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“Impressive and welcoming” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Garden Lounge in the Vineyard Hotel

Garden Lounge in the Vineyard Hotel
Ranked #12 of 45 Restaurants in Claremont
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Impressive and welcoming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

This is a gorgeous venue. We popped in for high tea on a Sunday afternoon and had delicious cheese cake and carrot cake. The atmosphere is delightfully old world and the gardens are beautiful. If you like a bit of history, there's also an interesting exhibit of original owner Lady Anne Barnard's letters and drawings.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank MoniqueV26
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Gweru, Zimbabwe
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54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great place in excellent surroundings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

Went there for high tea and was quite impressed with the standard. The hotel has lush gardens which firm a serene and ideal location for lazy high tea. There is no nearby major road so no traffic noise.
The tea was excellent. Wide choice. Accompanied by a great selection of sweets and savouries. The quantities are more than generous. Expect to leave full or caring something.
Cost was about USD12 per person, normally that would be pricey but in this case we'll worth it.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BIllMoyanne
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“You can't go wrong.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

We were a mixed bunch, one vegetarian, one nonagenarian celebrating yet another birthday, two health conscious sexagenarians, one quinquagenarian and two very hungry twenty somethings. We were all spoilt for choice as there are a number of options on the menu. The Salad Vegetarian was devoured with gusto, accompanied by Cranberry Juice, the Cheese Burger was washed down with Peroni on tap, the DELICIOUS Braised Pork Belly with mash met with glowing reports. The Battered Fish and huge chips were wolfed down and the Thai Chicken Wrap pleased the health conscious. Before deserts of strawberry tart, lemon curd crème brulee, and Mille-Feuille with fresh pastry cream and raspberries, we took a stroll around the gardens. We tickled the giant tortoise and then went back to finish our delicious lunch. All in all a wonderful way to celebrate in a gorgeous setting.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank KNEES13
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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great views and lovely food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Perfect for lunch, the Garden Lounge is a lovely hideaway from the rest of Cape Town. You sit down to views of Table Mountain and the gardens of the hotel and you feel 100miles away from everything. The food is lovely, especially the afternoon tea, they are well known for a lovely spread. It starts from 3pm and it is quite good to book. Also, they have a tortoise in the garden and he has been there for many years, you must try and find him!!

Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Cjjewell
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Montana
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135 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Pleasant spot for a sundowner & light supper”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

We met friends here for a drink and stayed for supper on the terrace. We had a lovely garden view for drinks and a very patient server - we took our time deciding and ordering! Later we decided to stay for dinner and had a very nice bobotie (local specialty).
This is a favorite of our friends and was a nice oasis. Reasonable prices, too.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank jawms
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