Blue Bay Café At Blue Bay Lodge

Blue Bay Café At Blue Bay Lodge

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Hours
Sun
6:30 - 21:00
Mon
6:30 - 21:00
Tue
6:30 - 21:00
Wed
6:30 - 21:00
Thu
6:30 - 21:00
Fri
6:30 - 21:00
Sat
6:30 - 21:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Seafood, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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About
Blue Bay Cafe is a sea side venue nestled in the tranquil and magnificent Saldanha bay. Our glass enclosed panoramic restaurant offers protection from the elements whilst overlooking the gorgeous ocean, fynbos gardens and the and bustling sea port. Our newly designed is unique, small and delicious. We specialise in great food, paired with local, west coast wines, offering a selection of dishes that are done well, and filled with rich tasty flavour. Local ingredients are used and fresh produce is made every day. We'd encourage you to book a candle lit evening with us in order to enjoy the magnificence of our sunsets or an afternoon business lunch, for a touch of class. Blue bay restaurant - cafe, is a rare find on the west coast, setting a bar above the rest.
CUISINES
Seafood, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles78 reviews
Excellent
30
Very good
35
Average
7
Poor
2
Terrible
4
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

carine
Plettenberg Bay6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 family
We visited this establishment 3 times over a course of a week. Why? Very few options to enjoy a great meal in Saldanha! I always say, “If you have it on your menu you must be able to serve it well!” Everything we ordered was really good! We had the Patagonian Calamari, chilli poppers , mussels and battered hake. The garlic Aoili served with the poppers is amazing! My son has simple taste and insists that the cheese toastie is simply the best! I did not believe him as I thought mine had to better … but I was wrong.. it is a great toastie!!!! Chanay the manageress is absolutely wonderful. She adds a special vibe to the place!!!
Written 8 January 2023
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bblilly
Thank you for taking the time to leave your wonderful review for our establishment. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meals here with us and we look forward to your next visit! We will most certainly ensure that we keep up with the high standards that you experienced.
Written 15 February 2023
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Evezchild
Cairo11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 none
We were staying in the area and decided to go out for lunch , somewhere different from the hotel restaurant The views were to die for!!. The restaurant was very clean and the ambience was super. Staff were friendly and were always happy to recommend the food and wine is their most popular. Unfortunately for me I went for the steak. silly! It wasn't that great, however, the rest of the bunch went for fish and indeed, it was made to perfection . Never go to a seafood restaurant and order anything else but fish:)) All in all, I would whole heartedly recommend the Blue bay Cafe.
Written 24 April 2023
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mart-mari Wicht
Thank you for taking the time to leave your positive review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us as well as the ocean views from the restaurant. I am sorry to hear that the steak was not to your liking, we hope to see you next time and that you will order one of our delicious seafood dishes on our menu.
Written 16 August 2023
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Dave Gordon
Cape Town Central18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
We have dined at the Blue Bay several times prior to this visit and always enjoyed the food etc. However, this time the menu seems to have been depleted. When I commented on this to our waitress the manageress (?) came to our table and promptly put us in our place! The food is good but no longer great and the service on the slow side. Our waitress looked slightly embarrassed by the whole affair. My wife and I have a celebratory dinner coming up but sadly it won't be at the Blue Bay.
Written 6 May 2023
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mart-mari Wicht
Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback on our restaurant. We are in the process of changing our menu to a new summer menu and we would love your feedback in the next month or so on what you think. Our menu will have some of it's old classics and favorites that guests have come to know and love as well as some seasonal small plate dishes that are perfect for sharing. We are, however, not a steak house and we are not a pizzeria and we are not a traditional South African restaurant. We are a establishment focusing on seasonal and fresh ingredients and changing our menu to suit that ethos. We do not believe in 5 page menus, we believe in keeping our menu small, manageable with fresh ingredients and seasonal and local flavors and we encourage all clientele who enjoy that style of eating to frequent our restaurant.
Written 16 August 2023
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HarbourViewGB
Gordon's Bay9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 friends
It has been a while since I last ate here, today did not disappoint! The tabbouleh and Greek salad were great and the mussel main was the best I’ve had in a while. Service from Elchesna was perfect, such a friendly waitress. I will be back, thank you.
Written 25 October 2023
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mart-mari Wicht
Thank you for taking the time to leave your super review! We are so delighted that you enjoyed the tabbouleh and Greek salad as well as our delicious mussels and we look forward to your next visit!
Written 4 January 2024
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Kalamazum
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
It was disappointing. Although we had a very friendly service, the meals were more than average. It is a real pity when the restaurant doesn’t match the view. That one is awesome.
Written 12 February 2024
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michael
Cape Town1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 family
When your wife cooks as well as she does, it is difficult to be satisfied with just any meal. Every meal was great. My favourite is the Patagonian Calamari! Chanay gave us exceptionally good service every time!
Written 8 January 2023
