- St. Francis Bay
Vovo Telo Bakery and Cafe
This friendly bakery is the place to be when the weather isn't nice, so don't miss their homemade soups and breads. They do excellent breakfasts, including the creamy scrambled eggs and ricotta hotcakes, and equally mouth-watering lunches. They also take pride in their coffee. The breads and pastries are made fresh on the premises, and many of the ingredients are locally-sourced. You can reserve a table for groups of eight or more.
Address: Corner of Raleigh and Irvine Street, Richmond Hill
Telephone: 041 585 5606
Royal Delhi Restaurant
The best curries in PE can be found at this family run restaurant where the lavish though dated decoration does not do justice to the excellent food. Try the Puree and Patha, crisp pastry filled with spicy fried mudoombie leaves, and finish up the meal with a Bombay crush.
Address: 10 Burgess Street, Central
Telephone: 041 373 8216
With a prime location on the waterfront next to Hobie Beach, Barney's Tavern has maintained a reputation for good food and a relaxed atmosphere for nearly two decades. This Port Elizabeth restaurant is famous for its Eisbein steak and friendly vibe, with live music and televised sports inside, and a great view from the balcony outside. It's open from 8:30am to late seven days a week.
Address: Shop 6, The Boardwalk, Marine Drive, Summerstrand
Telephone: 041 583 4500
78 Restaurant and Bar
It's always good to find a restaurant that manages to be upmarket without losing its personal touch, and 78 gets the combination just right with its earthy interior, fine dining experience and creative menu drawing on local ingredients. Their most popular dish is the pork fillet, filled with spinach, feta and sweet red peppers, then wrapped in smoked bacon.
Address: 16 Buffelsfontein Road, Mount Pleasant
Telephone: 041 368 5699
Natti’s Thai Kitchen
Authentic Thai cuisine in a pleasant setting in the heart of town. Try the mixed starter platter, before hitting the sweet and sour soup, then launch into the Angry Beef with a lassi or cooling beverage to keep the abundant spices under control.
Address: 5 Park Lane, Central
Telephone: 041 373 2763
Nosh Fine Dining
For quality food that is well made and keenly priced, Nosh serves up regularly changing menu, always featuring seasonal specials and deals. The wine list is very well thought out, many of the labels available by the glass. The service is great.
Address: 1 Cooper Street, Richmond Hill
Telephone: 041 582 2444
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