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C/O Lynnwood and Albeth | The Willows, Pretoria 0041, South Africa
0128076063
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Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 5
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
As good as rustic can get

We went to lunch and although it was almost supper time, we could still order from the lunch menu. They had many specials for the evening, but I ordered their Silver Back beer. My companion had their home made lemonade which he liked a lot. The meat platter was an absolute delight. They served a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
399wilnas
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went to lunch and although it was almost supper time, we could still order from the lunch menu. They had many specials for the evening, but I ordered their Silver Back beer. My companion had their home made lemonade which he liked a lot. The meat platter was an absolute delight. They served a variety of bread, all freshly... More 

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Durbanville, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My niece recommended we come for breakfast for my birthday on the 3rd of January. She raved about the place especially because it had a 2nd hand bookshop adjoining the eatery. We checked the online menu and it looked good. The pumpkin fritters were especially interesting. We were a large party, 14 in all and were given a bug table... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We went to karoo last month for a lunch. Was very noisy and no real supervision for the kids. Food was good and service a bit lacking. Had to ask for certain things more than once. Will try it again.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Besides their salad bar, and for years Spur had the same concept, their menu and ambience is very generic. Nothing to write home about.

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Pretoria
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Once again we had an enjoyable lunch at this interesting restaurant. The occasion was a kitchen tea for one of our colleagues. The menu is unique and varied. The food is tasty and good value for money. They also serve craft beer. The service is good, but perhaps a bit slow.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We enjoyed lunch in the interesting farmhouse/warehouse setting. The service was good and the menu was not huge but definitely different. It is not a steakhouse as some previous reviewers seem to expect! The food is very well presented and my Salmon Bruschetta was really tasty and fresh. Many of the people in our group raved about the Pumpkin fritters.... More 

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South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Very quaint spot , with a "Karoo boere Afrikaans feel" but the cuisine is pretty much fusion. So the traditional lamb chops and "skilpadjies" will be there as well as some good curries, interesting bruchettas and great salads. They have the flavours spot on, their black rice side dish is amazing! Ambiance is cozy, with a lot of quirky detail.... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This could be a bit like part of a Karoo farm home with a lot of arts and crafts to browse through before and after the meal. The food is genuine home style cuisine and tasty with fair variety - quite different from many common SA cafes. Its a great place to come for brunch. Could be a bit cool... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Good and varied menu although limited. Great breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinner in an outdoor "artistic" setting and environment. Good food at a reasonable price. Well worth a visit.

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Perth, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Yes, the service is not great, but we had a nice lunch by sharing a tasting plate. Do not remember anything else about the menu, having just come off a plane 6 hours earlier. The restaurant/cafe has a great atmosphere, and overlooks a very interesting home furnishings shop under the same roof. In the some complex there is also a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C/O Lynnwood and Albeth | The Willows, Pretoria 0041, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: 0128076063

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?