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- Casual al fresco dining overlooking the stunning Kariega River - We are a family run restaurant and bar offering a broad menu including vegan and vegetarian options and a wine list with something for everyone.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, Grill
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again just amazing food,service,view and friends. As Michael Jackson said....you just can't beat it!!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed October 28, 2020 via mobile

This place seems to be an institution in Kenton and you can see why. Its no frills but with great views over the Kariega River and has an authentic bush pub vibe. The service is great and the food was simple but nice variety of...choices and everything well made and presented nicely. Veggies not overdone, hake grilled well, fillet steak great and overall we were impressed. It's simple fare cooked well with care. Lots of traditional SA desserts on the menu and the creme brulée was surprisingly excellent. Its a great place for a family dinner.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 12, 2020 via mobile

Great Food Service was quick Place was friendly Value for money Clean Easy to get to Covid protocols in place

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 14, 2020

It was a good day on Saturday when our family went to back to Stanleys for a meal after their Covid closure. It's as if they haven't missed a beat - the same great quality and value, along with the same great view, and probably...the best desert menu in the Eastern Cape! Special mention also for the chicken livers - some of the best we've tasted. I last reviewed Stanley's in 2016, but have visited many times in between. It's an institution, I hope it never changes a brick! And judging by how busy it was, we're not the only ones who feel this way. You'll feel community here, and leave with a good feeling.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 11, 2020 via mobile

The food is freshly prepared and the the catch of the day fish is always scrumptious. Try their Blue Cheese Salad! It’s absolutely OUTSTANDING! Rodney and his staff is always welcoming and you always feel at home and the view onto the Kariega River is...a sight to behold...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 19, 2020 via mobile

Stanley's has an amazing view of the meandering Kariega river below and fabulous food - a great menu with vegetarian and vegan options as well as serious steak and fish. We have filmed Knysna Turacos in the trees and watched a dog called Sadie who...balances logs on her head - a skill she takes very seriously and demands an audience for. I especially enjoy having beautifully cooked fresh veg as a choice - something sorely missing in all the other restaurants in the area. The homemade desserts are to die for and the banter in the bar is the best in the Eastern Cape. Highly recommended either in the daytime or evenings.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 13, 2020 via mobile

After asking where we could eat in Kenton, Stanley 's was one of the places that was recommended. What a gem. We sat out on the deck and looked down on an amazing view as the Kariega river wound its way below us. There was...an excellent choice of food on the menu and a good, reasonably priced wine list. Even better, my favourite Life from Stone was there. Fanntastic. Can't wait till we visit again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 8, 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed an evening of dining with friends here. The food was excellent and the service great. Lovely views from the outside deck looking out across the river and valley.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 4, 2020 via mobile

Don’t be put off by appearances, this place may be quirky but the food, drink, and friendly service is first class. The T-bone steak was to die for - juicy and full of flavour. Get there early, or book in advance, to ensure a table...on the veranda and an amazing view. It’s number one on Trip Advisor for Kenton for a reason so don’t miss out!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 31, 2020

A local bar and restaurang,very rustic and a bit run down. Dont let the first look fool you because the food is delischious!

Date of visit: January 2020
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July 21, 2016|
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Response from Ekebergia | Property representative |
The "Lemon-Eater" is still at Stanley's. He has been joined by his daughter Sadie who has been known to climb the lemon tree in search of fresh lemons for bar customers!
May 7, 2016|
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Response from Ekebergia | Property representative |
Have tried every way I know to get trip advisor to change or delete this photo (and one other which is also not of our restaurant). Will give it another go but it seems that if customers post photos management cannot remove... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stanley's Restaurant

  • Yes, Stanley's Restaurant offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Stanley's Restaurant offers delivery services.

  • Stanley's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5