Barney's Tavern

Barney's Tavern

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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
features
Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant?
CUISINES
Bar, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles257 reviews
Excellent
69
Very good
114
Average
41
Poor
14
Terrible
19
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Wynandkuilder
Port Edward65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 business
Been visiting Barney's for a quick snack an beer, and it's such a relaxing well organized pub. It's right on the beach and staff very friendly and helpful. The price compare well and is affordable, the food not average pub food more like restaurant quality and very delicious. Will come back again.
Written 24 February 2020
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Jean H
Wellington15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
Nice for a after work drink meeting friends or sun downers. Friendly team members and quick service. Expected more from the food - according to the menu the ribs were meant to be "fall of the bone". I expected soft and tender ribs, but not exactly what I received. Resembled something reheated and topped of with BBQ sauce. Not marinated and not freshly grilled. C'mon guys - you can do better than that.
Written 9 September 2020
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Chantel v
Port Elizabeth65 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 couples
Calamari rings were okay, although R70 is pricy for 6 rings of which most of the batter fell off and no tartar sauce, only mayo. Prego steak burger came with a soggy portuguese roll (not a baguette as per menu) and chunks of cubed steak that is meant for a stew, not a burger!! Also not very welcoming to bite into chunks of fat / sinew. Cheese burger 》the cheddar cheese was tasteless and the beef patty had an aftertaste of liver. We didn't enjoy the meal and wasted at least half due to the above :( Milkshakes and view from the deck was nice.
Written 19 May 2021
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Karen D
Port Elizabeth1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
We have been customers for 25 years and this is the first time we have walked away dissatisfied. Waitress had a don't care attitude, ordered soft eggs brown toast. Received cold hard cooked eggs, cold white toast and we were over charged. When pointing it out to the waitress she said the special ends at 10am. Although the board advertising the breakfast specials says 11am.
Written 17 January 2020
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Sparkle Evergreen
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
Of the three meals we ordered, the only thing edible was the cheese grillers in the "basket", which was not a finger basket at all but a greasy plate. The vegetarian nachos had no cottage cheese to moisten the center, but was saturated with a horrible BBQ sauce/gravy on the inside. Drinks we ordered were not delivered, and we re-ordered only to have the original drinks come half an hour later, flat and warm. However, the highlight of the night was the chicken trinchado. It was so disgusting, we actually passed it around the table for everybody to smell before telling the waitress that it was unpalatable. She agreed it was disgusting. It reeked of leftover seafood sauce. The waitress, clearly in a hurry to get us done and dusted, came three times in the space of five minutes to find out if we are ready to order and then afterwards told us to settle the bill as she wants to go. Upon bringing the bill we saw that the chicken trinchado was still on the bill. We queried it as we sent it back. She told us that she was new at Barneys, and did not know how things worked and that we just have to pay for it. We said that she must call the manager, she said she did but he was a no show. We paid our bill in full, including the 10% tip the waitress herself indicated on the bill, despite her atrocious service. I know that sometimes restaurants get it wrong, but when you leave a restaurant angry and frustrated, knowing that you have been swindled, conned and ripped off, and the management and staff could care less, you know you will never return.
Written 28 December 2022
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Jill d
Port Elizabeth2433 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
We selected this venue for the views as we wanted to impress our upcountry visitors with our beachfront. The location affords excellent sea and harbour views and it was extremely pleasant to sit out on the covered deck and enjoy the sea air. Sadly the breakfast was not up to scratch... bacon had been cremated and was rock hard. The omelette was done to perfection though. The waitress who served us went the extra mile and we spent a leisurely time enjoying our surroundings.
Written 13 May 2022
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Debbie E
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 family
Busy but friendly and helpful staff served us, a family of five. Found us a table inside as weather was very windy. Live music was good, food and drinks reasonable in price, food was lovely and waitress very helpful and attentive. Would return.
Written 5 January 2020
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alan N
Bedford45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
We were on in Port Elizabeth For 2 days. And visited barneys on the recommendation of our ranger at shamwari (thanks keigen) our first visit was on the 20th December were upon arriving at barneys and luckily getting a table on the terrace we had a fantastic afternoon/ evening we actually cancelled a high end hotel to stay here the food and drink are good and the staff friendly and helpful. Great live music we loved it wish we lived in PE we’d be there every weekend and a few nights after work
Written 8 January 2020
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Gerbrandt
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 family
We ordered a burger special, only to be told that this menu wasn't the menu. This poor advertising is not my idea of a special. Our waiter was lovely but manager not the most polite bloke. Throwing t&c's in your face isn't my idea of a good time.
Written 15 November 2021
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SueZieQ
Cape Town Central103 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
After having a negative experience some time ago we decided to give Barneys another try at redeeming themselves. We were proved sorely wrong. We were a party of 5, it was a Saturday morning and when we arrived it was getting busy. We sat down and ordered something to drink, which were brought in fair time. We ordered our food including French Toast. While our waitress walked past us numerous times, not once did she enquire as to whether we were alright, NOR explain why, 30 minutes later no food had come out. We watched people arrive after us getting their food and we had still not received anything. After an HOUR, we managed to flag our waitress down and asked her what the problem was. Oh she said, French toast takes a while, then rushed inside and 5 minutes later the food appeared. In this time she could have given us our eating utensils (which should have been done the moment we ordered); but once food on table we sat with no way of eating as no knives/forks/serviettes etc. We had to ask. My nieces French Toast was dry and tough and cold; which leads me to believe it had either been on the pass for a while; or ........ My chips were cold, our plates were cold, my other nieces omelette was cold. Bitterly disappointed as our family was from out of town, and not impressed, even less so when we received the bill for food that was substandard NVM the service., Very sad as we normally love Barneys. I doubt very much that we will be back.
Written 30 January 2024
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Barry-John W
Cape Town446 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
Looking for large portions , friendly service and cold beverages , this is the place to be. Sometimes loud music and a decent place to watch some sport. Went here for dinner , the chicken liver starter portion was massive and the chocolate brownie was the size of a loaf of bread. Ribs were also very good , good place for a pub lunch
Written 25 May 2022
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Andre H
Cape Town546 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 none
Went to Barney's for breakfast , a 1st & we were quite impressed. They have a special for R40 , decided to try it & it was really good . All 3 of us enjoyed it , good value for money The views at Barney's are amazing , across the Pier , the ocean and beaches , just that is worth a visit . Good to see a place in PE last so long , some areas need a bit of attention but still a good spot after all these years. Seems the vibe is still there which is great. Service was good & prices very reasonable
Written 7 March 2023
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Patricia E
Sheffield95 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
We went like lots of other cricket fans for supper and it was very busy. The food was ok but they brought both courses together. Port |elizabeth seemed a bit overwhelmed by the cricket goers Beautifullt sited on the seafront.
Written 5 February 2020
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Fkafrica
Pretoria660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Barneys is a restaurant and pub on the beach in Summerstrand. Really good pizza and a very good vibe with excellent live music. Prices not too high and the service was very good. Good view over the beach, but come early it gets busy.
Written 8 February 2020
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rockie03
Bristol819 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
just had a nice relaxing lunch at Barneys Tavern.. great Atmosphere was busy ,, but it is Saturday.. staff were on the ball quick service .. nice food , great price for me from UK .. i had chicken cordon bleu with vegetables and salad . was yummy .. 2 beers Castle free as driving .. manage was on the ball too .. hope its a chain as moving on , on Monday , cheers all
Written 11 January 2020
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