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Ginger

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Marine Drive | Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa
+27 41 583 1229
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tried out the restaurant, as it came highly recommended by people. Made a booking for a birthday celebration, requested a "special table", got seated next to the kitchen with no sea view. Some of the dishes were bland, some overseasoned (salty). Extremely over-priced. Unlikely to return, unfortunately. What was good: very attentive waiter (excellent service), food well-presented.

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Dublin, Ireland
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked Ginger based on the reviews on trip advisor. Unfortunately from the start it disappointed. We ordered a cocktail to start, only to be told they didn't have gin to make it, a little odd... We sat down for dinner at 7.30 and it was after 8 when orders were taken. At the outset we were told the tasting... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was very good and the staff were friendly. But this was nothing particularly special by SA standards. The setting wasn't remarkable and the menu was hardly inspiring. Would be nicer if it didn't take itself quite so seriously.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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111 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On the bright side: Negroni was perfect, but being served by 3 different waiters, if was a little difficult. Margarita was way too sweet, 2nd try was good tough. We both ordered our meat medium-rare, ostrich was rare, beef was medium to well done. Sides were very good as well as the red wines by glass. Probably wounldn't go back

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Pretoria, South Africa
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and two sons surprised me on my birthday with lunch at the Ginger Restaurant. We decided to have the set menu with either fish or chicken as a choice. The fish was nicely cook but not enough lemon salsa was on the plate which made the fish a little tasteless. The seed crusted chicken was dry and overcooked... More 

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jlombardsa, General Manager at Ginger, responded to this review

Greetings from The Ginger Team, Thank you for your review and insight. It is greatly appreciated. Sorry to hear we did not exceed your expectations on this occasion. I trust the rest of your Birthday was enjoyed with you family. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards Jacques Lombard More 

Port Elizabeth
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From arriving, we had very friendly service and this remained throughout our lunch experience! Thank you

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jlombardsa, General Manager at Ginger, responded to this review

Greetings from The Ginger Team, Thank you for your review and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your experience here with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Jacques Lombard More 

Stattford, Great Britain
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent restaurant and service. We were here two years ago and food just as good as then, couldn't fault it.

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Thank Margaret E
jlombardsa, General Manager at Ginger, responded to this review

Greetings from The Ginger Team, Thank you for your insight and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your experience here with us, it is great to hear of your past experience and to have you return. Kind Regards Jacques Lombard More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are wanting dinner away from a loud, bustling restaurant - Ginger is the place. Setting is lovely and the tables are set beautifully. Menu is good, not too extensive. I find them pricey for PE, but that could be just me

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Thank tracey394
jlombardsa, General Manager at Ginger, responded to this review

Greetings from The Ginger Team, Thank you for your review and support. It is greatly appreciated. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your experience here with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards Jacques Lombard More 

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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The decor of the restaurant is beautiful, no about about it. The service there is really good as well no complaints. The food there is just average that's all.

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Thank kits0s
jlombardsa, General Manager at Ginger, responded to this review

Greetings from The Ginger Team, Thank you for your review and feedback. Sorry to hear me did not exceed your expectations on this occasion. Looking forward to welcoming you back with a new outlook, we have some stunning menu options being released soon. Kind Regards Jacques Lombard More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

food and service are excellent . parking at the back is convenient. not had a dish that i did not like

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Thank philippe D
jlombardsa, General Manager at Ginger, responded to this review

Greetings from The Ginger Team, Thank you for your review and support. It is greatly appreciated. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your experience here with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Jacques Lombard 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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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