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The Admirals Buffet

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Pinnacle Point Road, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
+27 44 693 3900
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Cape Town
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

A tasty carvery. Seafood selection good. Rest of the food average. Very busy and had to wait for plates to be cleared. No special Xmas dishes or deserts. Did enjoy the meal and was fortunate to arrive early and missed the long que at the buffet.

Thank RikavanR
1 review
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The worst family Christmas dinner experience. Paid 50% reservation deposit for R320 p.p. When we arrived with great expectation, we end up waiting in queue for 45 minutes to be seated at a table without a tablecloth or place mats. Then we waited 30 minutes in a queue to get food. The buffet was not value for money.

Thank Estelle K
Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

To find a good buffet got R125 per person is always a bargain for me. The quality of the food was good. Outstanding was the calamari rings, curry fish and chicken pie. Good selection of desserts. Charles was sn eccellent host to us. The winelist was short and towards the lower end but Im sure I could have asked for... More 

1 Thank pierref415
Western Cape, South Africa
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Admirals used to have a superb buffet. Unfortunately on each occasion we have gone there it has got progressively worse . This is sad as on a cold winters night to walk from the hotel to the restaurant is so much nicer than having to drive into town.

Thank Desm995
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

The fare at this establishment has really deteriorated since I last visited. I queried at one of the restaurants in the casino complex if somrone could give me some advice on the Admiral restaurant. A person told me if I wished to eat last night's food I should visit the Admiral Buffet. How true . The prawns were totally dried... More 

Thank Gordon M
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 May 2016

While there is a variety of food at the buffet nothing stands out as wonderful. Food is pretty average, but not bad. Perhaps with a smaller menu they could offer better quality. The custard was lumpy. Rather use Ultramel with your desserts than that. The restaurant itself is beautiful with some interesting art and decor.

Thank isobeld617
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Early dinner, food was reasonable, the carvery was cold. Waiters are very friendly and willing to serve. Food was ok, dessert was ok. Average outing, nothing special.

Thank Henning G
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

17:00 Sunday afternoon. Good selection of food and desserts, quality not bad at all compared to some other buffets. Waitrons was friendly and professional. I would recommend not going when they are busy, made the mistake before of going in when there was a function and that was a disaster. Otherwise worth a visit.

Thank Willem D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

This is a pretty good one. Large selection, food being refreshed and good service. Situated in the casino, there is not much competition but they do uphold the standards. The kids loved the desert buffet and on holiday... The kids rule!

Thank Michael S
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Had we read our tripadvisor before going we would probably have chosen elsewhere, nontheless we were not disappointed at all - For R120 per person we got excellent value for our money and lots of opportunities to take small portions to try - the food was generally of good quality and there really was an excellent selection, well presented and... More 

Thank jannharoldbader

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pinnacle Point Road, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Mossel Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 693 3900
Buffet restaurant at the Garden Route Casino. Ideal for larger groups, or intimate family gatherings ~ 24/7 bar facilty on gaming flooor

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