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“real local joint”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of jewel tavern - CLOSED

jewel tavern
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
port elizabeth south africa
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105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“real local joint”
Reviewed May 22, 2012

food very fresh and good.visited by a lot of fisherman

Visited September 2011
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Thank billy b
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English first
Lutry, Switzerland
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76 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Nice design, nice environment”
Reviewed December 16, 2011

I lunched at the Jewel Tavern in Aug 2010. I was staying at the Holiday Inn Express which is just next door to the restaurant. The restaurant has a nice design, very comfortable. It was clean and quiet. there were 2 other tables occupied whilst I was there. The waiter, who is also the son of the owner was friendly and helpful, taking the time to chat when he discovered I am a second generation Chinese Malaysian.

The food - I had a stirred fried noodles dish. It was averagely tasty.

Would I return to dine there again - probably not, unless I happen to stay at the hotel next door.

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank LiewSL
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Midlands UK
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120 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Not swanky, but fine food”
Reviewed January 29, 2011

If you stay at the Holiday Inn (pretty good, no complaints) you won’t be eating at the hotel, there is no restaurant. From the hotel, literally on the corner just outside, is the optimistically named ‘Gourmet Chinese’, with the claim of being the best one in town … how to prove?? but none the less should be good. It’s not a spectacular setting or layout inside, something of a café feel but it’s clean and tidy. But the food – it’s very reasonably priced and excellent quality. The three of us, including two French really liked it, the cooks made relatively ordinary selections very nice. Service was excellent, the food very big portions and the calamari in white pepper and salt, and scallops in chilli delicious. Go for it.

  • Visited January 2011
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1 Thank Cynical_traveller
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Check the bill before paying”
Reviewed December 1, 2010

We fancied a Chinese meal for dinner and came across Jewel.
Service was slow, even though the place was empty - 2/3 people inside.
Waiter not very friendly, and the food was a bit bland, but the crunch came upon asking for the bill. A 10% service charge had been added for 3 people, without said waiter notifying us of the fact, and had I not checked the original bill before singing the credit card slip, I would have paid twice for a service that wasn't deserving. When questioned, we were told that 'they' work hard, and add the tip because some people never do.
Perhaps 'he' needs to read this and then he will know why.
PS...on the way out we heard another group complaining of exactly the same thing, so it would seem that we are not the only ones who don't agree with their way of charging their customers.

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2 Thank CarolRiv
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