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@ Whales Restaurant

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African, Pizza, Spanish, Contemporary
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1 Marine Way, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 5389
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07:00 - 22:00
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Great position with nice views and the food was very good with friendly service from the staff, will certainly visit here again.

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at @ Whales Restaurant, at @ Whales Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Day TripAdvisor747 Thank you very much for taking the time to review @Whales Restaurant. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the beautiful view as well as the food and welcoming service. We hope to welcome you back in the future. More 

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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and stunning views friendly staff We had a 21st celebration will definitely visit again One of the best views in Plet from the deck

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at @ Whales Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Koos H Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on @Whales Restaurant. We are delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed the food and magnificent views from our deck. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future! More 

Durban, South Africa
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101 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The dinning area is nicely set up with beautiful view on the deck, food was good, service was also good, staff is welcoming.

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Thank 831bcm
MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at @ Whales Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 831bcm Thank you very much for taking the time to review @Whales Restaurant. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the beautiful view from the deck, as well as the food and welcoming service. We hope to welcome you back in the future. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Try the ribs they are amazing. Beautiful views , great staff and good wine what more could you ask for

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Thank Mcdphotosa
MichelleBouic, Compan Liaison at @ Whales Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mcdphotosa, We would like to thank you for the great comments about Whales Restaurant; we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the ribs and the good wine and also that the staff made a good impression and we hope to welcome you back again with us very soon. Regards Michelle Bouic More 

Gansbaai, South Africa
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We stayed in the hotel for 3 days and every meal at the restaurant was fantastic....breakfast can do with a bigger variety

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MichelleBouic, Company Liaison at @ Whales Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kleinh2015, Thank you for your kind comments about our @ whales Restaurant and we are glad to hear that your experience was enjoyable and wish to welcome you back again very soon. Regards Michelle Bouic More 

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Thank you to Manuella for making my birthday celebration such a great success. It was fantastic!!! The food outstanding. Will recommend it.

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Thank Sanet V
MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at @ Whales Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear sv645 Thank you very much for taking the time to review @Whales Restaurant. We will be sure to pass on your message to Manuela and her team and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

Hartbeespoort, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2015

I had dinner @ Whales Restaurant during my Plett vacation. I was really grateful for having a table reserved for even though I booked just an hour before dinner and the food was great too. The setup is really good with beautiful views but what was most impressive for me was the great and efficient service I received from restaurant... More 

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Thank noxy107
MichelleBouic, Manager at @ Whales Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear about your pleasant experience with the restaurant setup and our service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Wilderness, South Africa
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

What a surreal experience! We were the only table on a Saturday night. Very attentive service from Shepherd. The decor is good, the setting suberb, there is plenty of parking, and there is security, this place should be buzzing. But the food! In restrospect, it was as if there was no chef in the kitchen. We started off with a... More 

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at @ Whales Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear kissoffire Thank you for your review. Whilst we were heartened to read that the restaurant and service were to the Legendary standard we strive for, we were very disappointed that you were let down by the food. This has been escalated to the General Manager of the Whalesong Hotel & Hydro who has personally investigated and taken corrective action.... More 

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2015

It has been now a multiple re-visit to this restaurant. Honestly it is an excellent food, presentation very nice, service very good. Any wish or extra was fulfilled same moment and price compared to value is outstanding. And then the view .....Keurboom's Lagoon, beaches, Tsitsikamma Mountains. Come yourself and try it out........

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at @ Whales Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear AnneNuemos We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you have once again enjoyed the food and entire experience at our restaurant and we would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We will be sure to pass on your comments to the @Whales team and look forward to welcoming you back very... More 

Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at @Whales on Sunday. Nearly all tables were reserved, but the waiter gave us the last available table. Excellent food, very reasonable prices, friendly service.

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at @ Whales Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear GJB2014 Thank you very much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear about your pleasant experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon! 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
African, Pizza, Spanish, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Marine Way, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 533 5389
Description
A gourmet dining experienceawaits the entire family when visiting @ Whales restaurant, with attentive service, gracious hospitality and a contemporary African cuisine menu. The large sundeck, with expansive views offers an alternative, casual dining experience and is an ideal venue to enjoy light lunches, cocktails and sundowners.

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