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Blue Goose

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12 Franken Street | Gansbaai, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
+27 28 384 1106
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18:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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158 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent and very tasty food. Lovely variety in the menu. Superb atmosphere in the small town of Gansbaai.

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Thank GusBehn
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our last night in De Kelders and we were fortunate enough to have stumbled on Blue Goose. What an exceptional surprise. Apparently they get that a lot - people don't expect a restaurant of such quality. Excellent service. Charming decor. A very warm evening so we didn't eat as much as we could have. I don't eat seafood but three... More 

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Thank Andrew B
Cape Town, South Africa
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82 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Blue Goose was recommended to us by our hotel accommodation. The restaurant is easy to find and booking is recommended at week ends. The menu has a great selection of seafood and also caters foe meat lovers. My girlfriend is both difficult please and somewhat fussy about what she eats! I chose the soup of the day which was... More 

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Thank Michael C
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The pan fried calamari was so rubbery you could have bounced it off the floor. To make matters worse we were told that the chef said that this was how it was meant to be. The deep fried calamari was much better though. Desserts were pretty unimaginative. Nice ambience, but much better is available in the town. Fine dining it... More 

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Thank saskeptic
London
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dave at our B&B recommended it, and booked it, and we had a really good meal. Service was the best I've had in SA, fresh seafood cooked to perfection. The restaurant has a lovely ambience and the staff are very professional & friendly, not too attractive either which is refreshing. Had a rose sparking wine which was superb. Espedata was... More 

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Thank Neris123
Stellenbosch, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We were 10 guests, 2 families. The restaurant's food was very average. The cream mussels were not good at all. The spare ribs and lamb shank were the best dishes we ordered. The service was average.

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Thank waakbil
Hamburg, Germany
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

the restaurant is a must to go in de kelders/ Gansbaai. for my birthday dinner in a seperat room, fantastic food, wine, service everything. just great. in the last half year we have been there 4 times and it was always excellent.

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Thank Hans-Werner L
Hong Kong, China
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178 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The food here is fantastic. We had prawns to start which were beautifully tender. Our fillet steaks were very good and melted in the mouth! Highly recommended!

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Thank p0rtia
Durban, South Africa
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We have eaten here before and the experience starts with the booking taken by Riaan who was polite,friendly and accommodating.The waitress service was excellent as were all the helpers.We all ordered steak thus leaving the Blue Goose intact and they were succulent and came precisely as ordered.The restaurant layout is quaint and definitely reflects the outlook of the owners.Is there... More 

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Thank alandesireed
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

i never thought a gem like this would be in a fishing town!! very quaint stone cottage with very comfortable interior. Service was very good - one has to book! Prawns & Lamb Shank were a highlight; desserts were also very exciting & portions a good size. will definitely return when we are in the area again.

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Thank Caron L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
African, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Franken Street | Gansbaai, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Gansbaai
  • Phone Number: +27 28 384 1106
Description
Situated in a 100 year old limestone fisherman's cottage, the owner and staff welcomes guests into a warm and cosy environment, serving freshly prepared dishes, using fresh, local and sustainable produce. It's like having dinner with friends, the way it's done in the Strandveld.

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