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“Oasis in Sandton”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of HANDS ON RETREAT - CLOSED

HANDS ON RETREAT
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: www.handsonretreat.co.za
Johannesburg, South Africa
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122 reviews
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“Oasis in Sandton”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

Drive past here quickly and you wouldn't even know the place existed!

Fresh@Hands On Retreat is a guesthouse with a spa on the premises. It's set in a gorgeous lush garden with a little river running through the property. They have water features everywhere, so you always have the sound of running water. It is very rustic - you're not going to find manicured lawns and topiary shrubs here - think overgrown secret garden.
We went there for tea and the service was very quick and friendly. The menu is small but good.

A lovely place to visit to relax and forget that you're in the heart of Joburg city.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Aimeelloyd9
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HandsOn_10, Manager at HANDS ON RETREAT, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Thanks for this great review, we're delighted that you enjoyed our hidden treasure. We hope to see you again soon.
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11 reviews from our community

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English first
San Francisco
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

Fantastic food, friendly service. Very fresh, as the name says.

Visited March 2012
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Thank ElleEm
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicous freshly prepared food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2011

Delicious, freshly prepared lunch in a most beautiful, peaceful lush garden-setting. The food tasty, freshly prepared with the Chef's personal touch very evident. A venue where you can enjoy your meal in peace and have a conversation without any interruption. Go relax and enjoy a scrumptious meal.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank Wendy S
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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
“Excellence Redefined at Fresh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

Beautiful peaceful surroundings, decadent scrumptious food, incredible attention to detail and excellent friendly service all rolled up in one. Fresh offers you the opportunity to relax, reconnect and rejuvenate whilst sipping on a glass of champagne/cup of tea and indulging in strawberries filled with cream and dipped in dark chocolate, meringue baskets or a Pastiche De Nata (to die for), to name a few of the delicious treats available for High Tea! Highly recommend and encourage everyone to enjoy this delightfully wonderful experience which is truly food for your body and soul.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank Samantha J
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