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

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  • 24
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  • 13
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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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
MaryLewis747
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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18 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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south africa
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9 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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Vereeniging, Gauteng, South Africa
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We ended up here quite by chance. The food was very good and the atmosphere was excellent. It was very busy though, so try to make a booking if you plan on going.

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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Additional Information about Rhodes Memorial Restaurant & Tea Garden

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

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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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