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Big Time Taverna

10 Mayotte Circle, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
+27 42 294 1309
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
10 Mayotte Circle, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived early in the evening without booking....we got a table and a very attentive waiter- Dean...actually lots of new staff training was happening! We had starters- hummus and halloumi cheese...delicious! Cheese was cooked to perfection! For mains we had grilled octopus and a Melanzane....More

Thank joo541
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Lovely evening with family with great food and drinks as well as good service. Though it was fully booked service was looking after us in a pleasant way. The view is stunning onto the canal. Tiger prawns grilled to perfection....

Thank AnneNuemos
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

For sure, one of the best restaurants in Saint Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape. 22 years in business, the Greek owner knows how to run a perfect restaurant, the food is great - esp. the lamb. Great choice of SA wine, but the price...More

Thank Carsten K
Reviewed 28 March 2018

This is a great restaurant, friendly service, delicious food in a beautiful location. I celebrated my birthday here with friends. Will be back for sure.

Thank Julia G
Reviewed 23 March 2018

This restaurant was recommended by the manager of our hotel. We were uncertain at first as Greek food isn't something we're too familiar with. Based on our experience at Big Time Taverna we'll be having lots more of it from now on! Our waitress talked...More

Thank sianroo
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This is a proper Greek restaurant. Expect to meet an inspiring owner, and taste good food. Firstly the menu is not extensive so they are able to specialize. Had the line-fish which was fresh. The ambience is set by the decor and Greek background music....More

Thank Globaltrotter74
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Stunning ribs, and fillet steaks!!! A great experience always, and one of the best venues in the country- St Francis Bay at its best...Greek fare is tasty and always a lovely evening, Good memories always made here.

1  Thank EasyGoing1204
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The food was fantastic. Owner was present for recommendations and service was good. The restaurant is on the bay and the view was exquisite.

1  Thank Trudie d
Reviewed 24 February 2018

When you arrive at St Francis in october, low season, you really don't expect any special treatment and that was also what you got at this place. The dessert was ok but nothin fancy. Service was slow. Going back? No.

1  Thank sarne
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Well what a surprise to find such a genuine Greek restaurant serving such great food and wine in wonderful surroundings. We were not quite the first to arrive but certainly the last to leave as we enjoyed the company of our host and complementary ouzo....More

1  Thank OverseasVisitor_10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
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18:00 - 20:30
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12:00 - 14:30
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Mayotte Circle, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Saint Francis Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 42 294 1309
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