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“very old drab restaurent”
Review of Stonehaven on Vaal

Stonehaven on Vaal
Price range: US$3 - US$10
Cuisines: International, Bar, Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Stonehaven is owned by the Cloete-Anderson Family and is the Vaal River’s social centre, a natural interface between locals and visitors. Here you will find the largest alfresco Garden Restaurant in South Africa. You will enjoy being greeted by the relaxed and charming ambience as you meander through Stonehaven’s cobbled pathways that lead you through the quaint herb garden, over 1000 rose bushes and the mature gardens and lawns that sweep down to the Vaal River. You have a variety of dining options at Stonehaven on Vaal. The Dining Terrace provides an attractive spot for summer meals overlooking the river as does the garden and lawns where you can enjoy dining under a gazebo. Dining around the swimming pool while your children enjoy a dip is also a perfect way of enjoying relaxed family dining. The Wine Cellar and River Pub have a friendly atmosphere which makes the conversation flow naturally and easily. You will enjoy experiencing winter in the sanctuary of Stonehaven’s cosy River Pub with its roaring and crackling fireplaces enhanced by Stonehaven’s many antiques and nautical ornaments and memorabilia. Stonehaven‘s fare is hearty in quantity and freshly prepared from local produce. Menus range from light pub meals to a more serious restaurant menu with a mix of classic and modern dishes. Homemade puddings are a particular treat at Stonehaven.Besides the 10 acres of beautifully tendered gardens, there is the busy Stonehaven Harbour with a selection of Cruisers to choose from for your sized function – from 2 to 200. Full onboard dining is catered for from breakfasts, brunches, braais, spits, smorgasbords, picnics, buffets, seafood extravaganzas and cocktail snacks. Stonehaven also hosts a regular Sunday Cruising Buffet every Sunday aboard one of the luxurious cruisers or floating restaurants - “The Spirit of Jen”.Stonehaven on Vaal hosts many different kinds of functions, such as 21st Birthday Parties, Stork Parties, Kitchen Teas, Engagements, Weddings, Christenings, Anniversaries, Children’s Parties, Corporate conferences, Corporate Team Building and Year End FunctionStonehaven on Vaal won several Sedibeng Tourism Awards. The awards cover all establishments in the greater Vaal area. Stonehaven took first place for the Outdoor and Leisure Category, which covers all aspects including River Cruises, Team Building and Leisure. Stonehaven was also voted one of the top 3 Conference Venues and one of the top 3 Restaurants in the whole of the Vaal area.
Reviewed 24 April 2016

tasteless food.. waiters uniform similar to staff at X ray department of a hospital .
slow service.. no olive oil for salad. dirty tables and dingy floors

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Thank Khloe2015
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

I asked for a romantic picnic to be arranged for my Fiance's birthday, and they went above and beyond my expectations. Everything was arranged over the phone and email, it was so easy dealing with their friendly staff. The food was perfect, the decor was done exquisitely and our waitress was professional and made sure our evening went as smooth as possible. I highly recommend Stonehaven on Vaal to anyone wishing to plan a special venue or simply enjoy a well-made family meal.

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Thank meganvdeventer1
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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

The building is lovely and the decor interesting, with old South African implements and furniture. The service is good and friendly. Worth a visit. The food is good and features some dishes unique to South Africa, but not exceptional.

Thank Hester M
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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Waited 45mins for a waiter to attend to us they kept walking pass our table despite us calling etc once attended to we waited over an hour for our order. The veggies was delicious the meat little dry. Nonetheless great riverside venue with a steady influx of people.

Thank SulvanaLee
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

Tuesday nights they have the time warp special which was absolutely delicious and great value for money.

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Thank REEBED
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