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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 #13 of 25 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.
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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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English first
Fort Myers, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a very pretty restaurant right on the water with lovely views and a nice staff. I would go there again if I had the chance, however, I would order something other than the seafood curry which was so hot that I had to throw a lot of rice into it to make it edible. I was worried that... More

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Enfield, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Bertha's became our regular gathering place and we spent a lot of time there. Great food and great atmosphere, right on the water. Shopping in the same building, upstairs. Just a great place!

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Johannesburg
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Located overlooking false bay. The Cape Malay seafood curry was good as was the hake and chips but the tuna avocado salad was unimaginative and the poor grade Kola Tonic and Passion Fruit cordial a cloudy embarrassment...the Kola Tonic was returned and the passion fruit truly sad. We found the begging musicians rather irritating as they beg from every table... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The food was good and the wine very nice but the service was not great and very slow. Had to keep reminding the waiter of our drinks and only got it after our food. Would come back though for the view and food.

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Sitting in the sun, watching the view is wonderful, listening to the musicians the play is enchanting, being able to take someone very old there and it's easy access is great - and then there's the food and the service - every time I go to Cape Town, this is a favourite for lunch and it has never disappointed!

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Harare Province, Zimbabwe
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

As weather forecasts said a gale was predicted, and the winds had started to build up, we sought sanctuary at Berthas, and were provided with solid seaside fare, fish and chips were very tasty, the Cape Malay Curry was delicious, but there were mixed reviews on the chicken burgers (one said bland, the other delicious!). Altogether reasonably priced good food.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A beautiful venue, with superb views. We had lunch there yesterday, the service was dreadfully slow, and the food un-remarkable.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We'd visited in the summer and enjoyed the setting immensely. In winter the parking is far better but the atmosphere is missing. Not a problem though, as the food and service was good. The kiddies portions are really small and so, for our son, aged ten, we ordered and paid for a double portion. The chicken pasta is huge. The... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

This is our second visit at the restaurant, that time it was great, there fore we decided to come back. This time though...wish we hadn't. Sat down and had to wait 20 minutes to even get a menu, and the place wasn't even that busy. Order drinks and food, drinks we have to remind them about and they only comes... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The location is great... right on the water...perfect for an afternoon beer or lunch.... the place is clean... the staff is friendly.... The local 'dessert' pudding is fantastic... I had a local seafood dish.. which I enjoyed... nothing special or fancy... but tasty and filling.

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