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Posted on: Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Some of the Best Restaurants in Port Elizabeth

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A curry at Rassoie

A curry at Rassoie

Port Elizabeth is the hub of the Eastern Cape and a popular tourist destination, particularly during summer. It is also bursting at the seams with awesome places to eat, often complete with stunning views of the sea.

Being so spoilt for choice; we have identified some of our favourite spots to wine and dine in the Friendly City.


The inviting atmosphere of a restored old Walmer home is only the first little hint to the magnificence that awaits hungry patrons. The menu is extensive with plenty of vegetarian options. Although the focus is mainly on authentic Indian curries (such as kormas, tikka masalas, vindaloos and so on), there are plenty of non-curry options too.

Curries are rated from zero to three chillies on the menu, offering every palate an option, depending on how hot you like your food. What makes this Indian restaurant so great is the great diversity of options. Rice, breads and other accompaniments are almost as plentiful as the main dishes, giving you a real taste of Indian cuisine. Bookings are advisable.
Where: 79 Heugh Road, Walmer
Telephone: +27 (0)41 581-0333 for bookings

Delights at Wicker Woods

Delights at Wicker Woods

Wicker Woods

Wicker Woods has been one of the city’s most exclusive restaurants for more than a decade, and continues to offer fabulous food and superior service. The beautiful interior just finishes it off to create an occasion around any meal enjoyed here. Menu options range from a gourmet lamb shank pizza to deep-friend Lindt Balls with Amarula custard, and everything in-between.

Several of the art and furniture pieces used in the restaurant are for sale, enabling you to take a little piece of Wicker Woods home with you. Bookings are essential and it is advisable to make them well ahead of time to avoid disappointment.
Where: 50 6th Avenue, Walmer
Telephone: +27 (0)41 581-1107

Hacklewood Fine Dining

Hacklewood Fine Dining

Hacklewood Hill Country House

This is the only 5-star eating establishment in PE and certainly gives all of its clients the royal treatment. Hacklewood pays homage to yesteryear with crockery and cutlery that is simply beautiful. Real Victorian pieces and silver service define this experience. Because there is a guesthouse attached, meals range from breakfasts and light lunches to full, hearty dinners.

The wine list is very special, boasting imported champagnes, vintage reds and refreshing whites from all over the world. Bookings are essential so it is advisable to plan well in advance.
Where: 152 Prospect Road, Walmer
Telephone: +27 (0)41 581-1300

Fushin Sushi

Fushin Sushi

Fushin Sushi and Eastern Cuisine

Sushi-lovers will not be disappointed by the irresistible range of sushi, sashimi, and more on this inclusive menu. This trendy hotspot is situated in the heart of the “food court of PE” and is fabulous for corporate lunches, romantic dinners or a night out with friends. The dishes are of an extraordinary quality, earning Fushin a well-respected name in the city.

Ingredients include Australian eel, Norwegian salmon and snow crab, to give this menu an international flavour to tantalise the most discerning of palates. It is highly recommended that you make a reservation to avoid disappointment.
Where: 15 Stanley Street, Richmond Hill
Telephone: +27 (0)41 811-7874

Volvo Telo Artisan Bread

Volvo Telo Artisan Bread

Vovo Telo

This coffee shop and deli has its roots in Port Elizabeth, although having been franchised all over the country now. Fresh pastries, world-class coffees and top quality ingredients are the secrets behind this bustling café’s success. The service is friendly and everything is baked or made fresh and on-site, including fruit and vegetable juices.

This is the perfect den for breakfasts and lunches, but is closed during the evenings.
Where: Corner of Raleigh and Irvine Street, Richmond Hill
Telephone: No reservations

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Amelia Meyer


Amelia is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for all things travel-related. She is based in Knysna, but has studied, lived and travelled further afield. She studied Film, Media and Literature at the University of Cape Town. She began her solo career in the form of Voxate Writing & Editing in 2008 and loves every minute of it. Amelia believes in silver linings, lessons learnt and the responsibility to do what’s right. When she is not writing, she can frequently be found at the local animal shelter, on the bicycle trails of the nature reserves or sampling new restaurants with her family.

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1 comment about Some of the Best Restaurants in Port Elizabeth
  1. August 1st, 2013 at 09:49
    james says:

    The Coachman on the ba is a really awesome restaurant