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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 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
Harare Province, Zimbabwe
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17 reviews 17 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a nice little restaurant by the pier. Good views, ok food and decent value. I had the seafood curry, which was ok, but not like the curry I'm used to in Asia, US, or UK. I'd stick with the grilled or fried seafood, or even the burger, which was quite good.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Have been visiting Simon's Town since 1982 from the UK. Family are local so always popping in for a sundowner or two when we are over there. It's very relaxing and has great views. Have had numerous meals here too over the years..b/f, lunches and dinner. Always very enjoyable. Roll on 2015

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Where do I start? Overpriced. Poor food. Horrendous & I do mean horrendous service. Simply the worst place in the South Peninsula (of the many terrible options).

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Food was excellent. Seafood delicious. Good value for money. Service was a bit slow. Location great!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

When you can get in, Bertha's offers a wide menu with fresh seafare. However because of its location on the water's edge it gets very busy when the sun shines so if you don't book, prepare to wait!

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