Apart from its wild coasts and succulent waves which attract surfers from all walks of the world, the province offers something that most South Africans enjoy - food.
Here are a few restaurants across the province which are worth exploring with your taste buds:
St George's Park Area, Port Elizabeth
Savages Fine Foods is a restaurant that's becoming a popular food favourite in the city of Port Elizabeth. The restaurant (created by Vanessa Marx) offers a variety of meals that will excite one’s taste buds.
Described as a restaurant that offers elegant comfort food, Savages has homemade pastries and meals which are ethically farmed and produced with integrity and a whimsical touch.
Their home-style tomato based pie, and flatbread served with spicy lamb, hummus, tzatziki and a tomato and herb salad, served on a wooden base are favourites.
Deal Party, Port Elizabeth
A restaurant stop for those looking for a relaxed atmosphere, Black Impala is the spot to keep an eye on. The tshisanyama is a bar and grill spot in the town of PE, where guests are treated to barbeque flavoured meat with a variety of sides. The restaurant has live entertainment every night.
Clapton's Beach, Jeffrey’s Bay
Located right on the sandy beach, Die Walskipper is one restaurant you don’t want to skip out on while visiting Jeffrey’s Bay.
The restaurant is popular for its seafood platters (like the shellfish platter, pictured), their “food from the land” meals for those who aren’t fans of seafood, and for its welcoming vibe to Jeffrey’s Bay residents, visitors and tourists.
Beacon Bay, Jeffrey’s Bay
Fancy a sashimi platter or a classic bowl of dim sum? Then perhaps a visit to Shanghai would work in your favour.
Shanghai specialises in Cantonese meals that are made to cause you to drool upon first taste. Their menu varies from e sushi platters to meals like chow mein or chop suey, which is accompanied with Chinese sake or a glass of wine.
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Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth
For those who desire more of an upmarket establishment, then the Muse restaurant in Richmond Hill would be a good suggestion.
Owned by chef couple Allan and Simone Bezhuidenhout, Muse is for those who enjoy the finer meals in life - opening their taste buds to specially created meals like line fish with pea risotto, maasbanker flakes, herb oil and fresh watercress; or a beef fillet with mushroom purée.
Wharf Street Brew Pub
Port Alfred, Eastern Cape
A pub built to create a sense of nostalgia once you step inside, Wharf Street Brew is a restaurant for those who enjoy a hearty meal while enjoying the views that Port Alfred has to offer.
With a menu to be desired from their starters of grilled calamari tubes with a hint of peri-peri, to their main of succulent line fish or slow-cooked lamb shank, and citrusy Crepe Suzette for those with a sweet tooth - all with a view of the Port Alfred harbour, what’s stopping you from reserving a seat?IOL