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“Good food, good value for your money.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The old austria

The old austria
Westbourne road, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
041 3730299
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Ranked #20 of 207 Restaurants in Port Elizabeth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Good food, good value for your money.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

If you want a good meal and a large menu then this is the place. Prices are reasonable and the quality of the food is good. Service was also good. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“nostalgic cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The cool colours, quiet setting area, almost private nook like areas with classy linen and crockery, enjoyed the crumbed veal and delicately made veggies. Took my team for a treat and will definitely recommend to those who prefer a quiet meal in a classy setting.

Visited January 2013
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A disappointing experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I have always enjoyed great food and hospitality at this iconic restaurant but tmy last meal there was very poor. We were quite a large corporate party and the service was v ery poor. One of the ladies at our table did not have a spoon to eat her soup with and when she requested the waiter bring her one he just handed it to her with his bare hands, no serviette or on a plate. The waitress also had a huge tear in her VERY worn top and her ability to bring drinks etc was very poor. It seemed as though their waiters had no training. The toilets were not clean and the toilet seat in the ladies bathroom was broken. The meat was cold and the fish had no real taste. I was very disappointed and upset that this once gorgeous restaurant delivered such a poor show

Visited July 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Good Food & Good Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Good food & good atmosphere, live music an added bonus. Refurbish beautiful old house, allowing us to have a private room for a special family celebration

Visited July 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“uncomplicated and warm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Don't be fooled by the outside appearance of this place. Not that the yard is shabby. It just looks like someone's house, as in a normal suburban family enclave. I felt under-dressed in my T-shirt and jeans as we walked in. Inside is a piano (in the middle of one of the larger wings), white linen table cloths and a superb menu. Luckily since we were inches from the piano, no one was tinkling away at it. Instead there was salon music and light classics in the background. Everything about the place was not intrusive. There are main meal and desert combinations, as well as starter and main meal combinations. The prices were terribly reasonable for the kind of menu this was (extensive). The decor is understated and mature, and the restaurant unfolds in different directions since it is used to be a house. The steel staircase in the middle of the main dining room tells many stories. Overall a lovely place, able to keep teenagers calm for one meal. The waitresses were very warm, clued-up and polite.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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