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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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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31 - 40 of 1 017 reviews

Reviewed 14 July 2017

We just love the stunning ambiance this restaurant has to offer. The food is well prepared & generous portions served. Definitely recommended

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Had a delicious meal with family at the Gannet. The waiter was professional and efficient and the presentation and quality of the meals presented was really top notch. the T-bone steak and sole were well worth raving about. My son's fish cake starter was a...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Overpriced restaurant for an average experience. We spend a Saturday evening at Cafe Gannet. The food was good, but nothing special. Why present butter in prepackaged plastic if the experience is supposed to be upmarket? Staff was friendly but needs training and present management. As...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

It could be that we ate on a Tuesday evening but the wine was overpriced especially as south African wine is very reasonable.Not impressed with the food it was average The staff were very pleasant but I think they need some training and leadership. Maybe...More

Thank 37cathy
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Dear 37cathy Many thanks for your review. Your comments will certainly be used to improve our offering in future. Should you have the time please feel free to send me a message or email, knowing which wines and dishes you had would be a great...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017

This is a great place for a quick lunch with great views. Service is good and fast if you're in a hurry, but if a leisurely lunch is your thing this is also good. Fish and seafood are the specialties .. our basic fish and...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

A lovely find in Mosselbay! Food was good and atmosphere comfortable and friendly. I have to mention our waiter, Jared, by name. Very professional and excellent service! Thank you!

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Thank Nita C
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Dear Nita C, it is very kind of you to take the time to write a review, and even more so to make special mention of Jared. Thank you. It certainly made his day, and ours.

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Excellent service and quality. Good ambience and location. Friendly service and attention to detail. Will definitely re visit on our return . P

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Thank Rajendra R
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you so much for the lovely comment. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 4 July 2017

The Friendly and warm staff make an amazing atmosphere to dine in. Knowledgeable staff on menus and specials. Keep it up.

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Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

We will certainly try our best! Thank you so much!!

Reviewed 2 July 2017

It was very quiet at Cafe Gannet when I went for dinner a couple of weeks ago, and a lot of staff standing around the perimeter of the restaurant. My Greek Salad consisted of a lot of olives, and red onion, and a few half...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

We were a group of Indian travelers hat halted here for lunch. We were served rice and a stew of vegetables which was tasty but not enough. They made a big pizza and offered it to 24 people instead of rotis. The location is very...More

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Questions & Answers
Margaret O
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
3 January 2017|
Response from Johann J | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, might not be allowed
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
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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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