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Tides Restaurant

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1539 Clarence Drive, Betty's Bay 7141, South Africa
+27 28 272 9835
18:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 18:30 - 21:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant has a nice and small menu but my steak was unacceptable. Instead of a medium rare steak I got a well-done one which was dry and overcooked. Our other meals were average and took over an hour to ne served. Utterly disappointed.

Thank embu1209
Amersham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were told by out Guest House that this was well worth a visit. The menu is varied and very reasonable and we had an excellent dinner. The staff mainly the owner and a young waitress were friendly and helpful. I understand that the restaurant has been sold so I hope the new owners maintain the standards.

Thank tony032
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly service, very good food. They are selling soon but currently a very nice place for good food. Really worth a visit

Thank Huddlestone R
Empangeni, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Bettys Bay for three days and the fact that we had two dinners at Tides serve as commendation that the food, service and ambiance were worth the second visit .Our second evenings meal was as good as the first evening and thoroughly enjoyable . Thank you for providing great hospitality with a diverse menu that should meet... More 

Thank philipwG1501OM
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never been to Betty's Bay and followed recommendations from tripadvisor. i have to agree with everyone giving this restaurant good reviews. The food was amazing. It was different, special, not something you'll find in other restaurants. Will definitely go back. Excellent meal and evening.

Thank InekeBurger
Strand, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiancé and I ate there on Saturday and I must say the food was magnificent. The steak was ample and done to perfection. So was my fried Camembert. Such a pity the waiter didn't attend to us as one would expect. We still wanted to have another drink after we ate, but our plates were quickly taken off he... More 

Thank Lynnette D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Super Fresh fish selected daily (according to our waiter) and fried to perfection in clean oil with a delicious, crispy beer batter, fries and a delectable greek salad made for a perfect lunchtime meal. Simple food well prepared - a most enjoyable experience was had by all in our party of 6.

Thank GaryCowan
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Tides serves great food from a wide-ranging menu, with the emphasis on fish. Calamari, linefish, prawns - all excellent, and cheerfully and efficiently served.

Thank Deborah R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Very nice menu with loads of interesting options. Owners work extremely hard but I would suggest perhaps they need some helpers as service was slow. Portions very large. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Nicole R
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554 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We were staying in the bucaco sud guest house and we were recommened to eat at the tides nearby. Well we are so glad that we did as the location, ambience and the food was superb. The waitress called critalline was lovely and very efficient and suggested the steak.. Oh my word delicious . We had a 500 gram steak.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1539 Clarence Drive, Betty's Bay 7141, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Betty's Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 28 272 9835

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