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The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean

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2662 Clarence Drive | Overstrand, Betty's Bay 7141, South Africa
+27 28 272 9238
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Restaurant was quite ....being mid-week.... but we enjoyed every moment. The service was excellent and prompt. The music was light Greek music warming up the atmosphere. Well done. Meals very tasty and authentic. ...great Mediterranean flavours. Reasonably priced . Definitely worth a second visit.

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Thank grean523
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Thank you grean523 for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked the food and the service at our Greek restaurant in Bettys Bay. We will keep even getting better! Greek family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!! We will expect you back in the near future to visit us so we can offer you an even better... More 

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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived quite late in Bettys Bay and all restaurants were closed except this one which had a couple of tables finishing up their meals. The owner allowed us to sit down and place our order. We had the moussaka with Greek salad and the beef fillet plus the kids enjoyed pizza and shwarma . All meals were amazing and... More 

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costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Thank you poilkj123 for taking the time to review us and for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked the food and the service at our Greek restaurant in Bettys Bay. We will keep even getting better! Greek family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!! We will expect you back in the near future to visit us... More 

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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We planned a family reunion in Bettys Bay at the Whaling Station Greek restaurant. Our relarives from Australia and U.K have attended the dinner and we had the most amazing time. Service friendly and professional. We asked well in advance for a set menu based on Greek dishes. Everything was very fresh, homemade and delicious. We had for starters Greek... More 

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Thank jphanerasmus
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Thank you jphanerasmus for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked the food and the service at our Greek restaurant in Bettys Bay. We will keep even getting better! Greek family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!! We will expect you back in the near future to visit us so we can offer you an even better... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Traditional Greek Food. First of all the food was great. Had the dolmades that are stuffed vine leaves with mincemeat and long-grain rice, thyme, dill, fennel, oregano and pine nuts. And their Greek salad was super refreshing. Their hummus is also delish. Prices are great! Second, the service was superb. Attentive and friendly staff but unobtrusive. The place was not... More 

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costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Thank you Rose R for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked the food and the service at our Greek restaurant in Bettys Bay. We will keep even getting better! Greek family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!! We will expect you back in the near future to visit us so we can offer you an even... More 

Montauroux, France
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Demotivated owners at the end of their restaurant career. The food was really bad. No taste and probably not very fesh. The only thing that wa good was the bottle of wine, but of course that ws not their responsibility. Just don't visit.

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Thank jacob and kitty s
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Dear reviewer !!!! One can see miserable diners from the time they walk in the restaurant and certainly you belong in that category. This can be verified by all your reviews in other establishments as well. After asking all sorts of questions you finished all your meals and left. One can only feel pity for you.!!! More 

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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at this restaurant in Bettys Bay on a Monday as all the other eating places in the area were closed. The friendly Greek owners , husband and wife team were always hands on, preparing the meals and serving the diners. The huge meze seafood platter for two was exceptional. The kids loved their pizza and shwarma. My... More 

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costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Thank you stanmar567 for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked the food and the service at our Greek restaurant in Bettys Bay. We will keep even getting better! Greek family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!! We will expect you back in the near future to visit us so we can offer you an even better... More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

An owner run restaurant with a wonderful view and real Greek decor. Pet friendly out side but very little shade. Service fantastic. Easy access as right on the main road through the town.

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Thank KingsleyP631
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Thank you KingsleyP631 for finding the time o review our family Greek restaurant. Looking forward to welcome you and your pet again soon. We will make certain that an umbrella outside (weather permitting) will give you more shade!!! More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We had the most amazing time at the Whaling Station Greek restaurant in Betty's Bay. Authentic greek cuisine not to miss out. Fantastic grilled fish and delicious baklava. The food was really fresh and homemade better than we have eaten in Greece. ..tsatsiki, taramosalata, houmous dips were good starters. Tender Kleftiko ...lamb falling off the bone well seasoned. Mousaka ,... More 

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costas t, Owner at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Dear Georgeburg ......, thank you for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked our restaurant and the food indeed.We will keep even getting better! Family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!! More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

After reading good reviews we decided to try The Whaling Station in Betty's Bay for lunch. We arrived about one o'clock expecting it to be quite full, but there were no other diners. The tables are covered in plastic and the place was poorly decorated and shabby. We ordered traditional Greek dishes - moussaka and kleftiko. Both were disappointing and... More 

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Thank kathywivel
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Dear kathywivel Thank you for taking the time to write your review. As we are a very Greek owner run business, we are always present at the restaurant preparing the meals and dealing with the daily running of the business. It is a great pity you did not bring your disappointment to our attention on that particular day . Our... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Like every beginning of a year we met again with all family members at the Whaling Station Greek restaurant in Bettys Bay just before the end of the school holidays. Warm atmosphere as usually with lovely soft music made our meeting a very special one. The food was superb from the starter down to the main and dessert. The kids... More 

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costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Thank you briandolly098 for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked the food and the service at our Greek restaurant in Bettys Bay. We will keep even getting better! Greek family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!! We will expect you back in the near future to visit us so we can offer you an even better... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$9
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2662 Clarence Drive | Overstrand, Betty's Bay 7141, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Betty's Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 28 272 9238
Description
We are a small family restaurant, passionate with the traditional Greek cuisine for years. Our vision is to introduce everyone to the original spices and the authentic Greek flavors. The fresh ingredients, beautiful seaview and warm welcoming atmosphere are some of our qualities. Here at the Whaling Station Restaurant you can experience the world-known mediterranean Greek cuisine and our exquisite wine list. The Whaling Station Restaurant got its name from the original Whaling Station which was operational nearby during the early 1900's, the remains can still be seen at Stony Point. The Whaling Station Restaurant is the only place where the original photo's of the Whaling Station can be viewed.

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