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“Family dinner”
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 3 May 2016

Excellent food
Lovely atmosphere with fireplaces enhancing the ambience.
Enjoyable day for all
From small to old

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Thank EStruwig
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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Good rustic food at affordable prices. Warm welcoming atmosphere, with a log burning fireplace on the cold days. The eisbein were the best I had so far.

Thank Red_sea_traveller
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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

On 1 May 2016 my family and I went in a luncheon boat cruise. I live the flexibility of movement around the boat. The food just average- especially if you've eaten their buffet before. Too much sugar in the butternut. The overall experience is great! I also loved the personalized menus :-)

Thank Bongiwe R
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

Our recent Sunday Lunch Buffet boat trip was the best experience we've had at this restaurant as yet. The staff were friendly, the buffet offered a great amount of choices and more than enough mains and desserts were on offer for the somewhat 50 guests on the boat. We arrived to a personalised table menu and a free welcoming juice. The atmosphere was relaxed and the cash bar stocked more than just the basics. The cruise on "The Spirit of Jen" is a must - it worked excellently for my father-in-law's 50th birthday.

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Thank MaricelleSA
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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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