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Harbour House V&A Waterfront

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Quay 4 Pierhead, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 4744
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not bad food and a great location at the Waterfront but it's a big restaurant and you definitely feel as though you are just a number. It's very very popular e.g. Very very busy. Lots of much better places in Cape Town that aren't tourist traps. Having said all of that the sushi as a starter was good and both... More 

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Wigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent evening seated outside overlooking the harbour. The service was excellent and the food was well presented and flavoursome. I tried the yellow tail fish which I have never eaten before and my husband had hake. Great value and we would be happy to return again

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Thank Razia C
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is nice organized. The most I liked was the how waiters present the menus in a very creative way on a wide board they carry. They were very friendly and the food was good too. It is known for the seafood. But I am not a big fan for seafood so I ordered a steak which the make... More 

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Thank Mohammed A
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I sat upstairs to grab lunch after shopping in the mall. The view is magnificent and the oysters are to die for! Enjoyed a lazy afternoon of people watching while I sipped on some lovely sauvignon blanc (selection could be better). The best oysters I've had in a while. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank Ms B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the most amazing foods I've tasted in Cape Town that resembles a lit bit brazilian food. It is not expensive and is well served, plus the view that is amazing.

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Peterborough, UK
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We couldn't get a table for dinner so perhaps that indicates it's good. The sushi looked good but we were just there for drinks. Great view and a nice setting as the sun goes down as you get the rays as the sun sets and can watch the shoppers. Lovely service but I'd say that about everywhere we went in... More 

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Crowle, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had walked past here all week , it was constantly busy , we could see why , service and food are 1st class. It was our last day , we went for lunch , the menu outside was tempting, Fish, Seafood, Sushi are the mains here and they do not disappoint. Had the line caught Yellow Fin , superb... More 

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Thank theblacksheep2016
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Kalk Bay HQ is the better of the two, the original, where waves come crashing through the window on really stormy days. Good food. Atmosphere. This one...feels like they're trying to cash in on their name. No soul. Pity.

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Thank Angus B
Worcester, South Africa
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Restaurant,the best in Cape Town the Food the service the atmosphere are outstanding! This restaurant are doing a great service to the Restaurant industry. Congratulations!!!!

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Thank EGICAR
Stockholm, Sweden
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a great table out doors by the docks. A little bit windy but the food was fantastic. One of the best places in Waterfront to have lunch in. We had the gazpacho, oysters, calamares, lamb and lots more. And what seems like a thousand bottles of the local rosé brut. Well worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?