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The Mystic Tin

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38 Bath Street, Montagu 6720, South Africa
+27 23 614 2461
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: As the evening draws near The Mystic Tin lights up in candle light and our...
As the evening draws near The Mystic Tin lights up in candle light and our chef prepares a local, Indian and north African cuisine with fillets, curries, pizza and beautiful vegetables.The restaurant is rustic, yet stylish with a warm ambience, local artwork, Cuban, French, Brazilian and jazz music and a fireplace for the cooler evenings.The bar offers coffee, local wines, beers as well as other drinksOpening hours:5 pm till late, Tuesdays closed.Fully licensed.No card facilities. Microbrewery and Beergarden
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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
First time in Montagu

Having looked at the menus of many recommended restaurants in Montagu, only the Mystic Tin offered us something different. My wife and I love venison and we were all set to have the springbok bobottie until we smelt the wonderful aroma of the lamb curry. We both had the curry which was as good as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Maggi S
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Having looked at the menus of many recommended restaurants in Montagu, only the Mystic Tin offered us something different. My wife and I love venison and we were all set to have the springbok bobottie until we smelt the wonderful aroma of the lamb curry. We both had the curry which was as good as it smelt, and I had... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have eaten at the Mystic Tin several times in the past mostly,I have to admit. before the new owners took over although we did eat there once under their ownership. The food was always superb until last night. The smoked salmon trout starter was very good but I ordered the stuffed chicken breast main course as I have done... More 

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jrmulligan, Owner at The Mystic Tin, responded to this review

Hi Susan H, we are sorry to hear that you had a bad experience on your last visit. I have no idea what reformed chicken might be as our chicken comes straight from the bird and is used as is without any reformation, other than filling and cooking it. I am glad to hear that your complaint was dealt with... More 

henham
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This was our last day in montagu and had been disappointed by two other restaurants so we were a bit pessimistic,please to say ,as per the title both the food and service were good

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jrmulligan, Owner at The Mystic Tin, responded to this review

Thank you ianHenham for your review, we are happy to hear that we did not disappoint you! We continue to strive for excellence and look to improve in all aspects of our restaurant. More 

Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Convenient location, quiet and intimate serving local produce including game at a reasonable price. Very good friendly service

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jrmulligan, Owner at The Mystic Tin, responded to this review

Thank you andrewcameron47 for taking time to write your review! We are proud of our eclectic menu , representing dishes from far and wide. Please visit us again soon! More 

South of England
Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

..... a mimosa 2014 Sauvignon Blanc I cannot recall when I last gave a terrible review as I always strive to be fair and find something in the restaurants favour and Maybe it's unfair to review a restaurant on Valentine's Day. However, we did go on Valentine's Day. We were given half a glass of sweet pink sparkling wine when... More 

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jrmulligan, Owner at The Mystic Tin, responded to this review

Dear Southofenglandfoodie, I thank you for your review. I do find it odd though, that on the night in question, when I approached all our guests individually, that all to a man said they had a great evening and enjoyed their meal. The prawns were poached in coconut milk, not served in it as you suggest. The accompaniment was a... More 

Bangor, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We were staying next door to the restaurant and on the recommendation of the owner we went for our evening meal. We both had Bunny Chow, a South African food dish consisting of a half bread loaf filled with chicken meat curry. It was really nice and the hostess was very attentive and friendly. We also had a bottle of... More 

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jrmulligan, Owner at The Mystic Tin, responded to this review

Thanks Bry111 for your kind review! we are happy to hear your evening wit us was a memorable one. More 

London
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116 reviews 116 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This restaurant was booked for us and we were not disappointed. An assortment of what the Cape has to offer, beautifully cooked and presented. Recommend the Kudu cappachio, but all was very yummy.

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jrmulligan, Owner at The Mystic Tin, responded to this review

Dear seedoubleu, thanks for your great review! We are happy that you enjoyed your evening with us at The Mystic Tin. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is a great little restuarant with amazing lamb curry! the service is quick and excellent, also try the saggy stone beer, the ale and the dark are very nice beer.

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jrmulligan, Owner at The Mystic Tin, responded to this review

Hi Pietpistool, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. Our Lamb Curry is one of our signature dishes made with real Karoo lamb and lots of love! Thanks for taking the time to write a great review. More 

Cairns, Australia
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We visited at the very end of December. The food was good ( mains only - oxtail and ostrich) but not memorable. Fun decor and liked the idea of the window through to the kitchen. Friendly service, inexplicably slow -it was a quiet night- but that wasn't a problem for us. Begs the question, though, how things would run when... More 

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jrmulligan, Owner at The Mystic Tin, responded to this review

Thanks Leeanne M for your review. We would love to have you visit us again! We look forward to making your next visit a truly memorable one. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The restaurant is set back from the road with parking outside. We were made welcome by the staff. The food selection was good and the food was lovely. A good choice of wines too.

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jrmulligan, Owner at The Mystic Tin, responded to this review

Hi Dawn H, thank you for taking the time to write such a good review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 Bath Street, Montagu 6720, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Montagu
  • Phone Number: +27 23 614 2461

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 11
  • Cuisine: African, International

Description

As the evening draws near The Mystic Tin lights up in candle light and our chef prepares a local, Indian and north African cuisine with fillets, curries, pizza and beautiful vegetables.The restaurant is rustic, yet stylish with a warm ambience, local artwork, Cuban, French, Brazilian and jazz music and a fireplace for the cooler evenings.The bar offers coffee, local wines, beers as well as other drinksOpening hours:5 pm till late, Tuesdays closed.Fully licensed.No card facilities. Microbrewery and Beergarden

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