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Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant

13 Main Road, Gansbaai, South Africa
+27 28 384 2076
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Ranked #3 of 18 restaurants in Gansbaai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert, Seafood, Tea Room
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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195 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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English first
George, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Restaurant has loads of charm - sadly we were there on a night with no customers, so lacked a bit atmosphere for us - food was lovely and very South African - the lamb bruschetta starter was out of this world !

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Gansbaai, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Excellent meal, excellent service, excellent prices & excellent ambiance!!!! Had a fantastic meal there today with some very special friends. Will HIGHLY recommend Thyme at Rosemary to anyone wanting to experience excellent cuisine, service and atmosphere. Thank you to Rosemary and all the staff for making it so special.

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hoponpop, Owner at Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Marc and Veronica, I must thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful five star review. Our business depends greatly on our diners honest reviews whether good or bad. We sincerely aim to please and we are delighted that you and your lovely family enjoyed your Thyme at Rosemary More

Durban, South Africa
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This place looks like a scene where your grandmother meets Harry Potter: old fashioned furniture with weird pointy drapes in front of the windows. Although there was a fire burning, it couldn't heat the restaurant, so we had to sit with our coats on for quite a while before we felt comfortable enough to take them off. I know SA... More

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hoponpop, Owner at Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We are so sorry you missed Harry Potter! As you mention, the decor is unique and we are proud of it. 99% of our guests love it because it is so unusual. Your comment about the service is not a true reflection of what happened and we are disappointed you did not say anything while... More

Antigua, Guatemala
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My husband and I ate dinner here with another couple and had an impeccable experience from start to finish. We received first class service and ate a fantastic dinner, especially the oxtail! I would return here tomorrow if I could, then the next day, too.

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Worthing
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Recommended by our guest house, this restaurant lived up to expectations. Traditional South African food served in a delightful setting and tasted wonderful. The staff were very welcoming and provided excellent service. Would definitely recommend!

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Vereeniging, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Thyme spent at Rosemary, can never be once, If really not possible, then do it twice, If out of the question, then do it thrice.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

wonderful wonderful place to enjoy lunch. They have got the vibe here just right and serve excellent food for reasonable prices. My partner and I tried some of the traditional South African dish sat in the beautiful garden under the fig trees. Wish we lived nearer so could go back soon!

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

A pleasant enough setting to have a light lunch. The seafood salad was generous and comprised prawns and calamari in a green salad with a pleasant sauce served in a mini-bottle. However, we ordered a glass of white wine each and were served with a really dark Sauvignon Blanc which was either very well box or bottle aged or maybe... More

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hoponpop, Owner at Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate your honest review. It saddens us that the wine was not returned when not to your liking or expectations. We have since looked into the matter and discovered the bottle of wine was in fact aged. We would like to offer you an invitation to return at your convenience for a complimentary coffee and home-made cheese cake. We... More

Cape Town
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Wonderful little restaurant. Have a great meal in the backgarden. We were a party of 4 and everyone raved about their dish. Shop for antiques afterwards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We arrived fairly late and had not booked but this restaurant was recommended by our lodge. It is a lovely quirky restaurant - shame we were too late to se the gardens. We love to visit different restaurants especially those which are not too stiff or overpowering. This one is comfortable, has interesting and some antique furniture as well as... More

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