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Jemima's Restaurant

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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
African
FEATURES
Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceptional service, exceptional staff and exceptional owners. It felt like being at home whilst still far exceeding my expectations with great food. I would recommend this space, not only for fine dining but also if you want to give yourself a moments reprieve you can...also stay in their beautiful on site villa,(where you can order in from a 5 star restaurant) I mean who would have thought that would be possible. A must see, must experience when you are in the region. Again thank you and looking forward to many more visits with the family!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant with a cosy environment, very friendly service and most importantly excellent food! Is a strong advise when you love a nice and decent restaurant. For us this goes towards a Michelin star type of restaurant in South Africa!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jemima’s is outstanding! The restaurant was attractive from afar and every moment of our time spent exceeded all expectations. The restaurant has a warm ambience, friendly staff with on point service and the food is picture perfect! The restaurant’s feng-shui welcomes and makes one really...present with the traditional antique Karoo with some modern accents - truly homely. Did I mention the amazing food? It is definitely a return and a regular spot for my family and I. For anyone in South Africa, a trip to Oudtshoorn should be much considered and for any meal, Jemima’s is the place I’d recommend!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were warmly welcomed to a cozy ambience with log fire. The evening continued with good food helped by friendly, attentive and charming staff

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only heard good things about this establishment, but unfortunately walked out disappointed. Food was OK, steak over cooked. Service was slow, no, it wasn't busy. Wine selection is decent. They did handle load shedding well!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch in the garden. The garden platter (tapas) is always a winner and the crispy squid fantastic! The service was wonderful, thank you so much Pierre and staff.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 31 May 2022

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner by the fireplace. Food was exquisite, beautifully plated, lovely portions and fantastic service

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 18 May 2022

Had a great pre-wedding dinner here. Quality food and atmosphere. Thank you Pierre and staff for a lovely evening.

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

We enjoyed a lovely mothers-day lunch with fabulous meal by the fireplace, excellent service with good sense of humour. Definitely a place to recommend.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 23 April 2022

My two friends and I had dinner at Jemimas on Monday 4 April and that marked the end of future dinners there until changes are made in management. We had made a booking.....on arrival there was no one in sight at all!! Eventually seated we...looked at the menu which doesn't appear to have updated in years. Then we asked for a wine list.......oh we dont have a wine list!!!! Really? We were directed to a closed glass fronted cabinet and told to choose a bottle from there...impossible! I know the cost of wine and although we couldnt clearly see the prices, what we could see were very expensive options...I pitied the Overseas diners there. It was like going to a Wine Shop and deciding what to buy........... We eventually got told that yes we could have carafes of wine!!! The food took so long to arrive -a foreign couple with children got up to complain...then someone sitting outside came in and asked if the could have some attention outside. The staff were hassled and running around ...clearly very short staffed. Not good! Atmosphere was nil and unfriendly. The meal was very mediocre and we declined dessert and left. Really not a happy evening and vastly overpriced....to rely on the restaurants erstwhile great name and on gullible overseas visitors is a huge mistake!!! The next night we went to ANNEY,s BISTRO which was full and buzzing, exuding friendliness, great food and service and no exorbitant prices. A wonderful new restaurant for us!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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raxford
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Response from Peter D L | Reviewed this property |
As above, call restaurant directly. Thks
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Response from MH1447 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the abbatoir of Klein Karoo Meat is Halal certified. I trust this answers your question.
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Yes, Jemima's Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Jemima's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4