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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, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 30
    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
Most recent review
2 Lovely Meals

I'm quite shocked by the poor reviews on here. I've visited Bertha's 3 times over the past year - 2 in quick succession - and have each time had lovely meals with a lovely view. Is it the best meal I've ever had? Probably not - but definitely the best for the price!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Will D
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Telford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Telford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I'm quite shocked by the poor reviews on here. I've visited Bertha's 3 times over the past year - 2 in quick succession - and have each time had lovely meals with a lovely view. Is it the best meal I've ever had? Probably not - but definitely the best for the price!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We had booked to go to Simon's Town for three nights and on arriving on a Monday evening we found that Simon's Town had been re-named "Ghost Town" for the night. Many restaurants had closed for the evening. The Council really should gear up to accommodating tourists......clueless! On to Bertha's : I can only describe it as like a very... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Situated below the quayside hotel offers seafood and some great steaks. The food is excellent as is the service, but the décor is in need of some updating. But offers great value for money.

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Boksburg, South Africa
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We ordered the calamari starter: we were served 5 lonely calamari rings on a plate and it was overpriced. The calamari had not been cleaned properly, The service was poor and the food luke warm. The manager was dumbstruck by my complaint that the portions are too small at R50 per plate.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was only our second visit to Bertha's and because the first visit was pleasant enough we decided to return for a family supper. We ordered the prawns special. Drinks took awfully long and the waiter explained there's an error with the printer at the bar and they had to write out everything- fair enough. This was the last we... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

For over a decade, Bertha's restaurant was the location for Sunday lunch with my grandmother and, for the last 8 years, my chocolate labrador. We would sit at the last table on the quay, outside of the restaurant, and my lab would swim around the harbour whilst we ordered lunch. We even know the names of all the hawkers and... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is a very popular restaurant. We visited on 8/2/2015 for lunch, the restaurant was busy and the waiters, being not well organised, could not cope. It took almost an hour for the waiter to bring our drinks to the table. The food was cold and no cutlery was available/offered to us when serving our food to us. Very disappointing... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We booked a group at Bertha's on the 10th of January and they had a very average experience. Although they want 100% upfront payment for any group bookings, they can't really handle them very well. It took about an hour for the group to get their order although everything had been pre-ordered. My guide complaint about the service but then... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We stopped here after visiting the Penguins up the road. Good menu choice and lots of tables with views Nice staff and good value for money

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

Having grown up in nearby Fish Hoek, I returned on 30th Dec 2014 with my newly extended UK family (8 of us) and decided to visit Bertha's for a late breakfast / lunch (brunch). Waiting almost 15min for our drinks to be served, on a fairly warm day, the service only deteriorated from there. The food has certainly gone down... More 

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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 1 - 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?