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Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant

13 Main Road, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220, South Africa
+27 28 384 2076
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Seafood, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
13 Main Road, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found this restaurant on Tripadvisor. My husband and myself really enjoyed our evening here. The ambiance is homely, the outside tea garden looks beautiful (teatime must be a treat here!) Service is personalized and friendly. The meals were wonderful, home style cooking, hearty &...More

Thank Smaug_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across Thyme and Rosemary Restaurant through trip advisor. The best find as well as the best meal we have on this trip. My husband had the seafood salad and I had the duck. We followed with 2 don Pedro's. Everything was perfect. Well...More

Thank JeniWallace
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu was full of flowery words, but what arrived was quite ordinary. We did wait a long time for our meal. 1hour 10minutes from ordering. Unfortunately although I ordered well done lamb chops (I don't like the blood running out of them) I didn't...More

Thank Jane I
hoponpop, Owner at Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Jane We are sad that you did not appreciate the well done lamb chops which were prepared as you had clearly instructed. The veggies are never overdone as is customary in any good restaurant. I am sorry that you prefer limp vegetables. We would...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You feel like you are being welcomed into somebodies home and yet this is also a lovely restaurant that feels special. The setting is very relaxing and the food is tasty and inexpensive. The garden out the back is just my idea of a great...More

Thank Heidi A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner in this restaurant. Very nice and professional waiter/owner. Very very good fillet steak, good price. Location is also very nice and romantic.

Thank Giulia B
Reviewed 12 February 2018

It's a bit of a shame to say that this was our most ordinary experience dining in the immediate area. There was only one person waiting on tables and, although that was ok as it wasn't overly busy, the food delivery was rather slow and...More

Thank sagatourist
hoponpop, Owner at Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Sagatourist, What can I say?? out of 630 reviews you are the eighth to have had such an uninspiring evening. Obviously I cannot please every diner no matter how hard and with how much love we put into our service and choice of dishes...More

Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this Resturant on a Sunday night when almost everything was closed. But it was faith. Food here was delicious. We had the oxtail, the duck and the ribs. Omg it was devine. The Flavours of the food was exquisite. A def must...More

Thank Laura E M
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We went for Sunday lunch. It was pleasant outside and the service was good. My husband had the ribs and I had lamb shank. Both were perfectly cooked. The meat was soft and it fell off the bones. We took some home and had another...More

Thank Lishje E
hoponpop, Owner at Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Hello Lishje E Thank you for taking the time in posting your review. So happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunch and time spent at Rosemary. Sunny regards Rosemary and her great team

Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely evening here, the food was great, some of the best food we’ve had while in SA! We didn’t catch the guys name but he was really lovely and genuine, we had a great time chatting with him! If we weren’t leaving...More

1  Thank Natalie W
hoponpop, Owner at Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Hello Natalie W My thanks to you for taking the time to post this wonderful review. My waiters name is Keith and yes he is the absolute best. Sunny regards Rosemary

Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Welcomed by Keith who explained the dishes on offer with great enthusiasm. Although the menu is quite small, the meals didn’t disappoint especially the Crocodile carpaccio to start. Check out the fairy garden whilst your there.

Thank Stuart B
hoponpop, Owner at Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Hello Stuart B Thank you for your complimentary response. Very much appreciated. Sunny regards Rosemary

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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, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Main Road, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Overstrand  >  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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