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10 Mayotte Circle, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
+27 42 294 1309
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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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here. There are lots of specials in addition to the menu. We had a prawn and a dolmades starter. The dolmades was a bit too salty (the vine leaves are soaked in seawater, maybe they need a rinse before use!) prawns delicious. The kingklip was nice if a bit spicy (we chose the chilli version,... More 

Thank Brinylobster
Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Probably not the most authentic Greek food and service a little slow (not so much the food, more being given menus, taking our order and bringing the bill), but it was busy and was nice nevertheless. We had dolmades (stuffed vine leaves) and halloumi to start followed by moussaka and steak Alexander for mains - both with a decent choice... More 

Thank Alex D
Brisbane, Australia
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We are repeat customers having visited here at least 4 times over the last 6+ years. This time we were in a larger group and sat inside. The experience wasn't as positive as previous visits. The restaurant was incredibly busy and noise was almost unbearable. In terms of the food, I feel this has slipped too. The grilled octopus, of... More 

Thank BJP0204
Pretoria, South Africa
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We went twice in a week; once at the end of the season and again after the majority of holiday makers had left. The main attraction of the taverna is that it is situated on the canals. The views are great and the atmosphere is excellent. On the first visit all of the staff seemed rushed and there didn't seem... More 

Thank JWT-1964
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

went a couple of times this december and always love this place. Peri is a frikin legend. kids loved the pool. waitress was efficient and friendly. calamari heads amazing

Thank Jason D
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Great food in a peaceful setting backed up by really good service. We were a big table that included kids and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

Thank Tjwswazi
Cape Town
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38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had a large family lunch just after Christmas day at the Big Time Taverna. Peri, the owner/ host, is hilarious, warm and a committed restauranteur. The kitchen was slammed due to the time of year and the size of the tables booked, but we just relaxed and enjoyed the mezes and drinks. A beautiful location and delicious seafood!

Thank LaurCapeTown
Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Our family visited Big Time Taverna twice, and was impressed both times. The service is friendly and efficient, and the food quality is superb. I highly recommend a meal at Big Time Taverna to anyone staying in the St Francis area.

Thank richardo1704
Johannesburg, South Africa
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47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We had a truly great meal here from meze to mains we couldn't fault it. The ribs were delicious as was the calamari in curry sauce. A great setting for a holiday lunch.

Thank Jennifer J
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Grazie Perri We had a great lunch and well priced too Fish platter was excellent, Margarita's above excellent and Surprisingly the sushi was fantastic Will certainly be back Ciao

Thank Giancarlo L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Mayotte Circle, Saint Francis Bay 6312, 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?