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Surfside Restaurant

Strand Pavilion Centre, Beach Road, Strand | Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, Strand 7140, South Africa
+27 21 853 2748
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good19%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible30%
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“seafood” (10 reviews)
“lamb” (2 reviews)
“ice cream” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Strand Pavilion Centre, Beach Road, Strand | Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, Strand 7140, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I consider myself fortunate to recently discover Surfside's 'Bistro' adjoining the main restaurant - also right over the water & sharing the magnificent False Bay views. A small venue with a distinct 'holiday' laid-back ambience. Decor is minimal which befits the 'beachy' vibe projected.The limited...More

1  Thank Lawrie W
Reviewed January 23, 2018

After reading numerous atrocious reviews I decided to give the place a bash and took my partner for a nice romantic dinner. That was my first mistake. While the food is reasonably priced, it takes forever to arrive. We were seated and approached by at...More

Thank _alex_moore36
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Went to this restaurant expecting a wow experience and were utterly disappointed with the food and total lack of service

Thank Leon F
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Used this restaurant a few times the Breakfasts are very good value for money and very nice, also Lunched at Surfside and again was not disappointed Used the restaurant a few years ago and did find then that service was not 100% but, this time...More

Thank 19Di_a_nne
Reviewed January 19, 2018

We went there for a birthday brunch/lunch! The service was bad, the food was cold, salad looked like it was from a leftover buffet! We asked for tap water and they charged us R10 per glass! I would much rather have bought a bottle of...More

Thank ftoua
Reviewed January 17, 2018

The food was pretty good, and there was some nice seafood, but the service was terrible we waited forever to get our food.

Thank Samuel K
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Terrible service unfortunately, we waited almost 20 min for a waiter to take our order and then another 20 min just for drinks.

Thank Bernice M
Reviewed January 2, 2018

We stayed at the Strand Pavillion so poped it to have a cup of coffee one morning. What a disappointment! The view is great but judging by the (lackof!) quality of the coffee I would not dare try the food - so we stayed away!

Thank 77Leah77
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Nice location looking over the bay. Very friendly staff. Food was ok - lacked pizzazz but hit the hunger spot. Quite big portions.

Thank eKornau
Reviewed October 31, 2017

I have read some of the other reviews and thought about our experience there for a while as I wanted to be fair. My dinner was very good. I had grilled prawns and rice. I lived by the ocean for 20 years and I am...More

Thank LindyT49
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Questions & Answers
May 24, 2016|
Response from Surfside349 | Property representative |
Good afternoon and thank you for your enquiry. Our Sunday buffet lunch is R159.00pp and is served from 12 noon until 4pm. The buffet: Roast Pork, Chicken & Beef with hot seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes, soup... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $13
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strand Pavilion Centre, Beach Road, Strand | Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, Strand 7140, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Strand
  • Phone Number: +27 21 853 2748
Surfside Restaurant, Bistra& Fat Cats Cocktail are situted in the Strand Pavilion Resort ins Strand. The building is over the sea with spectacular views over False Bay. The sunsets are breathtaking!
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