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Mariner's Wharf Tips (7)

Mariner's Wharf: Fish and chips

Still great plain fish and chips. I realised again the type of fish that the restaurants and especially the Something Fishy and other take away places call fish doesn't look at all like the Cape's fish.

Beautiful upstairs area for a sitdown meal. Gerald reccomended this and the decor is spectacular but we were too hungry and they only open at 1200 for lunch.

But the open area downstairs is also nice and the food great. Many moons ago the pavement infront of the Fontana in Hillbrow (johannesburg) was our restaurant late at night so this is a definite step up.

Favorite Dish Fish and chips. You get a big box for R27. I had to do mine in 2 sessions but was not prepared to hand it over to anybody.

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Apr 16, 2006

Mariners Wharf: Dining in Hout Bay

On a balcony overlooking the tiny beach and blue water of Hout Bay, you can enjoy fresh seafood and the view! There are other more informal restaurants near the wharf but this is the nicest one.

Favorite Dish You can't go wrong ordering the "line fish" which is the fish of the day! Even if you don't recognize the name of the fish -- try it, if you are a fish lover, you won't be disappointed! Kingklip, Cobeljou, Cape Salmon, Yellowtail or Tuna are all good bets!

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Jul 03, 2003

You absolutely got to try out...

You absolutely got to try out the seafood at Hout Bay. Hout Bay is a fishing port, so the fishermen's catch, directly from the sea to the kitchen ... simply sumptuous!

Favorite Dish Grilled fish ... BBQ fish ... and the all-time favorite ... fish n chips!

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Sep 12, 2002

Mariner's Wharf: LOBSTER

Someone asked me once to describe the taste of lobster and I failed miserably, there really isnt anything to compare it to. So, when you have a yearning for lobster nothing else will do. As we were both in a lobster mood and we were driving the Hout Bay we stopped at Mariners Wharf and went in the Wharfside Grill & Restaurant for a late lunch
this is a very quirky restaurant, inside its like being aboard a ship and the staff are dressed in sailor outfits, it could look tacky but it doesnt, its great. we chose to sit outside on the terrace overlooking the beach and watch the children and dogs playing in the waves

we had no need to read the menu as we know exactly what we wanted but as we flicked through it to find the wine list we noticed it contained a wide selection of dishes, you can see the menu on the website below
Our lobsters were beautiful, served with fries or potatoes and a pot of lemony garlicky sauce and a good bottle of Pinocet wine. this isnt the cheapest place to eat lobster around the Western Cape but compared to UK prices was a great meal at a reasonable price

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Sep 21, 2006
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A short drive South of Cape...

A short drive South of Cape Town will take you to Hout Bay where you will find Mariners Wharf one of the best Seafood Restaurants you'll ever find.

Favorite Dish I just love the grilled Kingklip wonderfull for someone only used to Cod or Haddock :-)

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Aug 26, 2002

mariners warf: best calamari in capetown

i used to live in capetown for three years and have tried every place to eat, with regard to seafood this is the best place as well as the brass bell in kalt bay just before you go into fish hoek. its on the other side of kalt bay train station.

Mar 29, 2008

Mariner's Wharf: Great fish and chips

We had lunch on the upstairs terrace on a lovely sunny day before heading for a dip in the ocean. We all had the fish and chips which were delicious. The best fish and chips I've had in a long time. Their fish is the South African hake. For drinks we had cold beer which was perfect for a sunny day. We didn't have a reservation and we had to wait for a table for about 10 minutes. Courteous and fast service. The views from the terrace are of the beach.

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