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Grazia Fine Food & Wine

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Contemporary, Continental
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Upper Esplanade Beach Front | Quigney, East London 5201, South Africa
+27 43 722 2009
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Restaurant with contemporary interior, stunning sea views, outside deck...
Restaurant with contemporary interior, stunning sea views, outside deck, secure parking. Extensive contemporary menu'
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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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    Very good
  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Superb view over the bay .

We had lunch on the terrace overlooking the sea . Spotting dolphins , watching the breakers , eating fish and enjoying a Chenin Blanc - heaven! Wonderful location and excellent fish . We enjoyed oysters , calamari , prawns ,kingklip. Service friendly and helpful . A must visit and we will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Charles S
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Petworth, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
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Petworth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch on the terrace overlooking the sea . Spotting dolphins , watching the breakers , eating fish and enjoying a Chenin Blanc - heaven! Wonderful location and excellent fish . We enjoyed oysters , calamari , prawns ,kingklip. Service friendly and helpful . A must visit and we will return.

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Bristol
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is truly a classy restaurant. The service was very attentive. The atmosphere and decor just right. The food was really good and (for the exchange rate to the pound) excellent value!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Had lunch here. Great views and good staff. We all had a good laugh over the thick book like menu, most of which seemed to be adverts. Food quantities large and all round OK quality. My beef smelled rotten and when I queried the waiter asked "is it off". It was. Replaced without question but left a bad taste, figuratively... More 

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Grazia L, Owner at Grazia Fine Food & Wine, responded to this review

We welcome all constructive criticism, unfortunately I do not think that your comment is a reflection of our establishment. Our menu is currently the trend all over Europe and Cape Town, it takes months to develop, we have 159 wines listed, advertising the actual wine farms makes it so much more interesting, I only have good feed back regarding the... More 

East London, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Grazia is never disappointing. We love a long lazy lunch on the deck with a cold glass of Pierre Jourdan bubbles or lengthy dinners. their food is always out of this world. The only critique I have is that the menu is soooo big - i think a smaller menu would give you more of the fine dining feel, but... More 

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Port Carling, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Very nice restaurant, lovely menu selection and great food. This place is very busy and reservations should be considered. We were lucky to get the last open table when we arrived. Service was also great and the ambience was wonderful even during a tremendous thunderstorm!

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Grazias has always enjoyed a reputation as one of the best places to eat in East London and it probably is, but any restaurant with a menu which is so long it has to be presented in a book will get me worried. The food was average, but I expected this as they clearly go to volume over quality. They... More 

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Grazia L, Owner at Grazia Fine Food & Wine, responded to this review

We appreciate all constructive comments, unfortunately i was unable to establish what you actualy consumed, you are quite right we do have an extensive menu, however we also have 11 chefs in the kitchen with an additional 11 support personell, we proud ourself for being capable and serving good home made meals. We have been in business for12 years, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

I am international chef n worked so many to be what I am 33 while 12 years experience. I enjoy chef production at Grazia. All dishes are hand made I once there (Chipi) n prove it real. However please know restaurant save people not individual thereby if u re out of taste or mind don't just blame. Looking forward for... More 

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Grazia L, Owner at Grazia Fine Food & Wine, responded to this review

Desr Chippi Thank you very much, we try hard to please the public, our chefs and Eric the head chef take great pride in what they produce. On behalf of all of us thank you for the incoregment. More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

From the welcoming greeting by staff to the "thank you for coming" as we left, this was a memorable and enjoyable experience. The menu caters for almost any preference and the watrons have been well trained to provide a caring and well-informed service.

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Grazia L, Owner at Grazia Fine Food & Wine, responded to this review

On behalf of management and staff, we would like to thank you for your words, and for taking the time to review us, motivation is the best tool for improvement and consistency of service and product. Many thanks. Grazia More 

Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was the first restaurant we tried in East London. The service was good and the waiter tried to make sure we had a good time. The food was nice, it was well presented and tested good, it wasn't excellent bit it was good. Overall it was a place I'd go to again but it didn't bowl me over.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Food here was amazing really really good no complaints about price or quality at all! Service was slow but after going to a few places that's just the way it is there so no point getting stressed over it. The staff were nice and made you feel welcome we were a group of 11 with no booking and they made... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Upper Esplanade Beach Front | Quigney, East London 5201, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  East London
  • Phone Number: +27 43 722 2009

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view

Description

Restaurant with contemporary interior, stunning sea views, outside deck, secure parking. Extensive contemporary menu'
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?