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10 Mayotte Circle, Saint Francis Bay, South Africa
+27 42 294 1309
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
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Sandton, South Africa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been eating Peris food for 20 years!!!!! From the beginning......Restaurant looking stunning and revamped!!! Whenever we visit St Francis having moved to Joburg, we have to go to Big Time Taverna ....As always , stunning food and lovely atmosphere... Lovely Ribs as always!!! Thanks Peri

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Thank EasyGoing1204
Cape St Francis, South Africa
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As a typical and high quality resturant here in South Africa. They have to expand the product offering. They have done the with the best Suchi Meny you will find here. Quality the best, attention to detail the best, food quality expectational. To eat here is the best, Greek and with now Suchi. Here they look after their customers.

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Thank RodPen
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We arrived at 5pm to eat at this restaurant, but were told they didn't start until 6.30pm, however we were welcome to stay and have a drink which is what we did. As the restaurant was empty, we were able to sit at a table by the deck overlooking the canals which was just awesome. We were able to order... More 

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Thank Wendy G
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Cozy place with character. Unfortunately the music was SO loud, that it was difficult to talk together. The service was pleasant, but the food is really to expensive for what you get. I have been eating prawns at least 1 time every day for the last week. These prawns was more than double the price compared to my other meals... More 

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Thank Tonny T
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Large patio overlooking the canals, fresh atmosphere. Nice, well priced wine list. Service is friendly and good. A place for a relaxed get together, food is not rushed. The Zorbaccia flatbread is a must try. The ribs are also delicious!

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Thank Maggie A
Johannesburg, South Africa
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258 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit and it was perfect - the food is superb and the service is top notch. It was a rainy and cold day so we could not sit out on one of the decks ( which are the best if you can book them early enough) and we had a table just inside, with a view... More 

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Thank Beechman1
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We ate here because we had just arrived in St Francis and it was recommended to us by the owner of the guest house we were staying at. We were concerned that there was just one other family dining there when we arrived (and nobody turned up while we were eating). It was really noticeable because this is a big... More 

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Thank Terry H
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent meal one Sunday lunch the sun was shining and we took advantage of sitting out alongside the picturesque canals. The service was excellent and the waitress knowledgeable. She explained the specials to us without having to keep returning to the kitchen. She knew exactly what the kitchen could offer in the way of vegetables etc always... More 

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Thank Jotownend
Saint Francis Bay, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great place for lunch or dinner, staff are excellent, always welcomed and well fed and looked after. A regular place for us to visit, enjoy the views and the company

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Thank mrmrsd2016
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent...we were a big table from the start the waitresa was ride and sarcastic. We felt like we were inconvenienceing her to order more drinks. She took orders wrong and forgot some of our mains and starters. When we did ask regarding were told we ordered wrong which was not the case. Could hear her ranting to other... More 

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Thank Ega33

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Mayotte Circle, Saint Francis Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Saint Francis Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 42 294 1309

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?