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“Good food, good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Rafters Restaurant

Rafters Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food, good service”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

Warm friendly welcome and service.
Tasty traditional food. We had Chicken Curry and Lamb shank pie.
For dessert Traditional Cape Brandy Pudding which was excellent.
We were seated close to the fireplace, very welcome as it was a wet and cold night.
Would recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited August 2012
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Malmö
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174 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Good food, nice service and treat yourself to a spa treatment at the lodge if you can”
Reviewed February 27, 2012

We didn't stay at the lodge but enjoyed a massage for two as well as some dinner at rafters restaurant. The EPA was very good and highly recommend after a hike in the national park. The restaurant was intimate and friendly, with mainly local delicacies on the menu. The food was tasty but perhaps not excellent but definately better than the American diner in the village.

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Berlin
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3 reviews
“Strange and not to recommend”
Reviewed December 11, 2010

We are staying in Storm River Village for 2 days and visisted the Rafters restaurant onthe first evenning. already by entering the restaurant we were aks if we are residents ofthe lodge and we didn't have the feeling to be welcome. After we told the waitress that we are from "The Woods" guesthouse, she aswered "ah nice prize"...that was unbelieveable!!!
The interior of the restaurant wasn't looking like that of a 4 stars lodge. A big hole in the dirty roof and a strange decoration with spiders...
The food wasn't also very delicious. we had Curied Chicken a la Destrict Six and Curied Fish. We thout that it was convinient food heated in the microwave. The fish tatse like from the tin and the vegaetables areheated frozen ones. The rize was not very hot. As a toping there was a undefinable herb leaf on each of the meals.
We both do not finished our meal becuse it wsn#t one of the worst meals we have ever eaten!!! The waitress didn't even ask for a reason why left most of our food on the plate.
We can't recommend this restaurant to people wich want to eat fresh food!!!

The only good think was the good selection of local wines.

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Thank omesis
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UK
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed September 16, 2010

This is excellent traditional SA food. the ostrch bobotie, Cape Malay chicken pie we great home cooked food. this is only a small resturant but we were here in the winter so booking was not a problem, we are staying down the road from here and decided to give it a try and glad we did, The service was good and friendly and the log fire warming. They had a special on of 3 courses when we went and it was good value we couldn't resit as all the food looked lovely and tasted even better. We decide to come back on our second night in storms river village to try more of the delights.

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The Cotswolds
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beware spider-haters!”
Reviewed April 22, 2008

I feel compelled to say something as this restaurant has some quite bizarre decor. There are fake spiders dangling around all over the place. Not everyone's cup of tea. I was not expecting this at all and was very uncomfortable here. Food was not great.

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