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Black Oystercatcher

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Contemporary, Wine Bar
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R317, Moddervlei Farm, Bredasdorp 7280, South Africa
+27 28 482 1618
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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Cape Town
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place...in the middle of nowhere. Service excellent...Food great, large portions at very reasonable prices. I had the ham and blue cheese salad which was so fresh and tasty. The staff were really welcoming and very helpful. Craft beers on tap and a brewery attached. Also small deli come gift shop on site. Highly recommended.

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Thank Dawn W
BlackOystercatcher, Public Relations Manager at Black Oystercatcher, responded to this review

Hi Dawn W, thanks for the kind words. And for mentioning our restaurant and our menu. Our motto is to live by the season, so many of the meals we serve come straight from our garden, or they're sourced locally so are therefore still super-fresh. And we recently bought Fraser's Folly craft brewery, so we're thrilled to also add craft... More 

Switzerland
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for wine tasting and enjoyed it very much. The Afrikaans Lady explained everything to detail. After that we eat in the restaurant, the food was lekker, the waiter a bit inexperienced though

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Thank Bennie W
BlackOystercatcher, Public Relations Manager at Black Oystercatcher, responded to this review

Hi Bennie W, thank you for the review. So glad you enjoyed the wine tasting and the food. Apologies you felt our waiter may have been inexperienced. Our waiters receive training to improve their service and their knowledge continuously, and we take this very seriously. We always endeavour to improve that service. Kind regards, The Black Oystercatcher team More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In the spur of the moment we decided to visit Black Oystercatcher, unanounced, unplanned and not having prebooked. What a fantastic venue in the middle of nowhere. Stunning food and excellent wine. We felt most welcome. Highly recommended!

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Thank petra s
BlackOystercatcher, Public Relations Manager at Black Oystercatcher, responded to this review

Hi Petra S, thanks for taking the time to review us; and for popping in unannounced. You are of course always welcome (although we do recommend booking on our traditionally busy days). And yes - we are a bit in the middle of nowhere; we're convinced it adds to our unique atmosphere. Kind regards, The Black Oystercatcher team More 

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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The nicest people...very friendly and helpfull. The wines are good. The deli is fantastic...and the restaurant very very good. The cottages are well equipped...comfortable and clean with a awesome view.

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Thank Gerhard V
BlackOystercatcher, Public Relations Manager at Black Oystercatcher, responded to this review

Hi Gerhard V, thanks very much for the kind review. Thanks especially for noting the deli. This is really quite new for us, and you're one of our first customers to highlight this. We're proud of the wonderful brands we're now stocking in our deli, and believe it serves as a really nice alternative, particularly in days our restaurant is... More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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252 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a large group of friends meeting here for lunch. The management was very helpful to arrange the event and we had a wonderful time. The venue is an oasis after a long drive and the reception was friendly and efficient. The wine tasting was well presented and the wines were of a high quality. The food was excellent... More 

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Thank Johann S
BlackOystercatcher, Public Relations Manager at Black Oystercatcher, responded to this review

Hi Johann S, thanks so much for the kind review! And thank you for bringing your wonderful group of friends to visit us in the Overberg. It seemed like you had a great time, and it was a joy hosting you. Cheers to the class of '75. Kind regards, The Black Oystercatcher team More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most enjoyable lunch in the middle of nowhere. The best food I have had for a long time. Absolutely Awesome!!!

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Thank Geoff M
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decenber 2016 .We went for a drive to Elim and found this amazing place on the road from Gaansbaai. The Staff is vibrant and friendly. The MCC was the best we ever had and the wine tasting was Amazing. We had lunch and it was so good that we went back 3 times for lunch and took all our family... More 

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Thank monicabM1473OU
BlackOystercatcher, Public Relations Manager at Black Oystercatcher, responded to this review

Hi monicabM1473OU - thank you so much for the kind review on TripAdvisor, especially the feedback on our MCC. Now that you know about us, we hope we'll see you even more often. Kind regards, The Black Oystercatcher team More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited today on recommendation and were not disappointed! The wine tasting was good, the prices competitive but sadly only one red wine to taste! We stayed for lunch. I am gluten free and so had to ask the usual questions but the pan of mussels was delicious and had no thickening in the beautiful creamy wine... More 

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Thank drjudymwhite
BlackOystercatcher, Public Relations Manager at Black Oystercatcher, responded to this review

Hi drjudymwhite, thank you for providing feedback on your experience at the Black Oystercatcher. Great news that you view our potato wedges as comparable globally. And that our staff could accommodate you when it came to dessert. And yes - we're very proud of our garden: our motto is to live by the season from our garden in our restaurant.... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I went to Black Oyster Catcher over the weekend. Dirk and his family as well as Fraser (from Frasers Folly Beer) were incredibly hospitable and we felt so at home at this beautifully manicured winery. The food at the restaurant was outstanding, and the wines are incredible. The minerality in the white wines made them a perfect... More 

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Thank Lauraclacey
BlackOystercatcher, Public Relations Manager at Black Oystercatcher, responded to this review

Hi Lauraclacey, thank you for taking the time to review us. And for the kind words regarding the experience, the food, the wines and the beer. We're sorry you did have to leave in the end, but here's hoping you'll be back soon. Kind regards, The Black Oystercatcher team More 

Paarl
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We were passing through from Arniston to Hermanus and stopped for lunch. Great experience. Friendly staff, great food and great wine. We each had something different for lunch and they were all beautifully presented and tasty dishes. I could ' feel' the love and attention that has gone into everything, from the lovely venue, to the classy wine labels to... More 

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Thank bugzPaarl
BlackOystercatcher, Public Relations Manager at Black Oystercatcher, responded to this review

Hi bugzPaarl, thank you for your kind review on TripAdvisor, and we're so glad you enjoyed your experience here. Owners Dirk and Sandra Human really do live out their love for the Black Oystercatcher and what they do by focusing on the entire experience. Thank you for noticing! And we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Contemporary, Wine Bar
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R317, Moddervlei Farm, Bredasdorp 7280, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Bredasdorp
  • Phone Number: +27 28 482 1618
Description
At the Black Oystercatcher Restaurant, we live by the season. We serve fresh produce that grows in our own garden as the seasons dictate. As a result, we offer a fresh dining experience, set in a relaxed country atmosphere. Here fresh food, complimenting our boutique wines, is prepared to order and enjoyed at leisure. The seasons also determine the mood at this Cape Agulhas restaurant: the refreshing sea breeze will cool you down in summer, or enjoy our cozy log fires in the winter months.

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