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The Garden Lounge & Patio

60 Colinton Road | Newlands, Vineyard Hotel, Claremont 7700, South Africa
+27 21 657 4500
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (22 reviews)
“scones” (3 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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60 Colinton Road | Newlands, Vineyard Hotel, Claremont 7700, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

A great spot for meals and coffee with spectacular views of the mountain. The garden setting provides for a memorable meal - look our for the giant totouses in the garden

Thank monty781
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Garden lounge has really beautiful setting and perfect place for lazy Sunday lunch. Oak trees provided perfect shade during a hot summer Sunday. Our lunch had an entertaining twist with added guest - huge turtle that come to drink water from the water feature in...More

Thank Zana M
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Limited but excellent food menu, and a good selection of wine and beers. Friendly and helpful service. This time it was warm enough to sit outside in the evening, a real bonus.

Thank Tanner321
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Go to the Vineyard on a good day and sit outside under the oaks for a good lunch and wonderful ambiance, there's even parking underground. In the middle of Claremont is this lush oasis with huge tortoises wandering around the gardens, our overseas friends just...More

Thank BlueCraneJen
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

On a beautiful day there's few places with a view and atmosphere like this. The service is also attentive. But the food falls so far short of what you'd expect. It's a seriously below par menu and the food quality is really not good enough....More

Thank MartinP1974
Reviewed 20 February 2017

In the past I had nothing but positive experiences at the Vineyard. The view and surroundings obviously remains the same but the food and service was very disappointing this time round. Clearly management has taken the decision to reduce portions substantially, to essentially "tasting menu"...More

Thank Johann S
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Table for 1. Busy spot with restless staff and little by way of personal niceties. Good high tea nonetheless. Well presented and each element tasty. Better than Mount Nelson and less stiff. Would return

1  Thank GautengLad
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Good restaurant serving a range of great food, with beautiful views of Table Mountain. Friendly and helpful staff, but can be very busy at lunch and tea times, because it is in such a fantastic setting.

Thank MichaelChew
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I have been going to The Vineyard for 25 years & have always loved the splendor of sitting on the terrace overlooking the beautiful garden & the backdrop of mountains. Of course, the wander through the gardens & along the river is always a must...More

Thank bella c
Reviewed 13 January 2017

the ambience of this place is what sets it apart from others. Had a light lunch with two friends, sitting on the terrace admiring the gardens, watching the giant tortoise and generally people watching. The food was good ( we all had fish and chips)...More

Thank joyceyorks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Colinton Road | Newlands, Vineyard Hotel, Claremont 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +27 21 657 4500
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Enjoy the tranquility of the garden patio enveloped in this stunning natural setting or relax in the quiet ambiance of Vineyard Hotel's spacious Garden Lounge.

The stunning mountain views, the wonderful landscaped gardens and the song of the many varieties of Cape birds that can be found in the vineyard’s garden are just a few of the pleasures to be enjoyed while contemplating an utterly delicious garden lounge menu offering light lunch meals.
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