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Reviewed 1 week ago

Compared to other places we visited during our road trip, this one was not on the top of the list. The place is interesting with the whale and dolphin bones. It however feels a little rustic. It might do better with a few renovations.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there with a group of 12 and had made a booking, which they had lost. WE did get two tables but no waiter seemed to be interested in us. We eventually managed to place orders and the food was very nice. Management needs...to be improved!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in Kleinbaai for the whole of April and visited the GWH many times for food and drinks. The staff are very welcoming and the service is excellent. Good choice of food and drink. The Hake was the best and I had this 5...times during my stay there washed down with a few Birkenhead Brewery Premium Lagers. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 1 April 2022 via mobile

The word we all used to describe our food was "terrible". No ways there is a trained chef in this kitchen, if there is, he or she lost their passion. The food was made without any care. The food was not seasoned at all, bland...and boring. Sad vegetables, boiled in water, NO seasoning. Extremely sweet ribs. Dry fish with watery tartar sauce. Tough pork. The worst was the dessert, we had the Affogato, the ice cream was watery with huge ice crystals with a weird dense ginger "biscuit" on the side. This was truly one of the worst meals we all had in a very long time. Service was ok.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 25 February 2022 via mobile

We’ve had such a nice lunch. Oysters just perfectly. Yellow Tail and Kingclip very tasty. Unfortunately we have to move on, otherwise we loved to return to this restaurant. Clifford is so kind and attentive!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 14 January 2022

Lovely venue, we sat outside on a very hot day and it was cool and refreshing. Loved watching all the little birds drink water under the trees. Excellent salads - we ordered three different ones and shared them among 3 of us, delicious! Friendly and...courteous service. We will be back!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 13 January 2022

Waitresses that does not know what the catch of the day is. Waiter that spills half a bottle of champagne with no apology. Request for ice bucket unsuccessful Manageress that ran away when I told her that the service was terrible Not once was my...partners drink topped up. waitress walks around with cellphone in her back pocket SUPERIOR FOOD. After a complaint to a representative that regularly advertises on her Facebook page, I finally got a call from the manageress that one of the waiters was fired. When I told her that all I wanted to achieve was proper training for the staff, I received the following a message from the owner, where he insinuates that I was lying. And told me that if I insist on good service I should not visit his restaurant. I have a copy of the unfriendly text available.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 15 November 2021

We had a lovely lunch after our boat trip. Best hake and chicken burger we have been served in along time. I’ll definitely be recommending this restaurant to anyone who is visiting the area

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 29 August 2021 via mobile

Generally pleasant experience, but I was so disappointed. I ordered a baked camembert (R80) but received a pretty cocktail roll with some camembert melted inside - seriously false advertising.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 19 August 2021

Delicious food, friendly and accommodating staff. We had to wait quite long for our food - there might not have been enough staff? (Covid related?) A lovely experience and we will go back any time!

Date of visit: August 2021
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4