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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 21/08/01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/08/01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, European, Portuguese
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'm so glad we stumbled upon this restaurant on a business trip to PE. The staff were attentive and friendly and the food was definitely made with love. The Portuguese chicken was tender and tasty and the calamari starter was a winner. O, did I...mention the delicious bread rolls they serve?More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 7 August 2021

What a great restaurant. Friendly attentive staff Stunning Portuguese chicken Pork and clams excellent. Those bread rolls!!!!!!!!!!!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 18 May 2021

Service was good from the get go with our waitress constantly checking on our drinks. We had quite a long wait for our food but once it arrived the wait was well worth it. Food portions are generous and the flavour was amazing. Ribs fall...off the bone and the chicken was moist and had a good bite to it.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 17 May 2021

My second visit to this family owned restaurant. We went for a family meal. This is the restaurant to visit when you are happy to be in a noisy, vibrant place. Food was generous and of a high standard. The rest of the family ordered...the seafood platters. I had baby kingklip. Fresh seafood prepared by a lady who has the passion and gifting is a recipe made in heaven. We will be back the next time we visit P E again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 25 March 2021

After a tough day – cooking is sometimes an welcome chore - so having a local restaurant you can pop in and enjoy a superlative meal is always handy. Enter Shannas, in Lorraine and 3 km from my front door. Superb wait staff, the owner...always greets you and you feel welcome. My wife and I had a combo of prawns and steak and lovely SA wine. Two small bread rolls (piping hot from their oven) were delivered while we waited for our meal – which arrived in short order despite the restaurant being almost full. Prawns are tricky little things, and Shanna, the chef does them perfectly every time I visit. Our steaks were delivered in typical Portuguese style, with soft yolked egg that was done perfectly as always. The food at Shanna's never disappoints, and is always on point. The service is excellent and I have yet to have an experience that is anything but welcome and pleasant. I will and can recommend this venue without any hesitation for a romantic dinner, a family birthday party or a corporate event.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 9 October 2020 via mobile

In Port Elizabeth for a few nights we wanted a good honest meal. Ended up at Shanna’s was fantastic!! Peri peri chicken was delicious and the king prawns done to perfection 👌🏼 beautiful bottle of Portuguese wine and we had the makings of a memorable...evening Highly recommend staff - Helder was our waitron was on the ball and efficient Most definitely will returnMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 10 September 2020 via mobile

Best Portuguese restaurant in port Elizabeth. Reasonable prices great service and outstanding food. Prawns and chicken as good as any Portuguese restaurant in the country

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 29 March 2020 via mobile

Always an excellent meal. The sauce has a lovely flavour and the variety of mix in their menu is great. My favourite is half a chicken and 4 King prawns, which has never disappointed me! My husband has the Portugese steak and he has never...been disappointed either. Shanna is an excellent chef and always delivers high standard food. Love it!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 9 March 2020 via mobile

I always choose the same when I visit this restaurant and it is simply because it is so delicious. I love the prawn and chicken combo. I have never been disappointed. Delicious chicken - and scrumptious prawns. We tried a new wine and it was...also good. Lovely atmosphere and great service !More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 3 March 2020 via mobile

Shanna is in the kitchen and Jorge front of house to bring you an authentic Portuguese experience. The tiger prawns are outstanding and the Portuguese steak a winner. Really well priced great value. Highly recommend

Date of visit: March 2020
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You will find it on shannas portuguese restaurant FB page
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Response from 132juanitaa | Reviewed this property |
It would be best to phone and contact them. Shanna's Portuguese Restaurant Circular Drive, Port Elizabeth 6070, South Africa Phone: +27 41 367 4560
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Response from LES S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, i have been to the old LM Hotel, Bilene and Xai Xai and can confirm as good....
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Yes, Shanna's Portuguese Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Shanna's Portuguese Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4