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R 32 - R 250
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All reviews fish and chips calamari outside seating service was excellent franz views supper bay simon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this place yesterday. My husband had the salad with bacon on it. Within hours he started to feel unwell and then began the diarrhoea, followed by the vomiting. Apart from this, the staff were lovely, I had the Greek salad, which was delicious

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the restaurant expecting a nice view over the harbor, which however was limited. The restaurant and the terrace are ill-kept, the tables are sticky, some of the crockery chipped. The menu offers fish and seafood dishes most of them deep-fried and as...eatable as in any pub. Service is very inattentive.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Once again.. average .. deep fry stuff and chips or rice.. nothing wrong with this.. but so many places do the same.. value for money, but that is where it stops.. Do not expect anything special.. staff friendly, place is a bit run down but...has atmosphere.. and you do have great views of the harbor area etc..More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 November 2023

Glorified take aways, nothing worth bragging about. There is no atmosphere, it is just eat and go, nothing to stick around for........it is literally a glorified fisheries with big portions.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023

We were here for a late dinner (late at least for local standards), we were served quickly and the fish and chips (which included cod, shrimps and calamari) came in a generous portion and was well done. Very good white wine as well. The place...is in the centre of Simon's Town, facing a charming harbour, with parking right in front.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023

I decided to change my review from a year ago from excellent to bad. This restaurant decides to close when it suits them and not keep open according to the hours they have on Google. Little wonder business is slow for them when they are...doing this! I bet they do not close at 7pm on a Friday night, when a table of 20 people may walk in. It's definitely become shoddy, second time of running out of salad when we've ordered, and the attitude is that of.... Only if it's busy and good for US, then we will decide to stay open. What a load of rubbish!!!. Stop messing people around and make sure you have stock. You're a restaurant for goodness sake! They close at 7pm by the way. That's dinner time for most.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Francis Adonis, Owner at Fran's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2023

thank you so much for your responds.fortunately for us we know exactly who we are....yes we ran out of lettuce twice you order at the very end of the day..Luckily for us we didn't run out cause of ordering to little but because of how...More

Reviewed 10 April 2023 via mobile

Awsome fish and chips. Fabulous location, and parking available especially for disabled customers. excellent service.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 9 March 2023 via mobile

Stanley was great. Very friendly and good at his job. It's a pity of the load shedding, otherwise we would have had dinner here on our second night. The neighbouring table had great plates of food on our first visit. Will come back here next...time in Simon's Town.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 12 February 2023

Good and quick service. Friendly waiters take your orders with a Capetonian smile. Fish was fresh, chips were average. Prices were good too. Would recommend as a must do when in Simon's town.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 23 January 2023 via mobile

Had a great meal here would highly recommend this place excellent food friendly staff great location an not expensive loved it

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 8 January 2023

despite some neg reviews we decided to pull in for a brekkie. very simple and very plain, but great quick service and a very friendly waitron. the breakfast came out super fast and of a good std. super setting over looking the yacht club in...simonstown. we give a def thumbs up. great value as wellMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 20 December 2022 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here whilst staying in Simon’s town. Great location with views into the bay and the naval dock. Lovely warm welcome and outside seating available. Food was excellent and great price.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 23 October 2022 via mobile

Food Was Spectacular. My family really enjoyed the service and What a Great View . Definitely recommend trying it out

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 11 July 2022

Big potions of delicious fresh fish. The food was well prepared and fresh. The service was excellent.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 7 July 2022 via mobile

Pretty good place for breakfast. The outdoor patio is nice with the view of the marina. The double decker hot chocolate was a hit.

Date of visit: July 2022
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It is very cost effective, you can work on R200 per head excluding drinks. Absolute value for money. Cosy place for an intimate wedding.
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Fran's Place is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3