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Rhodes Memorial, Cape Town Central, South Africa
27216870000
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Breakfast, brunch, lunch, cakes and high tea. Kids play area, good coffee...
Breakfast, brunch, lunch, cakes and high tea. Kids play area, good coffee and a great view, make sure to bring your K9 too.
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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great location and view

We met a dear friend for breakfast on a Saturday morning. We loved the outside seating and view. The food was very good, although the service was a bit slow. Fairly large portion sizes. Great for a leisurely breakfast.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Les P
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for lunch here and sat in the tea garden and our waiter was Trevor who was new but he was attentive and we had good service from him.The food was awesome and we had the chicken tagliatelle pasta and beef burger and I can wholeheartedly recommend it.

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Thank Bgboarder82
Johannesburg, South Africa
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127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met a dear friend for breakfast on a Saturday morning. We loved the outside seating and view. The food was very good, although the service was a bit slow. Fairly large portion sizes. Great for a leisurely breakfast.

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Thank Les P
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an awesome atmosphere this place had! We were visiting the memorial and taking photos of the amazing views, and stopped in for lunch afterwards at the tea rooms. Food was hot and plentiful. My partner had a hot sandwich and I had a curry, portions were large and servings looked great. It was very windy and cold on the... More 

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Thank Ness1409
Exeter, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fully agree with other reviewers regarding the setting, which is outstanding, and my experience of the food was good on my recent three visits BUT the stone stairs to the tea garden are hazardous to say the least. Uneven, deep, granite stairs to the tea garden and NO HANDRAIL resulted in my guest sustaining injuries requiring expensive medical treatment and... More 

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Thank Jan K
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been some time since I was last at Rhodes Mem. It is such a beautiful spot and this time it was for breakfast. It was quite heavily booked although I did not have a reservation but was meeting friends. It was excellent in every respect, clean, quick service and reasonably prices. Hard to beat

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Thank Travellingman168
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a lovely 'Tea Room', if you could even call it that:) We had wonderful food & a really enjoyable time there. I suggest you make a reservation - we arrived & had to wait about 30mins because we didn't book. Which turned out fine in the end because we got to walk around the Rhodes Memorial :) The food... More 

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Thank Kendz1987
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To get a stunning view of the Cape suburbs a trip to Rhodes Memorial next to the University of Cape Town is a must. The local restaurant in a perfect mountain setting carers for all tastes. The food is as good as the service at a laughable price. The Memorial is a spot for quiet contemplation.

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Thank Henry Dom H
Cape Town, South Africa
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great restaurant for a post-hike scone and tea or even something more filling like the delicious Recco Pasta! Waiters are always brilliant at bringing water for our dogs and a very good atmosphere all round.

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Thank VibRibbon
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view was exceptional , the Waitrons were professional but the lunch extremely poor !! What a let down after so looking forward to the visit. Ordered smoked chicken salad. Was just a pile of greenery with sliced processed chicken. Had to hunt for anything else !! Guess we won't be going back there !!

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Thank petrie866
South Africa
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rhodes Memorial Restaurant in the slopes of Devil’s Peak in Cape Town offers good food, very good service and an excellent view. I had chicken liver pate in garlic crostini which was full of flavour and a generous portion for a starter. We also had two super (and enormous) nicoise salads topped with a substantial portion of yellowtail. We had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rhodes Memorial, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 27216870000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

Description

Breakfast, brunch, lunch, cakes and high tea. Kids play area, good coffee and a great view, make sure to bring your K9 too.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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