The Windmill Restaurant

The Windmill Restaurant

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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
Is this restaurant good for special occasions?
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles331 reviews
Excellent
116
Very good
135
Average
40
Poor
15
Terrible
25
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mrabotha
Vanderbijlpark189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 family
My family went there for breakfast and fresh produce shopping. The breakfast is very tasteful and the portions are generous. The place was very busy on this Sunday and to find a place to sit becomes a challenge. We had to forgo the shopping due to the volume of shoppers shopping at the fresh produce market. A definite visit, just manage your timing.
Written 27 September 2020
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Jenny B
Utrecht106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
The Windmill restaurant is in an authentic Dutch-style windmill, in Hartbeespoort, about a 40-45 minute drive from Johannesburg. You can choose to be seated on the deck over looking the beautiful gardens so you can enjoy the sunshine or there is seating inside. A very relaxed atmosphere. This restaurant is also wheelchair friendly. The menu is very South African and the food is really good and tasty. After your meal you can take a walk in the fruit & vegetable store next door. Fruit, vegetables, meat, freshly baked goods, imported traditional Dutch products, preserves, gifts and many treats. We return here every holiday and we have never been disappointed. Very busy, but quick turnaround on tables. Wonderful day out for the whole family.
Written 17 January 2020
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M Theresho C
Roodepoort428 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 family
We had to wait in a queue to get a table at this restaurant as it was packed, However once we were inside and ordered ,the food came pleasantly quick! The food was okay , enjoyed the burger and cake! The savoury pancakes seems to be a specialty and popular. We tried them ,I didn't enjoy them :( The menu doesn't have much variety. But it was a great day out and the waiters quick on service and covid 19 regulations being adhered to
Written 29 October 2020
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Leon
Pretoria20 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 couples
My wife and I decided to do lunch at the restaurant and ordered a beer and coder and two of their double patty signature Windmill burgers. First time that the food arrived almost before the drinks had and the haste with which it was put together was evident in thick and crudely sliced raw onion, cucumber and green tomato. We had to return the food to ask for burger buns without any of the unsolicited blobs of chemicals on it that the waiter said is a mix between butter and margarine that they use(!?) When we finally could start eating, the mince patties were so over seasoned that not even the warm beer from the bottle could wash the salt taste away.(Decided to drink from the bottle instead of the glass presented, as the glass presented with the drink was filthy dirty and warm) The sauce bowl was chipped and still had food from previous use by someone else sticking to the side of it. Do not waste your money on a restaurant that is obviously much more intent on customer turnover than serving good quality, generous portions of food made with attention to flavour, presentation and great taste. You will find better burgers at a mediocre roadhouse. Excellence and great tasting food is foreign concepts here. Such a disgrace to the Harties community as unsuspecting tourists kept flowing into the restaurant. They are wasting a wonderfull privilege, post lockdown, which has caused many other much better establishments to close down as they are squandering the opportunity to set themselves apart with something else than just relying on their location and proximity to the shop. Quality control in the kitchen, before food is sent out, is a serious concern. No cook with any self respect would give someone else food prepared the way it was and presented in this way. I would not serve my worst enemy food and drink in dirty and chipped plates, glasses and bowls. Shame on you guys.
Written 5 September 2020
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Rivonia1983
Centurion28 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
This review is for the waffle house in hartebeespoort. We've been here a few times before but this time the whole atmosphere and customer service was off. The lady who served us was okay and the guy who assisted her looked like he was doing us a favour. They also served us with badly chipped crockery which also didn't look all they clean. That's most definitely unacceptable. When I told the waitress, she had no apology or response as to why we would be served on badly chipped plates. I'm not sure if this is okay with other customers but we felt very uncomfortable eating on those plates. Some of the waffles were good. Some not so much. The kiddies waffle looked nothing like the picture and description in the menu and the banana and caramel waffle was disappointing. Anyway, just our latest experience. Not much to write home about. It seems they've become complacent. Maybe a visit is needed to the waffle house in ramsgate in KZN to see how it's done.
Written 20 April 2020
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Shane Swart
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 couples
Took my girlfriend for a breakfast to kick start her birthday. We were beyond excited to enjoy some chats and laughs over some good coffee and a decent breakfast. Double espresso got there and was colder than the temperature outside. We ordered breakfast and within a max of 5 minutes another waiter was delivering our food. Mushrooms were like rubber, bacon was dry (I never knew you could screw up bacon like this), eggs which were ordered sunny side, could have still hatched as the white was like an ogres snot. Toast was so old that we had to pull it apart. Waitress, by the name of Poppie, as per the till slip, was so eager to get rid of us, that while I was trying one of the most disgusting chips ever served, was already at our table with Bill and card machine, we were served, forced to eat crap and pay within 15 minutes. I will go out of my way to ensure all platforms are covered so other people won't waste their time or money and this hole.
