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Wood n Spoon

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Second Beach, Port St Johns, South Africa
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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Yesterday I took "meal of the day" crayfish - great. And nice high tide view with sunset. Good place.

Thank Olgierd W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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94 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

We were on our way to the neighbouring Restaurant but as I it was closed and we were hungry we stopped here. The tables and decor are rustic at best and the overall feel is like a roadside Caffè in deep Africa. But the food was great - burgers were meaty and tasty and the seafood dish was delicious. No... More 

Thank Looking4gr8ness
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2015

The staff were so friendly & welcoming. We were amazed at how good the food tasted considering the price & the fact it was cooked in the caravan. It was definitely an experience I will remember...especially because after dinner the lady who cooked for us and her partner walked my friend & I back to our hostel because they were... More 

Thank melaniep88
Paris, France
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96 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2015

I had good memories of the Wood 'n Spoon. My last visit was disappointing: it is still a very pleasant place, but my burger was simply not good. Pity!

Thank patap0uf
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Looks quite dodgy from the outside, but the staff was very friendly and we had a nice view onto the beach. My T-bone steaks wasn't the best, but it was solid one. My girldfriend's baked potatoes were very delicious. We can really recommend it and it's definitely worth a visit if you ever come to that corner of the wild... More 

Thank Alexander L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

What a tasty meal, served by a lovely host, with a beautiful view of the cows on the beach. We both had fish with chips and salad (one standard fish, and one herb buttered) and it was fantastic. I also had the tomato soup which was really fantastic. Quiet and relaxed, it was a lovely place just to take a... More 

Thank alynaw_14
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Rustic and charming, a short hop from the river on 2nd beach. My wife and I had a wonderful lunch here. Friendly relaxed service and one of the best T-bone steaks I've ever had the pleasure of devouring, chips were superb too. Highly recommend, will definitely try again when we next return.

1 Thank Zing75
Littleton, Colorado
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

The service was a bit slow but in a great, relaxed way. The food was fresh and delicious. The atmosphere was very cool... they took a camper and made that into their kitchen. Just a handful of tables outside around the camper make up the entire restaurant. The place is tucked away on a dirt road. Highly recommended!

1 Thank Brandon F
Chintsa, South Africa
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

Simple food, nice wine and a relaxed vibe. If you're expecting fine dining don't even consider it but a fun and funky place for an evening by the beach!

1 Thank CintsaSunshine
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

been here most times i have been in P.S.J. love it. the vegi, lentil burger is the best, and the view is pretty cool also. enjoy it.

2 Thank maximillianc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Second Beach, Port St Johns, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port St Johns
This place is also reviewed here (not by me) http://www.modernoverland.com/south-africa/eastern-cape/port-st-johns/wood-n-spoon/ Its a fantastic little local eatery run by the people who own it who cook the most amazing food - burgers, curry, sandwhice s and breakfast. Just amazing. They are super nice and its a great little atmosphere./wood-n-spoon/

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