Best restaurants in Port Elizabeth

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    Remo's

    You really need to know this place is here, but luckily now you do. What was once a warehouse in a derelict area is now a snazzy cafe with an industrial-chic decor. Start with fabulous antipasti (starters), then delve into the amazing pastas, salads or wood-fired pizzas. Don’t miss the homemade pastries for dessert (the chocolate croissant is particularly good).

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    Fushin

    Set in a trendily decorated dining room, this widely acclaimed restaurant run by an experienced chef serves an exquisite selection of high-quality sushi dishes, including California rolls. On top of the classics, you can tuck into seductive offerings like the 'Alaska Reloaded' rolls, with crabstick, cream cheese and smoked trout.

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    Something Good

    This roadhouse-cum-beach bar is an excellent spot for a sundowner, with a breezy interior and beachfront decks. Dishes include gourmet pizzas, burgers, seafood (try the Cajun calamari) and, for the health conscious, bunless burgers and healthy breakfasts. It also has a takeaway outlet and there's live music on weekends.

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    Two Olives

    One of the most attractive restaurants in Richmond Hill, Two Olives serves a range of Spanish-, Portuguese- and Greek-inspired dishes in its busy dining room and on the wrap-around balcony with partial ocean views. The lamb shank is as delicious as it is enormous. For the not so hungry, try the tapas menu.

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    Brioche

    For a light meal at lunchtime, this den with a boho vibe is a winner. Pick from healthy concoctions on the tempting menu (salads, pasta, burgers and sandwiches, all made with carefully chosen ingredients), and whatever you do, don’t miss out on the exquisite homemade pastries. Great coffee and tea, too.

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    Bocadillos on Sixth

    This slick modern place does a brisk business with locals – always a sign that you've found a good bargain. It speedily serves tasty wraps, thin-crust pizzas, crunchy salads, melt-in-the-mouth tarts – make a beeline for the divine salted caramel tart – and grilled meat. Excellent cocktails, too.

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    Vovo Telo Bakery & Café

    The original branch of a nationwide chain, Vovo Telo kicked off the regeneration of Richmond Hill. In a characterful old house with a wrap-around veranda, locals catch up over thin-crust pizza made with ciabatta dough, gourmet sandwiches, pastries and healthy salads, and numerous breakfast choices.

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    This is Eat

    This crazily popular canteen-style joint has a tempting menu with plenty of simply prepared fish dishes as well as prawns and calamari. The setting (and the area) is less exciting, but the restaurant does takeaway, so you might want to make a picnic of it at the beach of your choice.

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    Asada

    A 5m long firepit to one side and fresh seafood on ice to the other – this trendy restaurant in Richmond Hill offers one of the most diverse dining experiences in the city, with superb Argentine-style grilled meat dishes and top-notch line fish, calamari and prawns.

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    Blue Waters Café

    Blue Waters is popular week-long for its beachfront location and incredibly broad menu, which covers the spectrum from pasta to tapas and sushi to steaks. Culinary epiphanies are thin on the ground, but it is reasonable for a quick bite or a drink on the balcony.

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    The Coachman

    The Coachman is PE's most famous steakhouse and carnivores will appreciate the menu, an orgy of meat with burgers, steaks, poultry, seafood and umpteen sauces (and even a vegetarian platter). The setting is fine dining. Try to nab a table with a sea view.

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    Muse

    In the vanguard of PE's modern restaurants, the esteemed Muse is a real find. The decor is soothing, the cuisine eclectic (think Asian, South African and Mediterranean flavours) and the atmosphere refined without being pretentious.

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    Banneton Bakery & Cafe

    This snazzy cafe-cum-bakery makes splendid breakfasts, sandwiches, wraps, salads and addictive goodies as well as serving excellent coffee at affordable prices and yummy pastries. There's outdoor seating on warm days.

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    Tilting Heads

    Treat yourself to a series of dainty tacos and enchiladas at this casual, postage-stamp-sized spot in trendy Richmond Hill. The tapas menu is a steal, and the margaritas are divine (and potent!).

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    Friendly Stranger

    Occupying a former workshop, this cheery cafe has a high-quality menu. Choices run from excellent salads and wraps to a variety of burgers and sandwiches. Decent coffee, too.

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    Angelo's

    With low lighting, stacked logs, straw baskets and a terrace overlooking the beach, this Afro-rustic restaurant attracts a multicultural crowd. Burgers, grills, pasta, salads and cocktails all feature. Unfortunately the food is hit-and-miss and the service sometimes amateurish. There's another branch in Walmer.

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    Cubata

    In a large converted garage in a gritty neighbourhood around the corner from the stadium, Cubata has a dedicated following of loyal locals who chow down in festive groups on Portuguese-style barbecued prawns, ribs and chicken. BYOB.

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    Brookes on the Bay

    The Brookes on the Bay mall has numerous chain restaurants.