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Mayfly Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge Dullstroom
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Pizza, Contemporary
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 10 January 2024

A great family restaurant. Best staff in Dullstroom. Friendly and attentive. I have been visiting Dullstroom for years and food always very consistent at the Mayfly. Be prepared to wait a while for food. The restaurant is busy, but staff always around to offer more...drinks and keep you advised on kitchen progress.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 November 2023

Nothing unique with the food - extensive menu and clearly not prepared daily to order. Good for plain fast food in a casual atmosphere.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

Terrible service for really mediocre food. Waited ten minutes for cutlery with food getting cold in front of us. Asked 3 separate waiters until finally got up to get our own. While manager of restaurant is sitting on a table outside having a cigarette and...drinks with his buddies. Won’t be returning here again!!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023 via mobile

I tried to make a telephone dinner reservation on the 28th November(night South Africa won the rugby World Cup 2023) however the number was out of order . We proceeded to the restaurant at 7pm to check if we could do a walk in reservation....We entered the restaurant and was told it was fully booked . There were tables that are empty and remained empty when we left the restaurant However a table became available outside which we made the manager aware of and was then seated . Our meals took 45 minutes to come out of the kitchen after numerous enquiries with the staff. Meal - The portions and quality of the food was good . Service - was below average (why is it that waiters / waitress only appear at your table to check if everything is okay 5min before you call for the cheque?) Ambience - decor dated and misaligned with the modern design of the buildingMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

. Very good and big dishes Very good trout dish and lasagne dish and beef fillet The staff is wonderful Very nice atmosphere

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023 via mobile

My recent visit to this restaurant was a total letdown. The food seemed to be on a vacation of its own, taking forever to make its way to my table. And the waiters? Let's just say they could use a crash course in friendliness. It's...a bummer when a night out becomes a lesson in patience and dealing with attitude. I won't be giving this place a second shot, and I wouldn't nudge my friends in its direction either.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023 via mobile

Spent one night in Dullstroom on business and had a pizza and glass of wine at Mayfly. Friendly staff, good food and well priced. Also seems popular with the locals. Would definitely recommend

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 July 2023 via mobile

Truly terrible. After several enquiries as to where our starter of crumbed mushrooms was eventually it arrived after 1 hour. Raw mushrooms with the cheese not melted. Many other patrons complaining about waiting for ages. Cancelled the order and left. Owner definitely has lost the...plot here. Does not deserve to be in business. If they can't even fry crumbed mushrooms I dread to think of what would happen to the fillets we ordered. First time ever to walk out of a restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 June 2023 via mobile

Expectations mostly met based on previous experiences as well but the fillet with cranberry cause was dismal. At R220 for a 150g fillet makes one wonder. Ditch the fillet and go for something else. Fillet is expensive of late but not that expensive.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 17 June 2023 via mobile

Good casual dinner. The mussel pot was delicious as was the pasta and the calamari. The service was friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 13 June 2023

The best family restaurant, with the most impeccable service and engagement with the Owner. A true Dullstroom experience. Food prepared with attention to detail, considering time frames, with a wonderful ambiance...this is your go to spot!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023

Delightful menu and breakfast. Friendly staff. Reasonable pricing. Fire place for those chill mornings

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 15 May 2023

Waited about 2 hours for our food. Very bad service as well. Wouldn't recommend. Most of food was sub standard to say the least.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 30 April 2023

Stopped here twice on our way to and from Kruger Park. Good food, good service, good price; what else do you want!?

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 13 April 2023

When we arrived many empty tables were in the restaurant and remained so throughout the evening - we were advised that there was no space but that we were able to sit across the walkway at their partner bar & order from the same menu....As I stepped into the doorway I could smell the smoke and enquired if it was a smoking venue and was assured it was not. We rather chose to sit outside, but it was a rather cold evening and all around there were smokers. As we sat waiting to be served and waiting a lengthy time to receive our drinks we noted that there was a couple openly smoking at the bar we had just been assured was a non-smoking space!! There were children in the same place, others playing nearby on a jumping castle that was in close proximity to the patio where other patrons sat puffing clouds of smoke. Ashtrays lined all outside tables showing this practice was encouraged regardless of it being a public space. Guests inside called for doors to be closed. Finally just before our food arrived a more closed patio area with dropdown canvas sides was opened where we were accommodated, though you had to walk through more patrons at tables near the main entrance smoking. Ribs & calamari were pleasant, but brownie was a disappointment - it was a dry piece of cake with a chocolate sauce.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4