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Cafe Gannet

Old Post Tree Square | 1 Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
+27 44 691 1885
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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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Reviewed 16 March 2014

Ate here on the recommendation of the guest house owner and was not disappointed. We booked earlier in the day, which is probably necessary. Food, wine and service were very good. Although the place was busy it was still very relaxing and had a good...More

Thank DaveC27
Reviewed 15 March 2014

This restaurant in the centre of town with parking directly opposite. Reservation is definately recommended. It is much larger inside than we expected & indeed we were very pleasantly surprised . It has a comprehensive menu & wine list. The steak that I had was...More

Thank BELMONTIpswich
Reviewed 14 March 2014

The Cafe Gannet is perfect for Wedding Venues. Their food is absolutely great. Service fantastic. You will not go wrong here. Thank you Janine for a Wonderful evening.

Thank nthompson8607
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We happened into this lovely restaurant after enjoying the museum next door. . . and what a surprising treat. We discovered a high end ambiance (clean wash rooms) and an interesting lunch menu. The wines by the glass were limited. The addition of a chardonnay...More

Thank sherrrrry
Reviewed 9 March 2014

The Gannet is part of the Protea Hotel in Mossel Baai. Service was relatively poor and the toilet facilities filthy. There were faeces on the toilet seat in the middle ladies toilet from the beginning of the evening and this wasn't cleaned before we left....More

Thank spark41
JanineShippen, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2014

Thank you for posting your comments on Tripadvisor. Although the Cafe Gannet is situated on the same square as the Protea Hotel Mossel Bay, it is in fact a separate business, and I hope that this comment will not reflect badly on their good reputation....More

Reviewed 9 March 2014

We have eaten at Cafe Gannet many times before. We took friends because it was our favourite restaurant but were very disappointed. Service was VERY slow and we were not impressed with the waiter. My wife and I ordered ostrich medium rare. It came VERY...More

Thank Golfgirl287
GarethShippen, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2014

Dear Golfgirl287. Thank you for taking your time to rate the Cafe Gannet Restaurant. Please accept our apologies for the incorrect preparation on the Ostrich Fillets as well as the slow service you experienced. Please be assured that this is not of our normal standard...More

Reviewed 5 March 2014

A good find, nicely set out with a variety of tables and spaces. Recommend the seafood curry, light and citrus flavoured, not a big curried mess. Poor wine by the glass selection, but we coped. Friendly service, no rocket scientists but attentive and helpful. Would...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 17 February 2014

This is not only the best restaurant in Mossel Bay, but will compare well to most top restaurants. The menu is always refreshing, the food is of excellent quality and served as "culinary art". I had my tenth wedding anniversary there recently and once again...More

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Thank Basson P
Reviewed 17 February 2014

A superbly cooked , seared , steak wonderfully plated with a basket of fries and a sweet potato cube enclosed in a beetroot spiderweb nest . Great atmosphere and prompt , efficient service .

1  Thank John V
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Great view! Great service and very good food! I will go back again . The Mossel Bay grilled Sole is fabulous and so is the Oysters!

Thank Amy J
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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, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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