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Dutton's Cove Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Bar, Grill, Pub
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21 Rooidraai Avenue | Herold's Bay, George 6530, South Africa
+27 44 851 0155
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been there today with a search on restaurants with sea view in George and what a view. Hake and Calamari to perfection. Ribs bit to cooked. Phillip's service was great and we did not wait although we were a bit demanding. Four star due to the ribs.

Thank Marius v
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great seafood platter, calamari was done to perfection. Fantastic view with great atmosphere. Service was friendly and fast.

Thank Iona K
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view of the bay. Food was tasty and wine list good. Atmosphere was great. Service was efficient and friendly.

Thank Iona1232014
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Dutton's Cove Restaurant in Herold's Bay. The views are spectacular. The seafood dishes were very good and the wine list is also great. The service team was understaffed and therefore overloaded but they apologised and made every effort to look after us well. A nice place to eat and definitely recommendable.

Thank Kerstin Z
Durbanville, South Africa
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dutton's cove has a laid back atmosphere, with a spectacular view of Herolds Bay. Our food was delicious, and the service was friendly and efficient. Definitely a restaurant that I can recommend for everyone.

Thank MadriMij
George, South Africa
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were, once again, so disappointed in Duttons Cove! The waiters refused us entrance to the open seating area at 10h51 (Jan 1), as they only opened at 11h00. Although there were people seated at 2 tables, they refused any entrance as they claimed they cannot accommodate a lot of orders at 11h00 and we were advised to wait in... More 

Thank ritanienaber101
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little hidden gem has great and good quality food to offer. The view from the stoep makes the whole meal unforgettable. Its hidden from the big rush of Herolds Bay, which makes it a added bonus.

Thank Zandri_Griesel
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was nothing more than average although the prices certainly assume better quality. Service was excruciatingly slow, an hour to receive starters and another hour before the main course arrived. Colin our waiter was apologetic and stated that the kitchen had some challenges, he tried but couldn't do much. The manager did come to apologize and eventually took the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate there before and service was slow but food good. Returned Des 2016. What a disaster. Waiter took orders at about 14h00. Did not return regularly to keep us informed or take further drinks orders. We made several enquiries after an hour--no food. The person at the door entrance was disinterested when told we have been waiting by then 80... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food with an exceptional view over the ocean. Good service and wide choice reasonably priced.

Thank Anthea002

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Bar, Grill, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Rooidraai Avenue | Herold's Bay, George 6530, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  George
  • Phone Number: +27 44 851 0155
Dramatically situated, overlooking a sweep of pristine beach and rocky outcrops, Duttons Cove offers unparalled privacy and tranquility. The terrace areas extend from the restaurant and bar, offering magnificent views and sunsets over the bay.

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