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10 Mayotte Circle, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
+27 42 294 1309
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
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Pretoria, South Africa
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We went twice in a week; once at the end of the season and again after the majority of holiday makers had left. The main attraction of the taverna is that it is situated on the canals. The views are great and the atmosphere is excellent. On the first visit all of the staff seemed rushed and there didn't seem... More 

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Thank JWT-1964
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

went a couple of times this december and always love this place. Peri is a frikin legend. kids loved the pool. waitress was efficient and friendly. calamari heads amazing

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Thank Jason D
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Great food in a peaceful setting backed up by really good service. We were a big table that included kids and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

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Thank Tjwswazi
Cape Town
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38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had a large family lunch just after Christmas day at the Big Time Taverna. Peri, the owner/ host, is hilarious, warm and a committed restauranteur. The kitchen was slammed due to the time of year and the size of the tables booked, but we just relaxed and enjoyed the mezes and drinks. A beautiful location and delicious seafood!

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Thank LaurCapeTown
Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Our family visited Big Time Taverna twice, and was impressed both times. The service is friendly and efficient, and the food quality is superb. I highly recommend a meal at Big Time Taverna to anyone staying in the St Francis area.

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Thank richardo1704
Johannesburg, South Africa
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We had a truly great meal here from meze to mains we couldn't fault it. The ribs were delicious as was the calamari in curry sauce. A great setting for a holiday lunch.

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Thank Jennifer J
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Grazie Perri We had a great lunch and well priced too Fish platter was excellent, Margarita's above excellent and Surprisingly the sushi was fantastic Will certainly be back Ciao

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Thank Giancarlo L
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We went with family and I ordered a gin and dry lemon, the first time he brought it, I could see the bottom of the can was rusted so I checked the expiry date, and it was August 2016, I then asked for another only to be brought another expired tin and the waiter then said there was nothing wrong... More 

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Thank Kimdaly27
Johannesburg
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We had lunch there the 27th of December. Although the 4 day long weekend took it toll on supplies and a few dishes were not available the service and food was very good. The setting on the canal also is a major plus.

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Thank Ptlpip
Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

After everything we read and heard about the restaurant, we were very excited when we eventually got a booking. The wine prices gave me indigestion, and there was fault to find with all 5 dishes we ordered, dry and unappetizing. Maybe it was just to busy that night and the kitchen could not cope!

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Thank Estelle V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Saturday
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?