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23 Carbis Road, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
+27 33 386 4670
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has long been one of my favourite places to visit when I feel I have earned a special treat. The menu is varied and although you wait a while for your order to come, that's only because things are prepared freshly for you. The lovely garden setting with peacocks strolling among the tables and a huge variety of bird... More 

Thank GillZAl
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2017

Found this place on Tripadvisor and gave it a go and I am glad i did, what a lovely setting a beautiful garden teeming with birds and little paths to tables in the garden. The food was excellent and the place was packed always a good sign. The owner was very helpful as we were having a problem with out... More 

Thank Neil M
Level Contributor
53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setying in parklike garden. Lovely calm and serene vibe. Good good fresh and delightful. Mosquito spray available..as the little pests may interupt your harmony.

Thank Ady w
Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Lovely spot for breakfast & tea. Tasty grub, friendly staff and a wonderful garden setting complete with a couple of chickens & a resident peacock! We will be back!

Thank meg1402
Level Contributor
27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Perfect place to escape if you want some serenity. The gardens are amazing as is the scones! The peacock is a gorgeous feature to the tea garden

Thank Stacey F
Pietermaritsburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016

There's nothing like meeting friends and having tea and cake in a lovely garden setting. Great service and pleasant staff.

Thank Michelle M
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
163 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2016

I had been to Tea on 23 before but not on a beautiful winters day like yesterday. The place was abuzz with people obviously loving the quiet simplicity of this homestyle garden restaurant. How often does one get to sit at a quaint Victorian table, lazying in the warmth of the African winter sun out in a lush green garden?... More 

Thank delaine c
1 review
Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Quick service, although I really wanted the Morracan mint tea☕ which wasn't available, disappointing :(

Thank View_Perspective
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Our reunion dinner at your venue was just perfect. You were warm, welcoming and hospitable hosts who went out of your way to make our evening very memorable. Thank you

Thank CyndyPurchase
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Carrie and Rob hosted a private dinner for our reunion which was superb. Delicious food and hospitable hosts. The venue was perfect. Intimate and homely! Nothing was too much trouble! We highly recommend Tea on 23! Thank you so much Carrie, Rob and Cornelia. It was such a special evening for us.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Carbis Road, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Pietermaritzburg
  • Phone Number: +27 33 386 4670

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?