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Sea Belle

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62 South Beach Road, La Mercy 4399, South Africa
+27 32 941 5551
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I was at the Seabelle in January 2017 for a family dinner. The vegetarian curries were not available and the waiter only told us this after he had brought the other meals to the table. Several menu items also not available. The prawns were delicious. However, the service was appalling and management did not seem to care about our complaints.... More 

Thank Kaajal R
Level Contributor
58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We visited the Sea belle on Saturday evening, it has been closed for quite a while and reopened in December 2016. We all had fabulous meals, my mutton and bean curry was one of the best I have eaten and all of our group said the same about their meals. The service was very good and Colin our waiter was... More 

Thank ItalyfanDurban
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Extremely poor service and zero management. Overpriced food. We ordered the hot prawn curry but ended up with mild curry. The owner was extremely rude and uninterested when I brought it to his attention. He looks as seedy as the place does, more like a pimp with gold jewellery. Not worth another visit. No star for this place

Thank Kimeshree F
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
79 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here numerous times before, The food has always been good,,, especially the Prawn or Crab curry. They have recently done a much needed facelift,,, but the they failed to redo the bathrooms for some reason, which also needs to be redone. The location is good, which is right opposite the beach.

Thank Sumanth S
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The Sea Belle is one of 'those' places: It survives on its reputation, built up over decades. But sadly, the decor (non-existent) and ambience (ugh) lets the place down completely. Add to that poor service and menu items that are often out of stock, and it is a wonder the Sea Belle is still popular. With that said, the prawn... More 

Thank WallasBallas
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I was here with my family. The prawn curry is a must to any visitor. Devine flavour. The crab curry is just as good. They should just cut down on the oil and this will make their dishes excellent. The flavour is in the spices. The place could do with new deco though. Fresh and good flavour.

Thank Narendra G
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

I remembered visiting this place as a little girl and absolutely enjoying the prawn curry but somehow just never got the chance to once all grown up and married. By chance we were taking a drive past this place and I mentioned to my hubby that this place makes the best prawn curry, he wanted to try it so we... More 

Thank Sadia A
Polokwane, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

We had a dirty table , battled for service the waitress that gave us the menu never returned , the waiter at the table next to us acted like the couple at that table was the only people in the place we tried to get his attention but to no avail finaly my son had to get up and go... More 

Thank dannynaidoo04
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

When I read the reviews of this restaurant I almost cancelled our reservation, especially since we were travelling from the South Coast but what a surprise. The restaurant is definitely not upmarket and you may as well be eating in someone's home such is the atmosphere. Contrary to the reviews, the table cloths were clean, the bathrooms were a bit... More 

1 Thank Beverley R
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

The building looks incredibly dodgy but don't let it fool you. Visit the restaurant for the food not the decor. Portions are generous and reasonably priced and taste superb. Small children's menu. This is not a 5 star dining experience so don't expect it. Take cash as their credit card machine isn't working

Thank Justine L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 South Beach Road, La Mercy 4399, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  La Mercy
  • Phone Number: +27 32 941 5551

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