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Rhodes Memorial Restaurant & Tea Garden

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Rhodes Memorial, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: +27216870000 jlyon.rhodes@yahoo.com

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Great views ok food

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...

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
John S
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Ape Town
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Ape Town
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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
3 restaurant reviews
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
31 helpful votes 31 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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London
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110 reviews 110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The whole setup t this restaurant is stunning. Situated at the foot of Dragon's Peak in Cape Town the views are excellent. The atmosphere at the restaurant is absolutely wonderful (peaceful and and nature) and you actually don't know you are in a big city. the service is great and the food to die for. Huge portions of really tasty... More 

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London
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

On a clear summer morning this is an excellent choice for breakfast, fantastic view and decent coffee. The selection isn't extensive and the food not the best you'll have in CT but it's a quiet relaxing spot, and you can have a lovely walk afterwards

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

The food which was bland and uninspiring. Despite the wonderful view from our table, we left disappointed and unlikely to rush back.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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128 reviews 128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Most of the seating is outdoors on a large veranda under umbrellas with super views all round. Both the meal as well as the service were good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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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

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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