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Big Time Taverna

10 Mayotte Circle, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
+27 42 294 1309
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“ribs” (14 reviews)
“kleftiko” (4 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
10 Mayotte Circle, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic food! Mezze platter to start that gets the taste buds hopping around your mouth then moved on to my favorite, saucy eat your fingers off ribs. My wife usually goes for the calamari tubes or the stuffed calamari which are both knockouts every time....More

Thank LaHaan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is truly special. I walked in and felt at home. I went for some gelato and with the hope of getting a view of the canals. And boy did I get all and more. The owner is truly exceptional! And the views are breathtaking!...More

Thank innocentiam673
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The calamari and the kleftiko is pretty good. Noisy children play in the pool that forms part of the verandah that has great canal views. Not a romantic or foodie spot though.

Thank RubinVanNiekerk
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We had a nice relaxing afternoon meal while overlooking the canals. Food was tasty, service good and a nice relaxing setting.

Thank Dorvin S
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Really delicious food, strange decor but still over all very nice. Lovely style Italian food that will keep you licking your plate.

Thank saraharbiebossie
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at the Big Time. The seafood and pizza's were very good. The view was also very nice

Thank Antoinette B
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Once you have got over the amazing setting the restaurant is very average and overpriced. Service was almost non existent, food was cold and bland. Very disappointing experience.

Thank jenay172
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Rude waitress who proudly told us she has been voted Worst Waitress in St Francis, a well deserved award, she would be hard to beat. Seared tuna cold and boring, grilled salmon cold and more like a starter portion than a main, medium rare sirloin,...More

Thank 676charles
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Booked this for 70th birthday. Very popular and if weather good a lovely view across the Canal. Service was a bit slow. You need to check what is charged extra on the menue.

Thank kentmaid
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We tried this the first night we were in the bay. Unfortunately the restaurant was very quiet but I would suspect that is because it's difficult to find. Make an effort though, this is the best restaurant for evening dining in the area. There was...More

Thank tonyraphael
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Mayotte Circle, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Saint Francis Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 42 294 1309
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