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US$5 - US$15
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Healthy, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 28 April 2022

If you want the most amazing, rich hot chocolate then this is the place to go. The hot cholates and home made lemonade were delicious. We have mixed reviews about the food. My scones were lovely, fresh and tasty. The cream & jam matched it...perfectly. My younger son enjoyed his burger patty but not the chips. My other son enjoyed his apple pie, however the portion was huge so he could not finish it. The gluten free sandwich was not a favourite, the bread was not tasty & a bit bland. There wasn't much for my husband to choose from due to his allergies. It was very busy and atmosphere lovely. The birds roaming around adds to the calming atmosphere.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 April 2022 via mobile

Yesterday we had lunch here. Because of celiac disease i have to eat gluten free. That was absolutely no problem. We ordered Shashuka with gluten free bread and two gluten free muffins (cranberry and cinnamon with grated cheese and jam). I also had the homemade...strawberry lemonade which tasted really naturally, not synthetically at all. We cab highly recommand this bistro.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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JacquesPB, General Manager at Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2022

Thank you so much for your great review, it is highly appreciated.

Reviewed 11 February 2022

The Fynkos tea room boasts a spectacular mountain view and a delightfully shady area in which to take afternoon tea or a light lunch. The menu is on the pricier side, the baked cheesecake rather bland and the service extremely inattentive. Perhaps it would be...wiser to enjoy a drink here midway through one's visit to Kirstenbosch before moving on to one of the myriad excellent Southern Suburbs restaurants for a meal later on.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 7 January 2022

We ordered our picnic option from the Tea Room and we were amazed at the value for money. The option had so much variety and the food was delicious. Well Done

Date of visit: December 2021
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JacquesPB, General Manager at Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2022

Fantastic to hear such wonderful feedback. Thank you so much for your review, it is greatly appreciated.

Reviewed 3 December 2021

Horrid food - really awful. Poorly presented - just slapped onto the plate. Toasted sandwish was soggy, Omelette was heavy and flavourless . Chips were edible, coffee was fine. Service was fine. Prices are very expensive in relation to the quality and taste. Cannot recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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JacquesPB, General Manager at Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2021

I am very sorry about your bad experience. In the 18 years of trading, I have very seldom heard anybody call our food bad but we obviously got it very wrong with your food. We would have loved to be given the opportunity to rectify...More

Reviewed 24 September 2021 via mobile

We pre-ordered the picnic baskets for a picnic in the botanical gardens. It was ready for collection as specified and absolutely delightful!

Date of visit: September 2021
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JacquesPB, General Manager at Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2021

Thank you so much for your review, it is greatly appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your picnic. We aim to have our picnics ready as close to the requested time as possible to ensure optimal freshness and quality.

Reviewed 18 June 2021 via mobile

The lunch was of high standard and a big variety. We had a lovely salad and tasted sandwich with fresh juice and coffee. But the menu is extensive with alot of choices-and big portions. All day limited breakfast and liquor is served The garden is...a must to explore and spend time taking in the beautiful views. Even if the weather is cool it has a fresh ambience.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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JacquesPB, General Manager at Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review as well as your support. It is greatly apprecaited.

Reviewed 1 January 2021

….Once you enter at gate # 2 just a little way ahead you will encounter this very huge restaurant that offers seatings inside and outside under large green umbrellas both in-front and at the back which is more under tree cover. You have to wait...to be seated. The inside has a nice large long bar counter with a full-lii stocked bar but your drinks are served at your tables but now with level 3 implementation No alcohol is served. One thing that is very catch-ii is the food sign which says “Fynkos” one will almost think that the restaurants name is Fynkos as the umbrellas also advertise this but its only the food brand name, so very snazz-zii. All the staff wears mask all the time and at the entrance they spray your hands with sanitiser and the policy here is No Mask! No Entree! The staff on duty were friend-lii and the displayed pleasure in being of service to the patrons. Although we did not seat down to enjoy a meal we could notice that the place in-front and at the back was full and everyone were deep-lii engrossed in what ever they had ordered and were having a great time indulging. We only popped-in to purchase ice creams to have on our way on this splendored sunny summers afternoon walking to Rhodes Memorial. The flavours were delicious and very enjoyable and it cooled us off nice-lii. We tried the passion-fruit and the pistachio flavours but they had many more flavours to choose from. Here they serve breakfast, lunch and loads of niceties like cakes, pastries different refreshments etc, etc. If you don’t pack a picnic-basket at home you can purchase one right here too, so convenient and trouble-free. This is a must visit venue when visiting the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 28 October 2020

After a leisurely stroll through the amazing gardens, Hilary and I had tea and scones. Service was great from a polite waiter. Scones 5 star. Lovely end to a super morning. Can't wait to return. Fresh cream was a plus.

Date of visit: October 2020
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JacquesPB, General Manager at Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2020

The greatest reward for passion is appreciation. Thank you so much for your review

Reviewed 19 October 2020 via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon at Kirstenbosch with my daughters. The service was great and the food was good, albeit a teeny bit expensive. Great salads, best vegetarian burger, and fresh fish. Lovely selection of teas, wines and sugar free, vegan deserts. Then u can walk...it off afterwards with those stunning views. An afternoon well spent.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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JacquesPB, General Manager at Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2020

Thank you so much for your detailed review, it is highly appreciated

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ebeeUk
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Response from carneygr | Reviewed this property |
Yes you need to pre- book and you would need to bring your own glasses
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Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5