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Dutton's Cove Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Grill
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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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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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George RSA
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109 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say about Duttons Cove? We eat here twice a week, albeit we tend to stick to the same menu every time. We just love the ambience, and if you treat the staff fairly you will find they are really great people. From Tracy the owner, to the staff Soekie, Francois, Grey, Geordie and Lucky and some I... More 

Thank NevilleGeorgeRSA
Alberton, Gauteng, South Africa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is at the top of the very popular Herolds Bay. Set right at the top, you have the option of sitting inside or if you want to have a meal with a view of the sea, then you have the option of sitting outside. During the year, reservations are not necessary but come holiday time, you will need... More 

Thank Sariek
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had lunch at this restaurant and although the service was a bit slow and the chit chat amongst the waiters were a bit loud the food and wine was out of this world. We decided to try their houe wine (Fairview Sauvignon Blanc R100) as the other wines appeared a bit pricy. An excellent choice! As... More 

Thank TobieO2016
George, South Africa
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided to take my guest to Dutton's cover for a drink and to admire the view. The view is certainly perfect. The drinks took forever and unfortunately we decided to eat while there. They were the worst ribs I have ever had and the service was non existent. I will not be going back to Dutton's Cove.

Thank JeniWallace
Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Service was good. The tapas was excellent but the prawns were way overcooked and difficult to remove from their shells. The mussels and fish were very tasty. A good lunch out

Thank Marihet O
Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Recommend by a friend, worthwhile visit to Heroldsbaai with a lovely lunch at Duttons Cover with an amazing view.

Thank Fran1829
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised is all I am say My Mother and sister had a golfers platter for two - wow food quality good and I would say more than ample for 3 - so hungry golfers .... this is the order I had a prego roll - the meat was a sirloin and awesome - not the bog standard tenderized steak... More 

Thank nanvanrooyen
Durban, South Africa
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Met an old school friend who I have seen in over 33 yrs. The service was quick and friendly and the prices were very reasonable for this part of the garden route.my meat was tender and juicy. She had a chicken salad and my brother prawns and calamari. Awesome view of the seafront from above

Thank Jacques B
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Food was good. Freshly made. Great waitron. He knew his menu. Could serve his wine well. Drinks was good. Service great. Lovely view. Was a cold day. Will deff return during summer. Great vibe

Thank RunelsCoffeeFriends
Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

What can I say about this place, well the food was very average. We were a party of 6 who were out for a nice evening, we had booked a table for 8 pm and we were the only people eating that night. The starters were nice, main course ok and because we were a bunch of friends out for... More 

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Tracy S, Owner at Dutton's Cove Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Please can you advise when you visited the restaurant in order for me to investigate your complaint. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Grill
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
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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