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The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean

2662 Clarence Drive | Overstrand, Betty's Bay 7141, South Africa
+27 28 272 9238
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“baklava” (18 reviews)
“kleftiko” (13 reviews)
“pizza” (16 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
2662 Clarence Drive | Overstrand, Betty's Bay 7141, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are ever in the small town of Bettys Bay and looking for a nice cozy restaurant then visit the Whaling station restaurant .Great food atmosphere and perfect for kids.. The service was fantastic and the variety available meant there was something for everyone....More

Thank brianbell098
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We visited with our friends from Portugal this Greek restaurant in Bettys Bay with the lovely sea view on Sunday and we enjoyed the most amazing experience. The food was great and the atmosphere warm and friendly. The seafood platter was fresh , well spiced...More

Thank j0f01234
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We had a truly lovely Greek lunch at the Whaling Station. We chose the meal meze special accompanied by a bottle of Kourtaki retsina - the perfect accompaniment - and one we have struggled to find in South Africa. The food was good - especially...More

Thank Chris H
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you ...Chris H. for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked the food and the retsina wine plus the service at our Greek restaurant in Bettys Bay. We will keep even getting better! Greek family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!!...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Perfect place for family, children and friends. You can hear the ocean softly whispering in the background. No pretending just plain good fresh wonderful Greek food. A nice menu that caters for kiddies and adults alike. They have a bar sport lovers welcome even smokers....More

Thank karinachterbergh
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

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

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Colourful, friendly atmosphere. Fabulous, warm and thoughtful waitress, Yvonne. Authentic and delicious Greek meals. Try the keltifko and baklava. The cheesy, handcrafted pizzas looked sensational. My grilled yellowtail was freshly caught and delicious.More

Thank dorothydvr
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you dorothydvr for taking the time to review us and 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...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

Late on a rainy night I sought a restaurant and found this one open in Bettys Bay. Great service received and absolutely lovely food. . Yummy Pasta and Pizza...More

Thank Astrid C
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Thank you Astrid C... for taking the time to review us and 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...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

After having such an amazing experience at this Greek restaurant last month we make sure to stop when we pass through Bettys Bay. The homemade baklava is such a delight that we always buy a few pieces for take away home. Well done!!!!!

Thank cleo543
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Dear cleo543 ......, thank you for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked our restaurant and the food indeed and the homemade baklava indeed .. We will keep even getting better! Family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!!

Reviewed 15 February 2017

Traditional Greek Food. First of all the food was great. Had the dolmades that are stuffed vine leaves with mincemeat and long-grain rice, thyme, dill, fennel, oregano and pine nuts. And their Greek salad was super refreshing. Their hummus is also delish. Prices are great!...More

Thank Rose R
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Thank you Rose R 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...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

Demotivated owners at the end of their restaurant career. The food was really bad. No taste and probably not very fesh. The only thing that wa good was the bottle of wine, but of course that ws not their responsibility. Just don't visit.More

Thank jacob and kitty s
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Dear reviewer !!!! One can see miserable diners from the time they walk in the restaurant and certainly you belong in that category. This can be verified by all your reviews in other establishments as well. After asking all sorts of questions you finished all...More

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at this restaurant in Bettys Bay on a Monday as all the other eating places in the area were closed. The friendly Greek owners , husband and wife team were always hands on, preparing the meals and serving the diners. The huge...More

Thank stanmar567
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Thank you stanmar567 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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 9
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, 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
  • E-mail
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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