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The Med Seafood Bistro

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Bayview Centre | Corner Gibb & Main Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
+27 44 533 3102
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07:30 - 21:30
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I are on holiday in Plettenberg Bay and are always looking for new restaurants to try out, preferably on a student budget. We purchased The Entertainer for 2017, and The Med Seafood Bistro is on it so we thought why not give it a shot. But let me tell you, going to this 'restaurant' was a poor... More 

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5 Thank Ryan K
local-happy, Owner at The Med Seafood Bistro, responded to this review

Linking up with the Entertainer has to be one of the worst decisions I’ve made recently - 8 out of 10 times it brings the type of entitled clientele who use our establishment as their local soup kitchen to get one free main course, do not spend on anything else and tries to duck & dive to screw the last... More 

Jhb
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Average food that took very long to prepare when the restaurant was empty and bad service. Rude and disrespectful manageress. Would not recommend to anyone, much better restaurants to go to in Plett.

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4 Thank MLur
local-happy, Owner at The Med Seafood Bistro, responded to this review

Ditto as above : Linking up with the Entertainer has to be one of the worst decisions I’ve made recently - 8 out of 10 times it brings the type of entitled clientele who use our establishment as their local soup kitchen to get one free main course, do not spend on anything else and tries to duck & dive... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

a must visit when in Plett bay . they offer mixed food, with strong portuguese influnce. the place is ideal for all ages.

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Thank chamum2017
local-happy, Owner at The Med Seafood Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

It's very rare that I write an appalling entry on a restaurant. I can endure dreadful surrounds as long as the food is excellent and I can endure average food and average surrounds if the staff are excellent but this place committed the cardinal sin of having appalling service, seriously untrained staff all 'lead' by a senior citizen whose body... More 

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3 Thank frontierman999
local-happy, Owner at The Med Seafood Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Frontiermann- I apologise for the lack of service at your table -it is difficult to say why a waiter's wheels fell off after 4 months of training- training of wines, menu & service -especially seeing that you were sitting 3 metres away from the water & wine fridge & he had only 2 tables - maybe because he did... More 

Amersham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We ordered starters (calamari, snails and frozen avocado). Two dishes arrived. The second snail dish and the prawns with frozen avocado decided not to join us. Apparently the kitchen was very far away and the Chef was 'confused'. The mains were good - the white fish (klipsole) was actually very tasty and the spinach side was surprisingly 'excellent'. My wife... More 

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Thank RomanovTraveller
Cape Town, South Africa
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

My husband and I went to the Med Seafood Bistro with the expectation of having delicious seafood platters. There were actually very few seafood options available. We ended up ordering the trio of fish. To my surprise the portions were really not large... the presentation of the food was more of a "upper class" restaurant than a bistro as were... More 

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2 Thank MarikeElaine
local-happy, Owner at The Med Seafood Bistro, responded to this review

I am just as confused as you are - did you actually get to look at our a la carte menu? The usual comments from guests are that there is so much to choose from that they have to come back - and to clarify the other confusion, one get Bistro's at all price & quality points: exactly like restaurants... More 

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The service and atmosphere was good in general and we ordered the seafood platter which was very tasty and would recommend to others and will return there again.

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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I was just thinking where have my last dinner in Plettenberg Bay. Then I found a review about The Med Seafood Bistro. When I arrived there with Family, I got very surprise. It's welcoming place. The team was great and the food ... awesome!. Everything was perfect!. Great option.

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2 Thank Antonio X
local-happy, Owner at The Med Seafood Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for your great comments - we LOVE to surprise people!! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We visited The Med two years ago and enjoyed it so much that we had to return this year again. Although the place seemed not to be the same as last (in terms of cleanliness) the seafood platter (we had 3) were very nice. The food was not soaking in sauce and you are able to taste the food as... More 

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2 Thank 114anitav
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We had been recommended to Med Bistro by a B&B owner on a previous visit and thought we'd give it a try. One of the odd things about Plett restaurants is that the "average" places (like this one or Off the Hook) are not significantly cheaper than the really good ones (Seafood at the Plett, Nguni, Equinox etc). I would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Seafood, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 21:30
Monday
07:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:30
Thursday
07:30 - 21:30
Friday
07:30 - 21:30
Saturday
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bayview Centre | Corner Gibb & Main Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 533 3102

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?