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“Needs a lift”
Review of Cafe Gannet

Cafe Gannet
Ranked #2 of 83 Restaurants in Mossel Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: Seafood, Sushi, Fusion, Soups
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Needs a lift”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

The Gannet is supposed to be the best restaurant in Mossel Bay, but we found it to be reminiscent of cafes from 30 years ago, with no imagination. Our food was boring and unappetising. Given the magnificent location the management needs review as we had poor service and food and little attention.

  • Visited January 2013
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Luanda, Angola
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great View”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Good place, the food was OK, Service OK, good place for eat and get some drinks. You can spend a long day in this place

Visited December 2012
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“No 1 Restaurant in Mossel Bay”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

I was based in Mossel Bay for 6 Months this year on Business and I spent my whole time eating in the restaurant.
The food was always excellent and presented very well and the service was very professional and to a very high standard.
Staff were very friendly and helpful
I would recommend the restaurant to anybody who visits the Mossel Bay area as i believe it is the best resaturant in the whole area and should be No 1 restaurant in my personal opinion.

Gary - UK

  • Visited July 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 reviews
“Unbelievably romantic evening”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

My boyfriend wanted to surprise me with a romantic evening that we would not forget easily - he found Cafe Gannet in Mossel Bay and phoned to make a booking. He spoke directly to Alwene who helped him book cocktails at sunset where after we had a beautifully set table and absolutely excellent service from Alwene during dinner. We had an absolute spectacular evening and enjoyed every moment we spent at the restaurant. Thank you, Alwene for giving us an anniversary to remember!!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Annemarie M
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Christmas meal at the Gannet”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas Lunch here - from the booking to the bill - all first class. Food and service very good on the day.

  • Visited December 2012
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