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“Perfect All Round” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Club on Bird

The Club on Bird
12 Bird Street, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
+27-0-41-585-1919
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Ranked #34 of 207 Restaurants in Port Elizabeth
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Description: Originally a 'Gentlemen's Club' dating back to the late 1880s, the magnificent and gracious building has been refurbished as advocate's offices, retaining the original architecture and ambiance of yesteryear, including the elegant restaurant/dining room - now open to the general public - and the comfortable Gentlemen's Bar for refreshments while waiting for Eric or Davey to invite you to the dining table to commence your repast.
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Description: Originally a 'Gentlemen's Club' dating back to the late 1880s, the magnificent and gracious building has been refurbished as advocate's offices, retaining the original architecture and ambiance of yesteryear, including the elegant restaurant/dining room - now open to the general public - and the comfortable Gentlemen's Bar for refreshments while waiting for Eric or Davey to invite you to the dining table to commence your repast.
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
“Perfect All Round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

A friend and I met for a business lunch to discuss an indepth brief from a client. The setting was perfect! Not too noisy - in fact we were surrounded by other captains of industry in Nelson Mandela Bay who were conducting similar discussions.

The menu was varied and catered for all tastes. Our attentive waiter was well trained and the food excellent and very reasonably priced.

I will be back, but this time for a more leisurely lunch with an old friend.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Such great food at great prices! The atmosphere is one of Old World Charm - step back into time to be treated like roaylty, with great food and service

Visited August 2012
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“GREAT SERVICE LOVELY AMBIENCE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We were invited by friends to eat there at one of their buffet evenings. Had not been to the Club in years but what a superb evening. Pre dinner drinks and a look at a menu which showed what was on offer and a choice to be made for starters. Politely called to the table when it was ready to be served. Quality of food on offer was exceptional and service was simply outstanding, ambience of the pub and dining room lovely. For those of you that remember what five star service in a restaurant was then you will not be disappointed by spending an evening at the Club on Birt. Thoroughly recommended.

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“Old World Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Hearty home cooking, not too pricey and attentive service. We seldom have desert because the main course is just so filling and yummy. The setting is lovely and old world fine dining - shiny cutlery, old furniture and paintings probably all worth a fortune.

Visited July 2012
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“A wonderful lunchtime experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

I had an enjoyable meal here at Club on Bird and I think that it is extremely good value for money.
The Building dates back to 1904, and has served as a club for the city's movers and shakers since then.
The lunch menu was varied enough to suit most tastes and once the selection is made, you can choose to either sit in the diningroom and wait, or go through to the bar next door.
I had grilled fish with a salad - the fish was done to perfection, and the salad was a delicious mix of micro-greens with a lovely light dressing.
They are not open to the public everyday, so it would be wise to phone and check, and then book for your meal.
It is also advisable to try and park inside the grounds in the parking places allotted for members of the club - there were too many loiterers around for my liking.
The staff are friendly and efficient - and the ambience is good - reminiscent of a bygone era - but utterly charming.
I do feel that their website needs updating - as it seems as if they are only open to the public for Sunday lunch. An advert campaign on the local radio alerted us to the fact that we could actually eat there during the week.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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