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Polana

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Bar, Spanish, Pub
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Kalk Bay Habour, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Today
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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Cape Town
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit this restaurant occasionally for just having a pleasant times with friends. Nothing except the view is exceptional... but what a view. On hot days the windows are opened and drops of water of the surf spray sometimes hit you in the face; so close are you to the breaking surf. The wine and beer are always good. The... More 

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Thank Gerrie S
Saint Julian's, Malta
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153 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Polana in Kalk Bay has a large reputation. But it has closed down. This is probably a very good thing. I cannot in good conscience give any rear view review on this establishment. The square meterage of Polana is currently undergoing renovation. It will be engulfed by Harbour Hoise staff there told us.

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Thank saswcpr
Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

You can order anything that is found in False Bay and know that it has been fresh caught that morning and brought into the harbour right in front of you. Delicious!

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Thank vdme
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

Pop in for a daught/cocktail with your mates. The ocean views and friendly staff are fantastic. Not too sure about the food, but the vibe is great.

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Thank AlainMartheze
Pretoria, South Africa
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Polana is hands down my favourite place in Kalk Bay … Just love the view and the ambiance. The decor is really unique … A pity about the service but it would not deter me from going!

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Thank KwaThabisile2015
Bothell, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

Wonderful fresh-off-the-boat seafood which you eat while sitting right next the ocean from whence your meal came! Friendly service.

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Thank Norton E
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

Gods I miss this place. It was an institution!! What I miss: crap service from the bar, stinky toilets pee soked toilets, over priced food, great party vibe on fridays with rad live music and a wonderful cross section of a cape town and foreign people. Polana you will be missed.

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Thank yaketyshmackety
torino, italy
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

Nice place, great sea view and exceptional food. You can have a drink on a terrace, and a dinner in a elegant saloon. You can't dinner with child (good if you travel without!)

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Thank elenamicio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

Worst experience ever. The bouncer groped my friend in between her legs and when her husband went to talk to him another bouncer proceeded to punch him. This is unacceptable and not the first time I have heard and seen something like this. That bouncer needs to be fired. Polana is a scummy hole.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

The location of Polana right above the rocks and the waves in Kalk Bay is unique in Cape Town. The lounge area and tapas menu provide a really special evening treat. Watching the full moon rise over the bay... Our experience over many visits has been enhanced in no small part by the great service provided by the manager Davidson... More 

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Thank Arthur F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Spanish, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalk Bay Habour, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?