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Bayview Centre | Corner Gibb & Main Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
+27 44 533 3102
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We came here on our first night out as husband and wife. I absolutely loved it. I had the lamb shank and my husband had the seafood platter. It was beautiful, he complained about the mussels (to me, not an official complaint) that's why only four stars. My lamb deserved ten stars in my opinion. Marianne was extremely friendly, even... More 

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Thank Isabel v
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

we had the seafood platter, mussels with sand and the prawns overcooked. Maybe the other items on the menu are great

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Thank onsstee
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Food was okay. Very noisy. Drinks service a bit slow. Expensive for what you get. Had the Trio of fish. All tasted the same. Lemon butter sauce needs some work.

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Thank Mark M
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

It was my first time in Plett and there were a variety of places to choose from for supper. Fortunately we have the Entertainer book which made us choose to go to The Med Bistro. What a great decision. Although we waited a bit I did not mind especially because they delivered such tasty food. I loved the atmosphere, the... More 

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Thank Ashley K
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

The Med has been in Plett for many, many years and the owners have become my friends, To be in business for so many years is an achievement by itself. They moved after many years from The Village Square to The Bay Hotel. To be honest I miss the intimate atmosphere of the old Med. The new premises are very... More 

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1 Thank Helene9015
Uplands Plettenberg Bay
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Every year for our wedding anniversary and my birthday Ray and I go to the Med for a special treat and have been doing so for the last 12 years as residents of Plettenberg Bay and before that as tourists. Never in my life have I been treated or spoken to in that manner by the owner of a restaurant... More 

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3 Thank Bellamanga
local-happy, Owner at The Med Seafood Bistro, responded to this review

Fiona - surprised it took you a week to get to Tripadvisor? I am sure you had wonderful times at The Med because we treated you with respect, tried to humour you as we do all our guests. Although I remember your visits very differently- me with a sinking feeling in my stomach, you overly friendly on arrival, usually with... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Another visit to The Med and we were not disappointed. Not the most attractive interior to this town centre bistro, but the food and service make up for that. Never had a bad course in several visits on our annual holiday.

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Thank IvantheOrgan
medseafoodbistro283, Manager at The Med Seafood Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Ivan - thanks for your great review! I realise that taste on interiors differ, we've had a Cape Town designer pop in specially to take photo's of the interior as his client wanted to replicate some of the design elements in her house - and we've had many people enquire & take photo's of the finishes on the many... More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

So sad that this has gone so downhill, no atmosphere , breakfast order was all wrong plus food not that great , loved the Med when it was over the road and the restauant used to humm every night

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Thank sue1907
medseafoodbistro283, Owner at The Med Seafood Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Sue -I am glad that you have such good memories of the “Old Med” as we call it now. Many, especially the older generation, mourn the passing of “old” Med Bistro- and tend to forget the arguments over the only 2 window tables. We were invisible in the basement premises & had to rely on air conditioners & all-day... More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

The location was very bland and lacked any atmosphere. It was the dining room of a hotel and was a large room with terrace with very old fashioned tables and furnishings. Unlike most Plett restaurants at this time of the year it had very diners. The food was very average. The seafood linguine lack any taste, was swamped in a... More 

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Thank Andrew T
Knysna, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

We Invited a couple to join us for lunch at this bistro on the basis of the trip advisor reviews. It was a beautiful day, ideal for a Sunday outing. Surprised to notice that the restaurant was empty except for 4 other patrons! Therefore nice enough location but very little atmosphere. The starters were fine and the waiter was polite... More 

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1 Thank aubscarter
local-happy, Owner at The Med Seafood Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for having joined us, but a beautiful day in a coastal town inevitably means that people gravitate to the beaches - town was particulately lifeless that Sunday. Now: re the hour spent waiting: the waiter says that you wanted a break after your starters, which is acceptable, but when you eventually gave him the go-ahead for the main... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Cuisine
Seafood, International, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bayview Centre | Corner Gibb & Main Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 533 3102

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?