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Ons Huisie

Ons Huisie
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Cost
R100 avg main meal
Ambience
Bar scene, Business meetings, Groups, Kids, Special occasions, Views
Food
South African
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R30

Critic's review

Greg Landman

Food
While it’s tempting to stick to things from the ocean while here — any closer and you’d be in it — there are many meat dishes, like a very good chicken pie that’s rich with mushrooms and a generous burger with your choice of sauce. Then there’s the traditional bobotie served with rice and chutney, nice and rich, and the lamb bredie done with a green bean sauce. The fishcakes and the mussel pot keep people coming back for more each season and make delicious starters to get those taste buds going. The calamari, nice and simple, is prepared Cajun-style if you like a bite to it and the fish and chips is a favourite, as are the combo plates with prawns and fish goujons.
The house dessert is souskluitjies – homemade steamed dumplings sprinkled with cinnamon and slathered with custard. There’s also a kids’ menu.

Drinks
A reasonable list with fair markups featuring something for most diners.

Service
Friendly and smooth from an eager young bunch, but it can slow down when the restaurant is really busy.

Ambience
This cute little building, which was probably a fisherman’s house in days gone by, has a superb view of the little bay right in front of it and is just the place to be for sunsets. Locals tend to gather inside, especially when the weather isn’t playing ball, but hardy visitors love it.

And…
Keep in mind that they don’t take bookings for the outside tables.

(August 2018)

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User reviews

  • High expectations unfortunately the hot breakfast was COLD. Everything on the plate was cold except the scrambled eggs. The waitress seemed like she needed a day off or something, got the order wrong and didn’t seem perturbed by it. The manager took my meal off the bill because he knew it was cold pinstead of hot and was very apologetic p
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  • Had a beautiful lunch yesterday. Had excellent service! Well Done Carol! Will definitely be back soon
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  • Really good evening had. Food was really excellent and staff was friendly and helpful. Will be back.
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  • Fabulous food with a great view.
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  • A very nice experience, with good food and great service !😁😁
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  • Love this place! People, food and vibe is always great! Love my Carol!
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  • The food is great, the atmosphere is perfect for relaxation and the staff is friendly
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  • The best place to haves decent meal at reasonable prices.
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  • Very popular, for good reason. Book ahead to get a table with an ocean view. Great jungle gym and beach a stones throw away. Plan to spend a while here, it’s tranquil!
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  • We visited Cape Town from 24/10-05/11 and visited Ons Huise a bunch of times. The food was great and everyone so friendly. Yes, the waiters take some time to take your orders, but it gave us more time to take the view in and enjoy. We booked my Mom's 80th birthday dinner. My parents were so surprised and said that they will definitely go back again. Well done.
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  • I wish I could give this place less than one for the experience and service we received there. We left after nearly an hour without ordering anything. We called 4 waiters and still after calling Sewan the manager we had to wait another 20 minutes for him so that he could tell us it's out of his jurisdiction to tell us who the owner is and that he was stocking the bar. What a disappointment. Sorry but ons Huisie is not on our list of regular visits when coming to Cape Town anymore.
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Dog-friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Smoking
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

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