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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
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Mon 14:00 - 23:30
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 23:30
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Cape Town, South Africa
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely venue. Sunset views are great. Food is good and service is good. It is always a favourite and I would recommend it for the atmosphere and sunsets in summer....

Thank OrbisMinistries
Norfolk, Virginia
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After horseback riding at a nearby stable, my husband and I came here for some dinner. He had the fried camembert appetizer, we shared a kefta pizza and tried some local beers. The food was really really good and we watched the sunset against the beach.

Thank azsmile15
Bristol, UK
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was fine, nothing special. However it was lovely sitting outside listening to the live music on an African evening... soaking in the warmth and the general hubub. And when it got a bit cooler they supplied blankets to keep warm.

Thank Obtuse
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 17 January 2017

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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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 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 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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 7 January 2017 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 

Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3,5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 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
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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?