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African, Grill
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Crescent St, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 6710
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Portishead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Do give this great restaurant a try - but book! We each sampled something different - tuna carpaccio, bobottie spring rolls and goats cheese/beetroot salad - we were off to a good start. My husband tried Ostrich fillet for the first time and is now a fan and the soy and honey salmon looked great. I had the lime and... More 

Thank Kittiwak
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A busy restaurant with an excellent menu ... we didn't book but we would expect to as it was full of happy diners similarly confident in their find.

Thank Robert E
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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727 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Apparently this place used to be a fisherman's hut: quite a quaint little place - no view at all, but nice atmosphere. Billed as having an African menu and I chose some of the more unusual options, such as Bobotie spring rolls and Ostrich fillet; my wife went for the Tuna Carpaccio and Kingklip. Both were great, the wines were... More 

Thank DTM56
Pretoria, South Africa
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely restaurant off the main street in Plett in a beautiful historical monument. We loved the busy atmosphere (it was in peak season), the ambience (lovely white interior), the service (friendly and attentive) and the great food. Our food was very well prepared and unpretentious. The seafood, tuna and salmon were delicious and the fillet done to perfection served... More 

Thank SueandMalan
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner here recently whilst staying in Plett. Very impressed! Beautiful fresh food at a good price. Lovely salads to start. We had tuna as a main and it was excellent. Service was excellent and the whole place had a lovely relaxed seaside vibe.

Thank Richard083
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a competent restaurant in the centre of Plettenberg. Everything was competent and the food well above average. We were inside and the surroundings were 'nice'. The problem is that for us there's nothing exciting or unusual about Nguni. The owner? was in evidence and seemed to be ensuring that everything went smoothly, which it did. The kitchen turned... More 

Thank Colin B
Munich, Germany
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect experience! The service was awesome and the design of the restaurant also offered some nice details. The food was really really delicious. We had the ostrich filet (a dream of a steak, grilled to the point) and a salad. As a starter we got some fresh bread which was baked in a small flower pot. All in all we... More 

Thank Michael M
Upton Grey, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

menu is rather limited. Empty apart from us. Gazpacho was delicious as were the well hung tender fillet steaks. Rare mine wasn't. Large selection of wine from the area, Cape Winelands and abroad. Service was slow between courses and the arrival of the bill even slower. Expensive by local standards but not by UK and European ones.

Thank Telthebiker
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Given the peak period, the restaurant was booked by our guest house - we were very pleased with their choice - nice atmosphere, good service and excellent African food - very tasty. A most enjoyable evening.

Thank richaus
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a really good meal at Nguni. We all had seafood main courses that were well prepared and delicious. Lovely, simple decor in an authentic and intimate space. We really enjoyed it and will certainly go again.

Thank davido2017

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crescent St, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 533 6710
Nguni Restaurant
Nostalgic with an African flair, Nguni is located in one of Plett's oldest buildings - an original dairy dating back over a hundred years. Nguni's African menu is a reflection of traditional selections like Bobotie, game, biltong, springbok, Karoo lamb, ostrich and other local favourites. With its beautiful sunny veranda or eclectic African interior with its original wood-burning stove, the Nguni Girls provide customers with a unique setting and superb menu. A true taste of the Cape!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?