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“Still my favourite restaurant on the Waterfront”

The Greek Fisherman
Ranked #59 of 1 168 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Description: Here at the greek fisherman, we are proud of our roots, so expect traditional greek and mediterranean dishes. But, we also believe in moving with the times, so we've added a modern twist to our otherwise classic menu. Our cuisine includes greek & seafood specialities and we are famous for our greek meze, our souvla (spit roast) and our stunning lamb in the oven. Choose from over 20 meze, starters and tapas! Established in 1992, the greek fisherman is one of the original restaurants in the v&a waterfront and is still owned by the same owners as when the victoria wharf, waterfront opened in 1992. Take a seat and get a glorious view of table mountain while you enjoy delicious seafood and meats grilled over open charcoals.
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Description: Here at the greek fisherman, we are proud of our roots, so expect traditional greek and mediterranean dishes. But, we also believe in moving with the times, so we've added a modern twist to our otherwise classic menu. Our cuisine includes greek & seafood specialities and we are famous for our greek meze, our souvla (spit roast) and our stunning lamb in the oven. Choose from over 20 meze, starters and tapas! Established in 1992, the greek fisherman is one of the original restaurants in the v&a waterfront and is still owned by the same owners as when the victoria wharf, waterfront opened in 1992. Take a seat and get a glorious view of table mountain while you enjoy delicious seafood and meats grilled over open charcoals.
Reviewed 15 March 2020

I returned to my favourite restaurant on the Waterfront, and it was as good as two years ago. Delicious moussaka and a lovely large glass of rose wine. Frank looked after me as well as ever. You need to go the first floor to find this restaurant - almost above Belthazar. Great view from there.

Date of visit: March 2020
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2  Thank AMBullen
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Reviewed 15 March 2020 via mobile

Had a bad experience....we went there for a light dinner...so we asked the waiter for some advice...instead of advising us correctly regarding the quantity of food served, he was more interested to sell by all means...so we ended up with so much food left...total waste....so sad because food was good

Date of visit: February 2020
12  Thank patrickkoo
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Reviewed 5 March 2020

Booked in here for our last night of a 16 day holiday in South Africa. The manager was brilliant from start to finish, organising us a table with fantastic views over the marina to start with. Food was amazing, sea food is my thing and wow it was great!

Date of visit: March 2020
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3  Thank Grant K
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Reviewed 28 February 2020 via mobile

Very disappointed with this restaurant
Went with friends and found food and service wanting . We mostly had a variety of items and none of us felt it good value although we couldn’t say it wasn’t right , just not we thought we were getting
At the end we tipped but not the full 10% that they requested
The waitress returned with our bill folder containing the money dropped it on the table and announced not politely that we hadn’t left the correct gratuity and we needed to fix it
Not sorry was there a problem I noticed you didn’t leave a full tip
Not acceptable
Oh and pass on the stuffed tomatoes completely just terrible

Date of visit: February 2020
1  Thank KerrieSacco
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guestservicesCGGF, Owner at The Greek Fisherman, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2020

Dear Reviewer

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We have very strict policies in place to prevent any of the above mentioned.

Please would you be so kind as to provide us with more details about your evening with us, in order for us to do a full investigation.

Kind Regards
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Reviewed 21 February 2020 via mobile

The Greek Fisherman! Tempting to me as I love Greek and Seafood.. did. It hesitate to try it out.

Location - 5/5 with lovely fresh breeze from the bay with the Cape Wheel in the back drop and some White Sea birds cawing here and there. Perfect!

Service 4.5/5 - it becomes hard as you have to nitpick sometimes for an accurate review. I did feel like we had to wait a little longer for service. Also the waiter wasn’t able to explain the preparation or taste of the dishes when questioned. I understand that you can’t know everything but one could find out and come back. Otherwise nothing to complain - decent staff

Food 4.5/5 - I ordered for the Mousakka which is essentially minced meat with cheese in a Greek preparation. The only issue for me was that it had Aubergines and I absolutely hate them. The menu and the waiter both did not provide clarity into this and this stuck out like a sore thumb. But it was delicious once they were separated and the Prawns were quite delicious too

Date of visit: February 2020
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guestservicesCGGF, Owner at The Greek Fisherman, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2020

Dear Reviewer

Thank you for the amazing review. We appreciate the positive feedback.

Regards
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