The perfect spot for champagne, oysters and sushi

Upon arrival at the Wharfside Grill restaurant, you will be forgiven for wanting to linger a while to enjoy a drink at the aptly-named Crayclub® bar. Some drinks even come with a handsome souvenir glass to keep.

Here you will be welcomed by sweeping beach vistas, plush leather seating reminiscent of bygone-era seafaring days, complete with wood panelling subtly complementing this well appointed bar. Crayclub bar is superbly decorated with maritime artefacts including portholes, historic sepia photographs, repurposed fire extinguishers and interesting memorabilia from the local fishing industry.

Serving cocktails with humorous names like Merry Mermaid, Wayward Wench and Bosun’s Blunder, the Crayclub bar is the perfect place to relax with a drink in hand, or enjoy a glass of champagne with fresh oysters. If sushi is your seafood of choice, feel free to relax at the bar whilst watching our in-house sushi chef create his masterpieces.

Please note that the Crayclub bar is closed until further notice due to government-imposed Covid regulations.


Perfect for pre-dinner drinks

Enjoy cocktails such as Merry Mermaid, Wayward Wench and Bosun’s Blunder or make a selection from our extensive wine list. Our craft beer, Olde Seadog is also a popular refreshment.


In-house sushi chef

Make your selection from our special sushi menu, and watch our in-house sushi chef in action from your seat at the bar.


Maritime artefacts abound

The Crayclub bar is home to inspiring maritime artefacts including repurposed antique fire extinguishers and actual portholes from bygone-era ocean liners.

What Others Say


Always a winner for the best seafood in Cape Town!


Fish and chips delish! There is a queue but it moves fast. They have sauvignon blanc, Hunters Cider, live music, lively scenery. Expensive curio shops but lovely trinkets. Lovely walk down the quay


Fantastic shops with lots of gifts, treats, snacks and delicacies!


There are many places in Cape Town, who make an awesome Fish & Chips parcel, but Mariner's Wharf makes the best Calamari & Chips. The taste and quality have been consistent, over my lifetime of coming here.

Food was divine. We bought the family meal which came packaged perfectly. More than enough for 4 people....maybe 5 or 6. Host was extremely friendly and informative. There was a long line but it went relatively quickly. Was full but managed to find seating. Overall was such a nice day and lunch with my family.

The best cajun calamari in Cape Town. Wonderful venue and great staff. Always a wonderful welcome from them. We only have cajun calamari, just can't try anything else!


Best fish and chips ever. Fish batter beautifully crispy.

The best snoek and chips in the world. Best view in Houtbay. The best of Cape Town.
You really feel like a tourist in your own town, when you have some sea food at Mariner's Wharf. Old school soul food.
Best seafood ever.
Amazing food! Couldn't risk the food getting cold, so we stopped at a viewing point and enjoyed in the car!
Wow!! The seafood platter was amazing!! The sea, sand, seagulls completed the meal!! LOVE on a plate!! Thank you! You cannot visit Cape Town and not have a meal here.
Authentic Fish & Chips so fresh off the trawlers! No better place to eat it than right on the wharf in the sun and cool sea breeze with seals barking and waves splashing...
Wonderful fish, tastes delicious
Enver Halim
The hake was so crispy and fresh!! The calamari was the best I've actually had.

Best fish in Cape Town! The prices are affordable and the quality is exceptional. Perfect place to take the family for fish extravaganza.

The best fish and chips in Cape Town. Crunchy battered fish fresh off the boat 😉. Very well organised for COVID with fast friendly service.
Very unique experience. The smell and the sound of the sea right next to you. Staff makes you feel welcome. Will definitely visit again.
(34°02’49.70 S 18°20’53.60 E)
Harbour Road, Hout Bay
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa