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The Tug

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A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road | Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
+264 64 402 356
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Windhoek, Namibia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic service, friendly staff members and simply, just good food. My angel fish was seriously tasty. The Atlantic fish soup starter was amazing. My wife had the "Danie Hugo". What an amazing dish. My son had fish curry and that was done extremely well. My daughter's fish curry wasn't prepared well, so the manager took it away and brought back... More 

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must if visiting Swakopmund. It is situated on the beach close to the centre of town. There is plenty parking available. The menu has something to cover all tastes. There is a wide variety of fish as well as meat. The staff are delightful and very knowledgeable about the food on offer. The service is well done... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the evening of our visit The Tug was a busy and vibrant place. We were a large group of about 14 people and the waiter was brilliant at keeping orders seperate for our drinks and food. The staff were friendly and efficient and the food was good. We had a very pleasant evening.

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Thank Patrick B
South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

W.e had a lovely evening out at the TUG. Friendly service, lovely atmosphere excellent food. We will definitely go back again. Thank you.

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Thank lerasmus2016
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was here on friday 6.1.2016 For lunch. Sat outside, beautiful view over the jetty and ocean. Great food, good service. A must if you visit Swakopmund....

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Brussels, Belgium
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on January 1, 2017. The place was fully booked but we were still offered two places at the bar. Not the only we enjoyed a great dinner meal but moreover a great evening with the staff working incthe Tug!! We loved every minute we spent in this remarkable place!! If in Swako, you better go and enjoy your... More 

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Windhoek, Namibia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprising variety on the menu. My tuna steak was cooked to perfection, and beautifully seasoned. Very good customer service & staff. After living in Namibia for 8+ years, proper customer service is rather rare and very much appreciated when found!

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Truro, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in a group of eight people and The Tug was highly recommended. The location right on the seafront is amazing and there was quite a strong breeze blowing stirring up the waves. Inside it was warm and cosy, the service was fabulous and the food amazing. I adore seafood and I wasn't disappointed. The only problem was choosing... More 

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Greenfield, Indiana
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great seafood selections, reasonable prices, great service! This is a popular dining spot for good reason, plan ahead, and make a reservation!

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Thank Ronald G
Derbyshire
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33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

.Like everywhere I ate in Namibia the portions were far too large. The food was excellent and it was such a shame that so much was wasted.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International
Meals
After-hours
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
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Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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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