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The Coachman

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Central European
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103 Cape Road, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
041 373 3440
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 4
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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
Legend

This is the one place in P.E. I will always remember. Great food, great service and great atmosphere. I have not been to their new venue @ Brooks. But I'm sure I can expect the same. Thank you Coachman.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Nico G
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is the one place in P.E. I will always remember. Great food, great service and great atmosphere. I have not been to their new venue @ Brooks. But I'm sure I can expect the same. Thank you Coachman.

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

For a wedding anniversary, the Coachman was a good choice for a comfortable venue, smart service, good menu and winelist, and "hey....we can chat" acoustics

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We came down to PE from Johannesburg for the day to celebrate a birthday with family. The Coachman had been recommended to us by a local person and we were more than impressed with what we experienced. Lovely location, great menu, generous portions, good value for money, fun comfortable atmosphere and outstanding service from the ladies serving us. Would definitely... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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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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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