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Big Time Taverna

10 Mayotte Circle, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
+27 42 294 1309
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
10 Mayotte Circle, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ridiculously over priced. Check your bill, the prices change dependion how much they think they can milk you for and it's over priced as is. Small holiday town restaurant that tries to milk visitors for as much as possibly while they in town. Food average...More

Thank OnAir815391
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is overrated and expensive. Despite being run by a Greek family, the food is very average. Our waitresses was quite inattentive and disinterested, possibly because there is an automatic 10% service added to the bill. Would not go back. Poor value. We have...More

Thank sandy r
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

....that is the question. We opted for Italian and Caffé Bijoux, upstairs! The Arni alla Italian lamb is a must! The view over the canals just gorgeous, the Gelati to die for ans the service really special.

Thank Emmelina S
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Best spot, best view, best service, most amazing food! The crayfish bisque is the best i have ever had, an absolute must. Then again, haven’t tasted anything but superb from this restaurant. 5 star quality

Thank Ivan M
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Best Crayfish tail Thermidor ever! Service immaculate and professional. Such a lovely vibe and look. Cannot imagine St Francis without the Big Time Taverna. Cant wait to return

Thank daniellen1481
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Off season is often an excuse used when things don't turn out right. I gave that my due consideration. We ordered drinks before dinner and the waitress was not familiar with Cinzano Rosso, which was ok. At least we got it in the end. Our...More

Thank Horst B
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Entering this restaurant you feel like being in the heart of Greece, a very friendly welcome together with a well prepared Greek native food made my lunch perfect.

Thank Harald W
Reviewed 19 June 2018 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
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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
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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