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Rhodes Memorial Restaurant & Tea Garden

Rhodes Memorial, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cuisines: African
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: +27216870000 jlyon.rhodes@yahoo.com
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: +27216870000 jlyon.rhodes@yahoo.com
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English first
Luanda, Angola
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553 reviews 553 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
869 helpful votes 869 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Friendly and quick service despite being under pressure due to graduation day at UCT. Toilets lovely and clean. Food was very good and healthy and wholesome soups, salads and boboties. You eat on a sunny terrace overlooking the southern and northern suburbs. After lunch we lay down under the pines on the slope of the mountain. A very pleasant afternoon... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visited the tea garden whilst visiting the memorial. The children were very taken with the play area containing a shady jungle gym, sandpit and some very cute tables and chairs. The outside downstairs area has a lovely feel to it with sweeping views over Cape Town. The service could be improved but the cake was lovely. (huge pieces, baked... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Our lunch reservation was made via email and was better than expected, which is always a bonus. It was a family lunch so grandparents and children were involved. The adult portions were well-sized. My husband's beef pinotage pot was dry but all other meals were very good. Craft beer and gluhwein was a nice surprise. If you like dessert, the... More

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Visited this weekend after not having been there for years. It was very disappointing. Had coffee and scones which were overpriced at R32, though I thought the menu had said 25, but didn't want to create a fuss around friends. The jam wasn't even homemade. Must be the most expensive scone I've had ever. But the worst was the sewage... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I was glad to see there is a kids play area now. This used to be a little "tea and scones" place, but it now serves quite fancy lunches. Still reasonably priced for toasted sandwiches, but some of the larger dishes seemed too expensive. Awesome views and venue. Will be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

I visited the restaurant for my surprise baby shower and it was amazing. The food was just great and the service was on point. This is the best place for hosting small parties of sort.l definitely will be back and I recommend this place to everyone out there... the great view was a bonus too..

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

i visited Rhodes Memorial Restaurant this past Saturday with my family and friends for my sisters baby shower. we had the best high tea at the most reasonable price. The food was great and the service was outstanding, waiters paid great attention to our party and was very friendly. The presentation of the food and drinks was up to standard... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It is such a beautiful day today that once again I am going to head up to Rhodes for a late lunch with some gentle live jazz. I did this last Sunday and ordered the salmon fish cakes with the salad and white wine. Delicious. The whole package of good food, friendly service, great company, lovely music and spectacular views... More

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Cape Town
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch at Rhodes Mem Restuarant today which was very disappointing. The food was shocking. How can one botch a Cesar salad? The salad leaves were discoloured and old. This venue has the best view in Cape Town but bad expensive food and shabby ladies facilities. Rather take a picnic and enjoy the view.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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143 reviews 143 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Visited this Restaurant on Fri Mar 21st for family breakfast to kick off my youngest daughter's 21st Birthday celebrations. As a local, I have eaten here many times over the years & I'm always impressed with both the food & service levels. As Fri was a Public Holiday & I reckoned it would be busy, I has made an advance... More

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