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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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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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123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a really good meal at Nguni. We all had seafood main courses that were well prepared and delicious. Lovely, simple decor in an authentic and intimate space. We really enjoyed it and will certainly go again.

Thank davido2017
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

A tremendous Birthday Supper for my Wife and I on December 12th. (Uhuru day, for those with Kenyan connections!) The ambience very pleasant, inclusive yet private, cozy. The food, in our case Springbok loin, wonderful, cooked to perfection, beautifully presented, of more than ample portion, and generally top notch. The service excellent, made you feel extremely welcomed. One of our... More 

Thank paulbloodworth
Miami Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant appears to have previously been a home (or may still be in part?!?) menu generally exciting service good and quick and wine list good. Prices a little high when compared to portions but quality excellent!

Thank guap0bumsies
North Wales
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This was booked for us by our hotel as we wanted to try some African food. On arriving out taxi driver advised that the restaurant would call him when we were ready to leave. The springbok was delicious and the service at the table was impeccable. However, once we had paid our bill and asked about our taxi back the... More 

Thank HildaNorthWales
megank35, Owner at Nguni, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we are pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us! The taxi services run independently and are in no way associated with the restaurant. Due to the volume of people in Plett in peak holiday season - there can be delays and I believe that on this evening we phoned the service twice -... More 

Rowayton, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a delicious dinner at Nguni. It's an old fishermans cottage with thick walls and charming architecture. My entree of kingklip fish with local tomatoes and pomegranates was the winner of the evening! We'll be back.

Thank Richard S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
African, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?