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The Highlander Pub, the friendly heart of Port Alfred! The premier meeting place to relax with your friends or family to indulge in an ice-cold beer or your favourite glass of wine. The Highlander is your perfect setting for the sporting enthusiast to enjoy a pint and support your favourite teams. Enjoy our delicious and beautifully presented pub cuisine, our amazing service and great value! As the saying goes . . . “Meet you at The Highlander”, a place of Gracious Hospitality
PRICE RANGE
R 92 - R 276
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
CUISINES
Gastropub, Bar, Grill, Healthy
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 8 May 2024

Excellent service and wonderful atmosphere!!! Best seafood curry ever. HIGHLY recommended!!! We will definitely be back. Thank you

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 30 March 2024

This is a peaceful spot with a homey atmosphere. You can tell that it's the usual haunt of the more mature locals. I had a spicy chicken salad and it was absolutely delicious!!! The chicken was spiced and grilled to perfection! It wasn't oily at...all. My friend's BBQ wings were scrumptious. My other friend's steak was yummy at first, but then it turned out to be too bloody. The mashed potatoes which accompanied it tasted odd. It didn't leave a great taste in the mouth. Our first waitress was sweet but she was soon replaced by someone who seemed angry but who decided to take it out on us. She was always rushing away before we could ask for anything and just looked grumpy. We understand that everyone's going through something and her job is really tough and tiring, but I believe we did not deserve the treatment we received.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

Beautiful old building and lovely inside, but that's where it ends. We both ordered fish and chips, which was mediocre at best and the fish was full of bones. Our waitress was sullen and after taking our order, she did not speak to us at...all - never asked if we enjoyed the meal or if we needed or wanted anything else. The average rating is for the setting and ambiance, otherwise the rating would be poor.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023

We had two meals on two separate occasions this past week - and if I weren't going back home to Amanzimtoti I would go again. Between us all we had steak, egg and chips, fish and chips, chicken schnitzel with mushrooms sauce and seafood curry....All meals were served piping hot and options were more than ample. Despite the Pub being packed to capacity, service was quick and pleasant, and food was served relatively quickly, with steaks grilled exactly as requested. Prices were competitive and we definitely received great value for our money. The atmosphere was great, and the fire a warm relief from the cold weather. I would highly recommend a visit if you are in Port Alfred!!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 7 March 2023

Very attentive service despite it being busy. A great job by Michael and his colleagues. I enjoyed the Highlander lager and their food, particularly the grilled prawns. Reasonable prices.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Robin Hyde, Owner at The Highlander Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2023

Good Afternoon sir, thank you very much for letting us know what you enjoy about the The Highlander. Its always great to see our staff being mentioned by name and I am so happy to hear that Michael was attentive and that you enjoyed his...More

Reviewed 8 February 2023

This place never disappoints - We went out for a birthday and the food and service was outstanding - We will definitely be back soon - Well done to the management and staff on creating such a pleasant dining experience - everything from the food,...the service and atmosphere were on point.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Robin Hyde, Manager at The Highlander Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2023

Good morning! We are incredibly happy to hear that you guys had such a wonderful experience and most of all that you feel we never disappoint! I will certainly convey your kind words to all the wait and Kitchen Staff. Thank you for choosing to...More

Reviewed 8 January 2023 via mobile

The menu sounds amazing but the food falls a bit short. That said we were still all happy with our meals and the variety was really good for a pub menu and the service was really good. Waitress that served us was knowledgeable, knew the...menu and was friendly and polite. Will be back again.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Robin Hyde, Manager at The Highlander Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2023

Good morning, thank you very much for your very thorough and candid review of the restaurant. We are very happy to hear that your waitress was knowledgeable and that the service was good. we are however concerned that that the food did not deliver on...More

Reviewed 6 January 2023

Terrible encounter with the manager of this establishment. We called in to find out what time their kitchen closes.We were told 9pm, we took a cab and arrived at 19h45. He refused to serve us and told us that they are too busy. We informed...him that we are prepared to wait because we called in and paid for a cab thereafter. He told us us to leave or sit but he won't be serving us. Absolutely shocking, that is no way to treat customers.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Robin Hyde, Manager at The Highlander Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2023

Good morning, Thank you for your very candid review. Sadly our floor supervisors and the waitress informed you when you arrived that the Restaurant kitchen was backlogged with orders for both the Restaurant and the hotel. You then seated yourselves after being told that we...More

Reviewed 1 January 2023 via mobile

Fantastic! First time here, the service was excellent, the food was spectacular and well priced. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Robin Hyde, Manager at The Highlander Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2023

Good Afternoon, Happy New Year to you! Thank you very much for your very kind words. Our staff is incredibly happy to receive this kind of feedback during our busiest period. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Highlander! Kind Regards Robin hyde

Reviewed 12 October 2022

the food is amazing I cannot I could not get over their prawns and chips, both hubby and I were hooked.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Robin Hyde, Manager at The Highlander Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2022

Dear Zininz, I am so happy that you and your Hubby are hooked. We really appreciate all the feedback that we get and to see a review like this makes us very happy! I will be sure to pass your compliments on to our Chef...More

Reviewed 10 October 2022

We visiting for a family birthday. The food was exceptional. The service was great and the setting was welcomingMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Robin Hyde, Manager at The Highlander Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2022

Dear Lauren, I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed celebrating your family birthday with us! We value all the feedback we get and it always makes us so proud to see reviews like this. I will be sure to pass on your compliments...More

Reviewed 11 August 2022

The food and drinks here are top notch with a nice vibe to the place. Definitely a must for a quick bite or drink.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Robin Hyde, Manager at The Highlander Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2022

Good afternoon, I trust that you are well. We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your meal and that you liked the atmosphere. I have conveyed your comments to our staff who are always delighted to hear they have happy guests! We look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 May 2022

The Highlander Pub is our regular go to place if ever we're in Port Alfred. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the food always pleases.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 9 April 2022

We had a great meal, and the establishment is tastefully decorated. Service was unobtrusive and professional. We were a party of 4 and we all found our food great.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Robin Hyde, Manager at The Highlander Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2022

Good morning, Its always a great pleasure to see that our guests enjoyed their experience with us. Thank you so much for letting us know that our service was unobtrusive and the food was great. I have shared this review with both our wait staff...More

Reviewed 31 March 2022 via mobile

I ordered the 200g Ladies rump. (R145) A peculiarly cut thick sliver of steak, which was unsurprisingly tough. The chips were dodgy. It seemed they tasted like fish. The waitress was gracious and kind. The beer was expensive. Because I was staying at the hotel,...it was convenient to eat there. I’m sorry I didn’t slip into town. R200 could have bought me a better meal I’m sure.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Robin Hyde, Manager at The Highlander Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2022

Good afternoon Thank you very much for you review. I am terribly sorry that your meal did not live up to your expectations. Our Hand crafted Highlander beers are brewed specially for us by the Little Brewery on the River, our local brewery and are...More

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The Highlander Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5