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The Waterberry Tea Garden

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Bottom of Leonora Drive, Ballito, South Africa
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Even better than before.

This was our first visit to Waterberry since the old building was cutted by fire - and what a pleasant surprize it was. The new decor and furniture were tastefully chosen and it creates the impression of an upmarket restaurant. The service is still just as efficient as in the past. We rnjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
Knersus53
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Ballito, South Africa
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Ballito, South Africa
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This was our first visit to Waterberry since the old building was cutted by fire - and what a pleasant surprize it was. The new decor and furniture were tastefully chosen and it creates the impression of an upmarket restaurant. The service is still just as efficient as in the past. We rnjoyed breakfast here and it was delicious. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Stunning venue in amongst a tranquil forest. Peaceful, spacious, tastefully decorated. Food and desserts so delicious! Best find and definitely worth many visits!

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Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Food was beautifully presented, flavours lovely, baked products particularly tasty. Staff well trained and owners keep an eye on everything without being in your face. Guests were well attended to. We loved the opoen space and style of the new building. Great attention to detail. Yes, you wait a bit for your food, but that is oknly because everything is... More 

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Kempton Park
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

and I wanted to go out for breakfast, waking up a bit late-ish its more brunch than anything else. One thing I like about the zomato app is that it's a convenient to find out hidden treasures and The Watterberry Coffee Shop definately is a treasure. Take away the negative reviews, when you can see some reviewers who had hissy... More 

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Ballito, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

On my first visit when the Waterberry was first renovated/ rebuilt I was disappointed in general. But we decided to give it another bash this weekend and came home completely satisfied. There is a wait for meals but I believe that is only because everything was cooked

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South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Just love this tea garden!tranquil setting,wonderful ambience,good selection of food.Delicious breakfasts

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South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Waterberry's history is a fascinating one. Since 1999 when it began it has transformed the small piece of indigenous paradise into a "must visit" restaurant. However a series of disasters, like the huge Waterberry tree smashing the restaurant and then the restaurant burning down seemed to signal a sad end. However the tenacious owners rebuilt again and again. Now a... More 

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Benoni, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Loved the food but much patience was needed as they took a while to serve you as they were very very busy.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Open, clean and fresh ambience. The delicious smell of the freshly baked cakes and pastries reminded me of France. My husband and I both had the flatbreads for lunch and they were divine. Only thing missing is wine. Would have loved a chilled glass od wine to go with the amazing flatbreads. Very child friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Had some good cake and drinks. The place has a super clean and fresh vibe to it. There is a stunning deck overlooking a little forest thing. Service was really good too!

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Address: Bottom of Leonora Drive, Ballito, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Ballito
Cuisine: Seafood

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  • Address: Bottom of Leonora Drive, Ballito, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Ballito

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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