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38 Bath Street, Montagu 6720, South Africa
+27 23 614 2461
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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, International and African cuisine with venison, curries, oxtail and beautiful vegetables.The restaurant is rustic, yet stylish with a warm ambience, local artwork, soft background instrumental music and a fireplace for the cooler evenings.The bar offers coffee, local wines, beers as well as other drinks. Opening hours:5 pm till late, Sundays closed.Fully licensed. Credit Card facilities available.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bit of a Gem

We loved the Mystic Tin! Despite having load shedding on both occasions that we visited the food was outstanding and great value for money. Staff were friendly but not overly attentive. We particularly loved the starters and the oxtail main. Great food; we will be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Paula F
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We loved the Mystic Tin! Despite having load shedding on both occasions that we visited the food was outstanding and great value for money. Staff were friendly but not overly attentive. We particularly loved the starters and the oxtail main. Great food; we will be back!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We arrived early and the owner had forgotten to put our reservation in the book, we then had to sit outside, which was fine. Waitress lacked knowledge of menu. Food was OK but average, dessert not as described and poor. Top money for very average food. Owner was adamant that we were wrong about the reservation, we then showed her... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

On a trip from Durban racing in Ashton but no can do. Very bulshy lady said she cannot help us....what a joy.......

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

Hi Sandy l l, I am at a loss as to what you are trying to convey here. On weekends such as the one of your visit, the town of Montagu and of course it's restaurants are booked to capacity. When a large party appears at the door without a reservation, and there are no tables available, one is forced... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Small restaurant with lots of atmosphere with excellent food and service. You get the feeling that each plate of food is prepared with individual attention to detail.

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

Hi Gerda V, thank you kindly for your review. As you rightly point out, we are a small restaurant and attention to detail on each plate is crucial to us. We are happy that you enjoyed your evening with us. More 

Stevenage, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Whilst staying in Montagu at Koo Karoo Guest House we ate here 3 times and were never disappointed. The atmosphere is friendly and the service excellent - especially from the ever smiling Jolene. The food was good quality and the after eating three different dishes our favourite was the venison steak. All the food and wine was well priced. When... More 

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

Dear JandB39, We are happy to have been of service to you 3 nights in a row and look forward to a return visit! We are indeed blessed to have Jolene and her smile as part of our team here at The Mystic Tin. Thank you for your kind review! More 

St Albans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Fantastic meal here. Food was yummy and the service and price were excellent. Rustic, traditional feel to it.

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

Hi JFlowerStAlbans, thanks for taking time out to write a review. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us! More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Very accommodating even though they appeared to be fully booked on arrival, they managed to find us a table to eat at

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

Dear stephensue2015, thank you for your review! We are happy we could accommodate you, and that you enjoyed your visit with us. More 

Nantwich, Cheshire, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Unfortunately we arrived to stay the night in Montagu just as a power cut plunged the whole area (not just the town) into darkness, but we are adventurous, and we ventured into the town to have dinner at the Mystic Tin restaurant, which we had already booked. Not knowing if the place would even be open in the spookily dark... More 

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

Hi PoppySue F, thanks so much for your wonderful review! The power outages are indeed frustrating for us all, however we will always make the best of a bad situation. We are happy to have been of service to you and hope to see you again soon! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We took a wander around Montagu and choose the Mystic Tin as less formal than the Five oaks and a bit cosier than the Old Tavern. We weren't disappointed. Friendly service, good food - it hit the spot.

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

Thank you WanderHopefully for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that what we offer "hit the spot"! More 

Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a nice restaurant in Montagu and we had a good meal here with good service. I would recommend it but probably better to book

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Thanks for your review if our restaurant. We are happy you enjoyed your meal with us! Have great stay in our beautiful country. More 

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Address: 38 Bath Street, Montagu 6720, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 23 614 2461
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Montagu
Average Prices: USD 6 - 10
Cuisine: African, International

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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 - 10
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: African, International

Description

As the evening draws near The Mystic Tin lights up in candle light and our chef prepares a local, International and African cuisine with venison, curries, oxtail and beautiful vegetables.The restaurant is rustic, yet stylish with a warm ambience, local artwork, soft background instrumental music and a fireplace for the cooler evenings.The bar offers coffee, local wines, beers as well as other drinks. Opening hours:5 pm till late, Sundays closed.Fully licensed. Credit Card facilities available.

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