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The Coachman Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Brookes on the Bay Beach Road | Brookes on the Bay, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
+27 41 584 0087
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered two steaks, T-Bone and Fillet, both medium. Well the size was good but they were far away from medium. Both were well done. There are better restaurants around to eat steak. The service was good!

Thank borja p
East London, South Africa
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great meal a The Coachman, the service was excellent and the food was pretty good, The steak was perfectly done if a little cold, The lamb was good but slightly fatty, but making up for everything was the service and the fantastic vegetables.

Thank VPVerwey
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really disappointing meal . Wife's steak was underdone. They just heated it.Mine got cold waiting for hers !!!

Thank ebryer
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A decent ambience with a great view of Algoa Bay if you're seated on the patio. The food was of decent value by South African standards bearing in mind that food costs in SA are about 1/3 the cost in N America

Thank travelwiseOakville
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one of the restaurants that our family visit often. The food is excellent, particularly the steaks, the waitresses are well trained and the restaurant is overseen by the owners themselves. With the result that we have never been disappointed.

Thank M583ZWkathyc
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a venue so elegant, with waitresses very elegantly dressed, we were very warmly received in our weekend attire. The meal was exquisite and reasonably priced. The waitress was not like a vulture hovering over your table and asking if everything was in order with every fork of food you put in your mouth. My wife and I will surely... More 

Thank Ulric O
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306 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you get told by 2 different local people this is the place to eat in PE then it must be good. We booked a table at 8pm - were not specified any dress code and when we turned up we felt very uncomfortable being in shorts and vest tops when nearly everyone else was dressed smart/casual... we were seated... More 

Thank Wishinguwerehere
Ilford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked in advance and it was very busy whilst the surrounding restaurants were empty - a good sign! Gorgeous glamorous hostesses in grecian gowns made a great impression. Great menu but steaks are their big thing and boy are they good!

Thank Philip R
Milford on Sea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service excellent, food average. Limited stock of Rose wine.Long climb to get to the restaurant and perhaps we were disappointed we had to sit inside due to the wind.

1 Thank Tim T
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With great food, this reataurant is a favourite with locals. Lunch outside on the verandah with the Mediterranean blue Bay as your free side order is even better than the dinners, frequented by the business travellers who know where to go for an excellent steak. Always a good evening/afternoon out.

Thank SuskaS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brookes on the Bay Beach Road | Brookes on the Bay, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Elizabeth  >  Summerstrand
  • Phone Number: +27 41 584 0087

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