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The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean

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2662 Clarence Drive | Overstrand, Betty's Bay 7141, South Africa
+27 28 272 9238
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this small and clean restaurant with some friends who visited us from overseas. We had an amazing time. Warm atmosphere and soft music. We ordered an assortment of meals ranging from pizza to pasta and from steaks to seafood. The service was quick and efficient. A nice variety of kiddies meals as well. Delicious baklava followed. Well priced.... More 

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Thank gregory579
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Dear gregory579 thank you for taking the time to share your experience here at our Greek family restaurant. We are glad to know that you had a pleasant time during your recent visit to Bettys Bay with your friends. We are happy to hear that you liked the assorted meals plus the baklava and that we contributed to making your... More 

Hermanus, South Africa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Greek restaurant. We drove all the way from Hermanus to Bettys Bay because we do have a craving for nice Greek food. Do you have Taramusalata "No" do you have Saganaki "No" do you have lemon baked potatoes with the Lemon Lamb Chops "No, you should have let us know inadvance and we would have prepare it for you".... More 

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Thank kleintjievandyk
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Dear kleintjievandyk it appears that you are confused!!!! You just popped in the restaurant after 3pm ...without any booking or pre-arrangement and you expected us to make saganaki/tatamosalata and lemon baked potatoes ...meals which are not on our menu saying that in Canada where you were residing for 25 years you could get such meals in the Greek restaurants there.... More 

Rooiels, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly owners who do everything themselves - quality and homely! Allowed me to sit and work here the whole day :-) ! thanks a mil!

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Thank dawieblake
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Dear dawieblake......., thank you for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked our restaurant.We will keep even getting better! Family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!! More 

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43 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at this Greek restaurant with some friends on a Monday when all the other restaurants around were closed. Good music and warm atmosphere. All the meals that we ordered were excellent. Our friends had the mousaka with salad which they admitted was delicious. I went for the special 350 grm beef fillet with chips & salad R145.00... More 

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Thank stonejames
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Dear stonejames thank you for taking the time to share your experience here at our Greek family restaurant. We are glad to know that you had a pleasant time during your recent visit to Bettys Bay with your friends. We are happy to hear that you liked the food and that we contributed to making your visit a warm and... More 

Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great lunch with a very nice view. Food is well done, clean tasting, well seasoned. Would recommend if you're looking for good food at a good price!

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Thank jenniferkpaige
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Dear jenniferkpaige thank you for taking the time to share your experience here at our Greek family restaurant. We are glad to know that you had a pleasant time during your recent visit to Bettys Bay with your friends. We are happy to hear that you liked the food and that we contributed to making your visit a warm and... More 

Reigate
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We had picked up our friends from Cape Town International and enjoying the coastal route home when we stopped for lunch at this charming and excellent Greek flavoured taverna. The food (goat curry for me) was delicious and the proprietors helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

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Thank John J
costas t, General Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Thank John J for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked the food and the service at our Greek restaurant in Bettys Bay. We will keep even getting better! Greek family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!! We will expect you back in the near future to visit us so we can offer you an even better... More 

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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We were invited for dinner to this Greek restaurant by friends. Nothing fancy but who needs fancy if you can eat this well for so little. Great and relaxing atmosphere next to the warm fireplace and a nice mixture of Greek music. This place is like a taverna style in Greece and the food is spot on. Authentic . Well... More 

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Thank sandyg3567
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Thank you sandyg3567 for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked our restaurant.We will keep even getting better! Family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!! We will expect you in the near future to visit us so we can offer you an even better service. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Once again , I had a bad week and when I went to my favourite restaurant , The hospitality and friendly hearts , topped with super food and wine fixed me like no doctor can. The heart of Greece is in their souls and food , Thank you Costa and Maria and staff , Its great to have such a... More 

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Thank Etiennefernhout
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Dear Etiennefernhoutr thank you for taking the time to share your experience here at our Greek family restaurant. We are glad to know that you had a pleasant time here and that we contributed to making your visit a warm and comfortable one. We look forward to welcoming you back to our restaurant in the near future to enjoy even... More 

Betty's Bay, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Excellent food and service!! Really enjoyed our visit! Will for sure come again!! Thank you for a lovely lunch!

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Thank anelbauermeister
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Dear anelbauermeister Thank you for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked the food and the service at our Greek restaurant in Bettys Bay. We will keep even getting better! Family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!! We will expect you back in the near future to visit us so we can offer you an even better... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We arrived mid-afternoon on a Tuesday after visiting the Stony Point penguins, We were welconed even though the restaurant looked closed & we were the only customers, which was great as service was very quick. The food was delicous and clearly home cooked. I had the haloumi starter, delicious falefel schwarma and my husband had mutton curry - all food... More 

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Thank Judy-Ann_Croome
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Dear Judy-Ann_Croome Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here at our Greek restaurant. We are glad to know that you had a pleasant time during your visit to Bettys Bay and we are happy to hear that you liked the food plus the Greek desserts and that we contributed to making your visit a warm and... 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 9
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2662 Clarence Drive | Overstrand, Betty's Bay 7141, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Betty's Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 28 272 9238
Description
We are a small family restaurant, passionate with the traditional Greek cuisine for years. Our vision is to introduce everyone to the original spices and the authentic Greek flavors. The fresh ingredients, beautiful seaview and warm welcoming atmosphere are some of our qualities. Here at the Whaling Station Restaurant you can experience the world-known mediterranean Greek cuisine and our exquisite wine list. The Whaling Station Restaurant got its name from the original Whaling Station which was operational nearby during the early 1900's, the remains can still be seen at Stony Point. The Whaling Station Restaurant is the only place where the original photo's of the Whaling Station can be viewed.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?