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Waterside Grill &Bar

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406 Herolds Bay Road | Oubaai, George, South Africa
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Smoke on the Water

Waterside Grill has great ambience, with staff that are very friendly and professional at all times. However, I was disappointed with the food. For starters, when entering the venue, a very impressive grilling station is situated dead center of the space. To me, this signifies excellent meat. Of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Andrissa F
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Waterside Grill has great ambience, with staff that are very friendly and professional at all times. However, I was disappointed with the food. For starters, when entering the venue, a very impressive grilling station is situated dead center of the space. To me, this signifies excellent meat. Of course we proceeded to order a fillet and a sirloin. As the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner was poring with rain, no umbrellas offered to get from the hotel to the restaurant and back again. staff friendly but food very average.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The pungent smell of char welcomes you even outside of the restaurant. Then you are sit down near the propably nice view but can't appreciate any of it because it is just next to a draft and you can't stop freezing. Luckily, our wonderful waitress Zola sat us somewhere else after we asked. We started off with Whiskey, which was... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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99 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Disappointed to be told thy didnt have our booking so made us wait. Though the reception had booked us! When we were show n the book it clearly had our booking showing, with correctvoom number. I guess they were just using it to manage service. Didn't create a good culture of trust. That won't own further when a couple of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Very good service but meals are below standard. Can't recommend anything on the menu. Friends recommended the place after visiting the resort in August 2014. Unfortunately the Hyatt moved in December 2014. Their master chef left as well. The menu has also changed. Shaju

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Good service and excellent food!! The setting and ambiance was wonderful too which made for a lovely dining out experience.

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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Hi, here you dont haveca lot of choice to choose a resturents in obaai hotel just 2. So this is booring.about the food its good and nice places .but the stuff thair are not frindly and i hate to deal with waiter she always quick me for order.i will never give a tip at this restaurant.sorry

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Enjoyed dinner as well as Xmas lunch and on both occasions can only but compliment the food and the chefs. The staff is observant and courteous. Chefs preparing food in the center of the restaurant was something to experience which sets this restaurant apart from any other in George.

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OubaaiHotel, General Manager at Waterside Grill &Bar, responded to this review

Dear Marktours1967 We are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience at our Waterside Grill and appreciate you sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We hope you will visit us again. Kind regards, Elmien Lyth General Manager More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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113 reviews 113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

If you stay at Oubaai hotel this is the only place you can go to for dinner, except from the club house bar serving pub food but not quite close to the hotel. The grill is nice but has a typical hotel restaurant atmosphere. Open plan kitchen in the center so expect to smell fish and meat all at the... More 

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OubaaiHotel, General Manager at Waterside Grill &Bar, responded to this review

Dear VBNR Please accept our sincere apologies for your disappointing experience and rest assured that your comments have been taken very seriously and addressed with the team. Thank you again. Kind regards, Elmien Lyth General Manager More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Hubby and I just love the food at Waterside Grill. They also have a lovely wine list and the service is attentive but not intrusive.

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OubaaiHotel, General Manager at Waterside Grill &Bar, responded to this review

Dear gree0000 We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience at our Waterside Grill and that you found the service to be good. We hope to welcome you back to Waterside Grill again! Kind regards, Elmien Lyth General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 406 Herolds Bay Road | Oubaai, George, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  George

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

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