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Isabella's Restaurant

Lambert's Bay Waterfront | Harbour Waterfront, Lamberts Bay 8130, South Africa
+27 27 432 1177
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“hake” (23 reviews)
“sushi” (11 reviews)
“seafood platter” (14 reviews)
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Seafood, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Lambert's Bay Waterfront | Harbour Waterfront, Lamberts Bay 8130, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated near the harbour, it is very pleasant to sit outside on the stoep on a lovely day. My wife and I and another couple had breakfast here. The service was good and the waitress was very efficient. I noted the negative remarks about the...More

Thank georgestof
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice place to go and eat fresh fish, seafood and a glass of wine. The only negative thing to say: we got kicked out at 10pm, as they wanted to close the restaurant. We didn’t really feel welcome at the end anymore. I...More

Thank MicheleTsueri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hate this! If a place is really nice and you actually liked going there but when the food wasn't that great it is difficult to give more than 3 out 5 stars. Why 3 out of 5? 4/5 SERVICE Very friendly but not the...More

Thank ShutUpAndDance
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We liked the atmosphere and we had a lovely waitress Marilyn who gets the point. The food was probably the worst we have ever had in a restaurant. My fish was over cooked and dried up to the extent that the flesh was black!, chips...More

Thank Mike C
Elzette99, Manager at Isabella's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mike, I am so so sorry that you did not have a good meal here with us. Thank you for the shoutout to Marilyn, I am sure she will be pleased to see you remembered her. I will follow up on this and make...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered a Sushi platter and also some extra Tempura Prawns. After a long wait with only a few other people eating there the waitress brought the Sushi which looked good. The extra dish of Tempura Prawns was missing. The waitress then pointed to some...More

Thank Wolfgang T
Elzette99, Manager at Isabella's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Wolfgang, Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I have looked into this and spoke with all parties involved and the necessary steps were taken. Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience here with us, we do however, hope you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One our road trip we landed up in Lambert's Bay and didn't want to leave. We've tried some of the other restaurants there but Isabella's was by far our favorite. Firstly, it's location contributes 50% to the charm and then there is the food which...More

Thank Albie B
Elzette99, Manager at Isabella's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much Albie! We really hope to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I we had a recommendation from friends to go there for lunch which we did probably would go there again..... the food was covered in oil and you could not taste the flavor of fish. We had to ask for extras and was was not...More

Thank Gidea V
Elzette99, Manager at Isabella's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Gidea, It is never enjoyable to read that your livelihood is "Average". The only time we use oil to prepare our food is when the guest asked for the deep fried option, then you automatically lose some of the flavor, as apposed to the...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018

The pleasantly warm, romantic atmosphere of Isabella's offers a welcome reprieve from the icy, bone-cutting wind typical of Lambert's Bay evenings. With craft brews, local and from elsewhere, delivered timeously by their star waitress of the year, Nique, relaxing comes easily. While the portion sizes...More

Thank Christoff V
Elzette99, Manager at Isabella's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Hi Christoff, thank you for the lovely review, and for the shoutout to Nique, she will be so excited to see that you remembered her! Hope to welcome you back soon

Reviewed 10 January 2018

We went there three times over the holiday. This restaurant captures the essence of Lambert's Bay. The management and staff arefriendly and accommodating. One time, it was so busy,there was no seats available, but within half an hour the manager phoned us, and we had...More

Thank Sanli85
Elzette99, Manager at Isabella's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hi Sanli! Thank you so very much for your kind words! It makes all the hard work worth it to know that our guests had an amazing time here with us! We would love to welcome you back very soon

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Pathetic!!!!! Arrived there at 17:45. As per lady in charge fully booked with 5 tables open. All tables open pre-booked for 6. Phoned 30 minutes later and asked if we could order food as take aways. Over phone ... Yes sir. Anytime!! Arrive there at...More

Thank Mario1369
Elzette99, Manager at Isabella's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi Mario, thank you for taking the time to write us reviews on 2 platforms, I copied and pasted our response for your convenience. Hi Mario, unfortunately, it is up to the discretion of the MOD to decide if the restaurant is able to take...More

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26 September 2016|
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Response from Simone W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Elzette, we only went for dinner but I do know they are open for lunch too, just not sure about breakfast. I would say, plan for them to close around 11pm although they may stay open longer on the weekends with a full... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lambert's Bay Waterfront | Harbour Waterfront, Lamberts Bay 8130, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Lamberts Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 27 432 1177
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Family style restaurant, located right in the heart of the harbor with a beautiful view of the local Bird Island right in front of you.Has been around for over twenty years. Wide variety menu ranging from seafood, sushi and pizzas to delicious curries, steaks and even something just for the kids. Come and experience true West Coast charm here with us!
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