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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
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Dana Bay, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This restaurant serves wonderful food. It has a romantic ambiance and excellent service! Also equipped with a cocktail bar!

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Thank julienne7818
Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Went to this superb restaurant twice during our stay . We had stayed in the Protea hotel in the past so we were familiar with the are . The staff are excellent but you need to book . The excellent Raylene looked after us on both occasions and helped organise taxis. The food is good but not fantastic too heavy... More 

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Thank Anonpeo
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Every time I go, it is fairly fully booked--already a good sign ! As they are busy, you have to expect to wait for your order. The food is not the best I have had, but definitely some of the best in MosselBay. I also cannot say that I have ever had a bad meal here. Let us say they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

In past one of our favourites but seems to have lost its way. Still love the restaurant, great service and ambiance but food not what it was. Food lacks subtly, over sized portions and rather bland. Hopefully just a bad night?

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Stattford, Great Britain
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Lovely setting and food, albeit a little expensive, waitress could have been a little happier. A good experience overall.

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Thank Margaret E
Dundalk, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our food here.The food was super which was aided by the wonderful ambience.I would love to have the time to revisit.

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Thank Sheelaghmcp
George, South Africa
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Outstanding attention to detail and first class decor and ambience. Food and drink consistently of top class standard. Very much enjoyed.

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Thank HermanLab
Hythe, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent venue for supper, the food is exquisite...the menu looks expensive ...but you won't be disappointed when you get your portion.....classy looking restaurant,,,,,if your near,,,it's a must

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Thank david m
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We are regulars at Cafe Gannet. It is always our first choice especially when entertaing visitors. We are very upset to learn that Cafe Gannet staff do not receive tips added to credit card bills. The staff are excellent and deserve their tips. As this is the busiest restaurant in Mossel Bay one can only imagine the sums of money... More 

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Thank candy846
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this review

Dear Candy Many thanks for your positive review of the Café Gannet’s food and service. Sadly you have been misled by one of our staff – for which we feel truly ashamed. Our staff are paid their credit card tips – the deductions are for credit card commission on the tip portion of the bill and a small portion for... More 

Staines, UK
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

A lovely restaurant with stunning views and great food. We had the Ostrich Espetada and special Seafood platter, both amazing dishes. Our waiter Daniel went above and beyond to ensure we had a great time and nothing was too much trouble. We'll be back again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Cuisine
Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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 3738

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