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The Tug Restaurant

Molen Road / A Schad Promenade, Jetty Area , Swakopmund, Namibia, 9000
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INSIDE - RESERVATION RECOMMENDED
LUNCH
Sat/Sun 12PM to 3PM
All public holidays 12PM to 3PM
Mon to Sun 12PM to 3PM (7th Dec to 14th Jan)
DINNER
Mon to Sun 5PM to 10PM
Mon to Sun 5PM to 11PM (7th Dec to 14th Jan)
Closed for dinner 31st December from 3PM


OUTSIDE TERRACE - NO RESERVATION POSSIBLE (WEATHER PERMITTING)
LUNCH AND DINNER
Fri/Sat/Sun 12PM to 10PM
All public holidays 12PM to 10PM
Mon to Sun 11AM to 11PM (7th Dec to 14th Jan)

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Awesome View
  • Bar
  • No Disabled Access
  • Children's Menu available

About The Tug Restaurant

The Tug, a beachfront restaurant, is built around the original "Danie Hugo" Tug Boat in a setting with panoramic ocean views. Popular amongst both tourists and locals it has a reputation for providing meals prepared with fresh Namibian sourced products in a setting which creates an unforgettable ambience. Seating is available both indoors and outdoors on our terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the historic Swakopmund Jetty.
The Tug offers authentically prepared cocktails, a selection of more than 140 South African wines, Spanish wines and French Champagne. Special delights from the Namibian ocean include wild caught West Coast Rock Lobster (seasonal), Kingklip, Kabeljou, Angel, Sole, Hake, Monk and John Dory as well as locally cultivated Oysters and fresh green seasonal Swakopmund Asparagus. For the carnivore there are tasty cuts of Beef and grilled Oryx steak. Our Head Chef recommends the home-made Chocolate Fondant, Ebony & Ivory mousse or a wide selection of home-made ice creams.

Cuisine: Seafood, Fish, Fresh Salads, International, Locally Sourced, Steak, Vegetarian
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 18 October 2018

Allways again.The welcome was very friendly.The dinner delicious and the service so nice.We booked a table at sea side and got it.We enjoied a beautiful sunset and did feel much impressed.We will come again and can highly reccomment the Tug.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

I had a wonderfull evening

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Super Atmosphäre bei hervorragenden Speisen und toller Bedienung

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Essen, Wein und Service waren hervorragend, der Tisch war ungünstig platziert.

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Disappointed with the food. Cooking for quite a few large table numbers. All our fish was dry and over cooked. We were a table of only four.

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Visited On Monday, 15 October 2018

Great location - very quick and slick service- booking essential!

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 October 2018

food, vine and service were excellent; highly recommended! don´t forget to make online reservation some days before - easy via homepage; and then enjoy the evening!

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Visited On Thursday, 04 October 2018

Excellent food and wine. Really enjoyed our dinner. Seafood medley was excellent.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 October 2018

Very good restaurant. We enjoyed it very much.

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Good food, service a bit slow, great atmosphere

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Leider sehr laut. Mit weng Dämmaterial an der Decke und den Wänden liesse sich der Làrmpegel gut reduzieren

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 October 2018

Excellent service

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Visited On Monday, 01 October 2018

We drove 4 hours from Windhoek and stayed in Swakobmund overnight just to have dinner at The Tug, so it's easy to tell we really like the place.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Everything Perfect

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Our table was booked for 8.30. We arrived and was told to wait in the bar. At 9.05 pm I received a TEXT saying that the table had been changed to 9.00pm. At 9.20 we finally sat down.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Obwohl ich einige Zeit vorher den Tisch online reserviert hatte, saßen wir unmittelbar im Eingangsbereich an eine Art Beistelltisch. Das war leider nicht so schön. Dafür waren der Service und das Essen gut.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 September 2018

We are only in swakopmund for 3 nights. We enjoyed it so much we have booked again tomorrow, Saturday for our last night. Food, service and ambience was great.

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Visited On Monday, 17 September 2018

Great restaurant just by the jetty. Good atmosphere and great food and service. Would recommend requesting a window table overlooking the sea and jetty

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Visited On Thursday, 06 September 2018

it's always our pleasure to visit your amazing restaurant

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Visited On Monday, 24 September 2018

Quality of food and service was very good. I booked table many weeks in advance and was not shown to a table until 30mins after reserved time. The table was not in Avery good position close to entrance passageway. I would have expected a good table to be reserved and to be available at the time arranged. It appeared that too many diners were being catered for at the expense of quality of experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

Great food, OK service mix up at booking in that a table had to be separated to accommodate the booking we made. We were exactly on time of our booking and the table was still not ready and being separated and prepared. Don't put so much emphasis on people having to arrive at preset times (and vacating a table by a certain time) if you are not ready for them or in our case give us the table that was ready but only booked for 7pm. There were other tables completely open and prepared when we arrived at our booked time but we were told we had to wait for them to separate the table we were to sit at, but the other table that was behind where we sat saw no guests till 7pm just before we were to leave, you could of put us there instead of making us stand around like lost tourists in a hurricane while your staff prepped a table that should of been ready at least 15 min prior to our arrival. Nothing I love more than being made to wait due to Namibian perception of time management!

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Bester Seafood in einmaliger Umgebung! Absolut empfehlenswert!

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Visited On Friday, 14 September 2018

Very nice staff and delicious food. The steak was a bit to small but anyway the taste was very good. We also loved the onion burger sauce and the marula salad.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

Service, especially welcome desk had an attitude and someone didn't feel welcome. The portions were small, if you compare it with other restaurants in the same category.

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Visited On Monday, 27 August 2018

Nice location near the ocean with good meals and friendly service

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