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Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant

Kirstenbosch Drive | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
+27 21 797 4883
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“scones” (25 reviews)
“salad” (30 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
All hours
International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Kirstenbosch Drive | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I had a great lunch here recently whilst touring the gardens. Friendly staff in beautiful surroundings. Not the cheapest but good choice and quality.

Thank Broadsword27
Reviewed yesterday

I visited the gardens for the first time in twenty years, bringing my children for their first visit. Memories of my childhood returned as we visited the garden and the tea room. Still an excellent cup of tea and great scones. You are possibly a...More

Thank AndrewBHM40
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great price on the full English breakfast, big portions, wonderful taste. Get to park early, have a short walk, then get your breakfast here. Well worth it.

Thank Turner S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant is a great place for breakfast, coffee/tea or lunch. We have a coffee and then lunch after spending most of the day there. Food and service was very good.

Thank Tim T
Reviewed 5 days ago

PLEASE could they do something about the coffee! eg visit some of the several recommended venues in the city centre to get an idea of good coffee.

Thank sashaedge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was really great and the portions were simply huge. Had a vegetarian burger which was great.

Thank Prot P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am old enough to remember the old tea room, with its geriatric lady waitresses and a menu consisting almost exclusively of tea and scones, with hot chocolate and toasted cheese for the more adventurous. The new tea room has gone waaaay upscale, and have...More

Thank JJBuirski
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Tea Room for one thing only - their Famous Hot Chocolate - and it did not disappoint! It is by far the best cup of hot chocolate I have ever had in my life! It's very dense and flavorful, all without...More

Thank rejoicing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful garden, lovely to walk, lots of places to picnic, pretty plants and trees. A boomslang bridge, with a wonderful view, Its worth the trip. There are washrooms, gift shop, give yourself about about 4 hours to really enjoy this lovely garden.

Thank 282Juliette282
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to kirstenbosch tea room for hot chocolate and coffee. The hot chocolate is melted chocolate that is absolutely delish. The coffee is ok. It is in a wonderful area with amazing views. However the tea room is over priced.

Thank trishsz23
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21 July 2017|
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Response from JacquesPB | Property representative |
We are not a Halaal restaurant but we are Halaal friendly. We even have pans marked with a key ring that is only used for our Muslim customers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kirstenbosch Drive | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 797 4883
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Serving breakfasts, lunch and teas, inspired by the beautiful gardens and her passion for delicious food, Pamela Shippel-Granoth has created a rare culinary experience to complement the magnificent surroundings. Using only the best,freshest ingredients. All the food is prepared and breads and cakes baked on the premises under Pamela's carewful supervision.The comprehensive menu includes food for all tastes.
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