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Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant

13 Main Road, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
+27 28 384 2076
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Seafood, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
13 Main Road, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 391 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We were just cruising through and ate here, we had never heard of it previously. My wife and I both thought it was great, the service from Patricia, the Crispy duck and my bobotie.

Thank 425talker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great meal, good service. We had a good table near the open fire. Good menu with mussels in a creamy garlic sauce and beef fillet being especially good.

Thank Jacqui L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived for dinner with my wife. Ordered fillet and lamb chops. Both were cooked very well and delicious. We also took the chocolate cake for dessert, which was amazing and fresh. The restaurant's design and enviroment is beautiful and romantic, a real gem

Thank Rperi
Reviewed 1 week ago

The total experience at this little gem was just perfect! What a lovely treat to be seated looking out onto Rosemary's gorgeous garden whilst being attended to with such friendly service, we were just so comfortable from the moment we were seated:-) The food was...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

South African styled menu options made Tyhme a place to visit for tourists, but locals can feel just at home. Friendly service, but was a little slow from time to time. Highlight was the venison bobotie, although bredie was tasty too. Small wine by the...More

Thank PatBar2
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Fine dining at its best, unexpected and pleasantly surprised by excellent cuisine and service! Really top notch and worth going to.

Thank japoti
hoponpop, Owner at Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello japoti It truly makes our work such a great pleasure when receiving all these wonderful reviews. Thank you so much for taking the time to post your complimentary review. Sunny regards Rosemary and her team

Reviewed 10 September 2017

We really took this opportunity to sample some of South Africa's finest and most unique cuisine. For starters we had the crocodile carpaccio (which was a bit chewy but had a wonderful smoked flavor), and the butternut squash salad. Then the springbok shank and ostrich...More

Thank Jinny J
hoponpop, Owner at Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Jinny J Was so nice reading your review. Thank you for taking the time to post. It gives us pleasure to know you had a great Thyme at Rosemary. Sunny regards Rosemary and her team

Reviewed 22 August 2017

My fiance and I were recommend this restaurant by the staff at East Cliff Hotel and I am glad we went! This was a great find and a lovely restaurant. If you can, ask to sit out the back as its more secluded and better...More

Thank Tim C
hoponpop, Owner at Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hello Tim C We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining here at Rosemary's It gives us great pleasure to read your review. Best wishes Rosemary and her team

Reviewed 16 August 2017

I love this restaurant. It is neat and the people are friendly. Fantastic atmosphere, lovely garden and the lamb shank was excellent! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Gansbaai. Good management!

Thank madeleent
hoponpop, Owner at Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hello madeleent' So happy to know that you enjoyed your dining experience here at Rosemary's. We appreciate the time you spent posting your review. Thank you very much Rosemary and her great team

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Restaurant was highly recommended by my host and a booking made. Arrived to a warm welcome and seated in the cosy dining area. Whilst my first choice for main was unavailable (Springbok Shank) my second choice of Ostrich Bobotie was outstanding and beautifully prepared. Restaurant...More

Thank dmrowan1
hoponpop, Owner at Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Hello dmrowan1 Such a delight for me and my team receiving such stunning happy reviews like yours. It was our pleasure to serve you. Best wishes from Rosemary and my great team

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10 August 2017|
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Response from hoponpop | Property representative |
Hi Tom and Louisa. Yes your table has already been reserved as you have requested.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Main Road, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Gansbaai
  • Phone Number: +27 28 384 2076
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Thyme at Rosemary's is a unique, cozy restaurant situated along the main road of Gansbaai. The restaurant boasts a beautiful garden courtyard serving lunches between 12h00 & 15h30 as well as two lovely interior seating areas with soft music and candlelit dinners from 18h30. We are not small child or infant friendly. Eight years and older are most welcome. The menu consists of fresh seafood, traditional South African country cuisine, vegetarian, vegan, grills and various daily speciality dishes. Bookings essential
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