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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, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R30

Critic's review

Greg Landman

Food 
While it is tempting to stick to things from the ocean while here—any closer and you would be in it—there are many meat dishes like very good chicken pie rich with mushrooms and a generous burger with your choice of sauce. Then there is the traditional bobotie, something you don’t see every day, 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 them coming back for more each season and make delicious starters to get those taste buds going. The calamari, nice and simple, Cajun style if you like a bite to it and the fish and chips are favourites 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, very traditional. There is a kids menu to keep the kids feeling special. They have reasonable wine list with fair markups featuring something for most diners.

Service
Friendly and smooth from an eager young bunch—can slow down when really busy so just chill

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 is not playing ball but hardy visitors love it. They do not take bookings at the outside tables so take that into account when going.

Best for...
Sunset nibbles.

(2018)

Eat Out critics dine anonymously and pay for their meals in full. Read our editorial policy here.

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  • 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)

    Eat Out critics dine anonymously and pay for their meals in full. Read our editorial policy here.

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User reviews

  • Welcoming, quick effiecient service. Food was warm and came fast. Ferrari was a great server. Beautiful view of the ocean!
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  • My husband and I always make a point in going to Ons Huisie when we visit Cape Town. We love it! Our favorite restaurant! I was very disappointed when we visited there today and there were dishes on the menu that you can find in any restaurant in Jhb! Our favorites were not on the menu! No Curried fish and no snoek! Please bring it back!
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  • My wife and I are regulars at Ons Huisie. We went for Breakfast on Tuesday 7th June 2019. It was a beautiful cool morning, and so we decided to sit inside. There was a fire going, so it was lovely and warm inside. We managed to get a table with a view of the sea. The view was too beautiful for words. The waitron was friendly, polite and professional, yet not overbearing. I ordered the omelette and my wife the small breakfast. Both breakfasts were delicious. The quality of the food was great, and both dishes were served up nice and hot. We had a couple of cappuccinos each, which were excellent. Overall it was a very pleasant experience, the ambiance excellent, the views terrific, the service was really good, and the meals did not break the bank. Kudos to Ons Huisie! We had a wonderful morning and will be returning there soon for another meal.
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  • My happy place!!!!!
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  • Great place and staff very friendly food is fantastic.🍺
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  • Beautiful setting. Sitting outside watching the sunset over the ocean while eating probably the best fish and chips I've ever had. Really good value for money, and a real gem
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  • 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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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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