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“Fantastic setting and great atmosphere”

The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #15 of 747 Restaurants in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Description: The Blue Crane, situated in the heart of Pretoria next to the Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary, is now under new ownership and management. Not only has the entire venue been renovated extensively, but we also built a brand new 'Boma' area ideal for functions and off course relaxing next to the bonfire on a chilly evening. The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar offers various exciting areas, ideal for private or corporate functions, including our inside dining area next to the fireplace, a brand new coffee deli on the outside deck of the extended restaurant and our classy upstairs bar with its own deck overlooking the dam and the bird sanctuary. Not only do we cater for all sorts of functions, but we also offer our famous breakfast and lunch buffet every Sunday. We went the extra mile by building a custom jungle gym for all our younger patrons which adds even more value to your unique experience
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Had two occasions to dine at the Blue Crane on a recent business trip and found it an extraordinary setting with a great South African atmosphere.
If you are a bird watcher there is an even greater incentive to dine here.
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the food was very good.

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Thank Stoz_ichi
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BlueCrane2014, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2014

Good Day

Thank you for your review we appreciate and welcome any comments and/or suggestions from our patrons. I would like to inform you that The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar is under new ownership and management from May 2014 and drastic improvements have been made.

Not only has the entire venue been renovated but a brand new 'boma' area has been built and the entire dam situated next to the restaurant is being rehabilitated to revive the bird sanctuary to its natural beauty.

We also have a brand new chef, new kitchen staff as well as a new and exciting menu.

I personally would like to invite you to come and see for yourself. You won't be disappointed.

Kind Regards

Riaan Oosthuizen
Marketing Manager

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

The food are great, some are a bit pricey compared to other restaurants offering breakfast. It is very relaxing next to the water where one can look at the Blue Cranes as this is next to the Roberts Bird farm

Thank Polfyn
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BlueCrane2014, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2014

Good Day

Thank you for your review we appreciate and welcome any comments and/or suggestions from our patrons. I would like to inform you that The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar is under new ownership and management from May 2014 and drastic improvements have been made.

Not only has the entire venue been renovated but a brand new 'boma' area has been built and the entire dam situated next to the restaurant is being rehabilitated to revive the bird sanctuary to its natural beauty.

We also have a brand new chef, new kitchen staff as well as a new and exciting menu.

I personally would like to invite you to come and see for yourself. You won't be disappointed.

Kind Regards

Riaan Oosthuizen
Marketing Manager

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

The location and the view are very nice but the venue is scruffy, the menu is very basic and expensive, the presentation and the quality of the food it's absolutly not leveled with the prices, I hope someone will buy that place and will run a nice restaurant there!

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Thank Antonio C
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BlueCrane2014, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2014

Good Day Antonio

Thank you for your review we appreciate and welcome any comments and/or suggestions from our patrons. I would like to inform you that The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar is under new ownership and management from May 2014 and drastic improvements have been made.

Not only has the entire venue been renovated but a brand new 'boma' area has been built and the entire dam situated next to the restaurant is being rehabilitated to revive the bird sanctuary to its natural beauty.

I personally would like to invite you to come and see for yourself. You won't be disappointed.

Kind Regards

Riaan Oosthuizen
Marketing Manager

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Reviewed February 11, 2013

What a lovely setting for a Restaurant, inside the Austin Robert's Bird Sanctuary. We sat overlooking the wetland and ate a very tasty and generous breakfast, whilst watching plenty of birds. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and the food and service was excellent. We plan to return next Monday for lunch when we have to go back to Pretoria.

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Thank wearnek
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BlueCrane2014, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2014

Good Day

Thank you for your review we appreciate and welcome any comments and/or suggestions from our patrons. I would like to inform you that The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar is under new ownership and management from May 2014 and drastic improvements have been made.

Not only has the entire venue been renovated but a brand new 'boma' area has been built and the entire dam situated next to the restaurant is being rehabilitated to revive the bird sanctuary to its natural beauty.

We also have a brand new chef, new kitchen staff as well as a new and exciting menu.

I personally would like to invite you to come and see for yourself. You won't be disappointed.

Kind Regards

Riaan Oosthuizen
Marketing Manager

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This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Breakfast with friends, totally average selection, not well presented, sloppy service. Nice setting and the only reason that I could find not to give minimum rating.

Thank Leslie M
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BlueCrane2014, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2014

Good Day Leslie

Thank you for your review we appreciate and welcome any comments and/or suggestions from our patrons. I would like to inform you that The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar is under new ownership and management from May 2014 and drastic improvements have been made.

Not only has the entire venue been renovated but a brand new 'boma' area has been built and the entire dam situated next to the restaurant is being rehabilitated to revive the bird sanctuary to its natural beauty.

I personally would like to invite you to come and see for yourself. You won't be disappointed.

Kind Regards

Riaan Oosthuizen
Marketing Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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