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R 150 - R 400
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French, Spanish, Asian, Mediterranean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 25 February 2024

Blue Gem Restaurant is an exceptional fine dining experience in Bloemfontein. The food is exquisite, and the service is top-notch. It is also boasts a tastefully decorated space that adds to the overall ambiance of the dining experience. It's one of my favorite restaurants of...all time, offering exceptional quality at very reasonable prices. For Valentine's Day, they offered a remarkable 6-course meal that was truly amazing! Kudos to Simon, the owner, for creating such a wonderful dining experience. I can't wait to visit again soon!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

A beautifully decorated restaurant, average food...Butter chicken was flavoured in alot of lemon juice, thats about the only thing you could taste....My latte and the strawberry milkshake were both made with long life milk,extremely disappointing to get something so simple wrong. No body really came...to ask if we were enjoying the food.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 December 2023

This Is The Most Elegant And Professional Restaurant In Town. I Give Them A 100/10. I'd Recommend This Place Any Day For Any Occasion. Thank You Guys.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023

Great vibe and great service Great food. Friendly waiters. Best fine dining restaurant in Bloemfontein.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 February 2023 via mobile

We were overnight, by road from Pretoria, in Bloem for business. After 5 hours on the road with heavy rain we wanted a really good meal. We ordered fillet and porterhouse, both MEDIUM. Food and service was exceptional, the steak perfectly grilled, good basting; roastedveg...& fried sweetpotato sides Greek salad all fresh n perfect.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 1 December 2022 via mobile

The food was absolutely Devine! and the service was exceptional! We had a lovely meal and everything was cooked to perfection! I have to mention that the service from Pilane was outstanding!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 17 September 2022

My friend and i had lunch today, and omg i cannot emphasise how much i love this restaurant. From the ambience to the food.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 7 July 2022 via mobile

Food was absolutely delicious! The chef did his best to cater for allergies without taking away from taste and presentation.. A breath of fresh air! Food presentation is beautiful, ambience awesome and waiting staff super friendly! Definitely a 5 star experience!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 27 June 2022

EVERYTHING was amazing! The welcome, the service, the food, the ambiance, the love and kindness, such a beautiful energy! It was one of the best pieces of Kingklip & Seared Salmon I have had in long time! Thank you Simon (the owner ) for being...such a wonderful host, whatever you're doing it's working! Pinali thank you for being an amazing waiter (we will be back) and Bernardo (who looks like a young Keanu Reeves) for the laughs & your hosting. Ps. I'm a fussy eater, and I take service and vibe very seriously in a restaurant - it was honestly an amazing experience 🙏🏽💎 A Blue Gem indeed!!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 24 May 2022 via mobile

For a true restaurant expeience, I like the decir, very classy. Food was very good, we have had the salmon on mash with veggies. Only criticism is that its a little bit rich, but delicious garlic sauce

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 7 May 2022

We chose this restaurant in the basis of previous reviews and were not disappointed! A lovely room with a great atmosphere, top quality cooking and wines at very fair prices and friendly but professional service. Would highly recommend a visit.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 6 May 2022 via mobile

Our visit to the Blue Gem Restaurant was wonderful. The staff were friendly very knowledgeable about the food and well trained. The wine list was good and affordable. Our food came quickly and was delicious. Fom the Lanb espatata to the gnocchi everything was tasty...and perfectly prepared Thanks for a memorable evening we will visit againMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 9 April 2022

Absolute Gem this place is . The service from the door to waiters was outstanding. The etiquette on the phone when making a booking is of high standards ,the food!OMG 😭worth every penny . Such a beautiful,clean place. Soooooo dreamy

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 8 April 2022 via mobile

On entering the Centre we were unimpressed however when our eye caught the restaurant we were quite surprised. Beautiful decor and a real warm welcome. Cocktails were good The salmon starter was average - tasted like tuna - snails was ok - loved the gnocchi-...dessert was amazing. From the first time we sat and as the evening progressed service seemed to have gone from impressive to slack.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 6 November 2020

We ate the most amazing food here, Jacques had the ribs and I had the platter for one to leave some space for dessert (that was decedent and to die for)! This used to be our favourite place in Bloemfontein before lockdown and we now...remember why :-) Thank you to Blue Gem, Simon and René for the wonderful service! And our compliments to the chef! We will have many happy returns here!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5