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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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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
Kirstenbosch Drive | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 291 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Delightful setting & wide variety and selection on menu. Be patient - very busy. (but worth the wait)

Thank Rita & Tommy B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great breakfast after walking through the beautiful gardens. The service was excellent and our waiter (who can substitute for Eddy Murphy) made sure that we were warm enough by bringing blankets,ensuring heaters switched on and the blind lowered. Afterwards we walked the...More

Thank Audrey H
JacquesPB, General Manager at Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your review about our excellent service. I am glad that I am not the only one who thinks that he looks like Eddy Murphy :)

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is a favourite and this time we went for the muffins and tea only. Excellent service despite them being very busy. Food is always good - never had a bad meal there. The bonus is a walk in the beautiful gardens either before...More

Thank kaapie62
Reviewed 5 days ago

Within walking distance from our home, the tea room is a regular stop for us. The food is good, although pricey, and the coffee can range from poor to good depending on the day and how busy it is. I would highly recommend the shakshuka...More

Thank NickyFan
JacquesPB, General Manager at Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

There must be a misunderstanding. My name is Jacques and I am the manager of the restaurant. I always have time for customers, I know nothing about this incident and I am definitely not female.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the first place I visit where the food actually looks like the picture in the menu. The service was great and the food decent. It is obviously catering more for the overseas tourist.The space was a bit tight but you could also noticed...More

Thank Marzanne J
JacquesPB, General Manager at Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Great service and food is our passion, thank you for your appreciation.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Kirstenbosch on numerous occasions. Visitors from out of town and grand children who love the dinosaurs and the Boomslang (canopy walkway named after a famous and very dangerous tree snake) and we go the Tearoom for a warm or cool beverage...More

1  Thank tshetlo
JacquesPB, General Manager at Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this positive review

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family walk around the botanical gardens on a winters day end at the tea room.We were impressed with the warm ambience and friendly service.Pretty extensive menu too Overall an enjoyable hour spent at the Tea Room

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Really awesome place, the best restaurant at Kirstenbosch by miles! Highly recommended. The food is fresh and the waitrons want to be there and are happy

Thank Murray R
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

My friend and I recently enjoyed the Chocolate Vegan Muffins after strolling around Kirstenbosch. Really delicious!

Thank AmyCatherineDillon
JacquesPB, General Manager at Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you so much for all the positive reviews. We are passionate about what we do and strive to become better everyday. Thanks to these reviews we have been awarded a certificate of excellence.

Reviewed 13 June 2017

Wonderful location and setting within the gardens, friendly staff but ridiculously overpriced for a local.

Thank Kate W
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Umaboody
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Meals
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
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 17:00
Monday
08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 17:00
Thursday
08:30 - 17:00
Friday
08:30 - 17:00
Saturday
08:30 - 17:00
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
Description
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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