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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, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Description: WE ARE NOT CHILD FRIENDLY.

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    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 13
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  • 6
    Terrible
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
Gorgeous restaurant.

This small restaurant is located in the Main Street of Gansbaai and is a perfect location for a meal. Menu is not very comprehensive but complete. Good variety of food with some typical Afrikaander dishes with it as well. Every day different dished are on the day menu with usually a fresh local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Maikel O
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This small restaurant is located in the Main Street of Gansbaai and is a perfect location for a meal. Menu is not very comprehensive but complete. Good variety of food with some typical Afrikaander dishes with it as well. Every day different dished are on the day menu with usually a fresh local fish being one them. In the back... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had heard mixed reviews of Thyme at Rosemary's, but we went. This is a lovely place, we sat in the back, near the garden, and were well served by Henry. Fabulous attentive service, and we were looking forward to the meal. My duck breast was ok, but sadly the fish was overcooked, and disappointing. We left with mixed emotions,... More 

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Thank Speegles
Nuremberg, Germany
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

we Cannes with our one yr old daughter and when we made the reservation we were asked if she could stay b her chair. sorry? how can i say? later we got a table in an area of the Restaurant with nobody around .. because of the baby? food was good but not that great we were expecting with all... More 

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Thank schustan
Pearly Beach, Western Cape, South Africa
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant are really posh and the interior decorating date way back. Beautiful. Waiters and waitresses are highly trained and all fulfill the role as if they are the hostess! Plenty of seating. The first part of the restaurant are really semi-formal and the second part more informal if you want to. Outside is the beautiful Tea Garden of Rosemary... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a very romantic and delicious birthday diner at Rosemary's ! And I was fortunate to meet Rosemary, the owner. A friendly lady and so concerned for her business. it was a very memorable evening thanks to her, her staff and of course the very good food ! Kind regards, Martine and Luc Belgium

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We went here after a recommendation from fellow travelers who really liked the place. However our experience was not good at all. First and foremost the welcoming wasn't very warm and we had to sit at a table right next to the toilets by ourselves. Then it took approximately 20min to get a glass of water that we ordered. Our... More 

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Thank Ali S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

So sad to discover this restaurant on the last day of my visit to Gansbaai. So many dishes I want to try! The one I had was the Springbok Lamb Shank, falling off the bone, done to perfection! I absolutely loved the interior and the background music was spot on. Service was very, very good! (Keith). Will definitely be back!

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

Hello Carine. I am pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank you so much for your highly complimentary review. Grateful thanks Rosemary and my team More 

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187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant did not live up to our expectations. The restaurant was nicely decorated, but the food was nothing to write home about. In addition, the service was extremely slow, not due to the waiter but probably due to the kitchen. We had to wait approximately 1 hr for the food. Not OK!

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

Dear Professor Gothenburg, I am so sad that you had this most unfortunate experience whilst dining in my little restaurant. Please accept my sincere apologies. Rosemary More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I want to thank Rosemary and her staff for a wonderful experience. We had the snails starters and the seafood salad, it was exquisite. Friendly service and beautiful decor. We also spoke to Rosemary and with such a lovely and gifted person at the helm, it is no wonder that it carries through into the rest of the business.

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Thank Jaco B
Thalwil, Switzerland
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We had a delicious dinner and would certainly recommend it again. Definitely a visit worth. The location is directly on the road and you wouldn't except such a nice ambiance.

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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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

WE ARE NOT CHILD FRIENDLY.

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