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Nguni Restaurant

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Crescent St, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 6710
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Milan, Italy
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

8/2/17 South African style restaurant. It is situated in the commercial center of The Plett on a side street with parking in the front. It is a cosy, not to big place, without a view. Staff very efficient and smiling. Dishes of good quality. Can be recommended.

Thank PsonMark
Groningen, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The atmosphere was very decadent. We did't have the right clotches on, so ... Ok, we could have our diner there. We had no starter, onlay the mean menu. It was nice. That's all. We found the waiter and his staff rather stiff. My advice: put on your nicest clothes and a big smile. We only are traveling through Z.Afrika... More 

Thank alicemassaro
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

The food at Nguni was really nice, with very good service. We had the tuna carpaccio and the Nguni beef, perfectly cooked. Make sure to get a table outside.

Thank Hans Jakob H
Alnmouth, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Recommended by hotel. Had babooite spring rolls, and ostrich and two desserts, plus wine and coffee. Fabulous meal for about £40. Although branded as authentic , noticeable all clientele were white served by local people. Good night very good food food and very enjoyable.

Thank TrevitTreels
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We visited the restaurant for the first time and were very surprised of the quality (in a good way). Fresh fish and meat, all served to perfection. Friendly service. An address we will certainly recommend

Thank Luc_W36
Berlin, Germany
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119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This is a place to have South African food in very high quality. Our waiter was very nice and we enjoyed a great evening.

Thank KT14055
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, interesting deco with cows made of chicken wire. Pleasant service and good fresh food. My wife had a steak for her main course which excellent, very tender and tasty. Will probably go back there so that must be a good sign.

Thank Harrybags
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Pleasant and sheltered setting. It is difficult to rate the food as I only visited once. I know I ordered a pricy medium ribeye which had the same texture and taste as a medium/well dry-ish sirloin steak. However: my wife enjoyed her fish so I wrote my lunch off as an abberation and an excellent opportunity to improve my cholesterol... More 

Thank Jakobus V
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Last meal from our trip to Plett and we expecting something special. Whilst the old building was interesting and the food/service very nice this didn't come over as significantly better than other restaurants in the town - and the fake grass on the walls was a little odd. Certainly worth visiting if you're nearby.

Thank bunionsEssex
Basel, Switzerland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Very good food, attentive service, interesting offers on the menue, good selection of whine. Reservations difficult during Christmas time ... book in advance!

Thank Ilona M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
African, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crescent St, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 533 6710
Nguni Restaurant
Nostalgic with an African flair, Nguni is located in one of Plett's oldest buildings - an original dairy dating back over a hundred years. Nguni's African menu is a reflection of traditional selections like Bobotie, game, biltong, springbok, Karoo lamb, ostrich and other local favourites. With its beautiful sunny veranda or eclectic African interior with its original wood-burning stove, the Nguni Girls provide customers with a unique setting and superb menu. A true taste of the Cape!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?