Enjoy hearty food and quality craft beers brewed on-site at a chilled riverbank location. The small plates menu makes for a convivial group experience – thyme-roasted bone marrow on ciabatta is a fortifying choice, but the patatas bravas, also served as a side dish, aren’t the real deal.
Main course portions tend to be huge – the generous burgers are served on artisan buns, and pizzas are hand-rolled. For slow-cooked succulence, order the cider pork belly, served with onion rings and spicy apple chutney. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available. Prices are somewhat high for Port Elizabeth, but daily specials offer good value.
Every dessert contains chocolate, the pick of the bunch being the luxurious, gooey fondant.
Established in 2011, Bridge Street was PE’s first craft brewery. The wine list is by no means lacklustre, but the authentic craft beers are what it’s really about. Beer tastings and pairings are offered.
Service Service is unrushed, but the waiters are tuned in enough to assess when you most need attention. While service glitches are unusual, some waiters can come unstuck on busy nights.
Bridge Street has post-work euphoria down pat, complete with regular live music – it feels festive even on a weekday. The Baakens Valley location on the riverbank adds a relaxed feel, and plants are cleverly used indoors and on the deck to play up the lushness of the setting. Industrial finishes support the working brewery theme.
Kicking back with the mates.
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The food was amazing,the service was perfect to the T and the atmosphere was refreshing. You get a home feel when you in the restaurant, you don't even wanna leave.
Overall it's an amazing place to chill with friends,family,colleagues and have a good time.
Exceptional artisanal food made by seasoned chefs and brought to you by staff that make you feel at home. The fact that they have a number of vegan and vegetarian options definitely puts them in my good books. All meals are well paired with their craft beers (Brewed in their own brewery - so cool!) and to top off the experience is the view of the Baakens Valley, along with live music by local artists. A well-rounded restaurant that I know I can take both my friends and family to.
Kosie de Jager
My favorite afternoon/evening place to go in PE. The beer is amazing and made in the micro brewery at the back of the shop. The Pork belly is the best in town and the cosmopolitan pizza can never get old. The vibe is always festive and the ambiance is great.
Booking a awesome function for a party or just chilling with a beer. Bridge street is the place to be. Friendly staff and awesome beer on tap. Do you know they make their own beer, gin on tap and brannas? Wow. Not to mention the pizzas are to die for
I arrived with four collegues on a Tuesday night, and was immediately greeted by the friendly (good looking) staff and incredible aroma of a brewery. The restaurant was filling up quickly (almost 7:00 pm) but we managed to get a table outside. When everyone at the table is asking for a bite of your pizza (Cosmopolitan) you know this kitchen is onto something. The craft beers (Boars Head Bitter) and all our meals were great, the Pork Belly was apparently ridiculously good too. The setting is really beautiful in the Baakens Valley and I look forward to returning.