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The Mayfly Restaurant and Cocktail Bar

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67 Naledi drive, Dullstroom, South Africa
+27 13 254 0332
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Mayfly Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge Dullstroom
Good for:
Families with children
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The service leaves a lot to be desired

Stopped in for lunch based on some favorable reviews of the place. Needless to say the complaints about service levels were spot on. 8 tables with 7 waiters and we had to keep signalling for drinks refills or menu. Staff is very disinterested. Finally left after waiting for 90 mins and not... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Dennis S
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Boksburg, South Africa
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boksburg, South Africa
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stopped in for lunch based on some favorable reviews of the place. Needless to say the complaints about service levels were spot on. 8 tables with 7 waiters and we had to keep signalling for drinks refills or menu. Staff is very disinterested. Finally left after waiting for 90 mins and not receiving our food but the tour group that... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Get there early. Very Popular. We found an open table outside in the cold, but soon was offered a blanket. Food was really great. We loved the experience.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

With only the generator powering the place it made sense that pizzas were off the menu. But no red current jelly? And, thanks to MTN, all payments had to be made in cash. Grub was pleasant fare. Gotta get more prepared and deliver a quality experience even when the dog eats the homework.

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Johannesburg
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Mayfly is one of the restaurants in Dullstroom that is always open and ready for guests. We visited on a Wednesday evening as we passed thru Dullstroom and they were open. Great meal and cocktails and seemed very popular with other guests on the evening. Great option for lunch and breakfast when passing thru and you need to know... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

One night stay over in Dullstroom and instead of only going to ONE restaurant, we decided to try 3, starters, Main and Dessert. We started at The Mayfly and they had a fantastic choice of lagers and ales, nicely displayed on a tray that is bought to your table. Also my friends all had cocktails and they enjoyed them as... More 

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Johannesburg
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My partner and I came for breakfast at Mayfly and what a disappointment it was since the restaurant is highly rated on TripAdvisor. The food was oily and the bacon burnt. The staff was unfriendly and didn't seem happy to be at work. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant for breakfast. Maybe their expertise is dinner.

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San Antonio, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We recently ate here with a moderately large group - eight (six adults and two children). The Mayfly as a destination was based on the recommendation of another local business owner, following a query about a location that could handle our numbers and small children. All in all it was a fair recommendation based on the criteria I put forward.... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We had breakfast at the Mayfly. Omelette was oily, food was cold and service really bad. The coffee was not bad. Overall it was overpriced and not a good experience. Won't be returning.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

If you're in Dullstroom and are looking to head out for a night out with your mates, the Mayfly is a really lovely place. Conveniently located on the main road in Dullstroom, they serve dinner and drinks in a modern setting. It is more restaurant-vibe than a pub, so head out there if you're looking for a sit down chilled... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here because much to our surprise very few restaurants open in Dullstroom on a Tuesday evening! We were disappointed in the feel of the place. Staff not very friendly and we waited very long for our food. However the Mayfly rump steak was very tasty and cooked to perfection. But they surely need to take their spinach off... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 67 Naledi drive, Dullstroom, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Dullstroom
  • Phone Number: +27 13 254 0332

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients

Description

Mayfly Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge Dullstroom

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