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Bosman's Restaurant

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Plantasie Street | Grande Roche Hotel, Paarl, South Africa
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Outstanding experience

I spontaniously booked a table at the "Bubbles & Braai" Event. It was an amazing experience. The venue, the staff, then opod and the drinks are amazing. This was one of ther eat dinner experiences I had for year. By far this is the best restaurant in Paal and à must for anybody who appreciates... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
LukeTraveller123
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Frankfurt
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Frankfurt
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I spontaniously booked a table at the "Bubbles & Braai" Event. It was an amazing experience. The venue, the staff, then opod and the drinks are amazing. This was one of ther eat dinner experiences I had for year. By far this is the best restaurant in Paal and à must for anybody who appreciates great food and service.

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Paarl, South Africa
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We loved the new small (and affordable) late lunch menu available on weekends. Great way to enjoy the wonderful food and service of this landmark.

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AnjaBoskenGM, General Manager at Bosman's Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Day, Thank you so much for your review of Bosman's restaurant. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to welcome you back again soon as we do love it when our locals comes and experience what the Grande Roche has to offer. Kind regards Anja Bosken More 

Western Cape, South Africa
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

After all the hype & boasting about the high tea at GR we decided to try it out. But the whole experience was NOT worth it AT ALL & has left an EXTREMELY bitter taste in our mouths!! The high tea is EXPENSIVE & the price is NOT worth the items you receive+in order to enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea... More 

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AnjaBoskenGM, Sales & Marketing Manager at Bosman's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jessy, Thank you very much for reviewing Bosman’s Restaurant on Trip Advisor. We have received your comments via email and on various social media platforms and have replied to you directly with apologies from senior management on numerous occasions. Kind regards, Anja Meyer Sales & Marketing Manager Grande Roche Hotel More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised to find a place with a menu catering to foodies yet has a dedicated child friendly menu. Service was slow (although I think that is probably "Cape Town in general") Food fantastic

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AnjaBoskenGM, General Manager at Bosman's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review the Bosman's Restaurant. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our menu and the selection we have on offer, including our kiddies menu. Thank you for bringing the slow service to my attention. We will definitely investigate and work with the team to improve our service standards. We... More 

Linkoping, Sweden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

You'll have a hard time to find a better place in South Africa. The service is as good as it gets, they'll make you feel very special. The setting is astonishing, over looking the valley and vineyards. The menu is professional and the food exquisite.

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AnjaBoskenGM, General Manager at Bosman's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Carl, Thank you for your kind words about Bosman's restaurant. We have passed on your message onto our team as it is always nice to receive good feedback. We hope to welcome you back to Bosman's In the near future. Kind Regards Anja Bosken General Manager More 

Cape Town
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We decided to escape the bleakness of load shedding by treating ourselves to a "presumed" 5 star experience at a place we were familiar with. Unfortunately the service and food quality have waned in the last few years. The mediocre experience started on arrival at the hotel security gate where the guard was impolite and unfriendly, things did not improve... More 

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AnjaBoskenGM, General Manager at Bosman's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to review Bosman’s Restaurant. We truly regret your dissatisfactory experience. This is definitely not the impression we wish to give our guests and I would like to assure you that our restaurant management were fully informed of your comments in an effort to try and ensure that this does not happen... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Our hotel booking at the Grand Roche Hotel included a reservation at Bosman's. At breakfast we asked for a window table for dinner and at this point the manager pointed out that the booking should not have been allowed as the restaurant was closed due to wedding, but she would not cancel the booking of hotel guests. The result was... More 

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AnjaBoskenGM, General Manager at Bosman's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Paul, We were delighted to read your review of Bosman’s restaurant and we would like to thank you for your kind words. We are also very proud of our staff. It is our passion to ensure that guests enjoy their full experience and this cannot be done without our reliable team. We look forward to welcoming you back one... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We had my husband's 50th Birthday meal at Bosman's with his parents. I had a high expectation because I dined here 20 years ago. The restaurant did not disappoint!! The food was excellent, the wine superb, and the service fantastic. We had drinks on the terrace overlooking the view while the sun sets and then had dinner inside. This is... More 

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AnjaBoskenGM, General Manager at Bosman's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Elmarie, My team and I were delighted to read your review of Bosman’s Restaurant. It is our passion to ensure that all guests leave the Winelands with happy memories. We do hope that we get to welcome you back in the near future, perhaps on your husbands 51st birthday? Kind regards, Anja Bosken General Manager More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

First of all a massive thank you to Onwaba for making this such an amazing experience. You were truly fabulous! When we decided to visit this lovely hotel and restaurant last October we were truly amazed by the experience and service. After a lovely afternoon of wine tasting at nearby Nederburg we started of with a G&T before dinner, as... More 

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AnjaBoskenGM, General Manager at Bosman's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Stefan, Thank you again for your very kind words. We will pass your message onto Onwaba and her staff. We look forward to your next visit and welcoming you back. Kind regards Anja Bosken General Manager More 

Beijing
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Fussy food, fussy service. We stayed at the Grande Roche and had high expectation for our dinner the night of arrival. The very limited menu would have been fairly priced had they delivered a meal with thoughtful, inventive dishes, well-made, and well-presented. But they didn't. So we went elsewhere the next night.

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AnjaBoskenGM, General Manager at Bosman's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the constructed feedback about your dining experience. At Bosman’s restaurant we serve an option of either a 3,4 or 6 course set menu alternatively we offer an A la Carte menu with 5 options for each course available as a 3 or 4 course. Our Head Chef changes the menu on regular basis to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plantasie Street | Grande Roche Hotel, Paarl, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Paarl

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions

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