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Baobab Cafe

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African, Seafood, Sushi, Grill
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Atterbury Road, Pretoria, South Africa
27 12 368 1003
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great

Don't know why people would say this is dirty. it was awesome. good food. one little mistake was that they almost forgot my plate :) but service for the rest is very good, very friendly staff and a very beautiful place !

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Yirra
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Belsele
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Pretoria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a delightful atmosphere and really beeeg!! portions. Friendly service and an overall good night out.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

i enjoyed dining outside aloft the great city. Good food, great service and exceptional location! The stews are a great try and get served in little pots that just tickle me!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a must try when in the Menlyn area.. with a spectacular view of pta from it's terrace, it's a great place yo enjoy a glass of wine. The menu has a huge selection of different dishes, which can almost be overwhelming to choose from. The chicken liver starter was delicious!!! A special mention to our fantastic waiter,... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

As an unrepentant cigarette smoker, I feel that the Baobab Restaurant, must be one of the few restaurants in South Africa that offers and welcomes "smokers" to a superior venue with wonderful views, complimented by the warm, distinct and exciting decor and anbience of this unique eatery. Wall to wall sliding windows offer an indoor/outdoor atmosphere and offer unobtrusive views... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I have refrained from going here for 2 years as i believed it was overrated and they overcharged on sub-standard food... and absolutely nothing has changed. We had 10 different waiters, and they kept bringing us random stuff like a bowl of spinach, yet we haven't ordered food yet. Later they brought us 2 burgers, even though we were 4... More 

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Pretoria
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93 reviews 93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I have previously looked forward to a visit to the Baobab Restaurant, but that has changed and I doubt that they will see my money again after the overall disappointing experience we had when my wife and I went to celebrate our wedding anniversary with what was meant to be a special dinner. The only positive was our waiter, Gift,... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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94 reviews 94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

From the service to the food and the décor - everything was great! We went on a weekday night without booking. The restaurant was busy but we got a lovely table. All the food and cocktails were well presented and delicious and the service helpful and the waiter well trained. Excellent value for money. We will be back!

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Belsele
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54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Don't know why people would say this is dirty. it was awesome. good food. one little mistake was that they almost forgot my plate :) but service for the rest is very good, very friendly staff and a very beautiful place !

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I drove 50km to eat Paplova. No paplova but ice cream fruit salad. No way to explain to staff what they advertise and serve do not match.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

So this lovely restaurant is tucked away in Menlyn mall. Knowing the type of restaurants that Menlyns boasts, you wouldn't expect this place to be as good as they are. The decor is primal and rustic sort of charm. Welcoming staff. The menu is vast but simple enough to make a decision without "calling a friend". What made me jump... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Atterbury Road, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: 27 12 368 1003

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: African, Seafood, Sushi, Grill

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