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Dunes Beach Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
1 Beach Crescent, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1876
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Beach Crescent, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 522 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited with 15 people with great atmosphere and service. Practical and highlight of delicious nachos, pricey but quality. Waiters gave great attention to detail and we all left satisfied.

Thank Ralf S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there 2 times. Excellent food and the kids did not want to leave as the playground was so fabulous! Full recommendation but you might want to take a reservation to sit inside! My wife had one of her best pina coladas there.

Thank chrisweiss82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the best time at this place. They did a brilliant job of catering for a large group such as ours (approx 16 people). The food and drinks came promptly and were delicious. The staff made a big effort to look after us ensuring...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast with mates. The scrambled egg croissant is a winner (ask them to add 🌶 if you like it). Pancakes with bacon was a very generous portion and good too.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Massimo's Italian Restaurant for good Italian food and lovely ambience; efficient waitress. Harbour Market is an ideal venue for finding that special gift from Cape Town! Enjoyed prawn dish at Dunes Restaurant

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We enjoyed a light lunch and this casual, family-oriented eatery. It is literally on the dunes, overlooking the beach, the bay, the mountains and Hout Bay Harbour. What a position! Many outside and inside eating options, plus a children's play area. The menu has something...More

Thank royzaz
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great spot for a lunch in the beach. Very nice service and good portions. To recommend on the way to Chapman's peak

Thank Michel K
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Never visit Hout Bay without a visit to The Dunes! Excellent food & staff with the Best Views of Hout Bay as it overlooks the beach! Kids/parents are spoilt with a jungle gym & sand play area - to keep the youngsters happy while parents...More

Thank justb235
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Oh dear, has the tide gone out for Dunes? We used to thoroughly enjoy Dunes restaurant and visited there as a personal favourite, until it changed ownership and, o my goodness, what a disappointing difference, both in the quality of the food and in the...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We celebrated a birthday with a group of friends and were very well looked after the entire evening. The food was very generous and the service was excellent. Lovely venue overlooking the beach with inside and outside seating.

Thank Nicky B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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