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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (115 reviews)
“kingklip” (36 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
Pizza, Seafood, Sushi, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Old Post Tree Square | 1 Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
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21 - 30 of 976 reviews

Reviewed 13 May 2017 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...More

Thank Beverley P
Reviewed 11 May 2017

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...More

Thank Worldtraveller146
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017

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 reviewResponded 11 May 2017

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

Reviewed 6 May 2017

Friendly efficient service and consistently good food at a reasonable rate. The fish was outstanding. Wonderful sea views.

Thank elizesteyn
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This looks like a very unassuming place. It go in and you are in for a surprise! Excellent service, utterly delectable food (try the Kingklip parcels and see if you can finish them!) and a great experience all round

Thank Hannelore F
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We visited Mosselbay over the weekend and had the best lunch and cocktails at Cafe Gannet! The vibe, view and food is spectacular!

Thank IZ82
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Good food. Restaurant to big, service to busy. White wines was served in very warm glasses, obviously coming direct from machine.

Thank Theo S
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We had supper with friends and as always were again impressed with the food and services of this establishment. The menu offer a good variety. This is one of the better restaurants in Mossel Bay and is a good choice for any time of the...More

Thank JP S
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

The food was good, service were a bit slow, but our waiter had too many tables and were trying his best. Felt it's a bit expensive, compared with other places in Mossel bay with same/beter quality food.

Thank Marsbrk
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Great food. Best steak and apple crumble ever tasted. Jared gave excellent service. We would definatly recommend it to all.

Thank CardiffKaz
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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
Would you allow a small, quiet dog on a leash in the outdoor area?
3 January 2017|
Response from Johann J | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, might not be allowed
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|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View
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 1885
  • E-mail
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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