The Herb Farm

The Herb Farm, Midrand: Hours, Address, The Herb Farm Reviews: 3/5

The Herb Farm
3
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
ALL the plants in this Garden, whether they are trees, shrubs, ground covers, climbers, annuals, succulents, no matter how large or small – ALL are herb plants. Herbal plants have beneficial properties of one kind or another, which you will discover as you walk through the gardens. This garden began its life in 2006. Each year a new section has been added. It is estimated that it now contains over 450 types of herb plants. There is no other garden of its kind like this in Southern Africa – a true botanic gem nestled in the heart of Gauteng. A Bistro, Play Yard, Party Venue, Education Gardens, Herb Shed Creative Studio and Gardenette and retail centre all make up The Herb Farm expierience.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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3.0
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Charl7
Johannesburg, South Africa135 contributions
The staff were friendly and provided a great service. Chicken was great as well as the flavoured ice teas.
Feb 2020 • Family
This will become a great sight in Johannesburg. We went for the first time and had a wonderful time with friends. The children were entertained with great activities.
The menu can improve, burgers and wraps are great but a pasta, or a steak would be appreciated.
Written 23 February 2020
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CvVuuren92
Pretoria, South Africa5 contributions
Terrible & disappointing experience
Feb 2020
What a terrible experience! You would think that after paying an enterance fee there would be a little bit of effort put into customer service. We arrived just after 10:00, excited to be at The Herb Farm for the first time and ordered two eggs florentine for breakfast. After 30mins of waiting, we asked our waitress what is going on and she said we will have our food in 3mins. We decided to pay so long to save time as we had another appointment coming up. After waiting another 15mins we went to the kitchen and spoke to the chef (no manager present) and she said she doesnt know what is going on, they will have it for us in 2mins, after another 10mins, we went to the kitchen again and said rather put it in a takeaway as we had to leave. Another 5mins later they only had one Eggs Florentine ready in a takeaway, still busy preparing the other one. We were so upset, we left. On our way out we passed the manager and explained the situation. Not showing any remorse for this bad service, he said he can only offer us a refund for half our bill. I thought this was an absolute smack in the face, feeling we deserved a full refund having waited over na hour for food that never came. Worst of all is when we got home, we saw that the one takeaway they did give us didnt even have hollandaise with it. Absolutely spoiled our day. Biggest disappointment is the non chalant attitude of the kitchen staff and manager who didnt seem concerned in the slightest. Wish they would put as much effort into customer service as they put into the gardens. I feel bad for our poor waitress - the only friendly face on the whole premise. This place doesnt deserve her.
Written 23 February 2020
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Wayne and Mari K
Midrand, South Africa201 contributions
Beautiful place but too many unavailable items
Feb 2020 • Friends
This is such a beautiful place and a great concept but their restaurants are nothing to rave about.
We book for lunch at the bistro at 1pm on a Sunday. We arrived and they wanted to charge us R25pp just to enter the place. I can understand the charge if we were coming to picnic or to walk around the herb gardens but we were booked at the restaurant.
We arrived at the restaurant and they could not find our booking but they have us a table anyway. The table was filthy and we had to find someone to wipe it. Then we waited for ages to get served only to be told that the iced teas on the menu were finished then we were told that most of the food was sold out. It was 1pm, no quiches left and of the four other menu items we chose only one was available.
We decided to leave and see if the restaurant at the children’s play area was any better.
They had one of the iced teas but most menu items were sold out here too so for the lack of choice,three of us opted for the buffet.
The food was very average and the ratatouille vegan option was just sliced Brinjals (not marrows) with sliced tomato and onion and rather bland.
The burger was well presented but took a long time to come.
It is so sad that such a beautiful place with so much potential lacks the service that could make them really popular.
Surely if lunch is mostly sold out by 1pm, you’re not making enough.

We were really disappointed.
Written 22 February 2020
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venterea123
Midrand, South Africa4 contributions
Liz
Nov 2019 • Friends
We often go to the Herb garden to escape the rush. Once you there it's hard to believe that you are actually still in the city. The food and service are good. There was a lady playing piano in the garden and it added to the peaceful mood. It's my secret escape.
Written 12 February 2020
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StaceyClaireHodgy
Fourways, South Africa2 contributions
Expensive
Jan 2020 • Family
Lovely place, although we didn’t go in because we thought R75 for a four old to play in the play yard was far too expensive. We won’t be going back.
Written 19 January 2020
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Angela
1 contribution
Wasted potential
Jan 2020 • Family
What a beautiful farm. Herbs everywhere, a lovely sensory experience for our grandkids and family members. The Playard was amazing. The caregivers were attentive and interacted with the children. We were served by a friendly man, but half of our orders were unavailable. 3 of our family were eventually served food while the other 5 waited for at least 20 minutes for their food. The menus do not reflect what is available. The kitchen must be drastically improved before we would recommend to others. We wont be retur ing for that reason.
Written 5 January 2020
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Bellsyoungleson
Edenvale, South Africa213 contributions
Good for kids
Nov 2019 • Friends
We went to the play area. Good food and drinks, but not a great menu to choose from. Kids loved the entertainment and I like that they charge for people to use facilities as this keeps the place quiet. Beautiful gardens.
Written 4 November 2019
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Chris
1 contribution
Used to be great. Not anymore
Aug 2019 • Family
We booked a table for Sunday lunch. The manager informed me that there will be a buffet. Upon arrival no buffet. Only burgers etc to choose from. The bistro used to be great with wonderful food. Not anymore. They had my number from the booking and the right thing would have been to inform me that they cancelled the buffet.
Written 4 August 2019
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Francis C
Pretoria, South Africa9 contributions
SUNDAY TRANQUILITY
Jun 2019 • Friends
Close to a very busy road, never would say that there's a small part of "heaven" just down the road.
We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. Proper farm setting, where herbs are grown.
Excellent restaurant with friendly, welcoming staff.
Sitting on the deck outside and looking over the wide open space, one wouldn't say that this is a stone throw away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
We only had drinks, so calm and relaxing for the soul.
Definately a place to visit, there's also a play area for kids.
I can recommend going there wholeheartedly.
Written 3 July 2019
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Johann
1 contribution
What a dissapointment - Worst service ever
May 2019 • Friends
We arrived and sat for an hour without drinks, then half of the menu not available.

The duty manager has an attitude of note! Dear Tina, work on it.

It could be a gem if they solve service issues.
Written 1 May 2019
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