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) #8 of 8 Restaurants in Southbroom €€ - €€€ Seafood
Imbezane Lagoon Road, Southbroom, Margate, South Africa
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  • Excellent7%
  • Very good22%
  • Average18%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible32%
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“seafood” (11 reviews)
“salads” (2 reviews)
“crawfish” (3 reviews)
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€€ - €€€
Imbezane Lagoon Road, Southbroom, Margate, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location and view from the RipTide restaurant would be very difficult to beat. The staff were very friendly when we walked in at 12midday. When we asked if we could still order bacon and eggs off the breakfast menu we were told in uncertain...More

Thank clivem8
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The location of this restaurant is great overlooking a lagoon and the Indian Ocean. However, access is not easy for the elderly (which we are!!). A warm welcome on arrival and friendly, efficient service. We all had fish of some sorts and one had a...More

Thank hgvandermerwe
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Nothing could have prepared us for this horrible experience. After a 50 minute wait we were told that they could not get the batter right and had to refire the calamari. Miraculously it appeared a few minutes later. My 11 year old daughter ordered the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Riptide try - poorly. I think the problem is that the UGU municipality will not give the owners security of tenure, so no money is spent looking after the place. It is crumbling, dirty and lacks maintenance. It is very conveniently situated overlooking Southbroom's...More

Thank PaulDJohannesburg
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

With such a location and the prices on the menu you would think it would be a great experience. IT WAS SHOCKINGLY BAD. The chips are oven baked and taste like chalk. The "tomato" sauce is worse than fast food level. Everything is over spiced....More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We decided to give this place another try this year on our holiday. As awful if not worse than before. Kiddies meals were pathetic. We had to send back what looked like 2 day old cold re heated in dirty oil chips. The place isn't...More

Thank Charmaine G
Reviewed 11 April 2017

With it's position, it has the potential to be something really special but it drifts from mediocrity to very poor in both food and service. Seriously - OVEN CHIPS! How can you even contemplate this for hungry beach goers that eat it by the spade...More

2  Thank AndrewDicks
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The setting is OK but there is no real view and as at ,sadly all to many, places there is pop music. It lacks atmosphere and the menu is the area standard one and, whilst slow, the service is friendly.This is not somewhere I would...More

Thank 364tilley
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has the most beautiful setting and its on the sea edge.. We ordered creamy mussels but it had no taste at all and the bread was ordinary sliced commercial bread, wow!!!??? The creamy sauce was from a packet??? After that starter we decided...More

Thank Aaltjie
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Riptide on Saturday.....no -no.Preperation , food so-so.Service....no passion....i asked for olives,i thought I was eating skin on bone with NO flavour,when I complained to the waitress,she answered "I don't eat olives".In general,no smiles,eat and move,that was the attitude.Disappointed

Thank sette11
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Imbezane Lagoon Road, Southbroom, Margate, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Margate  >  Southbroom
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