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Barnacles Tea Garden

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1 Elisabeth Road, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
+27 41 379 2800
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Pretoria, South Africa
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very pleasant..although somewhat out of the way Restaurant cum Tea-garden. The menu is easy to manipulate...you choose the main and then sides are add-on. Portion size is nicely sufficient. Lovely views of the ocean..you can be seated inside away from the elements or out on the deck on a sunny, wind-free day.. Very delightful service with pleasant decor. Very... More 

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Port Elizabeth
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had a nice relaxing lunch with old friends. The view was stunning with the occational dolphin spotted.

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Thank reneesW3274RM
Port Elizabeth
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Wonderful view of ocean and dolphins at play, fish and whte wine to add to the experience, sun on the deck, relaxed deck

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Lovely setting, friendly staff and cold beer. The food was good (normal) and the atmosphere viby. We enjoyed our lunch and beers and would recommend this for a quick drop in. Unfortunately they have to close early as they are in a residential area.

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Thank Mac M
England
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

This restaurant is very different. It's full of marine bric a brac and is hosted by a very dedicated owner who gets up before the crack of dawn to buy her fresh produce. Guess what... The food is simply outstanding. The restaurant is frequented by the locals which says it all. The view is brilliant across the ocean. The atmosphere... More 

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Thank Kidmore
london england
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88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

Not a mass of restaurants in this part of the Eastern Cape but we found a goody for our first night in such a delightful overall location. Sharon, the owner, Claire et al are wonderfully warm, welcoming,enthusiastic and decent folk. The food was acceptable and fine value Maril had good calamari s & excellent chips whilst I plumped for the... More 

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Thank marilBRIAN
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015 via mobile

Thumbs up for barnacles! Delicious food served up with a dash of speed and plenty of smiles. Proper hand cut chips are a treat!

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Thank Tanya411
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014 via mobile

Wonderful weather, great view. Stacks of dolphin swam past for entertainment. We all enjoyed a very good fish and chips. Lovely experience. Good food Thanks

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Thank Colin M
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

I have been to this very special place with the most beautiful view several times.....but what a shocking meal we had. We waited for over an hour for some really terrible grilled fish and calamari. The fish was so hard you could not eat it as was the calamari. We complained and we not charged for this meal at R144.... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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138 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

What more could one ask for, situated in Seaview with the most ideal vantage point overlooking the ocean. We arrived there at about 11am but were not too keen to have their breakfast menu. The waitress was very accommodation and brought us the lunch menu. We had the most lovely calamari starter and opted for the steak option for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Elisabeth Road, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +27 41 379 2800

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