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The Girls Restaurant

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African, Seafood, Fusion
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1 George Road, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
+27 44 877 1648
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Sunday
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Located in the heart of the Wilderness village, we are a multi award...
Located in the heart of the Wilderness village, we are a multi award winning, Top 10 Restaurant on the Garden Route. Come and relax in a cosy, African inspired atmosphere highlighted by stunning artwork by local artist, Peter Pharoah. We have an imaginative menu combining high quality local produce with distinctly different flavours. Popular menu items include fresh linefish, succulent prawns, tender steaks and flavoursome curries all cooked to perfection in our open kitchen where you can see the chef at work. Our award winning wine list has been carefully chosen to offer a wide selection of local South African wines to enhance your dining experience. We have handmade crafts in our curio shop upstairs and free Wi-Fi available. We look forward to welcoming at The Girls
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 464
    Excellent
  • 160
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Really nice

Stayed in Wilderness for 4 nights and went to the Girls restaurant twice.On both occasions the food was excellent and the taxi service a lovely touch.Little curio shop upstairs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
rsbron
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Mid Wales
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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664 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mid Wales
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stayed in Wilderness for 4 nights and went to the Girls restaurant twice.On both occasions the food was excellent and the taxi service a lovely touch.Little curio shop upstairs.

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Sharm, Egypt
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Excellent food. Excellent service. Went back twice. Thai prawn curry was as good if not better that you get in Thailand. Seafood was very good. Need to book especially at weekends.

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Poggibonsi, Italy
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472 reviews 472 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This place was recommended to me by people where i was staying at. So i went a saturday evening, late enough to secure a table being without reservation. I managed to get a table, ordered a glass of White wine , a cous-cous Moroccan Salad to start with and aYellowtail fish as main. The salad was quick to arrive and... More 

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WildMagic, Owner at The Girls Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Giorgiom60 Thank you for taking the time to review us. Just a quick response - my manager communicated with you on a number of occasions as to the progress of your meal. Your main course took longer than our usual time as we were incredibly busy. We apologised a few times and you were offered a complimentary coffee and... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit here from start to finish. One of the guests at our hotel had recommended it so we went down the same day. We hadn't booked and when we walked in the place was heaving so we were lucky to get a table. The prawns with different sauces were clearly a speciality so I went for those... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We have eaten here on our last two visits to Wilderness and it is worth the trip alone. Fantastic, interesting food with great service. Ask to be downstairs and definitely call ahead as far in advance as possible.

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petersfield
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

very professional staff, the food is faultless and by the way the people keep pouring in they must be doing something right. Loved the ambiance

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Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Yes, as they all say, the location is odd but as soon as you are inside that is all forgotten - the decor and atmosphere of the restaurant are excellent. The recommendation was to have the prawns with the Girls' special sauces, so that's what we did and we were not disappointed! Unusually, the tails were partially peeled which made... More 

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Boston, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Enjoyed a seafood platter for 2. The food is seriously good. Portions are ample. Great wine list. We enjoyed the buzz. The place was packed and thankfully we booked. Since we had to wait quite a while for our food, we were served a delightful health bread with dukka and olives and feta to nibble on while we were waiting.... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Loved the food, ambience & service here. The food was a huge surprise. Don't be put off by the weird location behind a petrol station. I doubt you will find better food in Wilderness. I can only describe it as "Superb"

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London
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106 reviews 106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Don’t be put off by the bizarre location of the restaurant which is situated right next to the main petrol station in town! Once you’re inside, the atmosphere is warm and inviting and very much abuzz - apparently it’s always busy! The menu is quite varied with seafood, meat, curries and salads so it can be a bit daunting trying... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 George Road, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Wilderness
  • Phone Number: +27 44 877 1648

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Seafood, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Located in the heart of the Wilderness village, we are a multi award winning, Top 10 Restaurant on the Garden Route. Come and relax in a cosy, African inspired atmosphere highlighted by stunning artwork by local artist, Peter Pharoah. We have an imaginative menu combining high quality local produce with distinctly different flavours. Popular menu items include fresh linefish, succulent prawns, tender steaks and flavoursome curries all cooked to perfection in our open kitchen where you can see the chef at work. Our award winning wine list has been carefully chosen to offer a wide selection of local South African wines to enhance your dining experience. We have handmade crafts in our curio shop upstairs and free Wi-Fi available. We look forward to welcoming at The Girls
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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