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Ginger

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Seafood, International, Contemporary, European
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Marine Drive | Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa
+27 41 583 1229
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The menu offers a great balance of different tastes and textures. The waitress knew the menu better than the back of her own hand and could easily guide us through the menu. Superb all round!

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Thank 782shaneb
Egham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Carpaccio starter was good. Blue cheese tart was poor, no tart just a slab of puff pastry with mashed butternut, caramelised onions and melted blue cheese, hidden by half a lettuce (poor presentation), taste ok but too big and messy to eat. Fillet steak cooked to perfection, excellent. Hake linefish, poor overcooked. No atmosphere, staff toooooo attentive, constantly hovering around... More 

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Thank SteveandLin1973
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ginger will not disappoint! It's on the beach road and is elegant, but not stuffy, stylishly decorated, great staff and delicious food. There is parking on the premises. The ambience is fantastic and there is a great variety of food to choose from on the menu. I'll definitely be back.

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Thank jane s
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was quite nervous to spend a little more and have no idea of the food's flavour or quality. To my surprise, the waiter was always around and treated us like guests. The food did take a while, but we didn't mind because the Merlot certainly prepared our tastebuds. The food came and I had duck, wow was it amazing!... More 

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Thank Seshni M
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a very good dinner with a very good service. I loved all I ordered and the dessert made in front of us was superb. You better make a reservation for it cause it was full

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Thank Davide G
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying with friends in PE and wanted to take them somewhere nice to show our appreciation. This restaurant did just that, the food is outstanding. We had the tasting menu which included a glass of wine with every course. Every single course was beautiful in every way, beautifully prepared, cooked and served. It all looked and tasted great.... More 

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Thank JanPez
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice diner, the food is simply good and the staf is very friendly. The only critical point is the location. Situated directly next to the street and very busy.

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Thank NoelNL
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect day in PE, last day of the year. Booking at Ginger with pals. The beach in front of us and the thousands of people reveling on the beach and in the sea listening to the singers of one of South Africa's favorite bands, Just Ginger, entertaining the crowds till midnight. Ginger restaurant -; lovely setting and view, comfortable chairs,... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The perception is often that Ginger is reserved for the rich and famous...not so. We went as a family for a lunch. Following the European way of doing things, they have a pay by course lunch menu - R135-00 for two courses and R160-00 for three. The choices of starter, main and dessert were more than acceptable given the price.... More 

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Thank Gary B
Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa
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125 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe we just experienced the " bad day at the office " ( or at their restaurant in this case) The service was just bad - maybe not enough staff on a Sunday night. We never saw anybody resembling a manager and obviously we were never visited at our table by any senior staff, except the never-present waitress. The fish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, International, Contemporary, European
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marine Drive | Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +27 41 583 1229
Description
Ginger is a fine dining restaurant situated right on the beachfront of Port Elizabeth. The friendly city atmosphere carries across into our restaurant, where you will find our staff whose aim is to make your night 5 star worthy. Our combination of fresh ingredients, new cuisine ideas and an award winning wine list, means we have something to please everyone! We cater to our resident Foodies, Businessmen and those looking to have a special night out. Boasting an incredible view of what PE has to offer, Ginger invites their diners to sip their drinks on the deck while relaxing to the sounds and sight of the sea. Our restaurant, wine list and menu is constantly renovated to keep up with the trends in South Africa, while meeting the standards of our international diners. We strive to make your special occasions memorable and meet your needs. We hope to see you soon!

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