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De Viswijf

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54 Diaz Road, Jeffreys Bay 6330, South Africa
+27 42 293 3921
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11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The food and decor are great. The restaurant is upmarket and has a very elegant touch to it. The enclosed deck area offers lovely seaviews.

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1 Thank Ann S
Perth, Australia
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Restaurant with a beautiful view of the JBay beaches. Food was tasty but I was expecting a little more on food presentation. The fries were pretty average. Otherwise service was excellent and a nice relaxing scene.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Perfect ambiance. Good music, food, wine, and a genuinely friendly waitress! I'll go back and prices are ranging from high to low, which is good!

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1 Thank Duane B
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Friendly service and a variety of food cooked to perfection. My mom had Lobster Thermidor, and I had succulent beef rump, Both dishes were prepared faultlessly. The atmosphere was fantastic and we were even allowed to play a Juanita du Plessis CD we had just bought. A picturesque view completed a very joyful experience.

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Every town has its family friendly must do restaurant. This is our favourite although not your typical. Great food, decor and fantastic service and if you take a table outside you have spectacular views over the ocean. Love it!

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1 Thank MJZAJ
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

I was in JBay for business and was recommended to go to Viswijf for dinner. I only had a steak and it was perfectly cooked as ordered, medium to rare. All details re my food asked to the waiter were accurately executed. I can recommend the food.

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1 Thank Jaco M
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Visiting Jbay in the off season is always nice, you don't have the hustle and bustle of the myriad of tourists and you still get the benefit of some great restaurants and nice weather. The restaurant looks a little dated but could be referred to as rustic, the food was good and the service was excellent. I recommend the calamari.

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

De Viswijf serves the best calamari in Jeffreys Bay & should definitely be one of the dishes ordered when visiting. The setting overlooking the beach is pretty special and the service is always attentive. Well worth a visit.

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1 Thank Liz H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

we visited De Viswyf in off season time, still well staffed, full selection of menu, great location and vista, day and evening scenic views from the dek if you like. we enjoyed a very cosy couples dinner, absolutely unrivaled seafood do try the muscles pootjie, white wine/garlic souce this is definitely a bookmarked restaurant.

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Wilderness, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

This was the third restaurant that we ate at in Jeffreys Bay and was the best value by far. The service was excellent too. I had the mussel pot for starter and my wife the snails. Both were very tasty, and although the mussels were on the small side there was plenty of them. For mains we had Kingklip &... 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
Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Diaz Road, Jeffreys Bay 6330, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Jeffreys Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 42 293 3921

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?