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“Very good food - service let it down”
Review of Ginger

Ginger
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Fusion
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Ginger is a fine dining restaurant situated right on the beachfront of Port Elizabeth. The friendly city atmosphere carries across into our restaurant, where you will find our staff whose aim is to make your night 5 star worthy. Our combination of fresh ingredients, new cuisine ideas and an award winning wine list, means we have something to please everyone! We cater to our resident Foodies, Businessmen and those looking to have a special night out. Boasting an incredible view of what PE has to offer, Ginger invites their diners to sip their drinks on the deck while relaxing to the sounds and sight of the sea. Our restaurant, wine list and menu is constantly renovated to keep up with the trends in South Africa, while meeting the standards of our international diners. We strive to make your special occasions memorable and meet your needs. We hope to see you soon!
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Maybe we were just unlucky, but we had to wait ages to get our food for all the courses and, despite promises, they didn't make it up to us....
So that's the negative out of the way.... the food really is very good and the friendliness of the staff and the general ambiance make for a generally very pleasant experience.
But I will add that the reviewers from Sweden need to travel around SA more, this was by no means the best food we had during our 2 weeks in SA

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Thank GCM1961
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We were staying at the Broadwalk hotel and went for a walk and stumbled on this restaurant.

Now coming from Sweden, we are spoiled to high level of cuisine and there are few restaurants that match up to the quality that we are used to, but Ginger sure ranks up there as one of the nicest restaurants for quality food in Port Elizabeth! So much so that we had gone back 2 more times for dinner inviting some friends with us the last time.

This is not a quantity restaurant, this is quality in both the food and the presentation.

They have a really nice wine list to satisfy most guests. We had ordered a bottle of wine of the menu that showed as a 2009 and when they brought the wine and had opened it before showing me, I noticed it was a 2011. I told the waiter that it was not as advertised on the menu, and they took the bottle back without saying anything and brought the correct one. The second and third time we were there we had no problem with the wrong wine being brought so I do believe it was a genuine mistake of the waiter. However of course he should have first presented the wine to me before opening it.

One of the items on the menu is a steak that is cooked in front of you by your table ... I can recommend this as it is perfectly prepared. It is a meal for 2 .. but for those that have a big appetite could possibly take as a meal for 1 ....

But overall a really nice place to go and eat dinner. We arrive before they open at 6pm, but we sat outside and had some cocktails that they served us.

A bit noisy outside with the taxi's stopping in front of the broadwalk and hooting constantly trying to attrack customers to pick up. So sitting outside might be a bit noisy for that reason.

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Thank Eric R
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Fantastice food, and well balanced menu. Stylish decor, good service. Went some time ago, and seen huge improvements. Well done to John and team. Great food

Thank ian j
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

On a business trip to PE and this was recommended. So good we returned for three consecutive nights. Marvellous food,excellent wine list and great staff. Best in PE for me

Thank brian a
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Nice menu. And you cannot go wrong whatever you choose. Service a bit slack. They only sell Peroni draft beer which is expensive. \if you are prepared to pay this is a good choice.

Thank HeinOtt
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