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“Find somewhere else” 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, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, 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!
Pretoria
2 reviews
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“Find somewhere else”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

We have just had lunch at big blu where we received very poor service and poor management. Our waitress seemed to be preoccupied and forgot our drinks order and our food in the kitchen. It was only after 10 min after ordering our initial meals that we were told they were out of stock of the yellowtail. The prawns although hot were small and unnecessarily coated in a thick sweet chilli sauce. Water to clean our hands was ice cold. After bringing us the bill the waitress disappeared again, we had to then go inside and work the card machine ourselves.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank William H
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English first
George, South Africa
2 reviews
“Big Blu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

Have been to Big Blu several times - have always come away smiling. The deep fried calamari is by far and away the best I have had. Jake, the manager, is hands-on, always friendly and welcoming. The view and position is stunning and the atmosphere is relaxed. If you are expecting white tablecloths etc. don't go to Big Blu; go somewhere else. The service, on occasion, might be slow due to many customers, etc. ; but relax and enjoy the surroundings. A little word in the manager's ear will usually sort out any perceived problem.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Cheryl J
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BigBluVenue, General Manager at Big Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Hi Cheryl

It is such a pleasure to have you and the rest of the walkie talkies at our venue. Always fun to have you here. Thank you for all the support.

Kind regards
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great beach bar atmosohere. Fooled myself that I was in the Seychelles Islands!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Menu a bit limited. Had snoek parcel. Was really good.
Special Blu Cocktail great, but pricey.
Otherwise all good ! Was out of stock of some important local beers like castle light, marzen gold, castle milk stout.
Will return.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank Andre J
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BigBluVenue, General Manager at Big Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Hi Andre

Thank you for the great review and your positive critic. It was wonderful to have you guys here and we hope to see all of you again soon.

Kind regards
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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150 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Disap-point-ing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

Had long-standing memories of a previous visit to this site, and, although the restaurant geography has changed, it is still in a fantastic position. But what a waste!

Key part of the memories is "fish caught today" but the offerring on our recent visit was far removed from that. There is little more to say except that this might be a fine place for a beer or two, nothing more,

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Woodside8437
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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Big Blu”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

Big Blue has Lovely views and it is enjoyable to have a drink outside on the patio, although the food is not so good. The outside tables are not clean and needs more attention.

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Louise421
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