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Mariner's Wharf

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Hout Bay Road | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1100
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09:00 - 17:30
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A return to Mariner's was a must for our friends from the UK - last year was really excellent - would this visit match or excel? As far as we (the locals) and they (the visitors) were concerned it topped the scales. Oysters were full, plump and tasty (if you like oysters!) Prawns succulent, tasty and not overcooked. The linefish... More 

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George, South Africa
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited Mariner's Wharf for a Sunday dinner. The view is spectacular with a great ambiance. My husband had a steak, which was cooked to perfection and myself had hake and chips. Really good. Good value for money. My only complaint was the service was not up to standard. I've waited so long for a bottle of... More 

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Thank Miriam B
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Was there last night, anticipating a top class meal in the best rated fish restaurant in Hout Bay. Service was very friendly, lovely sunset. Glass of wine to make it complete. Within 5 minutes after the order the grilled kingklip arrived. I was very surprised that one could get a grilled kingklip ready in such short time. Anyway, the kingklip... More 

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Malvern, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely late lunch here sitting on the deck watching the world go by. Our waiter Kuda definitely deserves 5stars for his friendliness and efficiency in looking after us. The mussels gratin starter was delicious and enough for two to share. The hake and chips were good but not brilliant but still worth visiting for decent food with an... More 

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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to live in Hout Bay many years ago and we often went to Mariner's Wharf, me especially for their amazing Mussels Mariniere with a creamy most delicious amazing garlic sauce. I was a bit nervous since I had really high expectations. Mariner's Wharf is recommended by most of the tourist guide books, beautiful view overlooking Hout Bay lagoon... More 

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Gansbaai
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a nice surprise was this restaurant. The location is so central and easy to get. The view over the harbour and the mountain is great. Food here is excellent and you can have a great meal there

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Thank Fritz F
Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's sad to see a iconic restaurant in Houtbay runs their business on foreigner expectations. The price for a simple "Fish n Chips" costs the earth. Sushi prices are also unrealistic. The view is the saving grace. Without that, I would rate it 1/10'.

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Thank Leoncoe
Shaun B, Director at Mariner's Wharf, responded to this review

Dear Leoncoe We get this false perception from time to time that we raise our prices for the tourists. I assure you that this is definitely not the case and we are very careful to keep our prices in line with other similar seafood establishments and within acceptable markups. If you buy a fish and chips at a takeaway it... More 

Warrington
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

had standard fish and chips pretty sure the fish was frozen and pretty tasteless. given i restaurant was right next to a fish market not impressed

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Thank Richard B
Shaun B, Director at Mariner's Wharf, responded to this review

Dear Richard I am sorry to hear you were not happy with your fish on your visit. I am not sure what you had and I would like to hear more about your experience on shaunb@marinerswharf.co.za. It was also a pity that you did not return your piece of fish at the time as we could have redone it to... More 

Surrey
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242 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just the best thing! Calamari and prawns in a creamy/butter sauce. Yum! Fab view over Hout Bay. Great menu- different things from the norm

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing typical mariners stop off. We ate at the deck at the top deck prices are jacked for tourist but a great atmosphere it's also popular drop off for the city bus tour. Recommended for tours from hout bay.

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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
Average prices
US$ 29 - US$ 37
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:30
Monday
09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:30
Thursday
09:00 - 17:30
Friday
09:00 - 17:30
Saturday
09:00 - 17:30
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

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