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“Yummy cuisen and a splendid view”
Review of Cafe Gannet

Cafe Gannet
Ranked #2 of 88 Restaurants in Mossel Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: Sushi, Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Café Gannet Restaurant is Mossel Bay's seafood House. Acclaimed for local seafood specialties, ingeniously prepared. Coastal oysters, black mussels and Mossel Bay Sole are delivered daily from the harbour to make a delectable and varied a la carte menu, which includes pizza, salads, meat dishes, light lunches and Rainbow Cuisine. For a relaxing afternoon, come and enjoy a cocktail overlooking the Indian Ocean... The Cafe Gannet is a great treat, which will please the most discerning palate - very trendy, so bookings are recommended.
Bergerac, France
Level 4 Contributor
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“Yummy cuisen and a splendid view”
Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

whilst in mossel bay i was invited to dine at the cafe gannet and it was lovely having the special fish dish of the day. Very polite staff and very intentive to the customers needs. Good knowledge of good south african wines and outside a stunning view of the bay.perfect meal but next time i would return outside of high season december and in perticular christmas as its very bussy.

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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“Mushy Fish”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

We had a meal there and although the location is great and service excellent the fish that we had, "special of the day" was mushy. The manager was very attentive and replaced the two dishes, which was an improvement as only one was now mushy ! Unfortumnately this spoilt the meal and maybe it was just one of those days !

  • Visited December 2012
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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“Perfect!”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

After travelling through SA, we were impressed with the service and quality of food overall. However, Cafe Gannet was by far the best restaurant we visited. The meals are excellent, well priced and the staff are incredibly friendly. The atmosphere is unique, with each guest feeling like they have been welcomed to the Cafe Gannet Family. If you are in Mossel Bay, this place is a must - there is something for everyone and you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Amazing meal”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

We had spent three weeks travelling around South Africa and the Cafe Gannet was definitely our best experience. The staff could not do enough for us and went out of their way to ensure that our meal was perfect. The food was absolutely delicious and the service superb. Thank you all at the Cafe Gannet for making our holiday so perfect and especially to Neal for attempting to get the rugby on but despite all his efforts was defeated by the weather!!!!
We would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited November 2012
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“The place to be!”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

On holiday in SA from Australia, we ate at many restaurants across the country. This place for me really stood out. From the outside we thought we were walking into a small cafe. This place is massive with 2 bars, private areas, beautiful sea views!! We tried the burgers for lunch and they were really outstanding, the beef was tender and cooked to perfection. The next day we dropped in for lunch again enjoying some very creative cocktails and gourmet pizza. Everything about this place was right. The service was also very friendly and professional. If you are in the area this place is a MUST to visit!

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