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“Overrated”
Review of Stone Cradle - CLOSED

Stone Cradle
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Sandton, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Overrated”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Went there today. Was very disappointed. Overbooked. Long queues at most of the buffet stations. Quality of the food was average. We were a party of 14 and spent most of our outing queuing rather than enjoying each other's company. I gave up on the carvery station as the queue was so long and only one server carving the meat. Chaotic. Nice venue with potential, but lacks professionalism. Dessert selection really mediocre. Not likely to go back there. Our table was also too small for our party.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Debra H
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
2 reviews
“Need much more professionalism.”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

it's a nice and clean place,sometimes interesting prices.
But All the staff including the owner, really Need more professionalism,poor quality of coffee.small choice of beers never had a cold one there. and a smile doesn't cost that much.need to use some Marketing.
Now If you are a smoker or a group of smokers,you like to enjoy your food with nice wine and don't want to feel stupid by eating in a place and smoking in an other place,it's really not the right restaurant for you to be,remember that you have to drive especially to the Crudle restaurant.
it's really sad to have all this inconvenients in such a nice place.

xeden2003@yahoo.fr

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Terguivara
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Enormous Buffet with Great Views--Loved it!”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

This giant restaurant sits atop a hill with great views of the surrounding area. South Africans love meat and it was obvious at this buffet. They have the more routine choices like chicken, beef, pork, and lamb, but more exotic ones like crocodile and kudu are also there. There was also live music. As tourists, we loved it. If you're a small group, arrive early and a table on the deck outside.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank NYWrldTrav
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Cary, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
573 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Taste of the real Africa”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

If you are searching for a place where you can try many tradicional african dishes, you found it.
They have a buffet with a huge selection of dishes from Africa and many other countries.
It is really delicious.
There is also an "all you can drink" for aroud US$ 7.00 which is a bargain.
On topf of all that the restaurant is located on a hill with a great view.
The architecture of the place is unique and there is also live music to entertain you.
Reservations are recommended on weekends.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Bob_Creek
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Gansbaai, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Stone Cradle, Wilde Beest or Kudu game meat?”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

This restaurant cater for the tourist, all the locals, all the traditional dishes are there. From Kudu in red wine sauce to Eland and all the traditional pot dishes. You do not go there to eat sushi, that you do at a sushi place eat as much you like. The service where good and the food, the drinks, if you can survive try it and do not drive. Unlimited wine fountain at ZAR75 and for three person the bill come to ZAR363 eat as much you like. Beautiful sunset over the hills of Gauteng... really enjoy it although I where far away from the Cape! Was it not for my lovely family with me I will never go there alone. The only draw back, the light are to dim in the dinning room? Try to hind something?

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Johannes B
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