Top 10 restaurants in Margate, South Africa

August 3, 2017 Yuk Petri

Discover the best restaurant in Margate, South Africa including Keg & Galleon, Trattoria La Terraza, Flavours Restaurant, The Waffle House, Larry's, The Burlesque Cafe, Blue Lagoon Restaurant, La Capannina, Coffee on the square, Breakers
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1. Keg & Galleon

Marine drive, Margate, South Africa Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, Pub Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +27 39 312 2575
Excellent
28%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 78 reviews

Keg & Galleon

Reviewed By Andre O

We drove up and down the Hibiscus coast on a Sunday afternoon trying to find a restaurant with a reasonable setting and good food. Most were closed. Others, well, did not quite seem 'right'. We eventually stopped at the Keg in Margate Hotel. It has always been one of our favourites through the years. It again did not disappoint. My wife had the lamb pot pie, I had the new bunny chow. The chef actually accomodated me by making the curry very mild.
Bottom line, I need to add the Keg and Galleon to my review list as the food is always very good and well prepared with generous helpings, the menu is comprehensive and the prices are 'right'. In my opinion, one of the top restaurants on the hibiscus coast that finds the right balance between quality, affordability, and especially not being ripped off. The setting and ambiance is the only reason for not giving a 5/5, but one needs to realise it is after all a pub-restaurant.

2. Trattoria La Terraza

Outlook St | Outlook Road, Southbroom, Margate 4277, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +27 39 316 6162
Excellent
51%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 258 reviews

Trattoria La Terraza

Reviewed By Richard A

A booking for 5 people was made for a 7.30pm sitting. We arrived promptly at 7.30 but waited for a couple of minutes and then only after we stopped a waitress were we even acknowledged and shown to a table. Waited some more for our waitress to bring menus who told us to order quickly because the mains would take a long time but staters would be quicker. We placed our order for both starters and mains at 7.50pm. Starters arrived at 8.15, so 20 minutes for starters that were mediocre. At 9.00pm we were starting to get quite twitchy as we still waiting for our mains. Then eventually at 9.05 our mains arrived. No apology from the manager who placed the first plate on the table. This was the same lady who for the past one and a half hours had visited all the tables in the restaurant except ours. A salad was ordered and was asked if chicken strips could be added. The waitress came back and said no as the chicken was frozen with the pasta for the chicken and pasta dish on the menu. I ordered the Spaghetti with clams and squid heads, it did say chilli, but it was so hot I could only manage 1/4 of the dish. There was also sand in every mouthful as the clams were not cleaned properly. Out of 5 dishes no one enjoyed their meal and expected a better quality of food from a restaurant like this.

3. Flavours Restaurant

2450 Marine Drive, Ramsgate 4285, South Africa Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +27 39 314 4370
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 265 reviews

Flavours Restaurant

Reviewed By Freddie M - Pretoria, South Africa

Booked for and visited on the 30th of December 2017. Looked forward to a great meal shared with family as we only heard good things about this restaurant, ordered 2 prawn platters (dissapointing as we love prawns and expect only the best when we pay...MoreThank you for your review. Sorry you did not enjoy everything. I have spoken to my kitchen about your concerns. Good to hear you enjoyed the service and some dishes!

4. The Waffle House

Lot 839, Marine Drive | KwaZulu Natal, Ramsgate 4285, South Africa Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch +27 39 314 9424
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 657 reviews

The Waffle House

We specialise in freshly made-to-order crispy Belgian waffles, topped with an array of savory or sweet options. If waffles aren't your thing, you can opt for savory dishes with the rice or salad option, while sweet dishes are offered in a bowl without the waffle. We believe that food should be fresh, wholesome, nourishing, as well as delicious. So great care is taken in the preparation of your food; this includes the use of whole foods and quality ingredients in our recipes. To make your food just that bit more special, we try to use organically grown vegetables and salad produce whenever possible, avoiding foods that contain additives, preservatives and colourants. We aim to meet our customers' individual needs by ensuring we offer gluten, egg, or dairy-free options, as well as a range of vegetarian and vegan options. Our Little Wafflers also deserve a menu of their own, with portions tailor-made for little bellies. Waffle soldiers, toasted treats and a range of sweet waffle add-ons are all available for them to enjoy. To keep them occupied in between mouthfuls, our menu doubles as a picture that can be coloured in and turned into a work of art.

