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“Simply Superb!”
Review of Nguni

Nguni
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African, Seafood, Grill
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Nguni Restaurant Nostalgic with an African flair, Nguni is located in one of Plett's oldest buildings - an original dairy dating back over a hundred years. Nguni's African menu is a reflection of traditional selections like Bobotie, game, biltong, springbok, Karoo lamb, ostrich and other local favourites. With its beautiful sunny veranda or eclectic African interior with its original wood-burning stove, the Nguni Girls provide customers with a unique setting and superb menu. A true taste of the Cape!
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Simply Superb!”
Reviewed November 26, 2011

Down on business in Plett, had an outstanding meal at Nguni Restaurant. Owner & Staff were warm and welcoming, served a superb meal. I had Bobotie Spring Rolls and a delicious Lamb Curry as It was a rather cold and rainy night. Went back the next day for the best thick piece of fresh Grilled Cob ever that had just been delivered by a fisherman from his catch of the day. Had a simple side salad and rounded it off with the most outstanding chilled bottle of Ataraxia S/Blanc South African wine. Just loved it!

  • Visited November 2011
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Bonnyrigg, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Nguni”
Reviewed October 25, 2011

Not far from Aquavit where we were staying, which was handy. Restaurant was fairly quiet when we visited, but wonderful just the same. Food was first class, and the service excellent.

Visited September 2011
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San Diego, California
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50 reviews
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“An excellent and charming restaurant”
Reviewed October 2, 2011

My dinner at Nguni was one of the best meals I had in South Africa. Being the first guest on a chilly night, I was seated by the wood stove. I particularly appreciated this as solo diners are seldom given the best spot. The decor was lovely with everything in black and white. The menu had a good range of choices and my food was excellent. Everything was tasty without being overpowering. Even the bread was outstanding. The gentleman who served as both host and waiter was charming, exuding warmth without imposing. Right in town, Nguni is easy to get to and has easy parking.

  • Visited September 2011
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Best meal so far in South Africa”
Reviewed September 20, 2011

Great food with fabulous flavours, beautifully and creatively presented. Excellent and friendly service from the staff and owner. Highly recommended. Enjoyed the decors too - really comfy chairs and nice wallpaper!

  • Visited September 2011
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Tel Aviv
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113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Truly Outstanding”
Reviewed January 16, 2011

Plettenberg Bay is not the place one would expect to find such an outstanding restaurant. I travel a lot on business, so eating out at a good restaurant is not something that gets me very excited.
Nguni did.
It was perfect. The design is clean and original without being a cliche. The service was proffessional and amicable without being disruptive. And the food - ask me 20 years time what I ate there and I will tell you. For a meal to be great, the idea must original and bide by the laws of nature; the execution must be flawless; and the individual components of the meal must be related and balanced. This review is not the place to go into detail, but the details were as outstanding as the totallity of the experience.
Nguni is in my opinion at the very top of dining experiences.
The only thing which is not par for this high level, was the price - very reasonable indeed.
If you appreciate a great restaurant and everything that goes into it, then this is as good as it gets.

  • Visited January 2011
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