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Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant

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13 Main Road, Gansbaai, South Africa
+27 28 384 2076
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: WE ARE NOT CHILD FRIENDLY.

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  • 11
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Stunning little gem

We have always driven past and decided to try this little restaurant in Gansbaai. Wow, really different to what we expected, and pleasantly surprised. Beautiful antiques, cloth napkins (always shows class) antique cutlery and we chose to sit outside in the garden, so relaxing, watching the birds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Hermanus, South Africa
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Hermanus, South Africa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We have always driven past and decided to try this little restaurant in Gansbaai. Wow, really different to what we expected, and pleasantly surprised. Beautiful antiques, cloth napkins (always shows class) antique cutlery and we chose to sit outside in the garden, so relaxing, watching the birds bath in the water fountain above the small Koi pond. Our waiter is... More 

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Steelpoort, South africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant charming with old world feel. Beautiful antique furniture pieces. Hubby had mussels starter which was good. He order traditional tribe and trotters. Tasted good but he prefers a more curry flavour. Duck was well prepared. The sago pudding was to die for. Little bit expensive for home cooked meals as it cannot be compared to fine dining but compared... More 

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Bungay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We spent two memorable evenings here.Notably we were not rushed through our meal and had time to relax and enjoy the atmosphere (the charming rooms and the garden).Rosemary was a welcoming hostess, with a fund of stories> Keith her front of house, with knowledge and experience of South African wines and the foods of the extensive menu.We will be back!

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We enjoyed a superb dinner with our kids on our first night in Gansbai. Keith, our waiter was most attentive and efficient. The lobster was delicious and the decor interesting. Rosemary, the proprietor, made a point of visiting each table to ensure that all the guests were happy. Highly recommended and worth every penny.

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The restaurant is beautifully decorated with a very homely feel. The food were very good in general, but special mention goes to the oxtail. It's arguably the best I've ever had!

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Gansbaai, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Nice place to have dinner with friends. Food where great and decorations in the restaurant are very interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have recently invested into the area by purchasing a weekend home. We had spent the day at the new property dealing with contractors etc and we were on our way back to our primary residence. The weather was horrid and the kids were whining and we stumbled into Rosemary's. The decor is not to everyone's taste and does not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a wonderful evening at Rosemary 's! The food was delicious! We had the Bobotie and the catch of the day. We would definitely come back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you are looking for fine dining - this is not the place. However, if you want good quality home cooking this is the place to return to every time. I was pleasantly surprised and will tell everyone to visit if they are in the area.

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Antalya, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It is seldom that you find a cook with a very fine paled and a dish with an perfect balance of flavours, texture and cooked perfectly - Rosemary's Saffron Seafood Soup is a taste sensation !! Thyme at Rosemary’s takes you back in time with an interesting décor of Antique furniture still used on a daily base. Traditional South African... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Main Road, Gansbaai, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Gansbaai
  • Phone Number: +27 28 384 2076

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Vegetarian, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children

Description

WE ARE NOT CHILD FRIENDLY.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?