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Kingston Farm Restaurant

Shaw Park Road, Bathurst 6166, South Africa
+27 46 625 0129
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Overview
  • Excellent97%
  • Very good3%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
11 May 2017
“Awesome, serene, great host and sumptuous food”
21 Jan 2017
“Hospitable welcome and great food”
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CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
Shaw Park Road, Bathurst 6166, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

If it's peace, tranquility, relaxation and unpretentious place, Kingston is your best bet. The hosts, Fred and Carla are such amazing people. We had the most beautiful stay. Carla's cooking is out of this world. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for great,...More

Thank Legods77
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This somewhat remote location off the Grahamstown road out of quaint Bathurst village is certainly worth tracking down. On our first visit we enjoyed a delectable smoked duck starter followed by beef wellington, both great examples of Carla's cuisine from the set 3-course evening menu....More

Thank suffolkbarn2016
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Delightful setting on a stud farm outside Bathurst. Carla's award winning food is served at elegant tables with friendly service. The wine list from Thelema Vineyards complements the food. The whole package is classy. We have eaten there many times and never been disappointed. It...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We loved this place - designed and built by Fred and Carla who are great hosts - they really know how to do things here - the style of the place is stunning - everything has been considered and the food is divine - great...More

Thank anna f
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We are retired & travel extensively both locally & overseas. We always look forward to our visits to Kingston Farm & have never been disappointed. Carla & Fred are charming hosts & the food is always of a high & imaginative standard. A lovely setting...More

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I think i said it all last year, and the year before! (may 2014 and may 2015) just so good we had to return this year fine dining not easy to find in the eastern cape so we just have to return for an annual...More

Thank gilli
Reviewed 18 January 2016

I drove up to Kingston Farm specifically for dinner on a stormy Monday night from Port Alfred. I found that the owners had opened the restaurant just for me. I was really delighted and impressed. The 3 course meal was scrumptious. Gnocchi and prawn starter,...More

Thank jsn_chiaro
FredandCarla, Owner at Kingston Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2016

Dear Sir Many thanks for your very kind review. Being off the beaten track, we like to go the extra mile, if you'll forgive the pun. Grahamstown Festival is a busy time for us, so prior booking is essential. Both dining rooms have fireplaces as...More

Reviewed 12 January 2016

Perfectly cooked and expertly presented food, each course was a thoughtful combination of flavours and textures. it was a real pleasure to sit out in the garden and sip some lovely chilled wine before our meal. We thoroughly enjoyed our family lunch in Kingstons and...More

Thank Blarney8
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

As we drove in a sign said "fine dining". I will confess to shaking my head at the prospect of finding it in Bathurst. I was so very wrong. The meal, ambience and service was exceptional. The maitre'd even took our two 3 year olds...More

Thank Warwickvb v
FredandCarla, Owner at Kingston Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2016

Many thanks for your delightful review. It was an exceptionally hot day and we do try our best to ensure that our diners can relax and enjoy their meal, even if we have to brush up our croquet skills.

Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

This place is an absolute must. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious amazing fabulous delicious food!!! Loved every second!!

Thank Anellengel
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lidiab45
Will you be open for dinner tonight.4Adults
3 September 2016|
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Response from Carla B | Property representative |
H there - We only saw your message after the fact, we are open from Tuesday until Sunday lunch, but we do need at least 24 hours notice for all bookings. Our contact details are on our website and Facebook pages.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$28 - US$59
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shaw Park Road, Bathurst 6166, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Bathurst
  • Phone Number: +27 46 625 0129
  • E-mail
Description
Kingston Farm is a small peaceful guest farm in the rural Eastern Cape. The main building dates back to 1902 and has been carefully restored. There is also an award-winning restaurant on site.

There are three separate apartments available. One has two bedrooms and is ideal for families. The second apartment has a king-sized bedroom and the third has two large single beds, which can be made up as a double. All of the apartments have an en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower as well as kitchen facilities.

There are barbecue facilities in the gardens for guests to enjoy and free wi-fi throughout. We are a working farm with appaloosa horses and we also raise our own ducks.

The restaurant serves a three course prix-fixe menu for both lunch and dinner as well as a very good breakfast for guests. Reservations for all meals should be made in advance. There is also a bar where we stock the locally produced craft beers and the prestigious wines of Thelma Mountain Vineyard.

We are situated just outside of the village of Bathurst, which is between Port Alfred and Grahamstown. There is a wealth of history in the area as well as the beautiful coastline and natural bush.
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