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Chapmans Peak Hotel Restaurant

Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1036
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“calamari” (329 reviews)
“seafood” (63 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 615 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Chapman's in April 2017 for 3 nights as part of a longer holiday in Sth Africa. We have 3 children aged 5 to 12 and we were able to have interconnecting rooms which was great. The hotel is very clean and comfortable...More

Thank Starburd
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We were here for lunch and the calamari recommended by lots of friends – they were not wrong it really was sensational melt in the mouth fare but however on the expensive side as was the boutique style wine list – service was adequate and...More

Thank GDay1044
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This restaurant has always been a favourite of mine, not only because of the location, but most definitely because of the food. Have patronised this place many times over many years and I remember when one could not get in there, with queues forming at...More

Thank kevincY9111AX
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Food was excellent.A very wide variety of dishes catering for diverse groups and individual guests.Food fresh and reasonably priced. Beautiful scenery from tables outside. Perfect for relaxing sipping icy cold drink after a good walk in the sun.

Thank kensit2015
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We love the view, ambiance and good menu! The staff are also very pleasant! The fish dishes are very fresh and tasty. Lovely butternut salad for vegetarians. Great desserts! If you have guests, this location and restaurant makes for a memorable visit!

Thank Chantyld
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I have lived in Cape Town for 28 years and have eaten at "Chappies" many times. It has never disappointed. The calamari is to die for. I have taken so many visitors there and they all agree that it's the best calamari they have ever...More

Thank Colleen M
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely view over houtbay.., amazing calamari which I will recommended any day. The prawns and fish disappointing. If you stick to the calamari you will be very content. The strawberry daiquiri didn't taste like much, stay with local beers and drinks.

Thank anri_bester
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Well organised restaurant with seating outside on good days giving a great view over the bay. Food served imaginatively, prawns served in sizzling frying pans makes a speical effect.

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The food was excellent, relaxed and scrumptious after a long flight from Dubai. The sun set was fab, picture attached. Warm, inexpensive and the place to be in February. Lots of sand everywhere and a bit windy but warm and fun.

Thank thatwaylimited
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We dined there with friends who live in South Africa and consider Chapman's one of their favorites. It's history is unique and outside dining was very pleasant. The seafood was exceptional. Highly recommend.

Thank Teresa M
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Colin H
What time does it close
26 December 2016|
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Response from Gr00vy69 | Reviewed this property |
I would say not before 10:30 pm the earliest especially since the sun only sets around 8:30pm in Cape Town at the moment.
Morning,what is the menu and price range?
26 December 2016|
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Response from Capetownbuddy_123 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's probably online but to my mind it is medium price range with seafood, steak and Portuguese specialities. Hope you enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 1036
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The restaurant is a local institution, renowned worldwide for the best Calamari in Cape Town, with a popular sun-drenched terrace overlooking the bay and mountains. Calamari at the Chapmans Peak was voted as "one of top 20 things to do in Cape Town".It’s the ideal location for those lingering sunsets and balmy evenings. A sun-drenched verandah boasting spectacular views of the bay offers an alternative eating venue for those wishing to dine Al fresco. And in those winter months, it’s one of few places in the Cape with fireplaces (dating back 100yrs)
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