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Bertha's Restaurant

Quayside Centre, 1 Wharf Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
021-786-2138
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Ranked #16 of 23 restaurants in Simon's Town
Price range: $1 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood, Vegetarian, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Relaxed, warm and informal with a cosmopolitan appeal it is a favorite place for visitors to pass a few leisurely hours. Bustling by day you can enjoy a long, lazy lunch; cocktails at sunset out on the terrace or be swept away by the sheer romance of the restaurant at night. The terrace is perfectly positioned for a memorable experience.Bertha's extensive menu features South African fare, fresh seafood and an impressive selection of wines.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Relaxed, warm and informal with a cosmopolitan appeal it is a favorite place for visitors to pass a few leisurely hours. Bustling by day you can enjoy a long, lazy lunch; cocktails at sunset out on the terrace or be swept away by the sheer romance of the restaurant at night. The terrace is perfectly positioned for a memorable experience.Bertha's extensive menu features South African fare, fresh seafood and an impressive selection of wines.
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cutchogue, new york
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

While visiting our family stationed in Pretoria, we spent four days in Simon's Town and had lunch at Bertha's. Wonderful salads.and several fish dishes were greatly enjoyed on a sun-lit harbor view. Excellent expressos and capucinos with chocolate cake remain in memory.

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Simon's Town, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

What I love about Bertha's is the fact that you can sit outside and enjoy the seagulls and herons foraging in the tiny bay, the boats coming and going front he yacht club and the pier, and be at peace with the world. The service is friendly and the food, although average, is good value. Try their fishcake starter.

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Washington, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner, which was tasty and good choice. Presented well and wine inexpensive. Nice atmosphere and service good. Then ate breakfast and same standards. Has a lovely position on harbour and free wifi

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Simon's Town, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Good food, service was a bit slow. Not badly priced. Lovely view, find it a bit noisy and busy over the weekends

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This restaurant has the best position but did not live up to expectation. Food was average, service slow, but does have WIFI.

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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Its nice and very well located, by the seaport. It has very good service and food at good prices. You can have a romantic dinner with candles on the terrace outside...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We were looking for a place to have dinner. Bertha's looked a place with a nice setting in front of the little harbour. What a disappointment. Beware of places which purely seem to trade on their settings and turn out to be just tourist traps. The staff was pleasant and attentive. But when it comes to cooking and food presentation... More

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Polokwane, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

We fell in love with Bertha's! From the friendly staff to the delicious food..it was just delightful. I market several five star hotels and fine dining restaurants and this was right up there with them. Well done to the staff and the chefs... Your chicken livers were out of this world!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Service was very welcoming and staff answered all my questions about the menu and wine fitting. The quality of the fod was terrific and my wife and I had the Berthas fish platter for two persons, which was perfectly cookie. The venue was in a harbour which suited the restaurant. Fresh fish is Always the best and it sure was.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Nice, chilled establishment with good food and wonderful views over Simonstown harbour. What we didn't like was the fact that because we were a table of ten they automatically added 10% gratuity to the bill...we would have given them a lot more if they would not have done that...Owner of Bertha's take note!

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