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De Kelder

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39a Marine Drive | Summerstrand, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
+27 41 583 2750
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place surprised us by serving some regally good food and wine to unbeatable prices and to top that the owner was an absolute doll! A lovely and warm restaurant with great food, wine, heart and atmosphere!

Thank Bevreus
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Maria co-owner has been in Bussiness for as long as I can remember and they will do anything to satisfy your needs. Food is always good and personal touch from owners

Thank 382susan
The Hague, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We made a reservation for four people on a Monday for dinner. Our first impression of the restaurant was good, despite the decor reminding us of a wedding reception. We ordered a bottle of white wine for four, in addition to our sparkling water. For some reasons the waiter, instead of pouring a little bit and bringing an ice bucket... More 

Thank Ladyyy_Deee
Johannesburg, South Africa
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always do my research when visiting any city and so when we noted that this was 2nd in P.E. we went right ahead....we were not disappointed! -we were wait-listed for an hr/so after our call and hardly waited 20mins when we got there which gave us ti,e to order our drinks. The chosen Glenelly Merlot 2013 was the best... More 

Thank rato_11
Welshpool, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I looked at trip advisor ahead of our visit to Port Elizabeth to check what dining was available and saw other reviews about the steak dish - chateaubriand and took a note. I did not know the restaurant was right next door to our hotel so when we saw it I knew what we were going to order. It was... More 

Thank Diane P
Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa
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125 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is just tops and consistently so. Classic dishes done correctly and without fail. We in PE we try our best to visit De . Kelder. We had xtra large grilled sole with garlic butter, chili-garlic grilled prawns and flambé 'd fillet steak. Perfect as always. Shall be back. Never disappointed. 👍👏🏻👌

Thank Riël G
South Of England
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I were expecting more than was the reality. Very disappointed. It was like going back 30 years with the associated standard of service and food quality. Certainly not fine dining. Unimaginative. Boring. My bruschetta wasn't warm but cold. My fish was over-cooked. But they were packing the people in so maybe I was missing something. Won't be going again for... More 

Thank Beaulieu99
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant in Summerstrand across from the Beach. Probably as close to fine dining that you will get in PE. Their homemade bread is fantastic.

Thank Shiree K
Amersham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here as we stayed next door. Pleasant surprise. Very good food. The starters (snails, grilled calamari and Turkish Cigars). The calamari was too salty. Served with rice. Weird! The mains were lamb shank (not enough meat), Cafe de Paris Rump Steak which was excellent and substantial. My wife and daughter had the Kingklip which was really good. They... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many years ago it was the place to be seen with special occasions. it has'nt change. I was invited for dinner with family and friends in December 2016 and what a super experience I had ! The Christmas decor was not over the top like many other places I visited. The venue beautiful with a touch of nostalgy for me... More 

Thank 300Petals

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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
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39a Marine Drive | Summerstrand, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Elizabeth  >  Summerstrand
  • Phone Number: +27 41 583 2750
De Kelder Restaurant specialises in Seafood, Steaks and local Venison.open Monday to Friday 12.00 to 2.00 and 6.00pm to 10.00 pm Monday to Saturday.

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