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“Service was upsetting!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Big Blu Restaurant & Bar

Big Blu Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #41 of 81 Restaurants in Mossel Bay
Price range: $3 - $9
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Big Blu Venue is a Beach and Surf Cafe Style Restaurant specializing in mouthwatering seafood and local cuisine Big Blu has reincarnated itself with a little help from Mother Nature. In a word - the view is simply "spectacular"! The ambience is casual and eclectic. Big Blu is a tapas restaurant offering some traditional tapas dishes to be sampled, plus a nice twist on other dishes. Big Blu boasts with congenial staff, weekend events, tasty tapas dishes and view not available anywhere else in the Garden Route - making Big Blu well worth a visit!
Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Service was upsetting!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

We were drawn to the Big Blu for it's superb view of Mossel Bay but the service was sorely lacking.

Food/Value - Ordered a seafood platter. The prawns were not fresh and the portion is small.
Location - Superb, with a scenic view of Mossel Bay.
Service/Atmosphere - Service was slow. Our waiter was all red-eyed and having a hangover. Worst of all, he had come after us when we left the restaurant accusing us of not paying for the meal when he was the one who handed us our change and received our tip. Cleanliness of the restaurant was not well-maintained. If not for the location, I would have rated this place terrible.

If you do not take care of your customers...someone else will.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Don't go there on an off chance...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

I thought we would give the restaurant a chance but when u enter, everything is soo old and dirty. There's also an old oil smell and the smell of smoke. Couldn't breathe, so we walked out. A pity, really, cos maybe the food would have been tasty. But as they say, you eat with your eyes and nose first....so don't chance it!

Visited June 2012
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Thank Meloshnee M
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“At the tip op the Point”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

The best kept secret - position, position, position with value for money food

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Thank Easywalker16
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Cape Town, South Africa
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best seafood!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

I had the best prawns ever, 24 prawns to myself was shocking but that how great the food was, and you will never find it in cape town for that price.

Visited February 2011
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Thank Gracia L
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Mossel Bay, South Africa
2 reviews
“AWESOME”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

WOW!! Best place to be in Mossel Bay!! Best food, Best cocktails, Best view!!! Pssst....You have to try their BLUE cocktail!!!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank AlisonNell
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