Recognized as Port Elizabeth’s Seafood Landmark and one of the finest Seafood specializing A-la-carte Restaurants in the Republic of South Africa, BLACKBEARDS® is the oldest established restaurant in Port Elizabeth and is situated at The Chapman Hotel & Conference Centre.

Established by the well-known restauranteur Franklin family in September 1975, BLACKBEARDS® Tavern is still owned by the Franklins. The restaurant was named after Blackbeard the Pirate, who was born in Bristol as Edward Teach. In 1718, he was killed by Lieutenant Richard Maynard in a deadly battle.

Besides offering guests a unique seafood experience, BLACKBEARDS® also offers other extensive a-la-carte options, which include various meat, poultry, vegetarian and Italian dishes.


Lunch Menu

Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti with a savory meat sauce made with ground beef, vegetables, and tomatoes, served over a bed of pasta.


Panini Ham and Mozzarella

Panini filled with ham, lettuce, tomato, mozzarella and mustard/basil pesto, served with chips/side salad


Panini Smoked Salmon

Panini filled with smoked salmon, lettuce, cream cheese and capers, served with chips/side salad


Blackbeard's Panini Burger

Homemade beef patty or grilled chicken fillet with caramelised red onion, gherkins, lettuce, tomato and bbq sauce, served with chips


Beef Lasagne

Layers of pasta, ground beef, and cheese, baked with a rich tomato sauce and topped with melted cheese. Served with side salad


Fish and Chips or Salad

Angelfish fillet, grilled or fried


Cajun Chicken Salad

Cajun grilled chicken strips, crumbled feta, carrot shavings, cucumber ribbons caramelised red onion, mixed lettuce, cherry cocktail tomatoes and a honey mustard mayo dressing


Grilled Prawns

10 grilled prawns served with rice or potato wedges (subject to availability)