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Dutton's Cove Restaurant

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
21 Rooidraai Avenue | Herold's Bay, George 6530, South Africa
+27 44 851 0155
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“calamari” (21 reviews)
“ribs” (16 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Rooidraai Avenue | Herold's Bay, George 6530, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This must be one of the restaurants with the most beautiful views of pine trees on the one side and the ocean on the other side. Was lucky enough to visit during winter, so it was not busy, although the weather was absolutely fantastic. Although...More

Thank ankiac2017
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Dropped in for lunch - the welcome was warm, the service prompt and the food good. I had the calamari salad which was plentiful and my husband the chicken tikka sandwich with was very spicy. Lovely position on the road at the top of the...More

Thank African_Albatross
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Very busy in season, have to make a booking in High Season and over weekends. Great sea views with great food. Can get a bit loud, but still worth the visit. Nice vibe, friendly staff.

Thank Marié-Louise C
Reviewed 24 May 2017

In our opinion, the restaurant at Dutton's Cove is one of the finest on the famous South African Garden Route! It overlooks the idylic Herolds Bay which is regularly visited by dolphins throughout the year - and whales during June, July & August. The menu...More

Thank PLZPortElizabeth
Reviewed 20 May 2017

What a hidden gem. Sweeping sea views and a gentle sea breeze. Eager and helpful staff with a good homely feel. Good honest food. What more could anyone ask for. Really is the perfect place to spend the day. There is value for money and...More

Thank Kyle B
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We stopped at Dutton's Cove on our recent weekend back to the city life. Wow - I almost didn't want to leave. This restaurant has the most amazing sea view. The staff is SO friendly, although we only had coffee and cake. They also have...More

Thank Rina M
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

What an amazing restaurant and bar... This place is highly recommended for everyone who wants scenery, great food, service and music. The Calamari was cooked to perfection and the lamb was some of the tastiest I have ever had. Also consider the Golfers platter if...More

Thank MCHands1972
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We had breakfast on Friday 28 Apr 2017 just after we arrived at George airport. And what a wonderful way to be welcomed in the Southern Cape!!! Friendly service, Good food, Great view and dolphins playing just behind the break!!! I will definitely visit again...More

Thank JohannRossouw
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant on our way back to Cape Town and had a quick breakfast. We ordered 2 mains, a kiddies breakfast and 3 cuppachinos. The bill only came to about R168 which you almost never get anywhere in the Western Cape anymore...More

Thank Anneke123
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I had a lovely Sunday lunch here. The view is breathtaking! The service was very good and the food delicious. The live music was an extra pro, made the the whole experience very enjoyable

Thank Caitlyn F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Rooidraai Avenue | Herold's Bay, George 6530, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  George
  • Phone Number: +27 44 851 0155
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Dramatically situated, overlooking a sweep of pristine beach and rocky outcrops, Duttons Cove offers unparalled privacy and tranquility. The terrace areas extend from the restaurant and bar, offering magnificent views and sunsets over the bay.
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