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Bertha's Restaurant

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Quayside Centre, 1 Wharf Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 2138
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Prague, Czech Republic
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is located right next to sea with a nice view to little marina. We were group of 10 people who ordered many different items from the menu. Some were great, some average. The service was not bad but not too great either. The place was empty, we were the only guests. Despite that, every request took very long... More 

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Thank radekkr
Hobart, Australia
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107 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our experience was the worst of all after eating out all over Cape Town for 28 days. No great scenery or view can compensate for the overpriced badly cooked dross we received. The service was dreadful and there were 3 mistakes on our bill. No communication and very little management. We witnessed French speaking tourists having to demand toilet paper... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is perfectly situated overlooking the harbour in Simon's Town. We went for lunch, and ate outside as the weather was beautiful. The service was warm, courteous and helpful, and the food was very tasty. We had fish, and thoroughly enjoyed it. All in all, a very good experience. We would definitely go back.

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Thank lastword2016
Somerset West, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered hake and calamari combo, with rice (one fried and one grilled). The order was late and came with chips and no rice. The fish was really awful and the service very disappointing. The price is definitely not reasonable for the quality received. The food seems to be made in "bulk" and it was not fresh. Very disappointed in... More 

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Thank WereVamp
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With two families we had dinner at Berthas before watching the supermoon rise. The burger special was a great deal and recommended! Sadly even though the calamari was fresh and well cooked, the stringy bits were not cleaned off properly and in the charred calamari steak, the crust was extremely salty. Pity! Service was ok, and the view over the... More 

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Thank suzanm885
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant appears to be popular with coach parties but the view of the harbour is good. When they took three attempts to get our drinks order correct this was a sign of things to come. When the food came the lemon mayonnaise with the fish and chips had a skin on it and tasted horrible. The mussels stood upright... More 

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Thank Rob B
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice family restaurant. The food was lovely, we both had Kingklip, which I would highly recommend. The service was good too.

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Thank Dianne W
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a coffee and light snack and stayed to enjoy the scenery. Great friendly staff but can get crowded at lunchtime when the tourist buses come by

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Thank Jeanne A
Hampton, Virginia
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205 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide recommended Bertha's as a nice spot for lunch and the four of us all agreed that it was indeed a great recommendation. Bertha's has an excellent waterfront location offering a beautiful view of Simons Town harbor and naval base. The outside tables have a perfect ambience for al fresco dining. We started by splitting a bottle of a... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place in Simon's town with a view on the marina. Had their fish of the day and the famous Malva pudding which is a traditional South African sponge pudding served with butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream Food and service were good. Since we went after lunch hours, place was chilled and view relaxing #BonAppetit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15
Cuisine
Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quayside Centre, 1 Wharf Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Simon's Town
  • Phone Number: +27 21 786 2138

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?