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The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean

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2662 Clarence Drive | Overstrand, Betty's Bay 7141, South Africa
+27 28 272 9238
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is such a warm and wonderful small cozy place in the middle of Bettys Bay with perfect, delicious, colourful food. Super menu. All meals are very fresh and tasty. Haven for fish and lamb lovers. Nice Mediterranean atmosphere and amazing Greek hospitality. Definitely we will return.

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Thank gelo9267
Somerset West, South Africa
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a truly lovely Greek lunch at the Whaling Station. We chose the meal meze special accompanied by a bottle of Kourtaki retsina - the perfect accompaniment - and one we have struggled to find in South Africa. The food was good - especially the moussaka and the stuffed vine leaves. The service was also prompt and attentive. Not... More 

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Thank Chris H
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Thank you ...Chris H. for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked the food and the retsina wine plus the service at our Greek restaurant in Bettys Bay. We will keep even getting better! Greek family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!! We will expect you back in the near future to visit us so we can... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended and booked for lunch at this Greek restaurant in Bettys Bay through our guesthouse. Amazing sea views and excellent soft Greek music. The meals were absolutely devine and included haloumi starters plus grilled Cape Salmon and big portion of beef fillet. All meals plus the kids pizza and shwarmas were delicious and well prepared and priced. A... More 

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costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Thank you ..mikerwsn..... for taking the time to review us and for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked the food and the service at our Greek restaurant in Bettys Bay. We will keep even getting better! Greek family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!! We will expect you back in the near future to visit us... More 

Western Cape, South Africa
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place for family, children and friends. You can hear the ocean softly whispering in the background. No pretending just plain good fresh wonderful Greek food. A nice menu that caters for kiddies and adults alike. They have a bar sport lovers welcome even smokers. The ideal place to relax and enjoy your holiday or pop in on your way... More 

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Thank karinachterbergh
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Dear karinachterbergh......, thank you for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked our restaurant and the food indeed .. We will keep even getting better! Family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Colourful, friendly atmosphere. Fabulous, warm and thoughtful waitress, Yvonne. Authentic and delicious Greek meals. Try the keltifko and baklava. The cheesy, handcrafted pizzas looked sensational. My grilled yellowtail was freshly caught and delicious.

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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a pleasure to dine with my family at the Whaling Station restaurant in Bettys Bay as we received excellent service and amazing food. We brought our own wine but to our surprise the wine list had some great choices. Warm atmosphere too. ...Well done.

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Thank liz3471
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of nine arrived at this Greek family restaurant early on Monday evening for dinner without any reservation which was no problem. Not much for an outside appearance but inside was a different story. Friendly service . The owners , husband and wife team always present attending to the diners. We enjoyed a variety of vegetarian dishes plus the... More 

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costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Thank you sbenny098 for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked the food and the service at our Greek restaurant in Bettys Bay. We will keep even getting better! Greek family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!! We will expect you back in the near future to visit us so we can offer you an even better... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Late on a rainy night I sought a restaurant and found this one open in Bettys Bay. Great service received and absolutely lovely food. . Yummy Pasta and Pizza...

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costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Thank you Astrid C... for taking the time to review us and for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked the food and the service at our Greek restaurant in Bettys Bay. We will keep even getting better! Greek family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!! We will expect you back in the near future to visit... More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After having such an amazing experience at this Greek restaurant last month we make sure to stop when we pass through Bettys Bay. The homemade baklava is such a delight that we always buy a few pieces for take away home. Well done!!!!!

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Thank cleo543
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Dear cleo543 ......, thank you for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked our restaurant and the food indeed and the homemade baklava indeed .. We will keep even getting better! Family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!! More 

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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Restaurant was quite ....being mid-week.... but we enjoyed every moment. The service was excellent and prompt. The music was light Greek music warming up the atmosphere. Well done. Meals very tasty and authentic. ...great Mediterranean flavours. Reasonably priced . Definitely worth a second visit.

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Thank grean523
costas t, Manager at The Whaling Station Greek Mediterranean, responded to this review

Thank you grean523 for your excellent review! We are excited that you liked the food and the service at our Greek restaurant in Bettys Bay. We will keep even getting better! Greek family restaurant means pleasant service and good food!!! We will expect you back in the near future to visit us so we can offer you an even better... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 9
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2662 Clarence Drive | Overstrand, Betty's Bay 7141, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Betty's Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 28 272 9238
Description
We are a small family restaurant, passionate with the traditional Greek cuisine for years. Our vision is to introduce everyone to the original spices and the authentic Greek flavors. The fresh ingredients, beautiful seaview and warm welcoming atmosphere are some of our qualities. Here at the Whaling Station Restaurant you can experience the world-known mediterranean Greek cuisine and our exquisite wine list. The Whaling Station Restaurant got its name from the original Whaling Station which was operational nearby during the early 1900's, the remains can still be seen at Stony Point. The Whaling Station Restaurant is the only place where the original photo's of the Whaling Station can be viewed.

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