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Two Dogs Bistro and Wine Bar

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Contemporary, Bistro, Wine Bar
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A14 Beacon Bay Crossing | Bonza Bay Road, East London, South Africa
+27(87)3504382
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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently good over a 5 year period

I was introduced to this restaurant by a good school friend in 2010. When my husband travelled to East London in 2013 he loved it so much that he ate here every night of his trip. The quality of the food is excellent and is comparable with the best that both Joburg and Cape Town has to offer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Bongitole
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I was introduced to this restaurant by a good school friend in 2010. When my husband travelled to East London in 2013 he loved it so much that he ate here every night of his trip. The quality of the food is excellent and is comparable with the best that both Joburg and Cape Town has to offer. Their menu... More 

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Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Small, personal AWESOME food. This has definitely become my most FAV RESTUARANT in East London. Well worth the visit, you wont regret it !

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East London, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

By far the best cuisine in East London, my wife and I have been to every eating establishment in East London over the years and although there are some really good restaurants in EL, Two Dogs is by far way ahead, you get real food, freshly prepared by real chef's in an open planned kitchen, delicious smells waft out over... More 

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Wildcoast!
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Out second disappointing visit to the Two Dogs. The two waitrons in shift were super polite and helpful but couldn't be in to cope with a half full restuarant. Wines horribly overpriced. We left after two drinks realizing service wasn't improving. The card machine was down and will have to settle the bill via bank transfer tomorrow. Very sad!

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East London, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

for a night out without children this is an awesome restaurant. Best gourmet food in East London and mouth watering deserts.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit to Two Dogs and so had no idea what to expect. The setting is great when it gets dark looking over the Putt Putt lights below. All our starters were excellent without having to wait that long. My wife and I had the pork fillet which had generous amounts of meat and a very tasty... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

There Signature Fillet Steak dish is min blowing!!!! Went back and again the pork belly brilliant! And to top it the owner cooks!

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East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

As a local, we often dine at Two Dogs, most often in the company of friends. The menu is always interesting and offers a goods selection of meat and vegetarian options. The restaurant itself is new and modern with a scenic night time view of the surrounding area. The service levels remain excellent too!

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Zug, Switzerland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Two dogs has a limited, but apparently regularly changing menu. We enjoyed the food, although it seemed to be sometimes too much about presentation and not enough about the actual food itself. A good example was the "tempura prawns" which ended up only being two prawns that were nicely presented and that were not even in proper tempura batter. Most... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Ambient setting and freshly cooked food is the order of the day at this restaurant. All the mains are good. Avg wine selection.. enjoy it all the time wish they would introduce some ale beers also. Always a pleasure

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: A14 Beacon Bay Crossing | Bonza Bay Road, East London, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  East London
  • Phone Number: +27(87)3504382

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Bistro, Wine Bar
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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