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Cafe Gannet Restaurant

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Old Post Tree Square | 1 Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
+27 44 691 3738
07:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A delightful all round experience. Beautiful views and spot for taking a few pics. The service was professional and swift. The chef was available to satisfy any fears we might have had as one member of our party is allergic to msg. The food was tasty, entertaining and different. Highly recommendable and we will be back for more.

Thank Paul R
Velddrif, South Africa
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ambience and service in this restaurant is something to experience. The food is excellent. This is a restaurant that we always visit on all our trips to Mossel Bay. The food is excellent and you have a choice of a wide variety.

Thank Lana N
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this review

Thank you Lana N for taking the time to review our restaurant. We appreciate your support and hope to host you again when you are next in Mossel Bay. More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently hosted a group of 60 friends and family to celebrate our anniversary. Thank you to Janine and team for your attention to detail and assisting with all our requests. This is beautiful venue with stunning views . Great Food and great atmosphere .

Thank Jepjuls
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to host you! Hope we can be part of your 50 year celebrations too. More 

Oslo, Norway
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225 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can just eat here or you can rent a room. They have nice rooms and a small pool. Also nice outdoor seating to have lunch and dinner.

Thank M0nicaN0rway
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this review

Glad you liked the location MonicaNorway, I think a room at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Mossel Bay sounds like a grand plan. Then you can visit the Blue Oyster Bar for a few cocktails too. After lunch AND before dinner... More 

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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for supper last night I had the potato and leek soup special and roast cob. The setting and atmosphere was lovely and welcoming The staff were caring attentive and friendly. The food was not inexpensive but delicious and rewarding!! A big thumbs up for them!!

Thank Hans K
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this review

Thank you so much Hans K!! The fresh Cob is always a winner, glad you enjoyed the Chef's Recommendations of the day. More 

Mossel Bay, South Africa
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193 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 616 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When in the mood for a wonderful dinner, we go to our favorite Mossel Bay area restaurant. The Gannet consistently serves excellent meals, and today was no exception. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. My ostrich espetada was perfect. Jalapeno Poppers were yummy, and the Spicy tuna roll, excellent. My husband enjoyed his Hamburger.

Thank reginafug
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review! The kitchen team is about to start work on a new menu. We are all very excited and hope you will enjoy the new offering too. Once it is in place :) More 

Tasmania, Australia
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very popular restaurant with locals and visitors and well located next to the Diaz museum (ample parking). The menu is quite diverse and includes seafood, sushi and even pizza. The oysters were wild caught and very fresh. Duck spring rolls and Indian fish cakes were an interesting twist and the two hake dishes (garlic and Cajun) with... More 

Thank John V
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this review

Dear John Many thanks for your lovely review of Cafe Gannet. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed you lunch with us. Next time you must try the Beer Batter Hake. I am sure that you will enjoy that too. Best regards, Janine More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good ambience and a more than adequate menu and wine list. The sushi menu is also very good. The menu contains many firm favorites changed with a twist on the original theme e.g. Snail and blue cheese spring rolls. The restaurant is happy to accommodate any request. Half price sushi on Monday nights is also a winner.

Thank Beverley P
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started off having a cocktail at the bar overlooking the water. Could hardly get the waiter to even to acknowledge us, let alone serve us. A group of people walked out as they could not get any service. By going to the bar and ordering the drink and then chasing it up, we finally got our drinks. Restaurant food... More 

Thank Worldtraveller146
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this review

Dear Worldtraveller I am very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at our establishment. I appreciate that you bought these shortcomings to my attention and we will focus on correcting this immediately. The Oyster Bar does operate on the principle of ordering and collecting drinks at the bar. The staff should have informed you accordingly. I do... More 

South Africa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Setting is beautiful , my wife and I had the fish that was done perfectly. presentation of the meals are top class. Good selection of wines. Overall had a good experience at the restaurant

Thank Frans V
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this review

So glad to hear it! Thank you for your support Frans. I hope we will have the pleasure of your company again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Post Tree Square | 1 Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Mossel Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 691 3738

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