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10 Mayotte Circle, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
+27 42 294 1309
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this for 70th birthday. Very popular and if weather good a lovely view across the Canal. Service was a bit slow. You need to check what is charged extra on the menue.

Thank kentmaid
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We tried this the first night we were in the bay. Unfortunately the restaurant was very quiet but I would suspect that is because it's difficult to find. Make an effort though, this is the best restaurant for evening dining in the area. There was eight of us for dinner and every starter and main course was coked to perfection.... More 

Thank tonyraphael
Johannesburg, South Africa
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394 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This was our fourth time at BTT and it never disappoints- it's position on the canals is perfect and you feel relaxed immediately-settle in for a long lunch ! It's got really great atmosphere and of course the food is delicious. Service is perfect and it is a really great restaurant if you want to relax and spend time with... More 

Thank Beechman1
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The food made up for the shock of the bill!!! We had lunch with friends, the service was good and professional but after we had left was a disappointment! We ordered our food and we were given suggestions but not once were we told that if we bring you a little chili/garlic on the side we will charge you a... More 

Thank AlexRicour
Exeter, United Kingdom
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325 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely table overlooking the water. Kalamarakia and grilled octopus were poor. The former over cooked and chewy, the latter missing their tentacles and tasteless. The fillet steaks were very good as was the Greek Salad. Ice cream to die for. Would have awarded more stars had the starters been edible. Nice service from Brett the waiter.

Thank steadyslack
Ware, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

A great greek meal overlooking the canals (although when it gets dark you cant see them) Good menu and very accomodating for the vegetarian in our party.

Thank artyadd
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This establishment actually has 2 restaurants as above, run by the same people from the same kitchen.The owner is very visible and likes to talk to his customers. We ate in both on separate nights and found the food in both to be of a good standard. Service was noticeably faster downstairs when we went, and both had pleasing and... More 

Thank Dovinesque
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Good service and excellent food. The waitresses and management understand the need of the client and make you feel at home.

Thank ShipsBell16B
Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here. There are lots of specials in addition to the menu. We had a prawn and a dolmades starter. The dolmades was a bit too salty (the vine leaves are soaked in seawater, maybe they need a rinse before use!) prawns delicious. The kingklip was nice if a bit spicy (we chose the chilli version,... More 

Thank Brinylobster
Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Probably not the most authentic Greek food and service a little slow (not so much the food, more being given menus, taking our order and bringing the bill), but it was busy and was nice nevertheless. We had dolmades (stuffed vine leaves) and halloumi to start followed by moussaka and steak Alexander for mains - both with a decent choice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Mayotte Circle, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Saint Francis Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 42 294 1309

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