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Humewood Road | Humerail Shopping Complex, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
415851482
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Has a magnificent view over the harbour

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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just under a 4 star rating

Comfortable seating, convenient parking, very accessible prices (e.g. R99 for Lamb Shank), sufficient portions, nice variety on the menu (not the typical standard for this class of restaurant), good wine list. Wine by the glass (R24) was an acceptable Merlot. Rated as a 3 star because my lamb... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
james l
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johannesburg
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johannesburg
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Comfortable seating, convenient parking, very accessible prices (e.g. R99 for Lamb Shank), sufficient portions, nice variety on the menu (not the typical standard for this class of restaurant), good wine list. Wine by the glass (R24) was an acceptable Merlot. Rated as a 3 star because my lamb shank was dry and not as flavoursome as I am used to... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

My first encounter with the port captains restaurant was when they delivered lunch to the paxton hotel i was staying at. Lunch came on ceramic plates and not kaylite and already i knew they meant business. The food was to die for. I had a late lunch after a "long evening" and tried their aptly named tasty cape salmon and... More 

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Wide choice of meals on their menu, nice view of the old port house and harbour. Had the most delicious food, will revisit again when we come to PE again.

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Pretoria
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Some interesting items on the menu. Very nice view at night over the harbor. Bit pricey and the waiters not to fast. Enjoyed it however.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Our party of 8 enjoyed our meal at the Port Captains House and would definitely return. The view of the harbour is fascinating and you can imagine the Port Captain living there (as he once did). Our food was all fantastic and great value for money. The squid salad was one of the best salads I have had. We had... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The worst piece of yellowtail that I have ever had. The setting above the harbour in the evening is superb. The waitrons are friendly but totally ignorant

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Average place with reasonable prices. Huge menu, but just seemed a bit to clinical All round good experience though

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TravelingGal99
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We walked the block from the Paxton Hotel, not expecting to find much. This a fine restaurant with excellent prices, delightful food, and a good selection of wines. We liked it so much, we ate here again a second night. Be sure to get a table by the window so you can watch the lights of the port. During the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We were in town for one night, visiting from the UK. The food and drink were really tasty and very affordable, Service was great, it did get a bit busy when we were leaving so took a little time getting out bill, but honestly that wasn't enough to cause any issues.

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Sycamore, Illinois
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had an excellent view that not everyone will have in this restaurant. It was very nice--even at night with a bit of rain. The service was very attentive, but you might find it a to be a bit of a slow pace if you are in a hurry. We were in no hurry and liked the slow pace of... More 

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Address: Humewood Road | Humerail Shopping Complex, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Phone Number: 415851482
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Elizabeth
Cuisine: Seafood, European

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  • Address: Humewood Road | Humerail Shopping Complex, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: 415851482

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, European

Description

Has a magnificent view over the harbour

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