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“Super Setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Kirstenbosch Tea Room

The Kirstenbosch Tea Room
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden | Gate 2, Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
2721 -7974883
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Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, International, Healthy
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Serving breakfasts, lunch and teas, inspired by the beautiful gardens and her passion for delicious food, Pamela Shippel-Granoth has created a rare culinary experience to complement the magnificent surroundings. Using only the best,freshest ingredients. All the food is prepared and breads and cakes baked on the premises under Pamela's carewful supervision.The comprehensive menu includes food for all tastes.
Penzance, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Super Setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Traditionally the place for a cream tea, they also do meals and it is lovely sitting outside enjoying the view of the mountain and gardens. What is nicer than coming back from a long walk around the wonderful gardens and having tea and cream scones in this perfect place?

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Pleasant Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

On Sunday,with the most beautiful autum weather,we went for lunch to the Tea Room as we had been on many occasion.Despite being quite busy,we were greeted in a friendly fashion and promptly seated.The food arrived within a reasonably time span,well presented and tasty.
The menu caters for many tastes and we the prices are affordable,even for pensioners.
We have never been disappointed at this Tea Room.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Fabulous lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Had one of the best lunches ever at the Tea Room. I had the Thai fish salad, it was huge, fresh and delicious. The homemade ice tea was also nice and refreshing. Beautiful setting, great atmosphere and very friendly service. My dad had the curry fish, which he said was also delicious but the portion just too big, which isn't really a problem as I would rather not go hungry after having paid for a meal. I would really recommend this place for locals and tourists alike. Don't forget to talk a lovely walk through the gardens as well.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Lovely venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This is a lovely venue at the top entrance into the park. Close to the parking and the venue for the evening summer time concerts. Owner run operation so food is of a good standard as is the service. Very busy so you need to book a table if you have a group.

Visited March 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Average tea room, great location.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

The location is great. The Kirstenbosch gardens are wonderfull. The tea room is just average, nothing worth coming back to.

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