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10 Mayotte Circle, Saint Francis Bay, South Africa
+27 42 294 1309
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This establishment actually has 2 restaurants as above, run by the same people from the same kitchen.The owner is very visible and likes to talk to his customers. We ate in both on separate nights and found the food in both to be of a good standard. Service was noticeably faster downstairs when we went, and both had pleasing and... More 

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Thank Dovinesque
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good service and excellent food. The waitresses and management understand the need of the client and make you feel at home.

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Thank ShipsBell16B
Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here. There are lots of specials in addition to the menu. We had a prawn and a dolmades starter. The dolmades was a bit too salty (the vine leaves are soaked in seawater, maybe they need a rinse before use!) prawns delicious. The kingklip was nice if a bit spicy (we chose the chilli version,... More 

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Thank Brinylobster
Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably not the most authentic Greek food and service a little slow (not so much the food, more being given menus, taking our order and bringing the bill), but it was busy and was nice nevertheless. We had dolmades (stuffed vine leaves) and halloumi to start followed by moussaka and steak Alexander for mains - both with a decent choice... More 

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Thank Alex D
Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We are repeat customers having visited here at least 4 times over the last 6+ years. This time we were in a larger group and sat inside. The experience wasn't as positive as previous visits. The restaurant was incredibly busy and noise was almost unbearable. In terms of the food, I feel this has slipped too. The grilled octopus, of... More 

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Thank BJP0204
Pretoria, South Africa
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We went twice in a week; once at the end of the season and again after the majority of holiday makers had left. The main attraction of the taverna is that it is situated on the canals. The views are great and the atmosphere is excellent. On the first visit all of the staff seemed rushed and there didn't seem... More 

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Thank JWT-1964
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

went a couple of times this december and always love this place. Peri is a frikin legend. kids loved the pool. waitress was efficient and friendly. calamari heads amazing

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Thank Jason D
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Great food in a peaceful setting backed up by really good service. We were a big table that included kids and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

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Thank Tjwswazi
Cape Town
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38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had a large family lunch just after Christmas day at the Big Time Taverna. Peri, the owner/ host, is hilarious, warm and a committed restauranteur. The kitchen was slammed due to the time of year and the size of the tables booked, but we just relaxed and enjoyed the mezes and drinks. A beautiful location and delicious seafood!

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Thank LaurCapeTown
Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Our family visited Big Time Taverna twice, and was impressed both times. The service is friendly and efficient, and the food quality is superb. I highly recommend a meal at Big Time Taverna to anyone staying in the St Francis area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Mayotte Circle, Saint Francis Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Saint Francis Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 42 294 1309

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