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The Tug

A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road | Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
+264 64 402 356
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (170 reviews)
“kingklip” (53 reviews)
“calamari” (47 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road | Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
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Reviewed yesterday

We tried different kinds of fish - everything was fresh and good. However, next days we tried other fish-places in Swakopmund and Walvis Bay - and the Food was equally good but much cheaper.

Thank Barbara036
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

It is necessary to book here well in advance. It's a characterful building by the beach with a large menu. I chose Coconut Kabeljou (fish) in filo pastry with red lentils and a coconut sauce. It was absolutely delicious and came very quickly. For dessert...More

2  Thank carol s
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my 4 th visit over 10 years and I am yet to be disappointed!The setting is fantastic and service good.There are 55 staff members per night and it is very busy @ night.The seafood is recommended and I will be back.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really nice food, good service, fish was perfect, amazing view over the ocean. Quaint inside bar area. Needs a reservation.

Thank MassiG
Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been eating too much meat and fish. Found two dishes under their vegetarian items that were both delicious. Place was packed, which is always a good sign of good food.

Thank tomdibling
Reviewed 5 days ago

A bustling friendly place in a central position with attentive service and well presented and prepared food at reasonable prices. A good menu with some interesting fish choices complemented by a good wine list.

Thank jpvacances
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told this is the best restaurant in Namibia. Hard to live up a claim like that? Did it’s level best. Excellent seafood, good service and a lively atmosphere added up to a really enjoyable meal.

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I understand the seafood was really good, but I'm a veggie. The veggie menu was good, although limited to 3 dishes. I loved the position - sitting outside. Although the waiters were very friendly, the service was slow. One night my partner's fish was badly...More

Thank Frances017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner with our family at the Tug restaurant. We decided for Fish and chips, Burger and Onyx. It did not take very long to serve the meal. The main course was great, the dessert even better. We enjoyed as well the meal, as...More

Thank michaelthole
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, let me mention Gary. What a lovely host! We were staying in Swakopmund for three nights and called into the Tug on the off-chance that we might be able to secure a window table for a special meal the following evening. Unfortunately...More

1  Thank Cathie O
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21 August 2016|
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Response from raadjjh | Reviewed this property |
Casual smart was the order of the day when I had dinner there. I wore a smart shirt, no tie and felt a bit over dressed.
3 July 2016|
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Response from KeithBatch | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see it on the menu either
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Restaurant Details

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Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road | Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Erongo Region  >  Swakopmund
  • Phone Number: +264 64 402 356
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THE TUG RESTAURANT OPENING HOURS, SEATING AREAS, DINING SERVICES SEATING AREAS OFFERED: Terrace: No reservation possible, and weather permitting. Bar: No reservation possible. Inside Cabin: Reservation recommended OPERATING TIMES LUNCH All Areas Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 12noon to 3pm LATE AFTERNOON Outside Deck - Weather Permitting Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 3pm to 6pm TERRACE SUNDOWNER Drinks & Light Snacks Monday-Thursday: From 4pm DINNER All Areas Monday to Thursday: 5pm to 10pm Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 6pm to 10pm The Tug Restaurant had first opened its doors during December 1993. Starting out as a small beachfront restaurant on the edge of the wild and mystical Atlantic Ocean, with splendid views onto the iconic Swakopmund jetty, The Tug's popularity has grown as time moved on. Dining areas inside and on the outside deck terrace have been extended considerably, while the restaurant has become a culinary destination for travelers from around the globe. The Tug restaurant offers authentically prepared cocktails, a selection of more than 140 of the finest South African wines, French champagne. Special delights from the wild Namibian ocean include kingklip, kabeljou, lobsters, angel fish and sole, John Dory, local oysters, fresh green Swakopmund asparagus. The richly diverse menu includes stuffed Patagonian squid, prawns, Norwegian salmon, Sashimi tuna. For the carnivore there are tasty cuts of beef and tender lamb, in addition to game delicacies such as Oryx carpaccio or grilled Oryx steak, Surf & Turf. There is a wide selection for the vegetarian and our delicious homemade Spanakopita is a favorite. Both owner partners George Hopking and Brett Southworth believe that no successful establishment should rely solely on its popularity. They engage in consistent attention to quality and freshness of their products, as well as continuous training and motivation of their staff, in order to provide the customer with decent service and an extensive menu and wine list.
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