quality ingredients. I'm definitely going back for round 2. The service could improve a little as the waiters are constantly on the move. I love that the place is pet friendly. The long island ice tea/long... More 

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Thank Dean G
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great atmosphere and great play area for the kids. We even went back for a second time within 3 days.

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Thank Uys V
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sitting upstairs eating whilst enjoying the fabulous view across Hout Baai is a great experience. Mussells are a particular favourite as too is their calamari with chunky home made chips! Children are well catered for with sandy areas and climbing frames.

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Thank Martin D
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

It's a while since I eat here, and if anything has changed, the quality has got better, tho the service was a little slow - but then the outside and inside seating was full. I started with oysters - not as plump or meaty as those at 'On The Rocks' (see my review of On The Rocks here). Then a... More 

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Thank Julian H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We arrived having boked for breakfast with friends. The waiter seemed confused when we tried to order the English Breakfast from the menu ..... its the breakfast buffet he indicated and we could order the English breakfast from the buffet or collect it ourselves. Maybe we should have realised there was a problem at this stage but we insisted on... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Beach Crescent, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa (Formerly Dunes Restaurant)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 1876
Description
Situated on the beach, between the picturesque fishing harbour and the majestic, world famous Chapman’s Peak Drive.Soak up the most breathtaking views on the Cape peninsula from our terraces or balconies.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?