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The Coachman

Central European
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103 Cape Road, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
041 373 3440
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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very memorable moments

Very memorable moments shared with family and friends with excellent food and the atmosfeer was something unique. My daughter had her 21st there so exclusive for a small group but private too and the food was always the talk of the evening. So sad it has close but I suppose the memories will stay... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Nellagouws
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very memorable moments shared with family and friends with excellent food and the atmosfeer was something unique. My daughter had her 21st there so exclusive for a small group but private too and the food was always the talk of the evening. So sad it has close but I suppose the memories will stay for ever and time has move... More 

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Novato, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My husband was in PE for 3 weeks on business, he ate here 5 times and I joined him for 3 of these visits. The service is great, the food is delicious and the Malva is special!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Shared a dinner here with some customers and was delighted with the service and quality of food. I had Kingclip which was excellent. Everyone in our group was delighted with the quality of wine and food. The place was packed (Monday evening) but the time taken to serve dinner was reasonable. The young waitresses who dress in blue evening dress... More 

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cruiser94
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Would throughly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Port Elizabeth, it is gorgeous. Food is incredible and service is very, very good. Views are beautiful.

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Used to be the Coachman, for quality food and drinks, been around there on three occassions and have enjoyed the coctails, food and pizzas. Delicioius. Excellent servce. You know you biting into something totally fresh and delicious, they have fresh sushi, paid R38 for a 4 pcs. My son had the schwarm and gyros. Yummy Pls note though that this... More 

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Came in on a relatively quiet afternoon, so waitresses were clearly not over stressed. Ordered the steak at the recommendation of the waitress. I ordered it medium. First it came out on the verge of well done. Sent it back requesting medium rare thinking the cook might overlook it again and it came back nearly blue. Once again sent it... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

In one word delicious! Make sure to book or be prepared to wait 45 minutes minimum for a table, waiting is well worth it I assure you! The service is great, the food is fabulous, the waiting time in between meals is long but on the otherhand it ensures digestion. We absolutely loved it and will return when possible. The... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The restaurant came highly recommended by our guesthouse manager and we were not disappointed - the decor and the beautifully dressed waitresses set this restaurant apart from the start. The menu is extensive and the food is outstanding - the steaks melt in your mouth!

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

On Tuesday evening 4 November 2014, I visited this truly elegant restaurant. The ambiance is complimented by attentive waitresses who are all immaculately dressed in elegant long blue dresses. Full marks to the Coachman for moving away from the mundane "cheap" black outfits usually provided by the temporary waitresses and waiters themselves. The service in every small detail was excellent.... More 

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Perfect restaurant for a business dinner or a 5star experience. Helpful (and extremely attractive) staff with very broad knowledge on the menu will make this an enjoyable experience. Book a table outside to enjoy the views of Humewood beach. The Black Widow Mushroom starter is absolutely divine.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 103 Cape Road, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: 041 373 3440

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Central European

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