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bblilly
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your superb review for our restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed our patagonian calamari and we look forward to your next meal here with us!
Written 15 February 2023
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Eddie D
Durbanville66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 family
The burgers and mussels were full of flavour and delicious! Prices reasonable. Lovely fire going to take the chill out the air. Nothing prentious about the place
Written 27 September 2020
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bblilly
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our lockdown menu, and you would be glad to know that our restaurant and bar is back and fully operational, so we look forward to your next visit!
Written 1 December 2020
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bosmanv
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 business
Just had 600g of ribs and it was very good. Service was fast and efficient and loads of smiles all around. Would recommend to anybody visiting Saldanha.
Written 13 March 2019
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bblilly
Thank you for taking the time to write your positive review! We are delighted that you enjoyed our famous ribs and that you enjoyed our customer service! We look forward to your next visit and for you to try some of the other delicious items on our menu!
Written 5 August 2019
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Lerato L
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 couples
When we arrived at the restaurant, unfortunately, there was no one at the door to welcome us, we walked in and hed to find ourselves a table. When the waitress finally decided to attend to us, she didn't even bother to introduce herself. We later realised that other guests who were arriving at the restaurant was properly welcomed and well taken care of. They gave us a questionnaire to rate and comment on thethe place, but the waitress discarded of the paper the moment she, thought we were not looking!!! Beautiful food, but horrible service and treatment!
Written 1 February 2019
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bblilly
Thank you so much for bringing this incident under our attention. We will be sure to pass on the feedback to our restaurant manager so that this does not happen again. We are very sorry to hear that the staff did not give you a friendly welcome but we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal here with us. We value every bit of feedback from our guests so that we know where to improve on our service.
Written 5 August 2019
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Belinda A
20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 couples
Hubby and I went for lunch. Fantastic ocean views. The steak was good and the half A kilo mussels in cream and white wine was sublime- fat and plump!
Written 4 January 2019
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bblilly
Thank you for taking the time to write your positive review! We are so delighted that you enjoyed your steak and mussels. Remember on Thursdays we have a sirloin steak special for only R85 per person and on Mondays eat as many mussels as you like for only R90 per person. So he hope to see you again soon!
Written 22 January 2019
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DreamKey
Langebaan166 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 business
Been their a few times and staff is always friendly. The view of the lagoon is stunning and the quality of the food just as good.
Written 10 August 2018
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bblilly
Thank you for taking the time to leave your positive review! We are delighted that you enjoy the food, views and service in our restaurant and we look forward to your next visit!
Written 26 September 2018
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H_M_Mouton
Paarl42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 friends
We really enjoyed the visit to Blue Bay restaurant. The view is amazing, friendly service from the team. The Menu has some amazing options with very good daily specials. The food was amazing, and will most definitely recommend the restaurant or bar area.
Written 9 January 2018
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bblilly
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our service, menu, specials and food. We are looking forward to your next visit!
Written 22 January 2018
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Christina A
Pretoria31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 family
Our family visited this restaurant for a late lunch. The food was good but not excellent. Loved the homemade bread. The service was great!
Written 1 January 2018
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bblilly
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review we are delighted that you enjoyed our home made bread and service and we hope that next time we can exceed your expectation and that we can push our rating from good to excellent!
Written 22 January 2018
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Kevin R
Centurion28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 business
We loved the service and the views offered throughout our stay at the Blue Bay Lodge. The meals are typical menus.
Written 12 December 2017
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bblilly
Thank you for taking the time to write your positive review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoy our service, views and menu and we look forward to your next visit.
Written 17 December 2017
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Elba289
Noordhoek21 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 couples
Beautiful lodge and restaurant with great views, unfortunately the food is below average. Their “catch of the day” was cooked from frozen not fresh and actually microwaved so was dry and stringy. Chips, well, would have expected it to be fresh, hand-cut not Mcdonalds fries. Service was slow. Restaurant standards need to improve place has such amazing potential to be great.
Written 3 December 2017
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bblilly
Thank you for taking the time to write your valuable feedback. It will be passed on to the relevant parties to improve on.
Written 17 December 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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