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Octopus Garden


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner


$8 - $20
Bar, Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Nice spot to have a quick bite or easy dinner. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food! Would recommend upgrading the wine list though. The service was friendly.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank AnnemiekD89
Reviewed March 9, 2018

Firstly I would like to clarify that this review is in no way shape or form an attempt to do harm to the reputation of the Octopus Gardens. This review is just an honest account of our experience at the Octopus Gardens. After being invited...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Great beer garden just across the line from St James tidal pool. Good for lunch and a cold beer after a swim. Good kids area too.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Neil D
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

We visited the place few times as we’ve been staying nearby. After first time there we loved the place - we got best food in the area, the staff was super friendly, and live music in the garden nearby the seaside was cool surprise for...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Agnes P
Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

Worst service. Terrible food. Cranky, rude, discourteous owner who understands NOTHING about customer service. Argued with me when I complained about food... didnt even try and rectify... told me I was after a "free" lunch?????!!! No idea why people go there. It was awful. There...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank 7rinam
InFam00se, Owner at Octopus Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2017

with all due respect, when food is unsatisfactory one complains about it. you do not finish the meal and then complain about the price. i asked you what was wrong with the meal, if it was not to your liking, you responded by telling me...More

Reviewed August 17, 2017

This restaurant is right around the corner from blue on blue b&b where I stayed. Nice thin crust pizza was perfect at the end of a day of exploring the coast. It's also right next to the train station!

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank zeecranston
Reviewed June 26, 2017

Right down the street from Blue On Blue B&B where I stayed. Good variety in the bar. I had a pizza which was good.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank omariprobinson
Reviewed May 23, 2017

This is my home away from home. Wonderful atmosphere and beautiful venue. Love the new look after the recent changes, and especially 'Out of Africa' feel of the outside tented area, with its long wooden poles, lighting and candles, adding a cosy, romantic vibe. I...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Joanne J
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

How this restaurant has a rating of 4.5 is beyond me. Very limited menu: only pizza. Didn't have many of the ingredients for the limited menu. Service diabolical or non-existent. Then. The wait. Food took an hour and a half and only appeared when I...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank GillianRightford
Geoffrey B, Owner at Octopus Garden, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2017

I am sorry to hear you had a bad experience. When did you visit the restaurant? I would like to follow up as this is not the norm. Also, in winter we cut back our a la carte menu as we battle to keep all...More

Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

If you're in the mood for lots of apologies, delayed food and poor service pop on by to the Octopus Garden - where you can get ignored for the first 20 minutes after sitting for no extra cost

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Jonathan L
Geoffrey B, Owner at Octopus Garden, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2017

I am sorry to hear you had a poor experience. I am away and will look into it when I return. When dis you visit the Octo?

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Response from GDA999 | Reviewed this property |
The new owners are absolutely wonderful....they are creative, hard working, fun, hospitable and alternative. Cape Town loves them:)
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