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Harbour House V&A Waterfront

Quay 4 Pierhead, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 4744
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (280 reviews)
“prawns” (160 reviews)
“yellowtail” (37 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Quay 4 Pierhead, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed today

Amazing food, amazing service & amazing drinks! The butternut squash entree/starter was one of the best things I have ever eaten - I could happily order that again! The steaks were cooked to perfection and the atmosphere within the restaurant was great. The service was...More

Thank S1805
Reviewed today via mobile

Day 6 of our honeymoon trip to South Africa, seven nights at the V&A Waterfront. This lovely fish restaurant has stunning views across the harbour and specialises in fish. It has a varied menu, including sushi, fish, some limited meat (lamb/steak) but with lovely fish...More

Thank summer582
Reviewed yesterday

We went there without a reservation for the last dinner of enjoyable tour at CapeTown. Location of this restaurant is good for easy access at Water Front. Atmosphere is good with facing to the Sea. The taste was not bad. Then, the service was terrible....More

Thank Yui5
HarbourHouseG, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House V&A Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Yui5, thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are sorry to hear that you found us unable to contribute to your last evening in Cape Town. In case you plan to return to the Mother City soon or extended your stay please...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here, the food was FABULOUS! We ordered a seafood platter for one (there were two of us). It was delicious and plentiful! We loved it! The service was great, wine great too!

Thank Virg779
HarbourHouseG, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House V&A Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Virg, we appreciate your wonderful feedback and taking the time to let the Tripadvisor community know about your experience with us. Hopefully we get to serve you again soon. Benjamin and the Harbour House Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want atmosphere, decent prices and the best fish in Cape Town, then go here! Be prepared for the odd Seagull to perch on railing!

1  Thank christyc929
HarbourHouseG, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House V&A Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Christy, thank you for your wonderful recommendation. When may we serve you some more of Cape Town's best seafood...? Benjamin and the Harbour House Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent. But We paid 980 Rand for a craw fish which is similar to a lobster, that is over 98 USD. I would never pay that much for lobster at home. Vacationers get caught up in the moment and forget that you...More

Thank SupriseChef
HarbourHouseG, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House V&A Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear SupriseChef, thank you for taking the time to share your valued thoughts with us. Our food quality is of utmost important to us and we will never compromise that using inferior products to bring down the price for our dishes. We hope you will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were in Cape Town for a few days and we took a cab down to the harbor area. We were shopping and decided to have a bite to eat on the waterfront. We saw that the Harbor House had fresh seafood...More

Thank Jon A
HarbourHouseG, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House V&A Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jon, thank you for your wonderful feedback. It is great to hear that you and your wife had such a great lunch with us and while you are still in the Mother City we would love to have you back again. Benjamin and the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying near the water front and wanted a lunch close by. Hotel recommended this place. Views were great and we were seated outside. Great food. Great wait staff. Problems included kitchen forgetting two items from our order and just slower service in getting...More

Thank drwillie78
HarbourHouseG, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House V&A Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Willie, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We will be looking right into the service hiccup you experienced to ensure that this will not happen again on your next visit. Benjamin and the Harbour House Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been to this fantastic restaurant many times over the last few years. The food is always superb, the service virtually faultless and the prices reasonable. It would be easy for such a tourist-spot location to mean the restaurant slackens it’s quality but it’s simply...More

Thank London235
HarbourHouseG, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House V&A Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear London235, we appreciate your wonderful review and are delighted to hear that you have been a loyal patron over the last couple of years. Hopefully we may serve you again sooner rather than later. Benjamin and the Harbour House Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our dinner and the location. Thank you for an attentive service and the quality of the fishes we had.

Thank Michaela R
HarbourHouseG, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour House V&A Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Michaela, we appreciate your wonderful feedback and hope to have you back again real soon. Benjamin and the Harbour House Team

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NuttyNoraCoDurham
November 26, 2017|
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Response from Lesley C | Reviewed this property |
It would be best to email the restaurant directly with your questions. The Waterfront is a popular New Years Eve Venue so booking is essential. As a fresh seafood venue, the menu may change due to availability. The location... More
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Noel G
October 26, 2017|
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Response from HarbourHouseG | Property representative |
Dear Noel G, We are indeed open on Christmas Day. We open our doors at 12:00. Please note bookings are essential.
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Ford K
July 29, 2017|
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Response from Martin B | Reviewed this property |
You can google the menu (harbourhouse full stop co full stop za slash menus!) It is one of the more expensive places in the V&A Waterfront, but the food is very good. Plus, there are daily specials which are usually worth... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quay 4 Pierhead, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 418 4744
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