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The Waterberry Tea Garden

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Bottom of Leonora Drive, Ballito, South Africa
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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Used to be better

I really miss the old water berry. Don't like the new staffs attitude and the old ambiance was better than the modern feel. Still good cake but a little overpriced.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Jspaced
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Ballito, South Africa
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ballito, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I really miss the old water berry. Don't like the new staffs attitude and the old ambiance was better than the modern feel. Still good cake but a little overpriced.

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very beautifully rebuilt Waterberry tea garden is well worth a visit. Didn't have much food while we were there but what we did have was alright. Recommend a stop for anyone in the area. Amazing atmosphere, decor, and service.

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Durban, South Africa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We've been to Waterberry a couple of times and have never been disappointed. There is a lovely jungle gym for the kiddies and then after breakfast you can take a relaxing walk through the neighbouring forest. On the food side, the cheesecakes never disappoint and as a vegetarian there is a lovely vegetarian breakfast available which often is not always... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Newly rebuilt, very corporate "tin" finish, not what we expected in terms of decor The food was good with food service though,

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

This was a must place to visit for breakfast or lunch. An enforced refurbishment has changed it. Lacking a little atmosphere now, but very clean and smart. Our visit had poor service and was lacking in care for the customer. I left a message for the manager who phoned me at home. He understood and is desperate to return to... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We've been here a few times. Always have a good meal and a relaxed time. The owner takes exceptional pride in this place. The food is great. Portions are not over sized. Ingredients are fresh. We look forward to coming again.

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Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Since this was rebuilt we have been here twice. On both occasions the service has been bad. The people are friendly however the youngsters are familiar & have no idea on service. Cakes are nice but food is expensive & not tasty at all. We won't be back unless things improve. At the old Waterberry you were guaranteed a good... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very glad the place has been rebuild after the fire.The decor now modern but very refreshing. Had breakfast, my husband had English breakfast and I had the American one i.e. crumpets with bacon and syrup, really nice. Next time will go for their cheese cake again, always been the best in town

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Broederstroom, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

So glad this lovely place is open again and looking awesome after the rebuilt. It is important to go to the Waterberry as an outing and not a quick stop. Yes, the service is slow and sometimes unfriendly BUT the food is always excellent and the ambience unique and beautiful. We always swing by at least twice on a sea... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Saturday 14 February: Met with friends for coffee, orders not fulfilled correctly by waitress. I enquired after a booking for Sunday breakfast and was advised that bookings were not taken. Sunday 15 February: Arrived for breakfast at 9:15 and was informed that no tables were available, despite the fact that there were several tables unoccupied. The manager advised that a... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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