Beachcomber Bistro The

Beachcomber Bistro The

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Hours
Sun
7:30 - 22:00
Mon
7:30 - 22:00
Tue
7:30 - 22:00
Wed
7:30 - 22:00
Thu
7:30 - 22:00
Fri
7:30 - 22:00
Sat
7:30 - 22:00
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3.0
3.0 of 5 bubbles

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CUISINES
Pizza, Seafood, Grill
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Waterfront
Can a vegetarian person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
The Beachcomber Bistro came into existence when the Bayside was completely refurbished seven years or so ago. Since then, this bustling eatery has become an essential stop-over for thousands of locals, tourists, travelers and holidaymakers.
CUISINES
Pizza, Seafood, Grill
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Waterfront
3.0
3.0 of 5 bubbles125 reviews
Excellent
19
Very good
41
Average
30
Poor
14
Terrible
21
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Ronan T
Reading15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
There is only one place to eat on Fish Hoek beach and here you can get a takeaway snack, sit outside or have sit down restaurant meal inside. Our first day in Fish Hoek we always go for a glass of wine here in the evening, it is the perfect start to a holiday. We visited here for breakfast several times over couple of weeks and have been do this for several years as our family grow up. Yes sometimes that service is a little slow, but the food is good and amazing value. It really has not changed prices in years. I always go for a bottomless mug of coffee and just watch the world go by.
Written 23 February 2020
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nolah282
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. We are delighted that you and your family enjoy your visits to us every time you come to stay in Fish Hoek. We take pride in giving you value for your money, year after year. We count ourselves lucky to have a customer like you. See you soon xxx
Written 24 February 2020
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BrendaWilliams_12
Cape Town Central3907 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 none
After the swim my grandson was hungry and wanted to sit down for a burger. We waited for quite a while before someone came to take out orders. By that time I had read the whole Menu and forgotten what I really wanted and ended up just settling for Bacon and Eggs. Since my last visit they have made some changes. Some tables have been removed and it is now a dance floor with a resident guitarist (I think). It appears to be quite a popular meeting place for Seniors on a Friday night. There were not many families in the Restaurant and I felt a bit out of place. My grandson in his bathing shorts and T shirt seemed to be "under dressed".
Written 10 January 2020
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nolah282
We welcome everyone young and old, rich or poor. Please be assured that you are very welcome. You can sit in your costume or wear your best dinner dress and heels. That is what makes us so unique. We are a community Restaurant who enjoy celebrating life. We make it FUN for us and our customers. We have live music, yes with dancing, every Friday evening. No cover charge. So for everyone else reading this, you are welcome to enjoy sun-downers outside or come show us your dancing steps inside. Live life to the fullest.
Written 24 February 2020
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Rose K
Ipswich21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
Only had one meal here, wished it could have been more! Fantastic location on the beach. Could walk along Jaeger's Walk (always known to us as the cat walk!) and, if we wanted, as far as Clovelly. Large, spacious restaurant area, both inside and out. Friendly staff, efficient service, not too noisy (lunch time). Fish & chips R98.95 (£4.80), Cheese burger R64.95 (£3.20) and two double thick milkshakes R36.95 each (£1.80). I'd say good value!
Written 8 November 2022
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Emma R
Greater Johannesburg1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 family
Shocking food, even worse service. Feels more like a food hall than a restaurant. Was incredibly disappointed. Our food was mediocre at the very best, but some meals were just down right awful. The fish was soggy and barely warm when it arrived, the burgers were just disgusting (fake cheese and I've overeprocessed "chicken"), and everything else was... Just bland. They were also somehow almost completely out of drinks, and our coffees were all made with in stand coffee even though they very clearly have a big beautiful (and expensive) coffee machine. Nobody wants to pay for Ricoffy when they go out for a meal. The waitstaff is very clearly untrained. Not only were we, a family of 7, instructed to somehow social distance at an 8 seating table, but one of the waitresses brought us our bill before we had even concluded our meal. Meals arrived at different times, and we had to beg to get enough cutlery for anyone. My family has been supporting this restaurant for years, but it just keeps getting increasingly worse. We will not be going back.
Written 26 January 2021
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foxinafrica
Scarborough6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 friends
No vegan options on the menu. They probably have about 20 different types of burgers, but not a single veggie burger. I asked the managers and one can get a cheesless pizza which doesn't sound worth paying for. Rather go somewhere where vegan food isn't an afterthought.
Written 18 January 2020
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nolah282
There are request for various diets from a number of customers. This approach would make it necessary to create a number of menus for all the various diets. Some of these request are because of life-threatening diseases, others are life-style related. We are not Physicians,nor are we Health Professionals. However, we have been trained in the art of creating balanced meals. Our menus are based on a healthy diet of Proteins, carbohydrates,Fiber,Minerals and Vitamins. Have a good look again through the menus and you will find a meal "working" for you. We have a number of choices for Vegetarian meals, including our signature Vegetarian platters, vegan also, served from the Galley Restaurant to the customers choice, of taste and preference.
Written 21 February 2020
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Deon Lamb
Cape Town142 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 family
