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“we had two times a good dinner”
Review of Blue Goose

Blue Goose
Ranked #3 of 30 Restaurants in Gansbaai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: African, Seafood, Grill
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Situated in a 100 year old limestone fisherman's cottage, the owner and staff welcomes guests into a warm and cosy environment, serving freshly prepared dishes, using fresh, local and sustainable produce. It's like having dinner with friends, the way it's done in the Strandveld.
Reviewed December 7, 2013

we had an excellent dinner (catch of the day) and were served very friendly. Good value for money. First day there were a lot of space, but on the second day we were lucky to get a place without reservation. So be early or make reservation.

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Thank Manfred B
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

Nice place for diner but expected a bit more quality of the sea food. There was life music on arrival but the guy was asked to stop performing for reasons beyond my knowledge. We liked his performance.

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Blue G, Owner at Blue Goose, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2013

Thank you for your review. Our seafood is sourced from the Gansbaai Harbour and is always fresh. Prawns are imported from India as you will find in any restaurant in South Africa and the specific size of Hake we sell, is bought frozen. If is the most expensive cut of Hake available. If you had a problem on the way your seafood was cooked, you did not mention this to your waitron and therefor I cannot reply on your comment. The live entertainment was a sun-downer experiment we tried and was not intended to last into the evening. The music did not carry into the rest of the restaurant and was therefor not continued after sunset. You did not pay for the live entertainment, it was a special bonus that evening. Kind regards Riaan Franken

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Reviewed November 22, 2013

we had the most fantastic time in this restaurant made absolutely unbelievable by meeting jamie who was a friend of the owners and looking after the place whilst they were on holiday. i cant really describe in words how fun it was but we got to know just about everyone in the restaurant - diners and staff. i dont remember the food but the enjoyment was above any other eating establishment we had experienced. good luck to you jamie for the rest of your life because you really made our evening!!!

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Thank Richard H
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Blue G, Owner at Blue Goose, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2013

Thank you for you review. It was great having you here in Gansbaai and at the Blue Goose. Must say Jamie took the party to another level, as only she can! It was great to see all the guest in your area chatting to one another. It looked like a family reunion. We will visit you in 2015. All the best. Riaan Franken

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

We had two excellent experiences at this restaurant. We arrived at the restaurant straight from a 2 hour drive from Cape Town to a warm welcome from the staff and were seated right next to the fire as it was a cool evening. They were already busy when we got there at 6h30 with accents from all over the world immediately noticeable and lots of laughter and chatting going on across multiple tables. Before we had finished our meal, we made a second reservation for our last evening in the area.

Over the 2 evenings we were there we ordered the Rump Espetada & chips, a meal made up of 3 versions of calamari with salad, 1kg of ribs with chips, deep fried calamari & rice and the malva pudding. Every single thing was fresh and cooked to perfection. My personal favourites were the ribs (which I pilfered from my husband) & the deep fried calamari - I would drive 2 hours for those again tomorrow! And as a 6-moth pregnant woman, that is saying something as my pregnancy has made me extremely fussy with food.

The owner and staff were lovely - polite and courteous and again the warmth is worth mentioning. After reading other reviews, I think it is worth noting that although the food did not fly out of the kitchen, it is all made fresh from scratch with an incredible attention to detail, and we never waited longer than 30 minutes either evening and both times they were very busy.

We will definitely return and would recommend this to anyone looking for fresh, delicious food and a friendly upmarket venue with good prices.

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Thank Mandy-Lee_Miller
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

This conveniently located restaurant, just a block away from the Gansbaai backpackers, was quiet, romantic and served delicious food. We dined there two nights in a row and really enjoyed the ambiance and food. Together, we tried the french salad, chicken livers, rump, rump espetada, yellowtail and a dom pedro dessert. Everything was great. The steaks are marinaded in a heavy A1 type sauce so if you prefer lighter flavor or just garlic butter marinade, be sure to ask the chef.

Thank Kendra S
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