PE Foodie Spots: Eating your heart out in the Bay

2017-11-29 14:48 - Selene Brophy
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Trendy might not be the first word that springs to mind when you think of Port Elizabeth's food scene - but this burgeoning Bay should not be written off entirely - offering a few class spots that you should definitely check-out during your next shot left in the Eastern Cape. 

If you're taking some time out this holiday season to chill in the Friendly City - but you're wondering where to load-up for brekkie, catch some sunshine and cocktails or enjoy a hearty lunch or dinner - these are our suggestions for PE and surround.   

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  • Ginger restaurant, located next to the Beach Hotel on the popular beach front strip, has thrived with its offering of accessible fine dining. 
  • Gunston Gastropub is owned by  well-known Gunston twins, Jonathan and Nic, from Two Olives and The Chartroom respectively. It essentially has seating both indoors, on the veranda and in the garden. Live music is also a regular feature.


  • Grassroofs  is a farm stall type of restaurant – with a grass roof - offering farm produce, an eatery, a deli and a bakery. They also have a play area for children. 
  • Banetton Bakery & Café is the place to be for will find the artisan craft of wood-fired bread, fresh and home-made juices and good coffee.