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“Eisbein par excellence...”
Review of The Tavern - CLOSED

The Tavern
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Gordon's Bay, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Eisbein par excellence...”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

I found the best eisbein EVER 100 metres as the crow flies from our house! SWAMBO (google it...) had a rump espetada - very happy : 8/10. Such a laid back and interesting pub/restaurant - no wonder it is humming untill late at night...

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Fanus E
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“It's pub food, but great”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

My husband loves this pub. Right on the water, friendly staff, and he orders the chicken and prawn curry every time he is there.... wine very reasonably priced, menu a little dogmatic "you will do this, you may not do that.." great cheap seafood (never tried the meat). It's a pub, with pub service and pub food, but service is good and it's a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours.
Gets very popular in season, but worth a visit.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank SJD2203
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Durham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
258 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Just about OK”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

This place is certainly popular. It was packed out the night we visited and this was mid-week and out of season. Perhaps this is why our experience was less than memorable. The food took an age to arrive and was variable in quality. The chips were soggy and limp, the burger chewy and flavourless. The seafood dishes were better. Although it is inexpensive we would not race to return although clearly plenty of people do. Maybe we were just unlucky.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Edward1951S
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Johannesburg
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great seafood and live entertainment”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We had a wonderful evening at the Tavern. There was a band playing, the prices are very reasonable and the seafood was super fresh.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank irmaSA
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Worst dining experience. Don't go there...”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

First of all the food took forever. Waited over half an hour just for the starter and then over an hour for the main meal (which was not that difficult to prepare and would normally never take that long)! And to top it all of, it was definitely not worth the wait at all! Could have made a lot better food at home or gotten a take-away. And then at the very end their card facilities did not even work and they could only accept cash and they made it out like it was the customer's fault Would never dine there again, rather have much better seafood and service up the road...

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Sharlene D
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