RESTAURANTS

Wharfside Grill Restaurant

Superb seafood & harbourside ambience
The Wharfside Grill is regarded as one of Africa’s best seafood restaurants, not only for its authentic harbourside ambience, maritime artefacts and spectacular bay views, but because of the amazing food it serves - the lobsters, the prawns, fisherman's baskets and innovations like Calaprawnia® and Houtbaisse®.

The Wharfette Bistro

Wharfside alfresco take-outs
The Wharfette® Bistro is an extremely popular outlet serving piping-hot alfresco take-outs on wooden benches right on the wharfside. Its speciality is fish and chips, and other choices include grilled lobster, prawns, calamari, snoek, Surfburgers®, Lekkerbekkies® and combos.

The Crayclub Bar

For cocktails with a view
Serving cocktails with humerous 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.

What people are saying

Testimonials

Always a winner for the best seafood in Cape Town!

Dries

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

Leo

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

Plakkies

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.

Lorenzo
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.
Ilhaam

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!

Jill

Best fish and chips ever. Fish batter beautifully crispy.

Marie
The best snoek and chips in the world. Best view in Houtbay. The best of Cape Town.
Kobus
You really feel like a tourist in your own town, when you have some sea food at Mariner's Wharf. Old school soul food.
Frederick
Best seafood ever.
Henry
Amazing food! Couldn't risk the food getting cold, so we stopped at a viewing point and enjoyed in the car!
Tejas
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.
Cheryl
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...
MJ
Wonderful fish, tastes delicious
Enver Halim
The hake was so crispy and fresh!! The calamari was the best I've actually had.
Joside

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

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