Weskus Kombuis

Weskus Kombuis

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Hours
Sun
9:00 - 15:00
Mon
9:00 - 21:00
Tue
9:00 - 21:00
Wed
9:00 - 21:00
Thu
9:00 - 21:00
Fri
9:00 - 21:00
Sat
9:00 - 21:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2020

RATINGS
Food
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Details
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CUISINES
Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
features
Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant?
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles156 reviews
Excellent
53
Very good
50
Average
33
Poor
9
Terrible
11
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Andre_n486
Paarl19 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 family
The food was super expensive for very mediocre food. The wine was awful, wrong choice. Never order kookfontein sauvignon blanc. Only the environment deserves a better rating. At least God creates beautiful scenery and the coastal vibe with the seagulls around is awesome
Written 31 December 2021
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Candie-Sue Lee
Cape Town Central1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 family
We popped in, without a booking, at about 1pm and ordered a drink from the bar. We were told we might have to wait up to half an hour for a table and said that was fine as we would decide once the drinks were finished if we wanted to wait longer. As the manager/owner was telling us this, I watched 2 families leave the restaurant but figured there were probably bookings coming for those tables. We waited, enjoying our drinks and reading through the menu in the waiting area. As the drinks were nearly finished, and with no new customers coming through the doors, we were taken through and offered a choice of 2 tables, one inside or one out. We chose outside but no mention was made about smoking or non-smoking areas despite having our 2 underaged teenage daughters with us. We immediately placed another drinks order with our lovely friendly waitress and shortly thereafter placed our meal order: one seafood platter for 2, yellowtail and chips, a greek salad and a starter of snails. It was now about 13:20. The waitress then came back from the kitchen to tell us that there was no more crayfish for the platter. We suggested they top up with prawns - a win-win for our daughters. Then the owner/manager came to tell us we could have the platter at a reduced rate due to no crayfish and that the prawns would not make up the difference. Again we agreed and thus began our wait... Twice, the waitress came to tell us the food was nearly ready and, once, the owner/manager. I mentioned to my husband that maybe it was taking so long because the lunch rush had used up most of any prepared foods and therefore ours would be nice and fresh... During this time, I watched people who came in after us receiving their meals while we still waited. We were just talking of getting up to leave when the waitress came bearing our order. It was now about 14:15. What a disappointment, the food was lukewarm. The chips looked like they were a day old and rewarmed in old oil. The hake on the platter was 2 tiny portions of baby hake. The platter itself was enormous which dwarfed the small portions of food placed on it. My children are Ocean Basket seafood platter connoisseurs and were extremely disappointed although tucked in because they were so hungry. (We had better service and amazing seafood platters inland at Ocean Basket, Livingstone, Zambia at about the same time of year, 2 years ago) The yellowtail was lovely but also accompanied by lukewarm, precooked chips. The greek salad was not in it's own bowl, but was placed in the missing crayfish space on the platter minus feta and olives. The snails were plump and too juicy, barely cooked, with an extraordinarily large amount of slightly softened cheese covering them. The waitress came once to check if everything was alright, the owner/manager did not appear at all. I could only think that he was perhaps embarrassed at the poor quality offering we had received after such a long wait. If you still want to go there, order pizzas. They came pretty quickly to the tables and looked pretty good.
Written 28 December 2021
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NHBKamanga
Greater Johannesburg15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 family
Perfect location at the waterfront, seagulls nesting nearby. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. The staff are really happy and friendly. We will definitely pay you a visit on a next trip to Lambert’s bay.
Written 25 December 2021
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Andre H
Cape Town424 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
It was quite an experience visiting Weskus Kombuis while we were in Lamberts Bay on 17 Dec 2021. I had read about it on TRipadvisor so had to give it a try . Situated close to the harbour , views are not that great but the food & service certainly make up for that. From the moment we arrived till the moment we left & asked for a customary photo , the service was awesome . We had 2 x Hake & Chips & 2 x Hottie & Chips - a local fish , all meals were wonderful. The highlight was the Hake & Chips where 2 pieces of hake - big pieces were served per person , a real bargain at R100 pp. We have never seen such a large serving of fish & chips , ever . Waiter & Mngr were very attentive throughout , a really great experience & highly recommended.
Written 20 December 2021
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joe
Lamberts Bay3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 couples
We were lucky to visit on a very quiet evening. We were treated more as family than patrons. Our waitress, Mia, was incredible. She recommended a local wine, Kookfontein Sauvignon Blanc, which was excellent value for money. She the recommended a local fish for my girlfriend which she fully enjoyed. She warned it was a bit full of bones, but we’ll worth the effort and it really was. I had the crayfish. Well cooked with an excellent savory rice. Again great value for money. Only thing that was a bit wishy washy was the cappuccino. But that’s being picky. We’ll worth a visit.
Written 1 December 2021
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HunterBloemfontein
Hermanus689 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 none
We chose this as alternative to the other place, since that competition is known for suffocating patrons with overwhelming portions, and we did not want to stuff ourselves. But we found this alternative pretty average. There must be other places that serve hake that is better prepared and tastier. The firecracker squid starter was a better choice, Service is a bit on the slow side, but friendly.
Written 6 September 2021
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pierre_paverne
Mandeure3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
Really great restaurant with the best food and we had an amazing evening. Thanks again, from France.
Written 3 April 2021
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Linda H
73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 none
Not liking the town much, we found a true gem in Lambert's Bay! The food was outstanding and the service very friendly. The menu pricing was very acceptable and the setting, although unusual, very memorable
Written 18 November 2020
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Richard H
Cape Town97 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
We were taken to a table which was outside on the terrace, which looked ok, we sat down ordered a drink & food when I noticed all other clients were smoking. We discovered that there was another area upstairs with only two tables occupied, we moved there. When I asked why we were seated with the smokers the server shrugged his shoulders and said we looked like smokers ??? Neither of us smoke. My wifes hake was ok, my hake & calamari was average and smaller portion, though more expensive.
Written 13 September 2020
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monte s
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
Thank you for the great experience , amazing food and great atmosphere . Would recommend the restaurant to anyone .
Written 24 August 2020
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JulietteP_SA
Knysna257 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
A group of us came for a lunch. The service was ok and the pizza was good, but there was no adhering to Covid-19 guidelines. We were asked to sign in but the person welcoming us at the door and showing us our table did not have a mask AT ALL. The servers wore face shields, but they were worn like visors and didn't cover the face
Written 17 August 2020
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Harry H
Port Elizabeth30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
The setting of the restaurant alongside a working fishing harbour is not perfect. Ourfood was acceptable but the service went a long way in making up for the other shortcomings.
Written 8 March 2020
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Marilie S
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 solo
When planning your next trip, don't miss the legendary Weskus Kombuis in Lamberts Bay that overlooks the harbour. This authentic restaurant serves the best seafood, has friendly staff and offers great service. There was live music during my visit which also contributed to the lovely atmosphere. This is a place where you can drink in the ocean and the peace of Lamberts Bay. An absolute local gem!
Written 26 February 2020
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Petro
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
The food was excellent, the atmosfeer and place are peaceful and beautiful. The owner and the staff were friendly and we didn't have to wait log for the food
Written 19 February 2020
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NMB257
Leatherhead124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
We ate here whilst wlaking the Crayfish Trail, and ate local crayfish. Great setting, simple foods well cooked and served.
Written 9 February 2020
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