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SeaFood at The Plettenberg

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40 Church Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa (Formerly Sand)
+27 44 533 2030
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We last visited this restaurant thirteen years ago and it was great to see that none of the high standards had slipped! The view from here is quite something! The hotel is perched above the bay and the huge rollers just keep on coming in!! The food is exceedingly good and the service is excellent - as you would expect... More 

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Thank Tobasco44
Antelize, Manager at SeaFood at The Plettenberg, responded to this review

Dear Tobasco44, Thank you for writing a lovely review. It's always good to welcome back returning guests. We love the view and just can't get enough of the beautiful ocean all around us. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind Regards, Antelize van der Walt - F&B Manager More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Was looking forward so much to our evening at The Plettenberg . Such a beautiful hotel in a stunning location. We both ordered the sole as a main dish but it arrived topped with a "creme fraiche" sauce which also covered the surrounding potatoes. Now I do like creme fraiche but do not want it flavouring my whole meal .... More 

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Thank 171discerningdiner1
Antelize, Manager at SeaFood at The Plettenberg, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We value your feedback and have passed the comments on to the chef. The Mossel Bay Sole with tenderstem broccoli, horseradish potatoes and beurre blanc sauce is one of our most popular dishes, and I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy this. Kind Regards, Antelize van... More 

Charente, France
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We booked this restaurant for a special treat on our last night in Plettenberg and were not disappointed! Even though this was our first visit, we were warmly greeted by the front of house Antelize and shown to a table on the terrace with a wonderful view of the bay to enjoy cocktails and peruse the menu. By the time... More 

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Thank elaineb01
Antelize, Manager at SeaFood at The Plettenberg, responded to this review

Dear Elaineb01, Thank you so much for the very kind words and lovely review. It was my absolute pleasure to have you and I'm so happy that you enjoyed the evening with us. We love meeting new guests and being able to create memories with them. We hope to welcome you back very soon! Kind Regards, Antelize van der Walte... More 

Petersfield, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We have enjoyed this hotel, it is one of three but this one is by far the best for service and presentation. The staff are smiling and attentive and quick to respond with service. As always the pool area is very small which is limiting when there are a lot of guests. If you are not good with walking uphill,... More 

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Thank Joanna F
Antelize, Manager at SeaFood at The Plettenberg, responded to this review

Dear Joanna F, Thank you for taking time to write a lovely review. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Kind Regards, Antelize van der Walt ~ Food & Beverage Manager More 

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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Seafood at The Plettenberg has one of the most serene views in Plett! It' s absolutely fantastic to at this restaurant and watch the seagulls clean themselves in the powder blue pool! Noni was our waitress, and as she knows our drink order by now, had it on the table within a blink of an eye! We tried the Beachwood... More 

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Thank annieplett
Antelize, Manager at SeaFood at The Plettenberg, responded to this review

Dear Annieplett, Thank you so much for the lovely review and very kind words. It's always wonderful to welcome back our return guests, and we look forward to you next visit every time. I'm so happy that you enjoyed the new dish on the menu! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Antelize van der Walt ~... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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802 reviews
394 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

It's always a problem when you go to a restaurant, look at the menu, and can't actually see anything you want to eat. This place never used to be like that, but it is now. The views are great, service is very good, but if the menu isn't appealing and the food is not absolutely top-notch, there are other restaurants... More 

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Thank David M
Antelize, Manager at SeaFood at The Plettenberg, responded to this review

Dear DTM56, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience. As a return guests we appreciate the comments and feedback you've given us regarding the food and menu and will discuss this with our chef. We strive to always deliver excellent service and food of the highest quality. We hope to welcome you back soon.... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Defnitely not up to standard!!Not 5star quality food/rather no star The menu to choose from is poor as well Very disappointed R Meyer

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Thank Rhona M
Antelize, Manager at SeaFood at The Plettenberg, responded to this review

Dear Rhona M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience. We pride ourselves in our excellent food and service and will discuss the points raised with all parties involved to ensure that we continue to deliver the food and service that our guests expect from us. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind... More 

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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239 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

At short notice we decided to have lunch today in Plett It was 1pm Most places were were chock a block Seafood at The Plettenberg was less than 50% occupied We asked if there was a table MJ arranged it Our waiter was excellent I ordered a caesar salad and specifically asked for extra anchovies. Andrew had Plettenberg Fish and... More 

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Thank graham e
Antelize, Manager at SeaFood at The Plettenberg, responded to this review

Dear Graham E, Thank you for writing a review about your experience. We value all feedback and will look into all points raised to ensure that we continue to always offer consistently excellent service and food. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Antelize van der Walt ~ Food & Beverage Manager More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a drink on what is probably the busiest day of the entire year, and I was still treated like I was the only guest! Honest the barman served me two of the tastiest cocktails, of which The Mango Groove in particular is the best cocktail I've tasted in a very long time... and it's all done with... More 

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Management response:

Dear Guest, It is a absolute pleasure to read your review and fantastic to hear that Honest made your visit so special. It will be great to see you soon to taste more of our delicious cocktails of the menu. Kind Regards Annette de Villiers Restaurant Manager More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We managed to get a booking at the last minute and we weren't disappointed! The food was delicious and the dessert was the highlight of our visit.

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Thank nicolestry
Management response:

Dear Guest, What a wonderful review and we are only to happy to assist with bookings as far as possible. We love the feedback in regards to the dessert you had, looking forward to your return visit. Kind Regards Annette de Villiers Restaurant Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 32
Cuisine
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Church Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa (Formerly Sand)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 533 2030
Description
SeaFood at The Plettenberg combines an array of elements to create an unsurpassed dining experience. The sand, beach and sea have been brought into the restaurant in the colours, mood and design. Unrivalled views of the breath-taking Formosa Bay are complimented by the decor, and together they create the perfect platform for the SeaFood cuisine. Here the chefs create modern South African fare that is seasonally influenced. The menu - designed by The Collection's award-winning Executive Chef Peter Tempelhoff and his team - places great emphasis on fresh produce from local green-friendly suppliers and this gives SeaFood at The Plettenberg the unique ability to showcase a true taste of the bay.

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