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The Red Herring Restaurant

Bar, Pub, Pizza
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Pine and Beach Road, Noordhoek 7945, South Africa
+27 21 789 1783
11:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Mon 14:00 - 23:30
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 23:30
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was recommended to us and we went down Beach Road to find it - and what a find. Views, excellent food and a cool selection of creative vegetarian dishes, too.

Thank UteBu
Bonn, Germany
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even if you cannot make it for the beautiful sunset dinner this is a great place close to the beach. Good food with nice choice for vegetarian and vegan meals. Local craft beer is served which tastes delicious.

Thank Michael R
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a fantastic view! Anywhere in noordhook does really. Went for drinks and a bite to eat. I had the calamari and Chips, it was amazing!! But I must say the portion size was a little small. Service is great and atmosphere is vibey! Loved it!

Thank Jenny H
St Albans, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The views here are worth a visit alone, Noordhoek beach is the most beautiful beach ever! The food is hit and miss and can take a long time to turn up and the place is FULL of dogs in every part of the restaurant and bar. But try it for the view...

Thank h0peful75
Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The venue is very nice but that is were it ends. The service is bad and the food was very disappointing and it is more expensive than most restaurants in that category. We were a large party of people and I thought it was only me so I didn't say anything, but have since found out that most of the... More 

Thank stevetaylor2016
Helen B, Owner at The Red Herring Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Steve I am very disappointed to read your review, we pride ourselves on good service and good food. Please email me on info@theredherring.co.za so that I can get further details from you. Regards Helen More 

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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who would have expected such excellent service on what must have been one of the busiest days of the year. We were walk-in diners at 7:00pm on New Years Day. The restaurant was very busy, yet somehow we were seated within minutes, at a beautiful table for two looking over the sea towards the sunset. The service staff were fast,... More 

Thank Jameswillis
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went to the Red herring for lunch and had a really nice casual lunch. Les had fish cakes which had salmon and some other fish I did not read and they were really nice. I had the calamari strips and they were nice to, for once they put a bit much lemon or vinegar in the tatare sauce but... More 

Thank Anne B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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792 reviews
422 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 823 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last time we stopped by here for a quick lunch, but this time for a sundowner. We ordered a cocktail and were enjoying the sunset so much that we decided to stay and have dinner. We had a thin crust pizza which was good. The waiters were very friendly, but they were totally overwhelmed by the New Year's crowd. We... More 

1 Thank SunnyW358
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner a few days ago with family . The restaurant had been refurnished and looks good . The food was simply ok . One of the party with me ordered prawns which were simply uneatable . The burger was good , the steak skewer had unfortunately far too much sauce which killed the taste of the steak . Waiter... More 

Thank lorna m
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting pleasant and attentive waitrons. Good portions of food and a nice variety to choose from. I had the camembert and wine burger which was delicious, my family had cheddar burgers and others calamari, which they all enjoyed. The draught craft beer washed it down for the adults and a delicious milkshake for my daughter. Doesn't get the fifth... More 

Thank David S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3,5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3,5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Pizza
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
14:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pine and Beach Road, Noordhoek 7945, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Noordhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 789 1783

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?