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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%
Travellers talk about
“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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911 - 920 of 976 reviews

Reviewed 7 January 2013

I was based in Mossel Bay for 6 Months this year on Business and I spent my whole time eating in the restaurant. The food was always excellent and presented very well and the service was very professional and to a very high standard. Staff...More

Thank Gary E
Reviewed 7 January 2013

My boyfriend wanted to surprise me with a romantic evening that we would not forget easily - he found Cafe Gannet in Mossel Bay and phoned to make a booking. He spoke directly to Alwene who helped him book cocktails at sunset where after we...More

Thank Annemarie M
Reviewed 7 January 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas Lunch here - from the booking to the bill - all first class. Food and service very good on the day.

1  Thank Trishb2302
Reviewed 6 January 2013

We had a brilliant lunch as usual - Sushi have improved greatly from my last experience and seafood casserole was excellent. Wife had the kingklip with salmon and the rest had calamari and fillet stake. Ambience was great and overall service was excellent. This remains...More

1  Thank EzraR
Reviewed 6 January 2013

This place has pretty good food - fast service. No views to speak of. We quite enjoyed our fish dishes. It seems to have a crowd of both locals and tourists.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 4 January 2013

Got to the place, had to stand in the foyer becoz no-one knew which tables were available outside, waited even longer to be served, the sushi was horrible, since when do south africans make their own sushi, come on theres a reason the asians started...More

Thank Schimi31
Reviewed 4 January 2013 via mobile

The setting and views at night were great. Our food was very well prepared and tasty. The food and drinks prices are on the high side, so you expect good quality and service. Our service on the night was not good at all. I think...More

Thank PietervdW
Reviewed 3 January 2013 via mobile

We had dinner there as a family over the festive period. It is not cheap and maybe for the price I expected a bit more. Service was lousy and slow and the food nothing to rave about - just average. A starter and main course...More

1  Thank RapTrav
Reviewed 31 December 2012 via mobile

whilst in mossel bay i was invited to dine at the cafe gannet and it was lovely having the special fish dish of the day. Very polite staff and very intentive to the customers needs. Good knowledge of good south african wines and outside a...More

Thank ALAN N
Reviewed 11 December 2012

We had a meal there and although the location is great and service excellent the fish that we had, "special of the day" was mushy. The manager was very attentive and replaced the two dishes, which was an improvement as only one was now mushy...More

Thank POTaylor62
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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
View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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