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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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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here, and were so impressed with both the food and service from start to finish. Food - incredible. We ordered the meze platter and the bogotie spring rolls and loved the chutney that came with the spring rolls so much we asked to buy a bottle of it! For mains we got the seared tuna... More 

Thank Julia D
Portishead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Do give this great restaurant a try - but book! We each sampled something different - tuna carpaccio, bobottie spring rolls and goats cheese/beetroot salad - we were off to a good start. My husband tried Ostrich fillet for the first time and is now a fan and the soy and honey salmon looked great. I had the lime and... More 

Thank Kittiwak
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

A busy restaurant with an excellent menu ... we didn't book but we would expect to as it was full of happy diners similarly confident in their find.

Thank Robert E
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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789 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Apparently this place used to be a fisherman's hut: quite a quaint little place - no view at all, but nice atmosphere. Billed as having an African menu and I chose some of the more unusual options, such as Bobotie spring rolls and Ostrich fillet; my wife went for the Tuna Carpaccio and Kingklip. Both were great, the wines were... More 

Thank David M
Pretoria, South Africa
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

A lovely restaurant off the main street in Plett in a beautiful historical monument. We loved the busy atmosphere (it was in peak season), the ambience (lovely white interior), the service (friendly and attentive) and the great food. Our food was very well prepared and unpretentious. The seafood, tuna and salmon were delicious and the fillet done to perfection served... More 

Thank SueandMalan
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here recently whilst staying in Plett. Very impressed! Beautiful fresh food at a good price. Lovely salads to start. We had tuna as a main and it was excellent. Service was excellent and the whole place had a lovely relaxed seaside vibe.

Thank Richard083
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a competent restaurant in the centre of Plettenberg. Everything was competent and the food well above average. We were inside and the surroundings were 'nice'. The problem is that for us there's nothing exciting or unusual about Nguni. The owner? was in evidence and seemed to be ensuring that everything went smoothly, which it did. The kitchen turned... More 

Thank Colin B
Munich, Germany
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect experience! The service was awesome and the design of the restaurant also offered some nice details. The food was really really delicious. We had the ostrich filet (a dream of a steak, grilled to the point) and a salad. As a starter we got some fresh bread which was baked in a small flower pot. All in all we... More 

Thank Michael M
Upton Grey, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

menu is rather limited. Empty apart from us. Gazpacho was delicious as were the well hung tender fillet steaks. Rare mine wasn't. Large selection of wine from the area, Cape Winelands and abroad. Service was slow between courses and the arrival of the bill even slower. Expensive by local standards but not by UK and European ones.

Thank Telthebiker
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Given the peak period, the restaurant was booked by our guest house - we were very pleased with their choice - nice atmosphere, good service and excellent African food - very tasty. A most enjoyable evening.

Thank richaus

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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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?