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Five Elements - CLOSED

Cnr. St. Francis Drive & Leighton Hulett, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
+27 42 294 0868
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
8 Feb 2014
“NO longer trading”
14 Mar 2013
“The top restaurant in St Francis Bay”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Cnr. St. Francis Drive & Leighton Hulett, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
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11 - 19 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 25 March 2012

great service combined with excellent food makes it worth a trip to St Francis Bay alone!

Thank Dag A D
Reviewed 17 March 2012

We enjoyed from the first to the last minute our dining experience. Service started already at the moment we arrived with our car. We were greeted at the parking space. We received a personalised menu with the names of all our friends on the front...More

Thank filip_rosselle
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Genuine fine dining in slightly rustic St Francis Bay.  We ate here 3 times out of 6 days in total.  Restaurant is located in new vineyard in large, tastefully furnished purpose built building.  I expect we will see the 5 elements logo on their wines...More

Thank grahamee
Reviewed 18 December 2011

One of the best dining experiences we had along the garden route! the owner and his staff gave us a warm welcome and they are very attentive. the interior missed a little coziness to mind but then again, it´s all about the food, isn´t it?...More

3  Thank Astrid_On_Holidays
Reviewed 13 December 2011

The owner (Charles Black) is involved in every aspect of his restaurant. Nothing makes him happier than to chat away with diners and to recommend wines. The food is fabulous - we had to go back to try other stuff. From perfect souffles to the...More

3  Thank lcrause
Reviewed 14 November 2011

A nice location for a fine dine evening. With some true remarkable dishes on the menu and excellent service. We were very impressed with the starters and the deserts. The main courses (salmon and filet) were a bit disappointing as these were just average.

2  Thank Robbert A
Reviewed 15 September 2011

I had a dish that I will remember for a long time: a Seared Tuna starter. It was done in such a unique way and that is how the rest of the meal is served. Not traditional restaurant food, but delicious, creative experiences.

1  Thank SonjaHilton
Reviewed 19 April 2011

The place is beautifully presented and the staff are charming. But it is the sort of place that makes you feel self conscious the moment you set foot in it. Our waitress was keen to stress that they were a fine dining establishment, she mentioned...More

1  Thank erasmus45z
relais08, Owner at Five Elements, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2011

Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your constructive feedback which has been shared with all of the staff. In our endeavours to continually improve and maintain the standards we set ourselves at Five Elements, guest feedback is critical. The objective negative...More

Reviewed 8 February 2011

Five Elements was recommended to us by the owner of the B&B that we were staying in in St Francis Bay. It is situated out of the way near the port and is down a shared driveway with a residential estate so you really need...More

1  Thank travelmadlondoner56
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 12:00 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr. St. Francis Drive & Leighton Hulett, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Saint Francis Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 42 294 0868
  • E-mail
Awarded the Best Restaurant 2011 Eastern Cape award from the Tourism & Conservation Board, Five Elements is unique to St. Francis Bay, the only purpose built restaurant in the region, is set amongst new vineyards, indigenous forest and olive orchards. Our chef emphasizes the use of seasonal, fresh , locally produced ingredients from the surrounding Kouga region which are carefully combined to create the exquisite dishes on our lunch and dinner menus.
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