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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: +27216870000 jlyon.rhodes@yahoo.com

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  • 33
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    Very good
  • 24
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  • 13
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  • 3
    Terrible
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
The best way to enjoy the history of Celel John Rodes

A visit to Rhodes Memorial is a visitors 'must do' when visiting the Cape. After enjoying he view and its important South African historical importance there can be nothing better than being served a well prepared item on the menu and enjoying the vista from the restaurant terrace. The pace of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Fabulous place for lunch. The restaurant was smaller than we anticipated & in a lovely character filled building. The food was outstanding and we ate with a wonderful view over Cape Town. Would recommend for both the food, service and view.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

If possible, sit out in the garden - available on two terraces. Service is efficient and the waitrons friendly. The view of Table Bay is glorious. It is an experience to soothe the soul - one is surrounded by trees and birdsong. We were even graced by a visit from a double-collared sun bird!

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Cape Town
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A visit to Rhodes Memorial is a visitors 'must do' when visiting the Cape. After enjoying he view and its important South African historical importance there can be nothing better than being served a well prepared item on the menu and enjoying the vista from the restaurant terrace. The pace of life of Cape Town you can see and measure... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This restaurant has a lovely view over parts of the Southern Suburbs and in good weather the outside tables are very popular. As it was cold and wet we sat inside where a lovely fire warmed up the small inside area. Coffee and scones are popular and my wife had this - I choose a muffin with my coffee. All... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I was delighted to discover that nothing has changed since my last visit with my elderly father. We were bowled over by the size of the toasted sandwiches that come complete with fries and salad then. This time we ordered cake and tea. Much to our delight the treats were freshly baked and rather generously sized. Tea was perfectly made... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The food portions are very generous and well-priced. The service is efficient and it has an amazing view of Cape Town in its duality. There is a play area for kids and a smokers section. The cake servings are big, best to share with a friend.

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

What a lovely spot to look out over Cape Town. Had cappuchino's and lovely home made scones with jams and cream and enjoyed a lazy few hours in the sun, then explored Rhodes memorial.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a very relaxing environment. You can relax under the shade outside with a view over Blaauwberg and the Cape Flats. You can see why Cecil John Rhodes looked at the mountains and wondered what lies behind...... The food is good, service can be a bit slow when they are busy. I never had a bad experience here.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The food was very good but the views were magnificent. You have to book though. Love being out in the open. Lovely place for a breakfast in the sun shine.

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Cape Town
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We recently enjoyed a substantial breakfast on a sunny autumn day in the front garden of this restaurant on the slopes of Table Mountain above the University of Cape Town. We arrived on a week day at 10h00 and had the choice of any tables in the garden area; there were only some 10 other people there since it was... 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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