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Pavilion Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Contemporary
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Santos Beach, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
+27 44 690 4567
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked in on a Sunday night and were the only people here. The prawns and calamari was cooked to perfection! The interior is just beautiful and the service great. Definitely one of my favorites.

Thank Mareze K
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This resturant is set in the perfect location.It's got a stunning deck as well. BUT sadly this place is so much wasted potential.The staff are very friendly but service is average. We use to go there for pizza pretty often but lately we have been recieving half raw pizza's (even after sending them back for another run in the oven)... More 

Thank CarmyLotus
Middelburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Perfectly situated however, not my first choice. Better having lunch outside than inside. Ok if you don't expect much.

Thank hannied2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Calamari and seafood was very good ill have the calamari anyday, service was fast and friendly best for beach lunch

Thank Ronel P
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125 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We thought we could get a snack here and we were presented with a rather grimy menu and we thought we should have left. Despite that the fish was tasty and the bizarre roasted veg salad which was hot veg on shredded lettuce was quite tasty. The place is very dreary and I would choose to go there again.

Thank lynda99
United States
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This restaurant is a very large building that can't be missed, you can see it sprawling across the beach even from the other side of town. The impressive outside does not match the run down interior, but we stopped for a glass of wine and some calamari anyway. The wine was the same as on every other menu in town... More 

Thank Loretta Z
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Have childhood memories of this beautiful building and after reading all the great reviews, decided to give it a try. Friendly reception and head chef even moved our table closer to the windows for the view. After having a coffee (in chipped cups) and getting a feel for the place, we decided to find alternative lunch options. Someone was whacking... More 

Thank LizelDV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Friendly service and great food. Platters is great value for money. Wil definitely come again and again!

Thank Michael S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

I last ate here 20 years ago when I lived in Mossel Bay and The Pavilion was one of the popular restaurants of the time. It was great to recognised and be recognised by one of the waitresses who has been there for well over 20 years and the snails were as delicious as they always were. But much of... More 

Thank Quiddity
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40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Very attentive staff always at hand. Greet you as soon as you walk in. There is an outside area to eat and its lovely especially overlooking santos beach. The place is situated in an excellent location. Very good value for money visited twice. I had a chicken burger the first time which was chicken breast. Second time I ad the... More 

Thank TheFarmer2004

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$38
Seafood, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santos Beach, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Mossel Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 690 4567

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?