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10 Mayotte Circle, Saint Francis Bay, South Africa
27 0 42 294-1309
Today
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

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  • 46
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 8
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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
Load shedding no problem

Great restaurant, wonderful atmosphere, load shedding came in before dinner was cooked but that was no problem. Music, dancing, food was great and the owner came around to ask each table if everything was up to scratch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
JulieEB55
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Late Night
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great restaurant, wonderful atmosphere, load shedding came in before dinner was cooked but that was no problem. Music, dancing, food was great and the owner came around to ask each table if everything was up to scratch.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We enjoyed dinner here in February, Load Shedding kicked in whilst we were there but it did not hamper the enjoyment or the food.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

What an experience. The view was awesome, the atmosphere great, the staff friendly and the food unbelievable.

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Brighton
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great situation on a man made waterway. Menu has a wide choice with lots of fish options. Our waitress was very helpful in making our choices. If you want an outside seat oor front row you will need to book. But there is no problem inside the restaurant is spacious and airy.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

OMG the food, the wine, the staff...amazing and the crayfish tails were out of this world so much so that we revisited on our last night

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

the beautiful Greek restaurant on the canals!😄 great family service and a very good vibe😊 the food is excellent ( try the ribs) you have to try this place!😝

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East London, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A late lunch to celebrate my birthday..! What a wonderful experience... First a champagne toast in the swimming pool, followed by starters and a main meal of outstanding quality.. Delicious and well presented! The octopus dish was literally something "to die for"... The service, especially from the Brazilian lady, was great. She was never in your face, never pushy, but... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Large restaurant on a canal, with quirky feature of a plunge pool, which we were told is actually used by patrons arriving by boat! Large portion of sticky ribs - the best I have ever had in a restaurant - just savoury enough, just sweet enough, just sticky enough. Served with good roast potatoes. Mousakka good, served with roast potatoes... More 

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Gariep Dam, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Great spot on the canals with lovely views..fantastic atmosphere and the food was superb . Try the ice cream!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

beautiful location overlooking the canal network in the marina with a cool infinity pool. So glad my kids had their bathing costumes with them! Delicious Greek food esp the melt in the mouth lamb and humous with a super fun atmosphere and great service. Would highly recommend.

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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
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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