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Big Time Taverna

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10 Mayotte Circle, Saint Francis Bay, South Africa
27 0 42 294-1309
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12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Consistently the best in St Francis

Other restaurants come and go but Big Time is consistently the best for quality food and a great atmosphere

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
noel h
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Other restaurants come and go but Big Time is consistently the best for quality food and a great atmosphere

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Thank noel h
Bremen
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

thanx to Peri and his team an exceptional service and high quality in food, drinks and service is been offered since many years on a high level.

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Thank jmghb
Worcester, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW!!! what a beautiful setting and what awesome food. Peri and Melina our hosts well done guys... As a lover of Greek cuisine I'l travel miles any day to your restaurant. Typical Greek hospitality reminds me of the quaint villages and eateries on the Greek Isles...Bravo Paidia...

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Thank TheGreekBoy
Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been coming here for many years and sadly this time we found the food very disappointing. The setting is wonderful the staff friendly but the service was also poor

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Thank Jennifer J
Polokwane, South Africa
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a table at Big Time Taverna for 2 people. The rest of the restaurant was not busy at all, just 1 big table next to us. We waited for our drinks for about 20 min, then our starter came, which was really good, and then we waited for our main course, which was terrible. The meat was over... More 

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Thank Rene Y
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We went as a big group and the restaurant couldn't cope. Megan, our waitress, was lovely, however there was another waitress who was rude and aggressive when we queried the delay in our food, which took over 2 hours to arrive. For the price we paid, it was a waste of money and the food was cold and sub-standard when... More 

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Thank Heidi W
Port Elizabeth
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

What a fantastic restaurant to visit. Peri and his staff make you feel like one of his extended family where the dining experience and fantastic view of the canals will leave you wanting to come back time and again.

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Thank Brandon T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at 7:30 and only got our main course at 10:15 after a few extremely rude encounters with owner and a waiter that wasn't even our tables waiter. Food arrived cold and the special was horrible. Also had cockroaches crawl over my feet while sitting. At least 5 were seen by our table.

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1 Thank Simon P
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I have never felt more disappointed with a restaurant experience. We waited 2.5 hours for our food which was COLD when it eventually arrived. We ended up eating at 10.30 after arriving at 7.30. When asking our waitress about when our food is coming we were told to wait and not be aggressive (my 80 year old granny was speaking... More 

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Thank Jessica P
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We waited over 2 hours for our food and upon enquiry we were told by the owner Perri that it's not his fault his restaurant is so busy and that we must be patient. The waiters were rude and stroppy and truly made it an awful experience. The prices are high and not worth the tasteless food. I am shocked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Mayotte Circle, Saint Francis Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Saint Francis Bay
  • Phone Number: 27 0 42 294-1309

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?