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The Coachman

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

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  • 59
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful decor, good food and decent service!

Went here on 22nd Dec - it is a beautiful Blue decor inside and waitresses are all dressed up in beautiful gowns. It is in this building that also houses Ocean basket et al. We ordered veg food including veg burgers with garlic sauce/, salads, etc which was great. The desserts also looked good but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
Apurva D
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Grahamstown, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Closed. This restaurant has expired. It has shuffled off this mortal coil. It is no more. It is an ex-restaurant. It breathes no more. This is a dead restaurant. No more shall we partake of its fare.

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Thank Theunsjan
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Went here on 22nd Dec - it is a beautiful Blue decor inside and waitresses are all dressed up in beautiful gowns. It is in this building that also houses Ocean basket et al. We ordered veg food including veg burgers with garlic sauce/, salads, etc which was great. The desserts also looked good but we did not get a... More 

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Thank Apurva D
Cardiff
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Taken here by a South African friend for a birthday celebration. We may have hit a noisy night, because it was packed, and there was little resto ambience, so mush so we could not hear what our waitress outlined for the specials. However the menu was good, mainly grills and fish, the wine was good, the food - I had... More 

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Thank David C
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Perhaps I'm not the best person to review this restaurant as it is predominately grill and steak place which is not really my scene so I found it quite difficult to choose something that I really fancied. I know I'm in the minority here but that's how it is. There were seven of us, I had the chicken pasta dish... More 

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Thank Melvyn J
Sandton, South Africa
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171 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

You haven't had a steak till you visit The Coachman. You may expect to come to PE and find a sleepy little town - but this is a must visit with ambience and a great tastig menu!

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Thank SZavahir
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

The Coachman is set on the bay and has excellent sea views owing to the strong on shore wind we ate inside. The staff were very friendly and helpful which set the tone for our holiday. Wide menu I enjoyed a succulent T bone steak which was great value for money. I strongly recommend this restaurant if you are in... More 

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Thank Paula N
Uitenhage, South Africa
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Have been to coachman a few times. Have got good service majority of the time. Food is always tasty and presentation of food is always good.

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Thank Kerry1704
Johannesburg
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

A special dinner with an old friend was like stepping back in time , the calamari ( fried) is the best you can eat anywhere , and to my mind hasn’t been bettered in 30 years. In their “ new “ home on the beachfront , the setting is glamorous , reminiscent of an ocean liner dining room and the... More 

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Thank Faye J
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

The website and phone number don't work. I've tried to go there with Google Maps and found nothing there. I eventually went to the one in Summerstrand and it seems to have relocated there.

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Thank Marcouyouyou
Ubud, Indonesia
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Travelling to PE for business when colleagues of mine suggested coach mans. It was brilliant! Great service, generous portion sizes, good value and some of the best steaks going around!

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Thank circleofstars90

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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: European, Central European

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