Found a table that has not been cleared yet. Eventually one of the wait staff came to see us. We asked for the table to be cleaned, and it seemed to be an issue. Thank goodness the menu is not 100+ items anymore, but now customers have to guess what the dishes are...Captain Breakfast...whats included? A woman took our order, no introduction, and clearly didn't know what she was doing. Wasn't in a uniform of sorts...owner? You never know who your waiter is, there is always confusion. You see you food going around the restaurant before getting to you. Disorganised staff, cold food, dirty tables, only saving grace is the view. It should be taken away and given to someone that knows what they are doing and respects the customers.
Written 7 February 2021
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PeterLabouchere
Cape Town1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
We are still regular visitors to the Beachcomber after 15 years, with our kids growing from toddler to teens. It has a lovely relaxed family friendly atmosphere, always a warm welcome and sandy feet and soggy swimming costumes are never a problem. The food is very tasty and incredibly good value. This is not the place for a posh dinner out, but for a friendly, relaxed, brilliant value family meal by the beach, you can't beat it.
Written 17 January 2020
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nolah282
Dear Peter Reading your review made me think of how many wonderful memories you and your family have build up over the years. We thank you for making us a part of that. The Restaurants were established as a Family Restaurant. The Galley is standing for an Environment where Families and visitors can find a Save Space, we believe in Value for Money and fight for High Ethics and Morals. Thank you again for your support and amazing review. We hope to celebrate all your milestones here with your family and friends. Thank you again.
Written 21 February 2020
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Liz_Carmy
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
I am born and bred in Cape Town and Fishhoek beach is one of my fave places. The Beachcomber Bistro adds to making this spot superb.  Their food is delicious and freshly made. I have had their sandwiches, pasta, burgers, deserts, hake and calamari (on different occasions, of course!) ;-) I was never disappointed. Every dish is delish.  Adding to this, is their warm and welcoming waitrons and managers.  Although the kids play in the park next to the bistro and on the beach, it is not noisy and does not disturb you whilst eating and socializing.  The view is breathtaking and it's such a relaxing place to just chill.  Thank you to the kitchen staff, waitrons and managers, for all your hard work!
Written 13 February 2020
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nolah282
WOW! Liz, You have touched me with your fantastic description of how to spend a day here at the Bayside. We appreciate your insight into what goes into everyday from morning to night to achieve these results in an ever changing environment. You sound so fun loving and I would love to meet you. On behalf of all The Bayside Team, Thank you On your next visit, please ask for me.
Written 21 February 2020
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Dawn M
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
No staff, no scones, no service, no care, no attention to detail., dirty tables. The view is 100% I would rate 5 for that but that is for free anyway. Manager did not care and laughed about it. It’s prime restaurant space but owners are letting everyone down. Come on guys pull your socks up. Employ more people.
Written 19 August 2023
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Road10950212764
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
Very slow service. Waited 45 minutes for 3 meals, the manager only then asked us if we have been served. She came back to tell us that they are only starting to prepare our food. Appalingly bad
Written 18 October 2023
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Tash
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 family
I'm a fish hoek local and decided to give them another go. Still absolutely appalled by the service and standard of food. Not worth your time or money.
Written 21 December 2022
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Michael Cochran
Constantia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
Excellent service and for R90 crayfish and magical "French fries" (chips) it is a pleasure to pay the bill.
Written 13 October 2020
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John and Avril C
35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
Introduced to us by our B & B owners 1 Mountain Road Fish Hoek and superb position with relaxing atmosphere
Written 4 January 2020
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nolah282
I am very pleased about reading of your experience. I also appreciate the referral from the B & B owners. They are very good customers of ours. What a nice holiday. Please come again. Thank you.
Written 24 February 2020
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Dayzee
Brackenfell38 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 family
We visited this establishment 3 times in the space of a week. The first two times we were seated outside and we had reasonably prompt service. The third time we decided to sit inside. We sat for more than 30 minutes without bring acknowledged. We had to get up to find someone to come to our table to take our orders. Drinks only arrived about 30 minutes after that. 30 minutes later our food still hadn't arrived. Tables around us were seated after us, and served and finished before us. We will not be back in a hurry.
Written 28 December 2019
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Nola H
Thank you for taking the time to communicate to us why our service did not meet your expectations. It seems something went horribly wrong, if everyone got drink and food orders quickly all around you. And you were served quickly both previous times you visited the restaurant. Mishaps can happen. Which brings the question as to why you did not bring this to the attention of a manager? It needs investigation. I will view the footage to see who sat for 30minutes without being acknowledged, which I will follow up, because we had more than enough service staff. Can I just bring across how very important it is to communicate with a manager. I will not sit for 30minutes waiting and I do not except you to do that.
Written 29 December 2019
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Wayne M
Durban197 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 none
Its awesome to be able to sit outside in the fresh air in such an awesome setting next to the sea and have a drink or a bite to eat.
Written 18 October 2019
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Nola H
Dining Al fresco can be beneficial to your health and have your senses put in order. So glad to hear you love the restaurant. Hope to see you soon.
Written 23 October 2019
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