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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: WE ARE NOT CHILD FRIENDLY.

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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
Hearty, generous and friendly! Always coming back for more

I so look forward to returning to Gansbaai for a holiday weekend and visiting Thyme at Rosemary. We were fortunate enough to eat here this weekend with a large group of friends. Since our last visit this magical place has had a little makeover but lost none of it's charm, just enhanced it! A new... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Cape Town
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I so look forward to returning to Gansbaai for a holiday weekend and visiting Thyme at Rosemary. We were fortunate enough to eat here this weekend with a large group of friends. Since our last visit this magical place has had a little makeover but lost none of it's charm, just enhanced it! A new and exciting little shop is... More 

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Chemnitz, Germany
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Wow, we were there three times and all was perfect! We enjoyed a bottle of good wine and excellent food! Best wishes to Roemary, Keith and the Team!

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hilo
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Was recommended this restaurant by guesthouse owner and was very pleased! Rosemary's is small and intimate. The decor is charming and the food delicious. We sat in front of wood fireplace, which added to the ambiance. The restaurant has a beautiful garden area, for daytime dining on nice days. Service is top notch, very attentive without being intrusive. We were... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Excellent home style food that's been cooked slowly and to perfection. Try the lamb shanks with mashed potatoes and fresh garden vegetables. Homemade brandy tipsy tart was excellent, and so too was the coffee. Quaint little restaurant with a good atmosphere.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The vegetables seemed to have come from somebody else's plate, the duck had no taste. The wine was totally overpriced. Even though I complained about the vegetables no apology was made,. This not a place I will ever eat at again.

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Pearly Beach, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A quaint little place and lovely atmosphere. The staff are really friendly and service very good. The menu is affordable and the food really good.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Definitely one of the better restaurants on Gansbaai but that is not saying a lot. We were somewhat disappointed with the food - fish was overdone and the mussel starter was very small and too creamy. Nice atmosphere and other guests seemed to enjoy it. Quite pricey. Excellent service and nice atmosphere. We will try it again sometime in the... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The Restaurant was exactly where we were directed but does not currently have any signage outside so we took a while to actually find it. That said, once inside the hospitality and food were tremendous. A small and personal atmosphere serving some delightful African dishes and not to be missed if visiting Gainsbaai.

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Had a delicious meal here and was very atmospheric due to the load shedding whilst we were eating. It didn't stop the excellent service and tasty South African dishes appearing. Really enjoyed it. The waiter even drove us back to our guesthouse so we didn't have to walk back in the rain!

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South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were forewarned by a local person before visiting our satisfaction was going to be very dependent on what we ordered at Rosemary's. The advise was spot on....stick to traditional dishes, oxtail was very good, while other dishes were average to below average. With the dish we had to return we were advised "Rosemary has been contacted and she says... 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, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

WE ARE NOT CHILD FRIENDLY.

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