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Tolbos Bistro

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38 Kerk Street | Overlooking the Gansbaai Harbour, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
+27 28 384 1560
Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little gem in the town of Gansbaai. Excellent and friendly service. The food is good and the views over the fishing harbor are superb. Kiddies play ground.

Thank GusBehn
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Food and service super and Wayne a great host. Will definitely re-visit! Clean, neat establishment with friendly faces.

Thank Bernadine C
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5 reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

What a great surprise. My husband had the chicken schnitzel and I had the burger and chips. It was delicious. The chips is homemade and not oily at all. Very friendly service.

Thank Louise G
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Yummy yummy yummy burger sat outside in the autumn sun after a walk along the coastline! Lovely friendly staff and great service!

Thank McKarabia
Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We were at Tolstoy on Saturday night.. very few diners were there, and it was sadly lacking in atmosphere. We had a lovely, charming waiter, Ashley, and that helped. We ordered a hake and a prawn curry with accompaniments. Apparently there is only one chef in the kitchen, so he makes one dish at a time. It's a rather large... More 

Thank yvette894
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Great quality and tasty food, well priced with friendly staff. This is a cosy and welcoming atmosphere with a great view. Really enjoyed dinner at the Tolbos Bistro.

Thank TanyaGroen
Munich, Germany
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a fantastic find, if you want a relaxed atmosphere, quality local cuisine, a great view over the harbor and friendly staff. Our son happily played with other kids in the fenced garden and we could enjoy the seafood. We even got a ride home from the friendly owner because of heavy rain. Definitely recommend!!

Thank Lukhang
Western Cape, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It was quite cold and rainy... Walking into Tolbos Bistro was just what we needed. Beautiful fire going in the fireplace.. soft music in the background accompanied by great food and company. It also has a family and kiddies outdoor area! Tolbos also serves great coffee! The owner Wayne was a real Gem.. He is both Chef and Manager and... More 

Thank paulverna31
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Had really nice lunch here. They use fresh ingredients and food was very tasty. Had the peri peri prawns and calamari, the peri peri was more of a chakalaka.

Thank Nicky N
Pretoria, South Africa
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The lady from our establishment advised us to eat here and we were thankful afterwards. It is a cozy and warm place with friendly people. We drank craft beer and ate the line fish of the day which was very tasty and well prepared.

Thank aventer2017

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Kerk Street | Overlooking the Gansbaai Harbour, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Gansbaai
  • Phone Number: +27 28 384 1560
Overlooking the beautiful working harbour of Gansbaai, with spectacular sunsets over the ocean.Where you can enjoy the fusion of Overberg hospitality,fresh seafood and South African meals. Child friendly, with an outside play area. Non smoking area inside, smoking area outside.Fully licensed, we accept Visa and Master cards.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?