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Route 57 Restaurant

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12 Marsh Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
+27 44 691 0057
11:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You won't expect the restaurant like this one in such a small town. From my point of view the best restaurant here. Try their trio - mix of venison. And make sure you have a reservation

Thank Irena K
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food here was South African based offering something to fit all tastes. The starters, mains and deserts are all freshly prepared on site and offer a large range of tastes and flavours for everyone

Thank Marion C
Jerusalem, Israel
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a dinner here on our lest night in mossel bay ant it was without a doubt the best in town. Food was good, staff was knowledgeable and the wine list was good.

Thank Morbaras
Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our waiter was totally inept and paid us not attention in fact seemed to get irritated when we couldn't decide what we wanted. never came back to ask if we enjoyed our meal and there two other waiters who popped over to our table not particularly interested in us. The food was average and nothing to get overly excited about.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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368 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were met by a lady with few words, not even good evening or welcome. Our waiter was plesant and helped us with our wine choice. Food arrived in good time, we both has snails for starters, very good. Calamari for mains also very good. However, half way through our meal the lady decided to open the windows. In passing... More 

Thank david s
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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176 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the off chance I decided to visit this restaurant after a break of more than 18 months and was I IMPRESSED. The service, food, wine EVERYTHING was superb. Definitely a highlight and challenge to The Gannet and Transkaroo in the future if they maintain the high standard set during this visits !

Thank POTaylor62
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the minute we stepped into Route 57 we immediately felt welcome where the staff were genuinely interested in us as individuals and customers. The fish was so fresh and equally beautifully cooked, and the wine options were well thought out. Gino who had recently joined the team was attentive, helpful and is clearly being well trained to the very... More 

Thank 675gavind
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous meal , loved the food and the service . Definitely the highlight of our trip to Mossel Bay .

Thank Gill R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking forward to this having played Mossel Bay Golf Club today - where Louis shot the 57 after which the restaurant was named. Nice setting with a private table. Food mediocre though: fish cakes had too much potato and not enough fish, tomato soup was good, venison trio fun but ultimately disappointing with vapid potatoes and limp vegetables.

Thank Wymlae
Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Route 57 as a couple in October 2016. The food was nice but not extraordinary and the service reasonably good. Seemed to be quite popular as we only just managed to get a table without a booking on a Saturday night.

Thank Christo K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Marsh Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Mossel Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 691 0057
Route 57 Restaurant, Mossel Bay, is an association between international golfing star, The 2010 Open Champion, Louis Oosthuizen and well known Mossel Bay Restauranteurs Ilze Nel and Chef Anzelle Zeelie.

The Route 57 Experience - we pride ourselves in serving you South African Cuisine with true South African Hospitality!

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