Top 10 restaurants in Wilderness, South Africa

February 8, 2018 Carley Gatson

Discover the best restaurant in Wilderness, South Africa including The Girl`s Restaurant, Serendipity Restaurant, Blue Olive Restaurant, Zucchini Restaurant, Beejuice Cafe, Joplins Steak Bar, Pomodoro, Flava Cafe & restaurant, Salinas Beach Restaurant, Cocomo Restaurant
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1. The Girl`s Restaurant

1 George Road, Wilderness 6560, South Africa Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards African, Seafood, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +27 44 877 1648
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Girl`s Restaurant

Located in the heart of the Wilderness village, we are a multi award winning, Top 10 Restaurant on the Garden Route. Come and relax in a cosy, African inspired atmosphere highlighted by stunning artwork by local artist, Peter Pharoah. We have an imaginative menu combining high quality local produce with distinctly different flavours. Popular menu items include fresh linefish, succulent prawns, tender steaks and flavoursome curries all cooked to perfection in our open kitchen where you can see the chef at work. Our award winning wine list has been carefully chosen to offer a wide selection of local South African wines to enhance your dining experience. We have handmade crafts in our curio shop upstairs and free Wi-Fi available. We look forward to welcoming at The Girls

Reviewed By Photopedia - Northern Ireland

We have dined in The Girls several times over the years but this was the most impersonal dinner experience ever. We felt like we were being processed in a “couldn’t care less” dining machine. The contrast with our meal, the night before, in their sister restaurant (Flava Cafe) was palpable.
Apart from the soggy garlic bread and soggy chips, the fillet steaks were fine but what a disappointing dining experience.
This place feels like a restaurant that’s coasting and well past it’s best. The trouble is, there isn’t much competition in a small town like Wilderness to keep it on its toes.

2. Serendipity Restaurant

Freesia Avenue, Wilderness 6560, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +27 44 877 0433
Excellent
87%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 636 reviews

Serendipity Restaurant

Reviewed By NW2FOODIE - NORTH WEST LONDON

We thoroughly enjoyed our entire dining experience at Serendipity.
The food was unusual with combinations of flavours that we are not familiar with in the UK. The balance of the dishes was excellent.
We went for the suggested wine pairings and the descriptions of the provenance of these was a delight as well as the quality.
There are apparently no Michelin stars in South Africa, otherwise Serendipity would definitely have one or two.
The prices for this quality of cuisine are very reasonable.
A dining highlight of our trip so far

3. Blue Olive Restaurant

Corner of George Road and Leila_s Lane, Wilderness 6560, South Africa Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$24 - HK$86 +27 44 877 0731
Excellent
34%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 520 reviews

Blue Olive Restaurant

Reviewed By daman123

This place is a joke. The food is way below par. We were served hot wine had to ask for an ice bucket. Server was all over the place. Prawns smelt bad. Chorizo was not chorizo. Chips soggy. Very disappointed.

4. Zucchini Restaurant

Timberlake Organic Village, Wilderness 6560, South Africa Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$31 - HK$118 +27 44 882 1240
Excellent
61%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 378 reviews

Zucchini Restaurant

Zucchini is blushing from all the attention... Voted in the "Top 20 Culinary Destinations" in the Garden Route for three years running as voted by the Chaines des Rotisseurs. Also voted best "Family Restaurant" in the Garden route for the last two years. If walls of this honest country restaurant could talk the conversation would include words of fresh,vibrant, from scratch, home grown organic and compliments to the chef. To us simplicity is the key. You can expect dishes filled with flavour, a taste experience for the natural foodie. Zucchini Restaurant is in the Timberlake Organic Village in Wilderness. We offer a selection of Vegetarian meals but also offer game dishes like the "Springbok Shank" or our "Trio of Carpaccio". A mix of local-made micro brews from the tap! 32 Different types of local beers to taste, not to be missed. Play park for the kids, and a host of activities to keep them busy while you relax on our couches and sip a glass of wine.

Reviewed By Sias7213 - Pretoria, South Africa

Lovely restaurant to visit either for a quick meal or nice long sit down. They have they nicest beers on their menu. You must try!

5. Beejuice Cafe

Wilderness Station | 58 Sands Road, Wilderness, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$24 - HK$118 +27 44 877 0608
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 196 reviews

Beejuice Cafe

Beejuice Cafe is situated at the Old Railway Station in Wilderness, surrounded by beautiful Gardens and the old railway line. We are easily accessible from the N2 (turn left off the N2 just before heading up the Kaaimans Pass towards George - left again brings you to the tracks - you will spot us!) We are a stone's throw from the beach and dogs are welcome on a lead

Reviewed By Tim R - Fort Worth

This is a fun place located in a neighborhood very near the ocean. It can be a little challenging to find but is worth the search. Any fish dish is well prepared and the servers knowledgeable and attentive. Prices are reasonable and portions generous

6. Joplins Steak Bar

N 2 National Rd | N2 Entrance to Pirates Creek, Wilderness 6560, South Africa Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Dinner +27 73 347 8896
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 486 reviews

