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Cafe Gannet

Old Post Tree Square | 1 Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
+27 44 691 1885
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Pizza, Seafood, Sushi, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
Old Post Tree Square | 1 Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
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Reviewed today

great atmosphere, beautiful setting, for our special 19year anniversary. My husband and I met 20plus years ago there at the Blue Oyster Bar where I was working part time. He is the love of my life and I suprized him with a lovely night at...More

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Thank santiebarnard1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ordered a burger and salad (chicken). The salad was so large that it was enough as a meal on its own! The burger was equally huge! Food was tasty, but the service was average. Did not feel particularly warm or friendly. Food order was taken...More

Thank pandora m
Reviewed 5 days ago

From the moment we arrived for dinner at the restaurant, we were treated like special guests. Jared was our host and waiter and made us feel like we were in a 5 star establishment. The menu offered great variety and from the starters to the...More

1  Thank 347elizm
Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant is attached to the Protea Hotel. Food is excellent and the staff helful and efficient.

Thank allyn2011
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit Cafe Gannet every time I'm in Mosselbay - the food is always excellent & service always welcoming and pleasant.

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Thank Kgomotso m
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Kgomotso! I hope you are planning many more visits to Mossel Bay. And us too, of course...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a sensational lunch here on our last day in mossel bay. The service was excellent. The ambience a bit sterile and strange. The food was amazing. I had their seafood casserole. It was brilliant. Lovely. Huge. My husband had the lunch special R165...More

Thank Mespey
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comment Mespey. We will work on the ambience for sure.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great dinner. To South African norms it is really expensive, but if you ask me, it's worth it because finally it's put together with care and eye for detail. We had oysters and a sushi roll as a starter, both good, but...More

Thank Goswin O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you for great food and superb service!! The sushi is definitely the best in town and I can highly recommend anyone to give it a try. Specially the special that's running on Mondays for 50% discount on sushi! Goodness, it was perfect!! Just make...More

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Thank ElaniPienaar
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks ElaniPienaar! Glad you enjoyed the sushi. Our winter sushi special runs every Monday (from 12h00) from May to the end of September. The special is available at the restaurant and at the bar. Hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dined here for breakfast and dinner. The breakfast was a traditional english buffet with added omelets. The dinner was an extensive menu that also offered wines from the local region. The food portions are larger from the mains and the pizzas are great1

Thank Justravelin86
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had three different kinds of oysters, a seafood platter and the seafood casserole. There are plenty of other options than seefood on the menu, like steak, salads and even pizza. Service is not fast, but everything is freshly made, so that takes a while. Left...More

Thank MarijnHG
Janine S, Owner at Cafe Gannet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the feedback. We will make work of the not fast service part.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Margaret O
Hi, we have dinner booked to celebrate a friend's birthday but just found out she's not a huge fan of seafood unfortunately. Is there alternatives on the menu? I can't find the menu online. Thanks
13 March 2017|
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Response from veronica42 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they did appear to have more on menu than just seafood Sorry I can't be more helpful as we are big fish eaters ,it's the first thing we usually look for Apologies if this reply came to late
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C0enie
Would you allow a small, quiet dog on a leash in the outdoor area?
3 January 2017|
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Response from Johann J | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, might not be allowed
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SaskiadMvO
Good afternoon, My husband and I would love to come and have dinner at your restaurant after we had a lovely meal last year when visiting from the UK. Would you please have a nice table for two people available on Monday 1/2/2016? I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Mrs Saskia Horst
21 December 2015|
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Response from Janine S | Property representative |
Dear Mrs Horst Thank you so much for your message. I will be sure to book you a table for dinner on the 1st of Feb. We look forward to welcoming you back. Regards, Janine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Post Tree Square | 1 Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Mossel Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 691 1885
  • E-mail
Description
The Café Gannet Restaurant is Mossel Bay's seafood House. Acclaimed for local seafood specialties, ingeniously prepared. Coastal oysters, black mussels and Mossel Bay Sole are delivered daily from the harbour to make a delectable and varied a la carte menu, which includes pizza, salads, meat dishes, light lunches and Rainbow Cuisine.

For a relaxing afternoon, come and enjoy a cocktail overlooking the Indian Ocean...

The Cafe Gannet is a great treat, which will please the most discerning palate - very trendy, so bookings are recommended.
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