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.

Best enjoyed while watching the antics of seagulls on the harbour's edge or as a picnic on the white sands of Hout Bay beach which it overlooks.


36 years of delicious seafood

From day one when the Bistro opened in 1984, it has been a huge success, where people from near and far flock for a taste of our acclaimed seafood that so many say is the best in the southern hemisphere.

Next time you’re out for a Sunday drive and craving delicious, fresh seafood, meander to Hout Bay, where waves lap the shore, seagulls squeal with delight and a holiday atmosphere prevails throughout the year.

What people are saying

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