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De Viswijf

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54 Diaz Road, Jeffreys Bay 6330, South Africa
+27 42 293 3921
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Entering the building it looked a bit seedy - but wow once inside a different feel. Greeted by the waiter and he explained the menu dishes which enabled us to decide to stay. The menu is not large but the seafood dishes we chose were well prepared and presented. And the creme brûlée!!!! Wow was excellent. Service was not slow... More 

Thank ewaldz46
Paarl, South Africa
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good restaurant, perfect seafood. The best oysters ever. Fine atmosphere, only the bubbly was not cooled. But the people were nice and friendly. And a wonderful view.

Thank velvis484
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It can be an arranged wine tasting evening or just a diner with friends. You will be welcomed by friendly and professional staff. The owners are on hand and right in the business. Ernie's wine knowledge is endless and he can choose the perfect wine for your taste and pairing. Suzette is front of house and the best photographer with... More 

Thank Jacques H
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A varied menu with some African style options. Not in the greatest part of town but the food and attention to detail made up for that. We particularly liked that the owner picked us up and returned us to our accommodation.

Thank PFM16
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at De Wiswijf. All of us chose fish and were all happy with the respective meals. There are also meat and other types of courses available on the menu. We had a table on the deck which is the nicest area - there is also a terrace which is maybe a bit simpler and inside with nice,... More 

1 Thank Aisla G
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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328 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely visit and a surprising lovely place to eat. I enjoyed great calamari and sone lovely bar snacks here - the place is clean and neat

1 Thank 365giannad
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We did not have sea views and the atmosphere seemed dated and in need of updating. Chairs were so uncomfortable that I had to ask for a pillow for my back. I ordered grilled hake and it was the flattest, smallest portion of fish I've had in a while, bland and with no flavor. For me to finish a whole... More 

Thank Julie J
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

The restaurant does have good sea/beach views but the ambience inside and the food could be more inspiring. We ate there as a family having been recommended it but we all felt that the food was average and had eaten much better meals elsewhere during our visit to J Bay. The service was polite and attentive but we had expected... More 

Thank Cindy C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Interesting, varied and value for money. Staff is great and so is the food. Half portions of mains available. Very interesting menu with the basics but also plenty for the more adventurous.

1 Thank Tipster1965
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Location is quite nice in terms of views towards the beach, especially if you can sit outside. Food tasted really good and was decorated nicely as well. Service was friendly, quick and helpful. It's 4/5 instead of 5/5 because the best tables with beach views are situated behind a huge fridge which makes quite an annoying sound (not cool at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Diaz Road, Jeffreys Bay 6330, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Jeffreys Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 42 293 3921

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