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Surfside Restaurant

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Strand Pavilion Centre, Beach Road, Strand | Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, Strand 7140, South Africa
+27 21 853 2748
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday we arrived in the strand and ventured off to the Surfside restaurant as it has a beautiful view. The service we was received was appalling! We had to ask just about everything including cutlery instead of the waitress using her initiative. Just to top it off, my mum received the wrong order and the waitress tried to convince her... More 

Thank Gillon B
Surfside349, Owner at Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Good evening Gillon. Many thanks for you feedback. We value your comments and assure you that quality service is our priority. It would be most helpful if you could mail us directly with more detail as to when and what time you dined with us and also which venue you visited (Bistro Coffee Shop or Surfside Restaurant) to enble us... More 

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196 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for lunch. The place seems run down. Food OK service slow. A great location and seems a waste. Could be so much better

Thank aplpdf22
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I was disappointed from the start. Service was miserable and filled with arrogance. Place was dirty and unappealing and the coffee cold and not to standard. Eish!!!

Thank Edmund R
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We cant understand the bad reviews for this restaurant as we had two good meals during our stay in Strand.Service was good and the meals and wine were not only very good but very reasonably priced.Would def return.

Thank mark c
Komatipoort, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We had a few meals during our holiday, including the best carvery I've had in years. The seafood is fresh and tasty, and the staff are fast and friendly.

Thank LRenecle
Western Cape, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Not much of an atmosphere here, waiter got the order mixed up but it was pleasant enough. We had fish which was nicely cooked, not all that tasty, the salad was limp and tasteless. The good thing about this place is the view and the fact that the menu does offer prices that most people could afford.........don't think I'd rush... More 

Thank Val D
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have been to this restaurant an a few occasions. We were never disappointed. I do not understand the bad reviews. We had excellent surf and turf, seafood platters and carvery. We even used one section of the restaurant as our wedding venue. All the guests were very impressed with the carvery.

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at Surfside last night. Restaurant decor is a little jaded - been the same since our first visit several years ago, but the service was gray and the food was brilliant. Far exceeded expectations AND they cater for folks who aren't able to lash out huge amounts of cash for a meal, with specials every day of... More 

Thank cecilias681
Danderyd, Sweden
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

No personality, No impressing food but Nice view We Will not visit this restaurant more this vacation

Thank Lars-Håkan K
Poznan, Poland
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I can recommend to avoid this restaurant. The good location with a nice sea view is not enough to eat well. You have to know how to cook. Here the food is oily and tasteless, way below standards.

Thank Gerard S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 13
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strand Pavilion Centre, Beach Road, Strand | Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, Strand 7140, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Strand
  • Phone Number: +27 21 853 2748
Surfside Restaurant, Bistra& Fat Cats Cocktail are situted in the Strand Pavilion Resort ins Strand. The building is over the sea with spectacular views over False Bay. The sunsets are breathtaking!

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