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Big Blu Restaurant & Bar

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Bar, Seafood
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Point Road | The Point, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
+27 44 691 2010
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Their Seafood Platter is well worth a try whilst enjoying the magnificent view with Dolphins and Whales swimming by ( Given you go in the correct Seasonal dates) just keep in mind that maybe they have lost their touch or simply dont care about service..with a few adjustments this could be a great venue..Perhaps proper qualified management is needed...

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1 Thank Ruanda V
Jaco N, General Manager at Big Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Ruanda. Thank your for your review and your feedback. More 

Gaborone
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Restaurant has great views and we watch a school of dolphins going up and down. Food took a seriously long time to arrive and it was nothing to write home about. If you want to eat there go for the calamari - I believe it was the best thing on the menu

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Thank SABOTS2012
Jaco N, General Manager at Big Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi SABOT Thank you for the review. We are very glad that you enjoyed the dolphins and the calamari. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I can only underline what Anne from Johannesburg says: you can't have it all. The views are spectacular but the food was pathetic. I ordered a prawn and calamari salad - the calamari were non-existent, the prawns were mushy, the lettuce old. In addition to that, I had to wait approx. 10 minutes for oil and vinegar. I would not... More 

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Thank Kerstin Z
Jaco N, General Manager at Big Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Kerstin Thank you for your review and feedback. We apologise if we did not meet your standard when you visited us and will take all you have said into consideration. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I guess you cannot have it all - beautiful view or good food....We chose the view. You just can't get better than Big Blu's location on the edge of the sea. Probably the best place for sundowners in Mossel Bay. Food was basic and average. Steaks were overcooked, chips were good. Service took a while, however they were very busy... More 

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Thank anne24689
Jaco N, General Manager at Big Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Anne Thanks for you review and feedback More 

Mossel Bay, South Africa
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

One of the many palaces in Mossel Bay at the Point you can enjoy a sundowner with delicious calamari.

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Thank sarnevdm
Jaco N, General Manager at Big Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Sarne Thank you for your review. We are excited that you enjoyed your visit to Big Blu. Hope to see you soon. More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant and service is very good, the food is great. The restaurant is clean. Kids menu and view is fantastic

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Thank Thomas W
Jaco N, General Manager at Big Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Thomas Thank you for your review. Always good to get n clean bill of health from our customers. More 

Bloemfontein, South Africa
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180 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

In a town with many super views, this restaurant just have the best views of them all. The food and service were excellent.

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Thank Wim_traveler
Jaco N, General Manager at Big Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Wim Thank you so very much. We really do appreciated More 

New Zealand
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Lovely view with yummy food items and friendly service. Outdoor seating overlooking the rockpools and ocean as well as indoor seating for cold days (nice to have a hot chocolate near the fire)

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Thank JayAlice727
Jaco N, General Manager at Big Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jay Thank your for your awesome review. Glad your enjoyed your visit. More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome fibe, great staff and beautiful view....love the friendly atmosphere and the fact that we could sit on swings at our table....love it...great idea

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1 Thank deonj672
Jaco N, General Manager at Big Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Deon Thank you for your great review. Very glad that you had a good time relaxing at Big Blu. More 

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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Here is the place with the vibe! Friendly and helpfull staff and manager. Food and drink exceptional! Great experience with superb view!

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Thank johnnye973
Jaco N, General Manager at Big Blu Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Johny Thank you for your review and it is always our pleasure. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$9
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Point Road | The Point, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Mossel Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 691 2010
Description
Big Blu Venue is a Beach and Surf Cafe Style Restaurant specializing in mouthwatering seafood and local cuisine Big Blu has reincarnated itself with a little help from Mother Nature. In a word - the view is simply "spectacular"! The ambience is casual and eclectic. Big Blu is a tapas restaurant offering some traditional tapas dishes to be sampled, plus a nice twist on other dishes. Big Blu boasts with congenial staff, weekend events, tasty tapas dishes and view not available anywhere else in the Garden Route - making Big Blu well worth a visit!

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