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Rhodes Memorial Restaurant & Tea Garden

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Rhodes Memorial, Cape Town Central, South Africa
021-689-9151
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Reservations
Description: +27216870000 jlyon.rhodes@yahoo.com

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  • 29
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  • 24
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  • 13
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great vistas, nice setting

Sunday brunch at 'Rhodes Mem' is a Cape Town family tradition and the reasons are obvious - panoramic views over the Peninsula, sunny and shady corners under umbrellas in a leafy outdoor area with a courtyard feeling. Atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with local hikers threading their way... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have always enjoyed my lunches and brunches at the Rhodes Memorial Restaurant and Tea Garden. The restaurant is always full and is not surprising considering the wonderful view that overlooks Cape Town's southern suburbs.The homely atmosphere is welcoming to humans and dogs alike. The restaurant is perfect for family get-togethers including those with young children as the play ground... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Sunday brunch at 'Rhodes Mem' is a Cape Town family tradition and the reasons are obvious - panoramic views over the Peninsula, sunny and shady corners under umbrellas in a leafy outdoor area with a courtyard feeling. Atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with local hikers threading their way between waiters. Food is average and service is OK. It is kid... More 

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Ballito
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Not only great food and phenomenal views but amazing for the little ones too. What blew me away was that it not only promised to be kiddie friendly with its outdoor play area but the changing station is an actual changing station- fully equipped with disposable nappy packets and wet wipes (unlike other restaurants that promise changing stations and then... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We have tea and coffee here often while the kids play in the outdoor play area. The food is not halaal so that is disappointing but the ambiance is relaxing and next to Rhodes Memorial which the kids also enjoy.

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is a great spot to see Cape Town from a high, the food is average at best, but ideal for a coffee and cake with friends... Worth a visit if ur on holidays... But just for the view...

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Location, location, location. The view and the setting are magnificent. Good food to go with it. Traditional South African dishes, as well as tea and cake!

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Oslo
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94 reviews 94 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The view is very nice, but the food is mediocre. I took mixed antipasti, and it contained the expected items, but none were of high quality.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We stopped off here for a snack mid morning. We had been here a couple of years ago and remembered the great views from the upper terrace. This time we were under shady trees on the lower terrace so no views but a lovely spot. Again we enjoyed the experience although we found the home made cakes just a little... More 

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Turku, Finland
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129 reviews 129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This place is worth a visit if you climb up to the Rhodes Memorial. The views are stunning and you can enjoy a light lunch or refreshments while admiring the surroundings. The food is not special, but fairly good nonetheless. I would not come back for the food, but will visit for the atmosphere when I am nexct in CT.

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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Lovely location up on the hillside just behind the memorial itself overlooking Cape Town. We ordered the salmon fishcakes and calamari - both of which were really good and very decently priced. We ordered grapetizer off the menu and were informed they had none (which we thought was fair enough) only to see the table next door served it 20mins... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rhodes Memorial, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 021-689-9151

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

Description

+27216870000 jlyon.rhodes@yahoo.com
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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