How To Dine Like A Local In Port Elizabeth, SA

Written by Becca Blond

Port Elizabeth has a thriving dining scene, which flourishes mainly in the suburbs surrounding the city center. (The CBD itself doesn’t offer much except fast food chains.)

The Richmond Hill neighborhood, just to the northwest of downtown, is the epicenter of PE’s culinary scene. Wander down Stanley Street, between Glen and Mackay Streets, for half a dozen different restaurant choices – it’s billed as “Restaurant Row.” If you are in town for the first Wednesday of the month, a night market also sets up shop on this street.

Beyond Richmond Hill, you can find excellent eats in the Humewood and Summerstrand neighborhoods located south of the city center between Kings and Hobie Beaches. There are two shopping centers – Brooke’s on the Bay Pavilion and The Boardwalk Casino Complex – in this area that offer a mix of sit-down dining and fast food takeaways.

Here we give you a roundup of five restaurants that epitomize fine dining in Port Elizabeth, from the mouths of locals.