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Cafe Gannet Restaurant

Old Post Tree Square | 1 Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
+27 44 691 1885
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Pizza, Seafood, Sushi, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
Old Post Tree Square | 1 Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 976 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had three different kinds of oysters, a seafood platter and the seafood casserole. There are plenty of other options than seefood on the menu, like steak, salads and even pizza. Service is not fast, but everything is freshly made, so that takes a while. Left...More

Thank MarijnHG
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the feedback. We will make work of the not fast service part.

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

They seem like the ideal place for a date with a romantic vibe and attentive waiting staff, but although the food was average the prices were not. For the price you expect more than you end up getting. At least the créme brulee was good.More

Thank Hele S
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Hele S Your perceptions of the value that you receive when dining with us is the only measurement we have of whether or not we have met your expectations. I therefore apologise for disappointing you on this occasion. I would love to hear which...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Went there yesterday to have lunch with my mom. We decided to go Cafe Gannet as we havent been there for years and know they have some amazing views. We were wonderfully surprised on how much they have improved over the years. The hake was...More

Thank Stella13_11
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Stella13_11. It is lovely to hear that you and your mom enjoyed your visit. I will certainly pass you wonderful comment on to Jarred.

Reviewed 22 May 2017

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...More

Thank Paul R
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We look forward to seeing next time Paul. Thank you for your visit.

Reviewed 21 May 2017

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 reviewResponded 22 May 2017

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.

Reviewed 21 May 2017

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 reviewResponded 22 May 2017

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

Reviewed 20 May 2017

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 reviewResponded 22 May 2017

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...

Reviewed 20 May 2017 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...More

Thank Hans K
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

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

Reviewed 17 May 2017 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...More

Thank reginafug
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

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 :)

Reviewed 14 May 2017

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...More

Thank John V
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

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

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Margaret O
Hi, we have dinner booked to celebrate a friend's birthday but just found out she's not a huge fan of seafood unfortunately. Is there alternatives on the menu? I can't find the menu online. Thanks
13 March 2017|
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Response from veronica42 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they did appear to have more on menu than just seafood Sorry I can't be more helpful as we are big fish eaters ,it's the first thing we usually look for Apologies if this reply came to late
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C0enie
Would you allow a small, quiet dog on a leash in the outdoor area?
3 January 2017|
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Response from Johann J | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, might not be allowed
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SaskiadMvO
Good afternoon, My husband and I would love to come and have dinner at your restaurant after we had a lovely meal last year when visiting from the UK. Would you please have a nice table for two people available on Monday 1/2/2016? I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Mrs Saskia Horst
21 December 2015|
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Response from Janine S | Property representative |
Dear Mrs Horst Thank you so much for your message. I will be sure to book you a table for dinner on the 1st of Feb. We look forward to welcoming you back. Regards, Janine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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 1885
  • E-mail
Description
The Café Gannet Restaurant is Mossel Bay's seafood House. Acclaimed for local seafood specialties, ingeniously prepared. Coastal oysters, black mussels and Mossel Bay Sole are delivered daily from the harbour to make a delectable and varied a la carte menu, which includes pizza, salads, meat dishes, light lunches and Rainbow Cuisine.

For a relaxing afternoon, come and enjoy a cocktail overlooking the Indian Ocean...

The Cafe Gannet is a great treat, which will please the most discerning palate - very trendy, so bookings are recommended.
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