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Address: Off Racecourse Road | Durbanville, Cape Town Central 7551, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 975 7575

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Over rated and overpriced buffet

Food is edible but nothing special, everything on offer has been done better somewhere else. Brilliant views but for the price not worth it. There was a fireplace but they decided... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2014
Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2015

The following email was sent to the Manager, Bernie on the 09th December without so much as a courteous response - GO FIGURE !!!: "It is with much disappointment that I communicate our experience at your establishment on Friday the 04th December, bearing in mind that we were expecting the same standard, if not higher, as we had the year... More 

3 Thank deliahowes
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Bad bad do not go Waited one hour for breakfast today. Sugar pot grimy. Not a pleasant experience. Went for 80th birthday, what a disappointing restaurant.

Thank Balloo2014
Cambourne, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2015

Remember there are two Bloemendal Restaurants. The Wine farm and the Restaurant on the hill. A bit expensive, but worth the visit. It's off TygerbergValley Road, not Racecourse Rd

Thank steven00707
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 21, 2015

The new chef is ding a great job. We had a wonderful time with friends here, and of course the beautiful view as backdrop always makes the place special. Was nice too to see a wedding party enjoying themselves downstairs. Only 'complaint' is that I left with a sore stomach... But that was my fault from over eating! Well done... More 

1 Thank TheTravelatrix
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2014

The sad thing about Bloemendal is that it is situated on top of a hill with the most amazing views but sadly the food and the service are shocking! When we were eventually shown to our table we were not told it was a buffet arrangement, we had to work that out for ourselves. Our wine was just dumped in... More 

2 Thank GaryP1969
Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2014

We dined in the restaurant for lunch on the 2nd November 2014 to celebrate my Mom’s 83rd birthday (28 guests in total) – this is my second large booking with yourselves, the first was to celebrate my 50th birthday a few years back (60 guests in total). The booking for my Mom’s birthday was made approx a month back. We... More 

3 Thank Keith116
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2014

Great view but never again. It used to be a good restaurant 10 years ago. The service was worst ever. We were told 12h00 for 12h30 Sunday lunch. Starters were served 13h00. Mains at 14h00. Desert at 15h00 after many complaints. Food was nothing special & 10% service fee was added insult to injury. The church congregation 10h00 using the... More 

1 Thank tracyhunt2014
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Food is edible but nothing special, everything on offer has been done better somewhere else. Brilliant views but for the price not worth it. There was a fireplace but they decided not to light it which left the place really cold. Plates had some residue that looked suspiciously like dust. The food on offer for the buffet was not the... More 

Thank Cybersurfer007
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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155 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2014

Unenthusiastic staff at reception and poor quality food, badly prepared. Over cooked dry tough meat. One unimaginative green salad and the rest are starches which make up the starters. Stews with more bone than meat and very poor selection of desserts. All this for the astronomical price of R295. The only redeeming feature is the location.

Thank Aeraille
Somerset West, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed April 11, 2014

On Wednesday, 9 April 2014, we took friends of ours for dinner at Bloemendal Restaurant. What an utter disappointment. There was nobody to meet as a the door and we had to ask a passing waiter for assistance. The dinning area was hazy from the spitbraai smoke and a cat was patrolling the dinning area looking for scraps. When our... More 

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