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Ginger

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Marine Drive | Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa
+27 41 583 1229
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Where good food and good times meet... Ideal location adjacent to the...
Where good food and good times meet... Ideal location adjacent to the Beach Hotel and the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex. The atmosphere is friendly, airy and chic, with sufficient secure parking and spectacular views of the beach. The food is a combination of the finest, fresh ingredients that in turn create subtle dishes with distinctive flavours and Eastern Cape influence. Ginger is a fusion between elegant chic and contemporary fine fare... A fresh take on fine dining. The Service is top-rated and the food is a taste bud experience.
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  • 86
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Just ginger

Great meal, service and ambience. Good selection of dishes, well prepared & priced. We will be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
vijaym166
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East London
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were a party of six from the US visiting Port Elizabeth for a couple of days. Ginger the Restaurant had to be one of our best eating experiences in South Africa. The food and wine were terrific. For an American the price was very reasonable.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

On 29 August 2015 I surprised my wife with a food and wine pairing at Ginger restuarant. The wines were all from Goose Wine farm ( upper langkloof region). The 6 course meal went of perfectly with the election of different wines. The services was excellent from friendly staff and the wine representative knew her wines.

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Solwezi, Zambia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The food here is always excellent quality and they have a great selection of really good wines. Had dinner there twice during our stay.

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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134 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A very nice romantic restaurant. Great food, nice wine list, relaxing environment. The staff was very efficient.

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MeghanBeverley, Online Reputation/Marketing at Ginger, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to review Ginger, we always appreciate feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon! More 

East London
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great meal, service and ambience. Good selection of dishes, well prepared & priced. We will be back.

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MeghanBeverley, Online Reputation/Marketing at Ginger, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Ginger. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We hope to welcome you back soon! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A very pleasant evening with friendly and professional service. Food was top quality. Menu caters for a variety of tastes and everything we oder was cooked to perfection. The ambience was great. The restaurant was full and atmosphere quiet but viby.

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MeghanBeverley, Online Reputation/Marketing at Ginger, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Judy, Thank you for taking the time to review Ginger, I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal. I have passed on your compliments to the chef:) We hope to see you again soon! More 

Grahamstown, South Africa
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The wine list is very good. The food aspires to be fine dining but the quality is just not there. The menu was the same as a year ago, and there were no specials. They did not charge me for my meal which I sent back as inedible - but really since I was only in PE for one night... More 

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MeghanBeverley, Online Reputation/Marketing at Ginger, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review Ginger, I am so disappointed to hear about your unenjoyable meal. It is really not the norm for Ginger to have such low standards, the manager on shift that evening has been notified to look into what went wrong as this is unacceptable. I do apologize that your expectations were... More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

After hearing that this was the best in Port Elizabeth, my high expectations obviously didn't do the restaurant any favours. It was good but I expected better. Would I go back? Definitely.

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MeghanBeverley, Online Reputation/Marketing at Ginger, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review Ginger, we pride ourselves on being one of the best restaurants in PE, it is truly unacceptable that we didn't meet your expectations. I have taken this up with the evening manager. I do hope on your next visit you will find it more enjoyable. More 

Lee, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

An excellent restaurant with a great choice on the menu pleasant staff and lovely cocktails! Recommend this restaurant for a romantic evening.

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MeghanBeverley, Online Reputation/Marketing at Ginger, responded to this review

Hello Heather, Thank you for taking the time to review us, I am glad you got to try one of Ginger's famous cocktails, that are absolutely lovely! I hope we can welcome you back soon! More 

Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A really fitting way to have ended a family holiday with a birthday celebration in a great restaurant. Lovely decor,varied menu,well prepared meals and very attentive service without being overbearing. Will gladly recommend and will visit again!

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MeghanBeverley, Online Reputation/Marketing at Ginger, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to review Ginger all the way from the UK! I hope you had a wonderful Holiday in South Africa? I am so glad to hear that we could round off your holiday with a great evening celebrating a birthday! We hope to welcome you back on your next holiday! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Marine Drive | Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +27 41 583 1229

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

Where good food and good times meet... Ideal location adjacent to the Beach Hotel and the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex. The atmosphere is friendly, airy and chic, with sufficient secure parking and spectacular views of the beach. The food is a combination of the finest, fresh ingredients that in turn create subtle dishes with distinctive flavours and Eastern Cape influence. Ginger is a fusion between elegant chic and contemporary fine fare... A fresh take on fine dining. The Service is top-rated and the food is a taste bud experience.

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