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The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean

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2662 Clarence Drive | Overstrand, Betty's Bay 7141, South Africa
+27 28 272 9238
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Somerset West, South Africa
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After reading good reviews we decided to try The Whaling Station in Betty's Bay for lunch. We arrived about one o'clock expecting it to be quite full, but there were no other diners. The tables are covered in plastic and the place was poorly decorated and shabby. We ordered traditional Greek dishes - moussaka and kleftiko. Both were disappointing and... More 

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Thank kathywivel
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Like every beginning of a year we met again with all family members at the Whaling Station Greek restaurant in Bettys Bay just before the end of the school holidays. Warm atmosphere as usually with lovely soft music made our meeting a very special one. The food was superb from the starter down to the main and dessert. The kids... More 

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Thank briandolly098
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this Greek restaurant with some of our overseas guests just before new year and we had such a lovely time. We ordered a variety of meals which we enjoyed thoroughly. The meals were well prepared and presented. Affordable prices. Service friendly, prompt and professional. The place was packed to capacity. Soft Greek music and lovely retsina created a... More 

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Thank jcjc772
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Dear jcjc772 ......, thank you for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked our restaurant.We will keep even getting better! Family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!! More 

Kansas City
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631 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered a grilled halloumi cheese, calamari, Greek salad and Greek meatballs. All dishes were ok though portions are on the small side. Service was very friendly.

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Thank dixiepeach
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Thank you for liking the food and the service. Hope to see you back soon. More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here after driving around and round, not sure where to eat. What we had was delicious kleftiko, mash and salad. The meat was super soft and flavourful. The other meal was a steak, very well prepared and tasty. So glad we popped in. Will remember this place when this side of the world again.

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Thank Tracey S
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Thank you for liking our take away meals. We always try to excel even on the take away options. We will look forward to welcome you back soon....maybe for a sit down meal.. More 

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived to a friendly greeting and ordered our starter and main courses. The calamari starters arrived relatively quickly and were hot and tasty. Within 2 minutes of them arriving the waiter turned up with our Prawn main courses. We were a bit shocked and indicated that we had only just started eating. He made no attempt to take the... More 

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Thank Carla G
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

We are glad to find out that you indeed liked the food and the service. Indeed ...people love us for the prompt , friendly and quick service. More 

Sandton, South Africa
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since we'd had a late breakfast and were expecting to go to dinner later, we didn't want much but did want to keep the wolf from the door. The last time I'd been to Betty's Bay was years ago and all I remembered was a sea-windswept road with a fish and chips joint at the end. It looks like now... More 

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Thank Linseyjfd
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Dear Linseyjfd....., thank you for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked our restaurant.We will keep even getting better! Family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!! More 

DURBAN
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly atmosphere and happy staff. The menu was a fair choice and food was served fast and tastes very flavoursome. Definitely a lovely place to visit and relax.

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Thank pooky8
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

We love your review and we look forward to welcome you back soon. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

after one or two previous experiences in this villages, i did not know what to expect, but the lamb pita was actually very nice, and the waiter a charm to deal with.

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Thank pravda i
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Thank you pravda i for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked the food and the service at our Greek restaurant in Bettys Bay. We will keep even getting better! Greek family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!! We will expect you back in the near future to visit us so we can offer you an even... More 

malaga
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great views over the bay but the food was a let down. It is bland, over priced where there's hand written signs to pay to use toilet. You can tell the owner is cheap with not just this but the Ingredients used in the cooking. On the positive, the staff waiter was super nice.

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1 Thank shavaunne
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Dear shavaunne if a restaurant allows itself to become a public toilet then surely it won't be called a restaurant any more. Hoping this answers your ignorance on business. Our menu prices are below market related. The quality of the meals....well I don't have to respond on that ......I will only let the majority of our diners answer that on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$9
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Pizza, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2662 Clarence Drive | Overstrand, Betty's Bay 7141, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Betty's Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 28 272 9238
Description
We are a small family restaurant, passionate with the traditional Greek cuisine for years. Our vision is to introduce everyone to the original spices and the authentic Greek flavors. The fresh ingredients, beautiful seaview and warm welcoming atmosphere are some of our qualities. Here at the Whaling Station Restaurant you can experience the world-known mediterranean Greek cuisine and our exquisite wine list. The Whaling Station Restaurant got its name from the original Whaling Station which was operational nearby during the early 1900's, the remains can still be seen at Stony Point. The Whaling Station Restaurant is the only place where the original photo's of the Whaling Station can be viewed.

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