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The Rambling Rose

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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
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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.
About
Multi award winning country style restaurant and bakery. Rambling Rose is set on the scenic Route 62, in the heart of Montagu, a large parking lot makes it easy for travellers with large vehicles, little kids or large groups to stop safely. The farm shop boosts a selection of homemade jams, preserves, rusks, biscuits & chocolates & a wide variety of unusual gift ideas. Cafe Artesia our bakery - bakes artisanal breads, pastries & pies daily. Both vegetarian & Vegan friendly The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating with a warm fire going in the chilly winter. A wishing well provides great entertainment for the kids. Breakfast & lunch is served until 3pm, lunch menu is displayed on chalk
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Good food with a varied menu including veggie options, Excellent service. Easy parking. Also a good bakery.

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

We stopped at The Rambling Rose Montagu for a quick drink after a day out. We were undecided on a late lunch but was quickly convinced by our friendly waiter to have something to eat. Tomato soup with a fresh roll as well as some...of their Peri Peri Chicken. I can absolutely recommend either. (BOTH would be better :)) the food and condiments, which can also be bought, provided are absolutely delicious.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gem this place is! The fresh-baked goodies are to die for! Their lemon meringue cake is the best I've ever had anywhere, and their fresh banana milkshake is an absolute must! Excellent hands-on service from the owner in the store, and from friendly...James in the coffeeshop. We look forward to many return visits in future!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of eating lunch on two consecutive days plus taking cake away for afternoon tea. The food was tasty and home made, our waiter (James) was friendly and enthusiastic and we were warmly welcomed back on our second visit by the owner....What a lovely place to visit. We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for breakfast on the first day of a three day visit to Montagu, and ended up coming back every morning of my stay. Excellent breakfast, cheerful and efficient service, and special hospitality from Lulu and Sachsen. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped over at this wonderful place for lunch on our way to Cape Town. The food was amazing. The service/staff was fantastic. The setting was tranquil and lovely.

Date of visit: April 2022
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In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest Thank you so very much for sharing your experience at Rambling Rose. Our entire team appreciates the feedback. Kind regards Cay

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to make a stop for brunch / lunch at the Rambling Rose, since it is such a popular Bistro. Best spur of the moment decision ever made. The hospitality was superb. Arrived without a reservation, were seated without question. The Host is stunning...and pleasant. The waitrons are friendly and helpful. The food is magnificent. the Rotisserie Chicken and Mushroom pie, tasted like a rotisserie chicken, unlike some chicken and mushroom pies I have eaten in the past. This was the best ever. We also had the Chicken Prego Roll and this too, was out of this world, again Best Ever. Well done Rambling Rose and we will be back.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest Wow. Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Our Rotisserie Free range chicken and mushroom pie is new to our menu and I am so happy that it was delicious. The feedback is much appreciated. Kind regards Cay

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food we had for lunch was fantastic, we bought pastries and brownies on our way out, we went back the next day for more. Staff are friendly and helpful, lots of vegetarian options and their preserves are lovely too. Definitely recommended place to visit...in Montagu.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Helen. Thank you very much for the most amazing review. I am delighted to hear that we ticked all the boxes. Happy eating. Kind regards Cay

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

All the baked goods at the Rambling Rose are scrumptious but the Hotcrossed Buns are so good that we ate an unreasonable number this weekend... I have no regrets!

Date of visit: April 2022
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In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your unwavering support over the Easter weekend! I am so delighted that our Hot Cross Buns were a winner! See you next Easter. Kind regards Cay

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff were very affable and the food was very good and well priced. Quite a substantial menu. Sadly a day-time venue .

Date of visit: April 2022
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In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear CJ & PM Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. I am happy that you had a delicious meal. We serve Breakfast and lunch till 4pm daily and then coffee and cake till 5pm. Kind regards Cay

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19 February 2018|
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Response from In_Love_With_Food999 | Property representative |
Good day, we serve breakfast and lunch from 8am to 4pm and coffee and cake from 4pm to 5pm - we are unfortunately not open for dinner. Yes we are open on Mondays. Kind regards Cay
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Rambling Rose

Yes, The Rambling Rose offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Rambling Rose is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Rambling Rose is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5