Living the high life at low tide – Harbour House

Harbour House has always been synonymous with its spectacular views of the original establishment situated in the Kalk Bay Harbour. While the location of the famous first born in Kalk Bay lends itself to the easy going tourists and locals catching the sunset over the mountains, the fresh fish coming into the harbour or the picturesque views from the restaurant; one of the latest additions situated at the V&A Waterfront over looking the busy harbour leaves nothing to be desired.

Sometimes sticking with the age old classics is the best way to win over the frequent guests and first time tourists that vacate the Harbour House on a daily basis, however there are a few twists. Seafood should practically be in the title; there is no thought that crosses my mind if you aren’t discussing seafood and the Harbour House brand. This location signified the definitive Harbour House ethos with a gourmet spin…introducing their new concept of small plate eating.

Small plates is a Harbour house version of tapas at the sea. Fresh, wholesome classics that tend to have you with a glass of bubbles in one hand and a fork or chopsticks in the other. The seating area varies and allows everyone to sit comfortably at their leisure. It allows you to sit along the glass counters overlooking the hustle and bustle of the Waterfront while planning your next shopping pit stop or the multiple sunset cruises about to drift out for yet another sundown spectacular. If sitting along the edge doesn’t entice you then comfortable lounge seating is provided along the deck for you to enjoy while being comfortable and relaxed all at once.

Why not pop some bubbles with that…POP…

Call it a Cape Townian thing but I can’t seem to eat seafood unless I can see the sea. This gives me peace of mind enjoying only the freshest seafood while having the gentle mid afternoon ocean breeze blow through the restaurant.

Freshness and seasonality are important aspects says Executive Chef Grant Kennedy, and this is evident in the food that is carefully presented at the Harbour House franchises.

If sushi is what you are looking for then look no further, as the Harbour House have added a particular European flair to their sushi. Especially French inspired small plates of sushi with delicious sauces and cooking methods.

The small plates concept allows you to socialise while enjoying a few key tasting notes between a group of friends, colleagues or a more interactive dinner date. With a variety of delicious salads, grilled seafood in all forms and truffle and parmesan fries…need I say more?

Harbour House V&A Waterfront is situated at Quay Four, Ground Floor, V&AWaterfront. For reservations call 021 418 4744 / 021 418 4748 or send an e-mail:

Open Hours are from Monday to Sunday for lunch from 12pm – 4pm and for dinner from 6pm – 10pm which will be extending to 11pm in the summer of 2017.

So the next time you are indecisive about where you want to wine and dine, remember to bring a few friends along to Harbour House V&A where you can indulge in a few of your favourites with a glass of your favourite bubbles in hand.


By | 2017-08-23T11:43:19+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Bubbly, Drink with me, Eat with me, Restaurant reviews, Where to Drink|0 Comments

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