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“Great food, great view” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chartroom Restaurant

Chartroom Restaurant
Port Elizabeth Harbour | Algoa Bay Yacht Club, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa (Formerly Chatroom Restaurant)
041 585 2893
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Ranked #60 of 201 restaurants in Port Elizabeth
Cuisines: Seafood
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food, great view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We were at the restaurant at the invitation of Lloyd from Raggy Charters and it was an excellent way to end a fascinating trip to St Croix island. The fish was very fresh (of course) and delicious, the service attentive but not overwhelming and there was always something to see in the working harbour. You don't have to be a member to eat in the restaurant. It's well worth venturing off the beaten track into the harbour.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“You can smell the sea while eating the delicious seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We stumbled on it by accident and we are glad we did! The interior is very basic but the view onto the harbour and the food is great. (Portions is quite generous with a side salad and veggies) You can sit outside (with a bar area) or inside, both has a lovely view. Don’t miss out on the hake, calamari and prawns. It is open from 12pm to 3pm for lunch and 6pm to 9pm for dinner. Remember it’s closed on Mondays and Sunday evenings, but has a live band for Sunday lunch. Don't miss it while in PE!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Port Elizabeth
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Always good food, and a great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

You really can't go wrong, no matter what you order. Our favourite is the deck burger (either beef or chicken). Not an expensive restaurant, surprisingly, although the lunchtime menu is better priced than the dinner one.
Great place for a weekend lunch, overlooking the harbour.

Visited June 2012
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Cape Town
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“World class food in a relaxed, informal environment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

We went to this place based on the reviews - and we were not disappointed.

Everything we ate was delicious, and beautifully presented. We had the prawns, squid heads, pizza and the parma ham salad. All were great!

The 3 brothers were very visible and ensured all service was excellent. John even came out the kitchen to personally explain that he didn't have fried fish. A great view over the harbour too!

  • Visited April 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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Eastern Cape
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Delightful De-Stress Destination”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

It's a hot day, and your nerves are shattered. You drive to the PE Harbour, through the security check point (tell the guard you are going to the Algoa Bay Yacht Club or Chartroom Restaurant) and in a few minutes you are sitting on the deck overlooking the marina, watching the seagulls, the ripples lapping around the yachts, and perhaps a curious dolphin (yes, I have seen one), and you're quaffing something cold and thirst-quenching. Before long one of the friendly waitrons will give you a menu - no hurry - no rush. What will it be? Deep fried prawn, or calamari, or something else as a starter? Perhaps fresh fish as a main, or a pizza, pasta? If the breeze comes up, just go to an inside table at the Chartroom Restaurant and enjoy the view from there - have you ever seen a thunderstorm marching 180 degrees across the sky? Thanks to the three brothers, Jonathon, Nick and Tim, and the great staff including Gerry and Yvonne - you'll be back, again and again. Like us...at least twice a week....or more!

  • Visited February 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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