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Moyo

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, South Africa
021 762 9585
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Ranked #14 of 14 restaurants in Newlands
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Restaurant at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Restaurant at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Last Sunday - 22 June - I took 4 special guests to Moyo to spoil them with some Moyo magic! I have dined at Spier Moyo twice and loved it, as well as Kirstenbosch a year ago... and expected to be able to share what I think is a special dining experience. Well, I have to say how disappointed I... More

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Cape Town
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

An okay dining experience. Went for lunch after a walk around the Gardens, which are impressive, as usual. The welcome to the restaurant is warm and one is seated promptly. Nice touch is that they bring a of warm water to your table to wash your hands. The menu is fairly comprehensive with plenty of choices plus they had a... More

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London UK
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119 reviews 119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Notwithstanding some of the negative reviews we could not have had a better welcome and light lunch after our visit to the gardens. The service was very good , the menu well balanced and well priced and our outside shady table gave us a lovely view of the gardens and surrounding mountains. We had a simple light lunch and with... More

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Stopped by for lunch during a visit to the Gardens. The whole place was run down, the food when it finally arrived, was poor. Amazed a place as bad as this is allowed to operate in one of the Cape's major tourist attractions.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I do not like to write negative reviews, but thought this one necessary. We arrived to a near-empty restaurant on a Sunday morning. The table cloths didn't fit the tables, looked grimy and some had burn marks from the evening candles. Decor looks cheap. Bathrooms - the ladies' at least - were in terrible condition and some of the stall... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Thinking we'd have a nice Christmas lunch as a family, not too far from home, I booked Moyo. If we hadn't paid so much money upfront we would have turned around and left upon seeing what they'd set up for us ( R350 per person). We were stuck in the back against a solid glass wall with no opening windows... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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109 reviews 109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This is not the first time we had a meal here, but definitely the most disappointing, though the time before wasnt much to write home about either. A group of us had been to a concert in the gardens and thought it a great idea to continue the good afternoon we had with a meal on the spot. Before, we... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

My wife's year-end function was held there recently and I was quite surprised at the experience. I suppose I expected more given that it is in the world-renowned gardens of Kirstenbosch. Maybe they struggle with serving large groups. The welcome drink wasn't great, some sort of daquiri, the white wine wasn't cold when served at the table so ice was... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Service and food was great, but the deco was a let down. When you walk into the tents at Moyo Spier, you feel as if you're stepping into 'Africa' and the atmosphere is so much more romantic/dreamy. Moyo Kirstenbosch has very little african character. A few red tents here and there don't do the trick!!! ;(

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Cape Town
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

On the 5 Nov 2013 our Group of 27 arrived for lunch just after 12 noon. Despite all efforts to get the manager to get a move on, the meal ended almost THREE hours later, just before 3pm. Had it not been for the Events Manager, they may still be there, as the manager was completely laid back and did... More

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