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The Gardeners Cottage Restaurant & Coffee Shop

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31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 689 3158
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands 7700, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely settled in Newlands underneath old trees this cottage provided me everything I need to feel comfortable: very attentive and friendly service with big smiles, excellent food offer and a very relaxing atmosphere.

Thank Ute R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly service, helpful staff, great food, great prices. It is a pretty place and we love it here. Make sure you book, as it gets busy.

Thank Albert C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a delight to sit in the tree-lined garden - and this time was even better with divine service from Davina. On her advice I shied away from the Mazavaroo-something-or-other open sandwich (“Real hot chilli”) and settled with a safer chicken mayo. Friends’ meals varied...More

Thank Lucille B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met a couple of colleagues for a breakfast meeting. We sat outside under the trees with a slight breeze blowing. Enjoyable and comfortable setting with the only issue being the odd berry or leaf falling from the trees. In our case nothing landed in the...More

Thank Andre H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Took friends there for my birthday in December and lovely/ consistent experience. Food fabulous and service efficient and friendly. Poached eggs with spinach and salmon out of this world! Then returned in January. Croissants an absolute must to order! Accommodating towards my kids requests/ food...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I took a friend of mine for lunch as she has never been here. My butternut pasta was amazing as was the lemon meringue dessert afterwards. It is lovely and peaceful in the garden and doggy friendly.

Thank CapeTownGirl03
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended! It’s such s beautiful natural place! You will have the possibility to visit and buy exhibits from local artists.

Thank Zemmt
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Old farmhouse converted very tastefully to a restaurant and set amongst a mini forest of of pine trees..Seating is indoors, on the veranda or at tables under the trees. The menu has many out of the ordinary dishes. Service is prompt and friendly and the...More

Thank 7Rhone
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is situated in beautifull surroundings with lush gardens.However the menu leaves much to be desired.I ordered a scone which not only looked un- appetising but tasted awful.The presentation was poor.When i requested the pot of tea to be warmed, the waitress seemed alarmed.It...More

Thank F H
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We adore this place. Great food under an exquisite canopy of green. Good for the soul. Make sure to book in season as it does get full and seating is limited. Waiters are always lovely and swift and friendly and the food is delicious every...More

Thank Albert C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Newlands
  • Phone Number: +27 21 689 3158
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