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“Great Service and Beautiful Views”

The Coachman Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 16 Restaurants in Summerstrand
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 23 January 2024

This spot is a great place to do brunch with your friends and also fitting for a couple.
Great service our waiter was the Best, I think his name was Marcello 🧡 and the food is to die for. I went there recently to celebrate my birthday

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 December 2023 via mobile

Place was packed so we thought we would be in for a great dining experience. What a disappointment. Shared a starter of scallops which were an absolute ripoff, R300 for 4 scallops that were the size of a 10 cent piece. Apart from the size they were dry and stringy. The garlic snails were well below par. Mains were slightly better. Initially wanted kingklip which ended up being unavailable - probably a good thing as any form of seafood in this town seems to be mostly disappointing. To their credit the various fillets we had were perfectly cooked and had tasty sauces. The pork ribs and lamb chops went down well. For a restaurant that claims to have been the first to serve calamari in PE….. well they’ve dropped the ball or it never was really good. The sides were nothing to write home about, fries were dry and tasteless, vegetables nothing fresh and crisp just old school boereboontjies and mashed butternut. Skipped dessert as we’d already been fleeced +R2k for what can only be described as a well below average dining experience.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2023

This restaurant was packed when we arrived for dinner. We waited at the bar for a table and they took forever to offer us drinks.
Apart from the outdated decor (blue lights everywhere - horror !) the menu is also very old fashioned.
We had a scallop starter that was very, very disappointing - the tiniest, dry and stringy scallops x 4 (we got an extra one because we were sharing) for almost R300 - what a rip off !
These people should be ashamed of having that on their menu. It is frozen seafood - you can buy better at Woolworths !
The mains were ok - steaks were good, calamari (frozen crumbed strips) average, the ribs and chops looked juicy. We were not offered options as sides even though the menu gave a choice of baked potato we were told it would be extra. The chips were just sad - tasteless and inconsistently cooked. The side vegetables were good.
Portions were generous so at least that felt like value for money.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

A classical elegant dining with good food, excellent venue and good service.
The Waitron was knowledgeable and made good suggestions.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 14 September 2023 via mobile

This place is a must try in my opinion. The T-Bone steak and Fillet was amazing. Tasted so good. Being from the UK the prices here are exceptionally good. If or when I come back to Summerstrand I will definitely be returning to this restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2023
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