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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 84
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
SUPER SEAFOOD DINNER

My wife was rather ill the days preceindg dinner and we decided to dine at Ginger our last evening in PE. we had a nice table next to the window although at night it does not matter especially in winter. I had a glass of dry wine and my wife abstained as she was still a bit weary. We ordered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Thys W
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Bellville, South Africa
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Four of us went yo this restaurant to have a dinner. After ordering and waiting for more than an hour we got slightly warm meat (prime rump, ostrich stake, duck, rack of lamb). On top if it medium was almost rare and the portion of lamb was very small (just two small pieces). Apologies were offered but the evening was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Honestly, I've been served better in McDonalds. At least I can be guaranteed a HOT meal there. Four of us ate there for the first and final time this evening. Shared two miniscule starters - the Mezze and Avocado Ritz. Both were overpriced and disappointing. The main course took an hour and a half to arrive despite questions with the... More 

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jlombardsa, General Manager at Ginger, responded to this review

Warm Greeting from Ginger. Firstly please accept our humble apologies for your experience with us recently at Ginger. I was horrified to read this and hear that you did not receive the true Ginger experience upon your visit to our restaurant. I can assure you that I shall conduct an investigation into the matter and go through this with my... More 

Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We met a friend at Ginger following a tour of South Africa that lasted 15 days and it was a great meal. Ginger was convenient because it was located at our hotel which was the Beach Hotel. I had a fish plate and it was delicious, that combined with the appetizer I had made it a truly nice dining experience.... More 

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jlombardsa, General Manager at Ginger, responded to this review

Warm Greetings from Ginger, We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us, and even better that you were with family and friends. Thank you very much for the review. More 

Bellville, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My wife was rather ill the days preceindg dinner and we decided to dine at Ginger our last evening in PE. we had a nice table next to the window although at night it does not matter especially in winter. I had a glass of dry wine and my wife abstained as she was still a bit weary. We ordered... More 

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jlombardsa, General Manager at Ginger, responded to this review

Many thanks for the great review. Glad we could end your trip on a high note. Looking forward to welcoming you back when you are next in Port Elizabeth. Kind Regards The Ginger Team More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My wife and I visited this restaurant for an anniversary dinner. The ambience was smart but slightly soulless. However, what really lets the place down was the food, which was trying hard to be "fine dining" and failing. Our starters (avocado ritz and seafood soup) were acceptable but a bit strange - the "deconstructed" avo ritz didn't really work, and... More 

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jlombardsa, General Manager at Ginger, responded to this review

Greetings from Port Elizabeth, I was horrified to read your review, truly disappointing as this is certainly not the atmosphere or service experience we strive for at Ginger. Thank you for highlighting both the service aspects as well as the food as this affords me the opportunity to rectify and refocus both my operational requirements and my teams. Our goal... More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We went to Ginger in late April with a group of friends that we met whilst in South Africa and after hearing such positive reviews, we decided to visit. Ginger was thoroughly enjoyable, from the high dining food to the luxurious restaurant design but still remained very reasonably priced. It also has a unique variety of meats, like Ostrich and... More 

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jlombardsa, General Manager at Ginger, responded to this review

Greetings from Ginger, Many thanks for the kind review and taking the time out of your holiday to write this. So glad you had the opportunity to taste some ostrich and enjoyed our Karoo lamb. Perhaps with your next visit to South Africa we can get a few desserts in, or simply just have a bit more time to enjoy... More 

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went to Ginger on a "relived first date" (because no first date is perfect, we recreated ours). Ginger was the perfect setting. The ambience, food and service were great. We had the beef medallions that are flambéd tableside, which was quite an experience. They were tender and served with a delicious bechamel type sauce and crisp lightly buttered vegetables.... More 

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jlombardsa, General Manager at Ginger, responded to this review

So great to receive this review. Not simply a review by any means. Love the recreation of your first date and that you enjoy our flambes - Two in one night! LOVE IT. I can't thank you enough for this review. It is such a great honour to host guests such as yourselves that enjoy the smaller details and appreciate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My pork belly was out of this world. Tender and fell apart. The crackling crackled. My wife had the Fillet Bastille, so tender and full of flavour. You have to try the chocolate lava cake with peanut butter ice cream. Will definitely go back.

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jlombardsa, General Manager at Ginger, responded to this review

Really appreciate the great review. I often wonder if the public realise how this kind of review fuels a team and the reward felt when reading what guests have experienced - It is what keeps us going and we love it. So thanks again. The peanut butter ice cream is one of my favourites too, absolutely love how it compliments... More 

East London, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It's not often that you find gems like this. Awesome food. Incredible atmosphere. A fine dining experience. Awesome service. It's not often that your waiter knows details of your meals preparation. Well here's a recommendation for Zen who was highly efficient and added immeasurably to our dining experience. I can highly recommend the Lamb Rack and Pork Belly. Both cooked... More 

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jlombardsa, General Manager at Ginger, responded to this review

Greeting Mike, Many thanks for the review. I have printed it for Zen and sure he will be very proud, as are we. Great to see local guests enjoying their time with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards The Ginger Team More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Very nice restaurant in the Beach hotel which is situated on seafront next to the Boardwalk This is quite expensive food so be prepared to dig deep

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jlombardsa, General Manager at Ginger, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We will be sure to keep an eye on our pricing as this is very important particularly in our current market. Kind Regards The Ginger Team More 

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

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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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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