Written 19 April 2021
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Tumi
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 friends
Bad service, heavy unwelcoming atmosphere and boring food. I ate my entire meal while waiting for my drink. My friend's prawns came to the table rotten. As soon as they were placed before us we couldn't ignore the smell. They tried to rectify, but the point is they served what seemed like rotten food with a straight face. Our waiter hardly checked on us. My burger was ready in 10 min,makes me question the freshness.
Written 3 April 2021
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MKelef
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 none
Service was generally very bad. went there with my son and we were both given crapy scrap fries that should have been put in the bin - while the other people sitting next to us were served quite the opposite (white we are expected to pay full cost too). my 15 year old son was convinced it was racist. we took the fries back. and the racist waitress didnt obviously seem to be bothered by their own actions. it was intentional. Good luck to them! Never will i go there again.
Written 30 May 2022
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shivanis595
Johannesburg28 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
We requested a taste of the chocolate cake and it tasted good but the waiter said he will get the one from their other kitchen to serve us as it was fresher. On the first bite, we found a foreign object which we could not identify which was round and fibrous and might have been from some kind of packaging or machine part and the next bite was about to be taken when a long black strand of hair was picked up with the chocolate sauce or icing!! Very disgusted, we called the waiter who agreed that this was unacceptable and he blamed it on the supplier. The manager had the audacity to tell us she will not charge us for the cake which was uneaten and sent back! They didn't even offer another dessert on the house and we still paid for our 2 beverages! No customer service or remorse by anyone as this place. I had heard good things about this restaurant but I will never go back there again!
Written 19 February 2024
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Escape38139643992
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Popped into one of our favz for a meal today, Mothers day 12thMay 2024. Restaurant clean as usual with friendly staff, order the Windmill burger woth cheese R130, sadly the food was just sad, the burger bun was the size of a macdonalds junior burger, the two beef patties,although tasty were tiny, almost the same size as the already small bun, the bun was buttered only in the centre, nit sure if the bottom was buttered even. The burger was served with a slice of tomato and a sliver of lettuce. No relish, no sauces, it came with literally 10 chips and the cheese slice, mustbof been cut in two, just enough to cover each pattie. For the price, very poor. The other members of the table had bad food as well,the Tbone special, was served with a bone and no T in the middle ? Tasteless and bland. The portions are a joke, heartbreaking, as this was a place we always visit and recommend to friends and family , for R160 yes R30 for a tin of coke, i can get better down the road. I don't think we will visit again In a long time.
Written 12 May 2024
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ESTELLE
Secunda45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 none
Never have I ever had such fantastic, friendly service. Never have I ever had waiters with such knowledge of the food served. Never have I ever had such fast service. We did not more than 6 minutes and our meals (all different orders) were in front of us. Never have ever not had to repeat an order. Thank you for the best service and food. We would recommend your restaurant to everyone visiting the area. We did not even wait for a table, and the restaurant was full. We got a table with a beautiful view of the mountain. Our drinks was there in a jiffy, and we did NOT once had to look for our waitress to order anther drinks. She was there on time every time. There is just NOTHING to complain about. If you do not eat at this establishment, you are surely missing out on on GREAT food, excellent service, an a wonderful pleasant atmosphere. Thank you, We cannot wait to travel the 2 hours to eat there again.
Written 22 February 2021
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Torlus
Port Talbot552 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 family
Stopped in after shopping at Jasmyn Market and wanted only a small bite. We shared a waffle and it was amazing. Crispy waffle with nice fruit and good ice cream. Staff and service was excellent, attentive and our request to share and special requests on drinks were no issue and perfectly delivered. Would definitely come again and would recommend it. The only reason for not giving 5* is that it lacks a bit in atmosphere. It's a bit noisy inside with the water from the mill and the colour scheme is a bit dark.
Written 22 November 2021
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Albertgerber
Johannesburg760 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 friends
This restaurant is filthy but on top of it they are seriously exposing clientele to Covid infections. No screening. No forced sanitisation. Tables sticky with dirt and grime from 6 months ago. Tomato sauce on edge of tables. The menus were sticky. We asked the server to spray the menu's. Her response was they get disinfected every morning. Wrong answer! Visit at your own risk.
Written 2 October 2020
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Gerald-GTA
Johannesburg26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 friends
Great please to have a quick bite in Harties. Loved the seating outside but need more shade as the sun is hard.lovely view outside and not far from town. Service is fast and great.
Written 31 July 2021
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Daydream45328613056
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
beautiful place food was excellent Sophie and her husband made us really welcome truly a excellent place
Written 26 September 2023
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