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“Not fancy but pleasant eatery” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Tavern - CLOSED

The Tavern
Cuisines: Mediterranean, African, Seafood, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, View, Bar Scene
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Hermanus, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not fancy but pleasant eatery”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

The 'Tavern' now seems to be called 'The Thirsty Oyster'. It is no more than a pleasant friends and family seafood diner with a choice of affordable dishes as well as high end offerings. Don't expect fine dining. Service received at our table average but not unpleasant. The food at our table of 4 unpretentious but in line with what the restaurant stands for namely a casual relaxing venue at a lovely location within a working small harbour. Whilst a booking was made beforehand there was no record of the booking upon arrival.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Willem K
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Gordon's Bay, South Africa
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Now called Thirsty Oyster”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

We live in Gordon's Bay and usually end up at the Thirsty Oyster out of choice. The food is delicious and well priced.
Unfortunately on a few occasions the service has been very much below par. Jack up your name and service guys and you will really shine!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank carollh1
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Ohrigstad, South Africa
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best place to eat in Gordon's Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

We love the tavern - and the special 1st floor area for smokers. The service is friendly, the food very good. Can recommend the calamari and the Peri-Peri chicken.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank Hennielene B
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Level Contributor
30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Poor service and food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

We waited 2 hrs for out food . The waiter tool ages and did not even bother asking for type of sauces etc . The food was bland and unappetising

to make matters worse it was not cooked or marinated properly . We sent it back only to get worse food

Never again ,this place is only good for drinks

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Thank SA_Traveller12
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lively Atmosphere - Good Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

Great seafood here. Gets busy at the weekend.
The staff are very friendly and the bar adds a lively atmosphere.
Recommended.

Visited April 2014
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Thank WeeBarraCymru
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