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“Nice setting,needs a revamp”

The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #14 of 686 Restaurants in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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
Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice setting,needs a revamp”
Reviewed May 16, 2014

We had breakfast on the outside deck and although the food was pretty much average fare we were really not impressed with the cleanliness of crockery and cutlery which spoils what could be a good breakfast in a nice location. Perhaps the crockery befits the building and decor which seems a bit jaded.

  • Visited April 2014
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BlueCrane2014, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, 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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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere.”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Country feel next to the bird park with an excellent view. Always good food. They have an extensive menu. I always enjoy the venue.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank EATOUTSUNDAY
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BlueCrane2014, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“GEM OF PTA”
Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Whenever i go to Pretoria i make sure i visit the blue crane.

Here you can recharge and clear your mind. Steaks is great. The vibe of the place is great and the beer ice cold.

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Thank Koen K
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BlueCrane2014, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, 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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greenwood, mo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Don't come for the food; come for the birds!!!!!!”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

The food is certainly adequate, but the ambience is unique and outstanding!
This is our favorite place in ALL of Pretoria. A MUST PLACE FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN THE BIRDS OF SOUTH AFRICA! Safe and lush environs!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank offthecuff2010
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BlueCrane2014, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, 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.
Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“One of the best”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

A fantastic evening was had by all. Food was great, service was excellent.
I can definitely recommend the line fish.

Visited November 2013
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Thank 461raymond
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BlueCrane2014, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, 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
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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