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“There is a reason why there is always place at Tolbos”
Review of Tolbos Bistro

Tolbos Bistro
Ranked #6 of 27 Restaurants in Gansbaai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $24
Cuisines: African, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Overlooking the beautiful working harbour of Gansbaai, with spectacular sunsets over the ocean.Where you can enjoy the fusion of Overberg hospitality,fresh seafood and South African meals. Child friendly, with an outside play area. Non smoking area inside, smoking area outside.Fully licensed, we accept Visa and Master cards.
Steelpoort, South africa
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“There is a reason why there is always place at Tolbos”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

When all other restaurants are full you will always find space at Tolbos. Their food is not always consistent. Service was slow both times. Food was average the first time the second time around it was ice cold.
Cold chips do not taste nice. They can definitely do more to provide shade.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Rita C
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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270 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“To rate or not to rate”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

We went to Tolbos on a morning when there was no electricity in Gansbaai. They managed to produce a fair breakfast in difficult circumstances. The service was not great but understandably taking into account what they had to work with. A few gas stoves and allot of hungry customers. Looking at the menu and setting it might deserve a much better rating. However taking into account the totally wrong order received and having to wait ages being told the card machine does not work then yes it does then no it doesn't etc ect I would normally have rated worse. I will go back and try them again!!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Stefan-12345
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Typical seaside restaurant”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

We weren't able to sit outside on the evening we had dinner here and so have no idea if there was a wonderful view to enhance the dining experience. We ordered the seafood platter to share and the food was tasty without being anything special. The service was friendly and efficient

Visited December 2012
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Thank Bernadine70
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Gansbaai, South Africa
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98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Tolbos Bistro”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Sins they move from the main road to a better location where you got a few over the harbour, the food also taste better. The Bistro is clean, neat and affordable for the tourist, for locals well.......

Visited August 2012
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Thank Johannes B
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Great setting, food doesn't quite match it.”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Great setting and lovely ocean views. Unfortunately the restaurant was empty on the night we visited, so not much of an atmosphere. The food was reasonably priced, but nothing special. The seafood tagliatelle was very bland and a bit watery, with only lots of ground pepper improving it a bit. The chicken schnitzel was ok. Service was excellent though.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank SylviaH3001
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