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Rhodes Memorial Restaurant & Tea Garden

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Rhodes Memorial, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Today
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, Reservations
Description: +27216870000 jlyon.rhodes@yahoo.com

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  • 28
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  • 50
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  • 24
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  • 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
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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Ape Town
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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
32 helpful votes 32 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
86 helpful votes 86 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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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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