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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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 176
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  • 17
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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
Most recent review
Eating in the garden

The garden is a delight, bursting with colour and cool shade. Inside all is wonderfully quirky with great pictures and lovingly collected objects. The food is also excellent and Rosemary herself is a lovely character. We ate both at lunchtime and in the evening, I preferred the staff at lunchtime... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Joanna N
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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285 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The garden is a delight, bursting with colour and cool shade. Inside all is wonderfully quirky with great pictures and lovingly collected objects. The food is also excellent and Rosemary herself is a lovely character. We ate both at lunchtime and in the evening, I preferred the staff at lunchtime but it is very popular and busy, you definitely need... More 

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Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I loved your little Place and your excellent food Salat chicken and Dessert where superb Your rooms are so cute and are designed with love

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The food and service here was great and the restaurant itself was in a nice setting. The food was all great, but the best were the ribs. We had excellent waiters and enjoyed our time here. Had we stayed in Gansbaai longer, we would have come again.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The restaurant was set in an old home with some great charm, just like sitting in your grandma's kitchen. We had some great food, but the highlight were the mussels served in a half conch shell. I have ordered mussels at multiple places around the world, and these were the largest and most delicious I have ever tasted!

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scotland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Good service and a varied choice of food. This seemed to be the best restaurant in the area. Very good lamb and fish/shellfish on the menu. I would be happy to eat here again

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

As you might expect, the fish is very fresh and well cooked, if a little on the expensive side for the area. Good selection of local wines.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Warm and interesting restaurant, with excellent service and friendly staff. We were found a good table, despite a restaurant that was almost fully booked, and enjoyed a very good meal despite the problems of an hour long local power cut. The owner came round to each table for a chat, completing an excellent evening.

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It was one of the best Dinner ,the setting and the service was excellent. I also ate the best mussels ever.my husbund had some Meat dish which he said was excellent, and he is a gourmet.An unforgettable Evening for us.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My husband and myself were so pleased to find this restaurant. Great friendly service with delicious food. Really worth a visit!

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Glasgow
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Over cooked fish is common in SA but the chef here nearly carried it to a whole new level. The fish was obviously frozen and when cooked had the consistency of tasteless rubber. This is then emerged in an equally uninspiring sauce. When ordering consider items that can be quickly prepared like a steak unless you really like the taste... 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: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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