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Tides Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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1539 Clarence Drive, Betty's Bay 7141, South Africa
+27 28 272 9835
Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 18:30 - 21:00
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Empangeni, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We stayed in Bettys Bay for three days and the fact that we had two dinners at Tides serve as commendation that the food, service and ambiance were worth the second visit .Our second evenings meal was as good as the first evening and thoroughly enjoyable . Thank you for providing great hospitality with a diverse menu that should meet... More 

Thank philipwG1501OM
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Never been to Betty's Bay and followed recommendations from tripadvisor. i have to agree with everyone giving this restaurant good reviews. The food was amazing. It was different, special, not something you'll find in other restaurants. Will definitely go back. Excellent meal and evening.

Thank InekeBurger
Strand, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiancé and I ate there on Saturday and I must say the food was magnificent. The steak was ample and done to perfection. So was my fried Camembert. Such a pity the waiter didn't attend to us as one would expect. We still wanted to have another drink after we ate, but our plates were quickly taken off he... More 

Thank Lynnette D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Super Fresh fish selected daily (according to our waiter) and fried to perfection in clean oil with a delicious, crispy beer batter, fries and a delectable greek salad made for a perfect lunchtime meal. Simple food well prepared - a most enjoyable experience was had by all in our party of 6.

Thank GaryCowan
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Tides serves great food from a wide-ranging menu, with the emphasis on fish. Calamari, linefish, prawns - all excellent, and cheerfully and efficiently served.

Thank Deborah R
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Very nice menu with loads of interesting options. Owners work extremely hard but I would suggest perhaps they need some helpers as service was slow. Portions very large. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Nicole R
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554 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We were staying in the bucaco sud guest house and we were recommened to eat at the tides nearby. Well we are so glad that we did as the location, ambience and the food was superb. The waitress called critalline was lovely and very efficient and suggested the steak.. Oh my word delicious . We had a 500 gram steak.... More 

Thank belbest
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Good food, vibey atmosphere, good value, service a little slow as it is always busy. Good wide selection of dishes available and great desserts.

Thank Scotsman18
Le Bugue, France
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This is a gem of a restaurant and easily rivals our local restaurants in France. Family run with a great, friendly atmosphere it is really special. We enjoyed it so much we went back a second night - a good job for our waistlines that we weren't staying longer!! The seafood platter is amazing and the fried hake is also... More 

Thank daryl c
Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

If going through Betty's Bay make a reservation...... it is worth it. Great Food and Friendly staff. It does get fully booked most nights which from my recent trip to the area I could see why. Excellent friendly service and great food.

Thank hlabium

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1539 Clarence Drive, Betty's Bay 7141, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Betty's Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 28 272 9835

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?