Joplins Steak Bar

Reviewed By 247LiveLife - South Africa

Certainly not fine dining at Joplins. Basically steak and chips, with only 3 front of house staff and an extremely casual looking cook (I can't call him a chef, as he was dressed in his own clothes with a baseball cap worn back to front) Chips were fresh and the best part of the meal. The service was as casual as the food. Prices were high for what was offered on the plate and the surroundings

7. Pomodoro

George Road | Wilderness, Western Cape, Wilderness, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$31 - HK$314 +27 44 877 1403
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Pomodoro

Pomodoro is the meeting place of the locals and you will always find it buzzing with activity. The outside terraces offer a front row seat of the village activities which, together with the laid-back atmosphere and great food - the perfect place to while away the hours. Owner Claudio will warmly welcome you to this restaurant which they have worked so hard to make the best in the Wilderness. Pomodoro Restaurant is very serious about the quality of the food they serve. The pizzas are possibly the best on the Garden Route and the beautiful salads, antipasto, pastas, grills and seafood never fail to satisfy.

Reviewed By joballengland - England

New to George, I am staying with a dear friend. A booking was made to celebrate my friend's birthday. We were all thoroughly looking forward to eating in this restaurant. my hosts had explained that the ambiance was second to none.
However, our celebratory meal was marred right from the outset. As we were taken to our tables, a waiter bellowed that we had to be out within two hours that another booking had been made. We were all quite affronted by this rude and hostile approach. Our tables were inadequate for our party, so we had to help rearrange the Seating. My friend, whose birthday it was, was offended and upset. This all greatly affected our evening. The food was so-so but the initial confrontational approach and various other inefficiencies in service spoilt what should have been a happy evening.
This is my first visit to South Africa from Britain. I have enjoyed excellent service and food at other restaurants during my stay. This experience was not up to this country's standards.
I would add that my hosts and their friends are well respected residents of George.

8. Flava Cafe & restaurant

George Road, Wilderness 6560, South Africa Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards European, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$24 - HK$110 +27 44 877 0345
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Flava Cafe & restaurant

A venue where 'flavas' and textures come together on your plate. A simple and trendy vibe sets the scene for a dining experience that promises to leave its mark on your Wilderness holiday.The unusual flavours are created by our singing chef in the open kitchen - while he is preparing your meal enjoy your drink upstairs in the Wilderness Sunshine

Reviewed By kevin s - Port Elizabeth, South Africa

well we were back after a year and yes the ribs are still the best in the country.friendly owner/manager and also served by the same waitron. I think her name was Joy?good service.good value for money and a great street side setting.good selection of beers and wine.The menu will cater for all and they have daily specials.Highly recommend this restaurant

9. Salinas Beach Restaurant

458 Zundorf Lane, Wilderness 6560, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$157 +27 44 877 0001
Excellent
46%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Salinas Beach Restaurant

Situated at the Touw's river mouth in the Wilderness, facing west with sea and lagoon views serving island style cuisine. Sunsets on the upper deck with a cocktail, add a whole new dimension to the end of a beautiful day and start of a great evening.

Reviewed By lgf2015 - Ipswich, Massachusetts

Lively and busy without being loud. Terrific service and very good food with a menu that offered a very wide range of choices.

10. Cocomo Restaurant

197 George Road, Wilderness 6560, South Africa Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$31 - HK$133 +27 44 877 0808
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 671 reviews

Cocomo Restaurant

Cocomo Restaurant is situated in the centre of a beautiful village called Wilderness - the heart of the Garden Route. Cocomo as a unique thematic embellishment drew inspiration directly from the spectacular beauty of our natural surroundings and setting it provides for the local residents, national and international travellers alike. This concept restaurant truly captures the tropical sentiment ideal for optimum relaxation, an intimate haven ideal to share and enjoy the pleasures of life. At Cocomo Restaurant visitors are able to experience an eclectic mix of tropical village lifestyle and flavourful cuisine, reflecting the dynamic aesthetic of Wilderness, its unspoiled beauty and the vibrant colourful atmosphere created by its people. Cocomo is inspired by our passion and appreciation for places that reflect a lively, relaxed and festive spirit all year around, providing a distinct atmosphere while offering tropical fusion foods, exceptional Illy coffee and of course some of the finest South African wine. Local artists also often enjoy performing at Cocomo due to the idyllic environment incomparable for musical entertainment and joyous get-togethers. Cocomo is very popular and alluring to the public in its warm, friendly, relaxed, cozy and visually pleasing nature. It further lends itself to a focused approach in cherished relations with customers, providing affordable products of high quality and fine presentation, paired with outstanding service in our strive towards realizing customer satisfaction every time.

Reviewed By a3whd - Hazel Grove, United Kingdom

Nice place to sit outside and again gluten free options not a problem. The focaccia was enormous. The mussels for me with an adjusted GF sauce was lovely. Good service from Sandra.

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