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Mariners Restaurant
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“New Owners?”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

We ate at Mariners restaurant a few times during December 2011 and the food was amazing. The restaurant was always packed and the seafood platters were superb.

During our June 2013 holiday we visited them on our first night and was shocked how bad it was. There were at least 4-5 cats running around the place, irratating the customers. We all took turns to chase them out of the restaurant and the seafood platters were dry en terrible. I was really disappointed and suspect that they might have new owners... I won't recommend it to anyone!!!

  • Visited June 2013
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5 Thank Anandav V
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Durban
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189 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“good seafood and pub right on the beach”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Ours was a mixed experience.....one night the food was excellent, the next not. But generally the food is great and well prepared. The pub is tiny, well supported by locals and visitors.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank dacabs
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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awesome Beach Restaurant”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

I visit this restaurant atleast four or five times a month. Everytime the service is great, atmosphere excellent and all the food on the menu is great. The location is amazing and on a sunny day you almost sit with your toes on the beach. Highly recommend a visit here, and they are pet friendly which is amazing. Obviously your doggies need to stay on a leash. The photo shown next to the name is not of the restaurant, but it is just as amazing.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank SweetPiment0
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A nice restaurant”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Initially came here with friends and then visited a second time. Good food and good value - Hake and Chips. Booking essential in high season. Great views and atmosphere. Recommend a visit if in the area and would visit again.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank gjc47
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Not what it used to be”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

We had dinner there during peak season. I have known this restaurant from when Robin first set up. It is now more of a pub than a "seafood restaurant". Service was slow and staff were not well trained. There was little supervision on the night we were there. The setting is still great but when you are paying 1st rate prices on the seafood, you expect great food and great service. It is probably fine if you just want a quick burger and chips or a curry but it is just not a great seafood restaurant anymore.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Macarad
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