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Second Beach | Behind Wood 'n Spoon, Port St Johns P.O. Box 62 , 5120, South Africa
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Description: We are a remote Restaurant and Retreat with spectacular views and special...
We are a remote Restaurant and Retreat with spectacular views and special Meals. All homemade products and Herbs from the garden. View the Sardine Run with Dolphin and whale sitings aplenty or just watch the waves crashing on the famous rock, The Gap or Blowhole at Second Beach. Monkeys jumping on the roof are a daily occurence and awesome hikes right on your doorstep. Special visits to surrounding sites like Magwa Falls can be organised. We have credit card facilities Now.
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Good for:
Scenic view

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely wholesome food in a gorgeous setting

A very chilled and hippy vibe at this cool place in a lovely location with a view of the beach and tropical feel. Friendly, genuine service and delicious food, at a relaxed pace - but that's fine, cos you're on holiday! Walking up the steep hill to get there is all part of the adventure and totally... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Bordeaux, France
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Bordeaux, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A very chilled and hippy vibe at this cool place in a lovely location with a view of the beach and tropical feel. Friendly, genuine service and delicious food, at a relaxed pace - but that's fine, cos you're on holiday! Walking up the steep hill to get there is all part of the adventure and totally worth it. Lovely.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I had the fish of day and the 2nd time the burger, both were really good and tasty. Portion was also big enough. I would eat there again

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Simple, good food with a view! For a perfect lunch near the 2nd beach, this is an easy-going place with excellent shawarmas (among others), well worth the climb up there!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is paradise in Port at Johns, the view is amazing with a very laid back atmosphere. Service is not the fastest but you are in the Transkei so chill. Food is delicious. The best place in Port at Johns to go and eat

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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The location itself looks more like a hostel, but if you get comfy with that you can enjoy a beautiful view onto the second beach. We had a shawarma (or something like that) which was really tasty.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

One of the better restaurants in PSJ. Menu offers crayfish, prawns, hamburgers and breakfasts. Our travel party, two families with children aged 13 and 10 booked for dinner and unfortunately hamburgers weren't available but the kids ordered schwarmas and the line fish (mussel cracker) both of which were delicious. The adults ordered crayfish which without the garlic butter sauce was... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Every time I've been to Port St John's a visit to DM is a must for breakfast and dinner. Relax on the deck overlooking 2nd Beach and enjoy a top crayfish thermidor; better than any Durban restaurant I've eaten at. Be sure to have sundowners first. The folk are very chilled out. You can drive there instead of walking :)

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Food was fantastic. Was a bit of a walk to get there, and the food took some time to get to us, but once it came it was delicious!

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Juliet L, Owner at Delicious Monster, responded to this review

Hi there from delicious Monster Thank you so much for your review. Regards Juliet and Staff More 

Lawrenceville, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went there for lunch. A bit off the beaten path but worth the trek. I had the burger, others had wraps - and everyone raved. Very laid back and friendly people but if you're not comfortable with "African time" don't go to Africa! Just have another beer while you're waiting and chill-out.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is definitely the best food we had in PSJ. The restaurant is hidden away up a steep dirt road off 2nd beach. It doesn't look like much from the outside but once you're there the food is fantastic. Try the crayfish and the Moroccan lamb curry.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Second Beach | Behind Wood 'n Spoon, Port St Johns P.O. Box 62 , 5120, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port St Johns

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

We are a remote Restaurant and Retreat with spectacular views and special Meals. All homemade products and Herbs from the garden. View the Sardine Run with Dolphin and whale sitings aplenty or just watch the waves crashing on the famous rock, The Gap or Blowhole at Second Beach. Monkeys jumping on the roof are a daily occurence and awesome hikes right on your doorstep. Special visits to surrounding sites like Magwa Falls can be organised. We have credit card facilities Now.

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