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Big Blu Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood
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Point Road | The Point, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
+27 44 691 2010
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Pretoria, South Africa
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can only underline what Anne from Johannesburg says: you can't have it all. The views are spectacular but the food was pathetic. I ordered a prawn and calamari salad - the calamari were non-existent, the prawns were mushy, the lettuce old. In addition to that, I had to wait approx. 10 minutes for oil and vinegar. I would not... More 

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Thank Kerstin Z
Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess you cannot have it all - beautiful view or good food....We chose the view. You just can't get better than Big Blu's location on the edge of the sea. Probably the best place for sundowners in Mossel Bay. Food was basic and average. Steaks were overcooked, chips were good. Service took a while, however they were very busy... More 

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Thank anne24689
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the many palaces in Mossel Bay at the Point you can enjoy a sundowner with delicious calamari.

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Thank sarnevdm
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant and service is very good, the food is great. The restaurant is clean. Kids menu and view is fantastic

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Thank Thomas W
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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145 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

In a town with many super views, this restaurant just have the best views of them all. The food and service were excellent.

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New Zealand
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Lovely view with yummy food items and friendly service. Outdoor seating overlooking the rockpools and ocean as well as indoor seating for cold days (nice to have a hot chocolate near the fire)

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Thank JayAlice727
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome fibe, great staff and beautiful view....love the friendly atmosphere and the fact that we could sit on swings at our table....love it...great idea

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Here is the place with the vibe! Friendly and helpfull staff and manager. Food and drink exceptional! Great experience with superb view!

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Thank johnnye973
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

On a sunny day in the whale season this location is hard to beat! You are 'on top' of the sea, 'touching distance' from whales & dolphins as they pass by & on top of the Jolandie, Jake & the rest of the staff are highly efficient & friendly

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Food was very good and the cocktails were excellent. All the staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was great!

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Nel327, General Manager at Big Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Pierre Thanks for the great review. We are extremely pleased that you had an amazing time with us. We hope to see you guys again really soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$9
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Point Road | The Point, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Mossel Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 691 2010
Description
Big Blu Venue is a Beach and Surf Cafe Style Restaurant specializing in mouthwatering seafood and local cuisine Big Blu has reincarnated itself with a little help from Mother Nature. In a word - the view is simply "spectacular"! The ambience is casual and eclectic. Big Blu is a tapas restaurant offering some traditional tapas dishes to be sampled, plus a nice twist on other dishes. Big Blu boasts with congenial staff, weekend events, tasty tapas dishes and view not available anywhere else in the Garden Route - making Big Blu well worth a visit!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?