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@ Whales Restaurant

1 Marine Way, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 5389
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“manuela” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
African, Pizza, Spanish, Contemporary
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1 Marine Way, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 31 reviews

Reviewed January 23, 2015

What a view and lovely setup. Service very attentive and friendly. Value for money is excellent and quality of food very good. Will be back soon.

1  Thank AnneNuemos
MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at @ Whales Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2015

Dear AnneNuemos Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the lovely views, good food and friendly service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner @Whales restaurant and to our surprise it was one of the few that could accommodate us during a busy season period. The food was absolutely spectacular and well priced. The seafood platter for R105 was a favorite. The staff were friendly, warm...More

Thank kellyf640
MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at @ Whales Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2015

Dear Kellyf640 Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and the spectacular view. We will be sure to pass on your comments to the @Whales Team and hope to welcome you back in the...More

Reviewed October 15, 2014

So nice to come for a relaxing Sunday lunch and have such a nice view of the bay. Good food and nice S.African decor inside and out. Very authentic. The service was a bit delayed, 75% of our food was consumed when the rest of...More

Thank runnergirl080
MichelleBouic, Marketing & PR Executive at @ Whales Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2014

Dear Runnergirl080 Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on @Whales Restaurant. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the lovely view and our delicious food. We do however apologize for the delay, we can assure you that...More

Reviewed October 11, 2014

A Friday lunchtime and had read about the restaurant on Tripadvisor and thought we would give it a try. In reading reviews I was expecting a pub atmosphere with tapas as the main source of food. Here I must say in fact this restaurant has...More

1  Thank StephenXXXXX
MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at @ Whales Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2014

Dear StephenXXXXX Thank you very much for taking the time to review @Whales Restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch and the excellent service provided, even though the weather prohibited you from enjoying the lovely view! We hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed September 26, 2014

We held our Regional Meeting at our Seeff Plett office and had arranged with @ Whales to cater for us, we would like to say Thank You for providing the delicious Tapa’s platter's. Everything was a hit.

Thank Chantele79
MichelleBouic, Marketing & PR Executive at @ Whales Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2014

Hi Chantele79 We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the platters! We will pass on your thank you to the Whalesong Team.

Reviewed August 27, 2014

After we had such a good experience in January we returned with friends for dinner. And again we were not disappointed. We like the new menu!!! Will be back soon and we will spread the word amongst our friends. You definitely have our support. Well...More

1  Thank Barbara909
Management response:Responded September 28, 2014

Hi Barabar909 It is always good to have our guests return and provide them with another great experience! Thank you for your support and well wishes, we will be sure to send your thank message to the Whalesong Team!

Reviewed August 8, 2014

Spent a lovely evening with my family. Great Menu, love the tapas! Great value for money. The service was excellent and attentive. Management, two lovely ladies couldn't do enough for us. One must come early enough to enjoy a spectacular sundown. Will be back in...More

2  Thank 21Juanita
MichelleBouic, Marketing & PR Executive at @ Whales Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2014

Dear Juanita Thank you for finding the time to post this awesome review. We are delighted to read that it was a Legendary one and greatly appreciate the compliments. We have passed them on to the Hotel Management and look forward to your next visit...More

Reviewed August 7, 2014

Wonderful restuarant, with amazing view of Plettenberg Bay's coast. Best seafood platter - must have! great service too ;)

Thank shayls
MichelleBouic, Marketing & PR Executive at @ Whales Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2014

Dear Shayls We appreciate you taking the time to post this review and are pleased to read that your experience was a great one. Delighted to read that our seafood platter hit the spot! Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed August 7, 2014

A delightful experience. I can't think of anything better than to have excellent tapas, great service and a magnificent view to go with it. A true MUST experience !!More

Thank labaynes
MichelleBouic, Marketing & PR Executive at @ Whales Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2014

Dear Labaynes Thank you for this wonderful review on your visit. We are delighted to read that it was a pleasant one and that our team was able to provide you with a Legendary experience. We look forward to hosting you for another great encounter...More

Reviewed May 31, 2014

Although our friends and us were only staying at the hotel (Whalesong) for 2 nights, and we had already decided to eat out the first night and enjoy the cuisine of Whales on the second. Well, we should have had dinner at Whales on both...More

Thank scorpiobnb
MichelleBouic, Marketing & PR Executive at @ Whales Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2014

Dear Bryan, Thank you for your review! It is always wonderful to read about our team delivering the Legendary service we strive to create. While it is quite a drive just for a good meal, perhaps our winter special will tempt you? Visit our website...More

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Robert E
We tried to find Whales today via the TripAdvisor map. We could not find it. We asked a local and he said it's "gone". Is it closed now?
January 9, 2017|
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Response from Bridget V | Property representative |
Good Day, We are still open for business. Our address is 1 Marine Drive, Plettenberg bay
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
African, Pizza, Spanish, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Marine Way, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 533 5389
  • E-mail
Description
A gourmet dining experienceawaits the entire family when visiting @ Whales restaurant, with attentive service, gracious hospitality and a contemporary African cuisine menu. The large sundeck, with expansive views offers an alternative, casual dining experience and is an ideal venue to enjoy light lunches, cocktails and sundowners.
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