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Ocean Basket

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Shop 2, Port Frances House | Van der Riet st, Port Alfred, South Africa
+27 46 624 1727
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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East London, South Africa
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant is beautifully situated with great views, but the food and service is mediocre. With a little bit more effort this can become a great place to visit. Our food was oily and luke warm when it was served and the service was not very attentive.

Thank Lize B
Dullstroom, South Africa
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120 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived for dinner without a booking and were seated very quickly by a very friendly and welcoming manager. The restaurant wasn't extremely busy, but very comfortable with a welcoming atmosphere. The dorado I ordered was absolutely delicious, and the calamaru my partner had was a treat. All the staff were very polite, well mannered and friendly. This is the... More 

Thank bestofspirits
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159 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Standard chain restaurant but reliable well cooked food. We had the Kingclip which was really good. Lovely location on the side of the Kowie River. Good service.

Port Alfred
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to buy Lunch at the restaurant, even that was take away we bought we still got the best service and fresh food. Thanks a million.

Thank lazarusm2017
Port Alfred, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food very good and reasonably priced. Fish tasted fresh, although probably frozen. Nice venue overlooking the river. Service good but a bit slow

Thank pamlaw2017
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Ocean Basket for lunch a couple of weeks ago and the whole family loved it. Great location on the river - we ate outside as it was a lovely day. The service was attentive and the food was fresh and very good. Wish we had an Ocean Basket in Perth :)

Thank Jane S
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Two visits here within our first week holidaying in Port Alfred and on both occasions the seafood starters and main courses were all delicious. Although this restaurant, located on the bank of the river Kowie, is very popular we were shown to tables without booking in advance - a pleasant surprise. Highly recommended.

Thank suffolkbarn2016
Port Alfred
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

If you were not lucky enough to catch your own fish, this will be the closest taste to that fresh fish.Lovely atmosphere and add your family and you have a night to remember.

Thank hesterd2017
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent location on the bank of the Kowie River. You can sit inside or outside. The food was excellent as can be expected from the Ocean Basket. The service was also excellent.

Thank Dirkpetrus
Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Always provide beautifully fresh seafood. The service is friendly and the wait is not long, even if busy. The only downside is at the end, if one should order coffee, its the cheap brand (I guess) used by some hotels and restaurants. It is nasty and shouldn't be served. Coffee lovers are insulted. I sent mine back after stating I... More 

Thank lgriffiths2017

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 2, Port Frances House | Van der Riet st, Port Alfred, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Alfred
  • Phone Number: +27 46 624 1727

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