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“Great desserts” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tumble Downs

Tumble Downs
Ranked #2 of 38 Restaurants in Howick
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The restaurant is conveniently situated only 8 kms outside of Howick on the Currys Post Road. Approximately 4½ hours from Johannesburg and 1½ hours from Durban. Tastefully decorated yet simply country, this venue is ideal for dining pleasure. The row of glass panelled doors that open out onto the covered veranda echo the buildings stable origins, but inside the ceilings have been raised to give the feeling of great depth and space. Tastefully decorated but remaining true to the country ambience, Tumble Downs has a passion for food and hospitality. The awe-inspiring landscape of the surrounding Kamberg and Karkloof Valley, the unrestricted freedom of its lawns, fine cuisine and true country-style hospitality makes this the ultimate venue.
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great desserts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

We sat outdoors and enjoyed the view. The drinks were tall and cold; dessert was amazing. Service was excellent. I really enjoyed my conversation with the waiter whose name I wrote down but unfortunately I misplaced the piece of paper - I apologise. The attentive service, help with recommendations and easy conversation made the two hours we lingered over a lazy lunch a very memorable experience.
This place was a good recommendation from the young woman at the Crane Hide in Karkloof.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food in a country setting.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

We are regulars and have never been disappointed. The fillet steak with brandy pepper sauce is our favorite. Thanks to Werner and Michele.

Visited October 2013
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Comfortable vibe, quality food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

We had a lovely supper at tumble downs, specifically the morrocan curry (not hot at all, fruity and flavourful) and herb sole, both tasty. They kindly lit a fire to keep my wife warm and Mandla our waiter was very accomodating.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rogercurran
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Plympton Earle, null, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic meal and brilliant service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

Celebrated my Mothers 90th Birthday here today, such an enjoyable experience, 13 of us from UK, Jo'burg and Hermanus, full marks for everything, thankyou, will definitely return, Carol

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carol H
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely food and hospitality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

Booked to eat there on Father's Day and greatly enjoyed the experience and the food! The host is warm and welcoming and we especially enjoyed the 3 fireplaces on the cold winter afternoon. Almost full marks!

Visited June 2013
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