Reviewed By Colleen N - Johannesburg, South Africa

Always popular so go early as no bookings taken. Food is excellent and an interesting variation served with waffles. Staff are helpful and friendly. A consideration would be cushions for the elderly. Must make mention of the car guard in the parking, he was fantastic

5. Larry's

Harley Davidson Road | On The Beach, Margate 4275, South Africa Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night +27 39 317 2277
Excellent
36%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
11%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 117 reviews

Larry's

Larry's Family Restaurant in Margate will ensure that your visit is a memorable one. We are ideally-located on Panorama Parade overlooking the popular Margate beachfront and paddling pool. It is a strikingly different and original eatery. For more than 20 years, the names of patrons have been burnt into wood panels, which have been used to decorate the walls, ceiling and furniture, both inside and on the verandah. Some patrons do it just for fun, but most to commemorate a special day. Also a feature of long standing at Larry''s is the quality of service and variety on its menu. The menu is both extensive and extremely flexible. In addition to a full range of steaks, burgers, seafood, pasta, pizza, grills and baskets.

Reviewed By SharkRoland - Ramsgate, South Africa

This restaurant has a lovely position right on Margate beachfront.
Unfortunately the food quality is inconsistant. Sometimes it is really good, other times is it terrible.
We used to go there a lot and also recommended it to all our guests but not anymore.
Something needs to change first.... maybe this inspires ???

6. The Burlesque Cafe

957 Marine Drive, Ramsgate 4285, South Africa Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options +27 39 314 9886
Excellent
59%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 161 reviews

The Burlesque Cafe

A shabby chic French Cafe serving European and South African Foods with a strong emphasis on Organic, Fresh and Modern Dishes. A large selection of vegetarian, seafood and low carb dishes are served. Our menu is seasonal and our blackboard reflects just that! Ask about our fresh line fish delivered that day by our local commercial fisherman or the fresh vegetables delivered by our organic local veg supplier...

Reviewed By John M - Ramsgate, South Africa

Some of you may have seen my previous reviews of Burlesque Cafe.
It had become one of our favourite restaurants on the South Coast, but sadly lost it's chef and became poorly managed, with a poor selection of dishes, not very well cooked and the whole place became a bit tacky and in need of refreshment.
Well I have to say that after recent positive comments we decided to give it a try again, in fact twice.
The restaurant has been given a good bit of TLC and whilst still retaining the previous image it now has fresh, clean and simple decor.
The chef is back, and it shows in a well constructed menu incorporating some of the previous favourites with new items but still inkeeping with the image.
How was the food? Well, I have to say that the food was delicious and the service first class.
It is easy to loose a customer but harder to get a lost one back, well if Burlesque keeps this up we will certainly be back regularly.
Well done Chef, staff, and new Manager, you have redeemed yourselves and the reputation of Burlesque, keep it up.

7. Blue Lagoon Restaurant

Ramsgate Beachfront | Lot 223, Ramsgate 4285, South Africa Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +27 39 314 4149
Excellent
26%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 214 reviews

Blue Lagoon Restaurant

Reviewed By Sam F - Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom

We were originally planning on eating next door (you know, at that super popular waffle place). Anyway... it was rammed and people were queuing out the door.
So my sister suggested Blue Lagoon and immediately the atmosphere felt much more pleasant. We had our 2 month old baby with us but the staff quickly lead us to a table which provided us with the extra space we needed for the buggy.
Before food was served we left the little one with the boys and quickly popped out onto the decking upstairs that overlooked the beach and we sat for a while to spot some whales.
Food didn't take too long to arrive.
I had ordered a fish dish that was possibly one of the best meals I have ever had. The fish was seasoned well and cooked beautifully and paying the little extra for an additional side was well worth it!

8. La Capannina

206 Marine Drive | Ramsgate North, Ramsgate 4285, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +27 39 317 1078
Excellent
37%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 122 reviews

La Capannina

Reviewed By Kon R - Johannesburg, South Africa

Never fails to disappoint. 3 of us had a good value for money experience. my pasta was lovely and sons pizza superb

9. Coffee on the square

Main square, Southbroom, Margate, South Africa Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Excellent
47%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

Coffee on the square

Reviewed By gerhard702014 - Kempton Park, South Africa

We had breakfast here and were amazed at the new decor and amazing presentation of the food.
Ample food made to perfection and served with viv and friendliness.
This venue has improved dramatically and can be recommended with total confidence that you will NOT be disappointed.
Highly recommended for a brunch or breakfast.

10. Breakers

Main Road, Uvongo 4270, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +27 39 315 6174
Excellent
35%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 122 reviews

Breakers

Reviewed By bhagsunag

Went for a Sunday lunch, chose to order of the set menu, the food was greasy and highly disappointing, the prawns were undercooked and translucent and the service was awful, they came to check on us, from time to time, was not that busy and a smile or even a friendly gesture was too much clearly.
The calamari however was well cooked, at least hence the 2 stars i gave the restaurant, very poor on the whole.

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