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SeaFood at The Plettenberg

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40 Church Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa (Formerly Sand)
+27 44 533 2030
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff just so attentive friendly without being overbearing Surroundings exceptional with an amazing view of the bay Food was excellent I had the Mossel Bay sole which was delicious Standards best so far of the visit

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Thank Rajan M
Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had fish soup, twice baked cheese souffle, king prawns and mussels. All were exellently cooked! Would definatley recommend this restaurant attached to the hotel.

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Thank Catmoo
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in the hotel and ate here twice. The first evening we'd just arrived and didn't want anything too heavy and most of us had fish which was delicious. However we decided to eat there again and much to our disappointment the choices we had been looking forward to eg steak was not available. This seemed really poor... More 

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Thank Stephanie S
Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Just a little disappointed with my Fish and Chips, one piece was fine the other very small and thicker batter than the larger piece. Have had better elsewhere. The salad starter was very nice and excellently dressed. Service was fine but a little slow with our main meal, we don't mind but other people may have said something.

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Thank 450kate
Antelize, Manager at SeaFood at The Plettenberg, responded to this review

Dear 450kate, Thank you for taking time to write a review on your experience. Our fish & chips is always very popular and enjoyed by everyone. We have discussed your comments with our chefs. We strive to always serve excellent food with top service. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Antelize van der Walt - F&B Manager More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

What a wonderful setting for our Valentines dinner. Views to behold for! Personnel very friendly, in fact so friendly that they become "pushy!" In the first 5 minutes at our table before our bottle of wine was opened a waitron came 3 times to enquire whether we have decided what we are going to eat. And this after we have... More 

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Thank Otto J
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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237 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We decided to have a lunch at short notice on January 5th A few places we called were full We tried The Plettenberg Hotel Seafood at The Plettenberg was "empty" Whilst the service was good The food was really poor The fish was terrible in quality and presentation The salad ingredients were not fresh My burger was shocking It seems... More 

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Thank graham e
Antelize, Manager at SeaFood at The Plettenberg, responded to this review

Dear Graham E, Thank you for writing a second review on your experience with us. We have discussed all points raised with our chef. We value all feedback and strive to always produce excellent food with top service. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Antelize van der Walt ~ F&B Manager More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We last visited this restaurant thirteen years ago and it was great to see that none of the high standards had slipped! The view from here is quite something! The hotel is perched above the bay and the huge rollers just keep on coming in!! The food is exceedingly good and the service is excellent - as you would expect... More 

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Thank Tobasco44
Antelize, Manager at SeaFood at The Plettenberg, responded to this review

Dear Tobasco44, Thank you for writing a lovely review. It's always good to welcome back returning guests. We love the view and just can't get enough of the beautiful ocean all around us. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind Regards, Antelize van der Walt - F&B Manager More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Was looking forward so much to our evening at The Plettenberg . Such a beautiful hotel in a stunning location. We both ordered the sole as a main dish but it arrived topped with a "creme fraiche" sauce which also covered the surrounding potatoes. Now I do like creme fraiche but do not want it flavouring my whole meal .... More 

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Thank 171discerningdiner1
Antelize, Manager at SeaFood at The Plettenberg, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We value your feedback and have passed the comments on to the chef. The Mossel Bay Sole with tenderstem broccoli, horseradish potatoes and beurre blanc sauce is one of our most popular dishes, and I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy this. Kind Regards, Antelize van... More 

Charente, France
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We booked this restaurant for a special treat on our last night in Plettenberg and were not disappointed! Even though this was our first visit, we were warmly greeted by the front of house Antelize and shown to a table on the terrace with a wonderful view of the bay to enjoy cocktails and peruse the menu. By the time... More 

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Thank elaineb01
Antelize, Manager at SeaFood at The Plettenberg, responded to this review

Dear Elaineb01, Thank you so much for the very kind words and lovely review. It was my absolute pleasure to have you and I'm so happy that you enjoyed the evening with us. We love meeting new guests and being able to create memories with them. We hope to welcome you back very soon! Kind Regards, Antelize van der Walte... More 

Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We have enjoyed this hotel, it is one of three but this one is by far the best for service and presentation. The staff are smiling and attentive and quick to respond with service. As always the pool area is very small which is limiting when there are a lot of guests. If you are not good with walking uphill,... More 

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Thank Joanna F
Antelize, Manager at SeaFood at The Plettenberg, responded to this review

Dear Joanna F, Thank you for taking time to write a lovely review. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Kind Regards, Antelize van der Walt ~ Food & Beverage Manager 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$32
Cuisine
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Church Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa (Formerly Sand)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 533 2030
Description
SeaFood at The Plettenberg combines an array of elements to create an unsurpassed dining experience. The sand, beach and sea have been brought into the restaurant in the colours, mood and design. Unrivalled views of the breath-taking Formosa Bay are complimented by the decor, and together they create the perfect platform for the SeaFood cuisine. Here the chefs create modern South African fare that is seasonally influenced. The menu - designed by The Collection's award-winning Executive Chef Peter Tempelhoff and his team - places great emphasis on fresh produce from local green-friendly suppliers and this gives SeaFood at The Plettenberg the unique ability to showcase a true taste of the bay.

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