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“Bohemian and affordable!”

The Red Herring Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 14 Restaurants in Noordhoek
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Cape Town
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Bohemian and affordable!”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Good food and even better prices, casual informal and very chilled, especially on the deck upstairs! Wonderful live music on Undays, well worth a visit , take in the view , with a cold beer and a steak or pizza, their tapas menu is also excellent!

Visited August 2013
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Cheongju, South Korea
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

It was the first time I had visited the Red Herring in a few years. I would have given those past visits a solid 4 stars. However my last visit in April was nothing much to write home about. It was simply, average.

The view, setting and atmosphere are still brilliant but I felt that the service as well as the running of the place wasn't what it used to be.

The food:

Calamari - memorably good, tasty sauce.
Burger - Cheap, processed patty unfortunately.
Chicken salad - fresh greens but processed chicken.

---But if one is merely going for some slow drinks with a beautiful view and you don't happen to mind laid back service that is, at times,inconsistent, then I highly recommend the Red Herring.

But If you're wanting quality food and good service, you should consider going elsewhere. And in the Cape, you're spoiled for choice in this regard.

  • Visited April 2013
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Sheringham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, great view”
Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

We had a leisurely late lunch sitting on the top deck over looking the sea. The menu is varied with something for everyone. The food was lovely and fresh with generous portions. The service was efficient and quick. All in all a fabulous lunch.

  • Visited April 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Despite a limited choice - an enjoyable and relaxing experience!”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

My husband and I decided to return to this restaurant after not having been back for quite a while and we were not disappointed. I have enjoyed many of their delicious pizzas over the years, but we chose seafood on this occasion, namely mussels as a shared starter and calamari strips as our mains. The menu is simple and rather predictable as it features typical pub food, but the creamy, herby sauce on the mussels had us oohing and aahing! I also liked the fact that I could have a couscous salad instead of chips with my meal, which was tasty indeed. Ice-cold beer in a tall glass and a fruity chenin blanc for me rounded off a lovely leisurely lunch in a great atmosphere. Good service too!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank MicheleJames54
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Campinas, SP
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great view, cold drinks, but food leaves lots to be desired.”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

The sunset view is very nice! The ambiance is also nice, and inviting for a pub. However, the quality of the food is just under my expectations.

You go here for the drinks, and the view. The food leaves lots to be expected.

  • Visited January 2013
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