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Bertha's Restaurant

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Seafood, Vegetarian, Bistro
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Quayside Centre, 1 Wharf Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
021-786-2138
Today
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 38
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  • 110
    Very good
  • 49
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  • 34
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great location average food

we only had morning tea here, so it was fine. Wonderful location on the waterfront. One staff member was great, others not so good. They showed us to a table, then moved us to another, then moved us once more. Not a good start. However our waitress was great. Food was fine but would not rave about... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
penwar
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

we only had morning tea here, so it was fine. Wonderful location on the waterfront. One staff member was great, others not so good. They showed us to a table, then moved us to another, then moved us once more. Not a good start. However our waitress was great. Food was fine but would not rave about it. It just... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Beautiful venue so i had high hopes. Food tasted great but portions are too small thus over priced and service really slow with lots of errors. Sauces brought after the food had been eaten. Need to jack it up.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We had lunch at Bertha's in April. The food is obviously pre-prepared (I overhead the waitress letting the table next to us know that the mushrooms for the burgers are all fried in bulk in the morning...) and it showed with my spatchcock chicken - took about 5 minutes to arrive and was very dry. And no garnish. Just soggy... More 

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Luanda
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Had a kilo of local prawns perfectly cooked, local mussels tasty, calamari delish.... All this with a boschendal rosé, made a perfect stop on the way beck from cape point. Definitely stop there.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Berthas is a fresh faced restaurant with a relaxed Cape Town vibe, perfectly situated in Simons town harbour where you can book your whale watching tours. We had friends from overseas and decided to visit the restaurant. We ordered their platter and boy was it delicious, definately awesome because my husband loves his chilli food and we ordered it with... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Looks like a restaurant, tastes like a take away. With such an awesome location was a real let down on the food front, the calamari main was the size of a starter, so unfortunately not much value for money.Food was out in a few mins and the restaurant smacked of a tourist trap.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Beautiful setting right on the water- we had a lovely table looking out onto the bay. The staff are so friendly and accommodating you immediately feel relaxed. Great for a couple of drinks with friends- and if you are gonna eat- don't mess around- the baby squid and tentacles comes with a garlic chili butter sauce you will want to... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

..this eating place does not look that good from the outside neither is it brilliant inside either..of course, a restaurant is all about the food it serves..Bertha's food was excellent therefore proving that the surrounds have no bearing on the experience..the menu was good as was the wine list..the service was very acceptable..

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We go to Berthas often but this is the very first time that the WHOLE place was booked out to various tour groups...to the extent that they could not accommodate 1 table for 2 people. But hey, we are only locals :( But also thanks to this rather rude turn away, we found a restaurant with better food around the... More 

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Gruyeres, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Bertha's is a good seafood restaurant with the normal menu, nothing extra-ordinary. Nice setting in the harbour of Simon's Town. Service was friendly and quick.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Quayside Centre, 1 Wharf Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Simon's Town
  • Phone Number: 021-786-2138

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Vegetarian, Bistro
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?