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The Thistle Restaurant

19 St Andrews Road, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
+27 46 604 5400
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good7%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“dress code” (3 reviews)
“fine dining” (4 reviews)
“royal st” (4 reviews)
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International, Contemporary, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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19 St Andrews Road, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The title of the review is for our maitre'd Robyn, he made the dinner memorable. The food provided a gastronomic journey of note and 4 people in our 6 party table enjoyed super wine pairing with their four course meal. The vegetarian option is to...More

2  Thank Graeme J
RoyalStaGM1, General Manager at The Thistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Graeme: Thank you for posting a review of your experience at The Thistle Restaurant. I have passed your comments on to The Thistle Team, who appreciated them a great deal. Robin is also looking to see what he can add to the "show"for you...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017

We had an excellent dinner with perfect wine pairing. The food helping were generous and the wine collection was perfect.More

Thank Traveller_Oldie
RoyalStaGM1, General Manager at The Thistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Traveller Oldie: Thank you for posting a review of your experience at The Thistle Restaurant. I have passed your comments on to The Thistle Team, who appreciated them a great deal. I hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again soon. Wessel Benson...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

Various plates, good restaurant, nice place. Good service. Come back with pleasure and will do soon.

Thank JPGir
RoyalStaGM1, General Manager at The Thistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Dear JP: Thank you for posting a review of your experience at The Thistle Restaurant. I hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again soon. Wessel Benson General Manager Royal St Andrews Hotel

Reviewed 9 October 2017

We attended the Thursday night exclusive wine and food pairing. The world-class food was expertly flavoured and exquisitely presented, and the wine was very well paired with each meal. This was a not-to-be-missed experience for anyone who visits the Sunshine Coast and Port Alfred.More

Thank Claire W
RoyalStaGM1, General Manager at The Thistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Dear Claire: Thank you for posting a review of your experience at The Thistle Restaurant. I have passed your comments on to The Thistle Team, who appreciated them a great deal. I hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again soon. Wessel Benson General...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

The food at the Thistle is excellent. The menu is really varied and original and the food surpases expectation. Plating by the chef is done with love, attention to detail is absolute. Great wine list, unfortunately not all in stock. Service was good, no complaints.More

Thank 940gillw
RoyalStaGM1, General Manager at The Thistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Dear Gill: Thank you for posting a review of your experience at The Thistle Restaurant. I have passed your comments on to The Thistle Team, who appreciated them a great deal. I hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again soon. Wessel Benson General...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

If you want an awesome dining experience, I suggest you try the wine pairing held on Thursday evenings at The Thistle Restaurant - really really good!! � We went on 2 consecutive Thursdays and were blown away each time - the courses were well paired...More

Thank GlynisCowan
RoyalStaGM1, General Manager at The Thistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Dear Glynis: Thank you for posting a review of your experience at The Thistle Restaurant. I have passed your comments on to The Thistle Team, who appreciated them a great deal. I hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again soon. Wessel Benson General...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is fining dinning done to perfection. Superb for family . We used this restaurant for our family get together. The staff are good and the food is real value for money. A must restaurant to visit particularly when one is visiting PortAlfredMore

Thank tamayi
RoyalStaGM1, General Manager at The Thistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Tamayi: Thank you for posting a review of your experience at The Thistle Restaurant. I have passed your comments on to The Thistle Team, who appreciated them a great deal. I hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again soon. Wessel Benson General...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

If fine dining is something that you and your partner enjoy then this restaurant is a must visit. Food is delicious and staff extremely friendly. Chef plates every meal so beautifully it's almost too pretty to eat and the taste is just as good.More

Thank 203kerushag
RoyalStaGM1, General Manager at The Thistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Dear 203kreushag: Thank you for posting a review of your experience at The Thistle Restaurant. I have passed your comments on to the team in the kitchen team, who appreciated them a great deal. I hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again soon....More

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The food and service was outstanding. Attention to detail-definitely rate higher than 5 stars. Will definitely go back for meal.More

Thank kishore m
RoyalStaGM1, General Manager at The Thistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Dear Kishore: Thank you for posting a review of your experience at The Thistle Restaurant. I have passed your comments on to The Thistle Team, who appreciated them a great deal. I hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again soon. Wessel Benson General...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017

I canot comment on the rooms , as we used only the Highlander Pub & the Thistle Restaurant. Residing in France & regularly frequenting 1* & 2* Guide Michelin restaurants in our locality , I'm sure that we are sufficiently qualified to make a valued...More

Thank Jean-Philippe l
RoyalStaGM1, General Manager at The Thistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Dear Jean- Philippe: Thank you for posting a review of your evening in The Thistle. Please accept my apologies that your evening was not up to expectation. We are introducing a new menu soon, and have taken note of your comments. I hope you return...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 St Andrews Road, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Alfred
  • Phone Number: +27 46 604 5400
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  • This restaurant is at Royal St Andrews Hotel
Description
Our elegant signature restaurant, which serves a choice of two set menus, which change every week. Each menu has the option of being paired with wines from our award-winning wine list. Our Chef Debby and her team prepare all the dishes from scratch using quality ingredients and traditional preparation methods. The menus for the week are on display outside The Thistle. Vegan and vegetarian options are available. By Reservation Only. No under 12's. Dress Code is smart.
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