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Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant

Kirstenbosch Drive | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
+27 21 797 4883
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Kirstenbosch Drive | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We like to use the facilities at Kirstenbosch, and on this occasion we found the tea rooms first and decided to take an outside seat and enjoy iced coffee and cake. Very good service, delicious cake and well deserved iced coffee and our early walking...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a break from walking at this pleasant restaurant. Don't worry they serve much more than tea .... beer and wine available.

Thank Spencer60750
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The Tearoom is based near one of the gates close to the shop. There was a good variety of lunch options and we enjoyed tasty toasted sandwiches and homemade lemonade- very refreshing. Service and staff were very good. The visit to Kerstenbosch Gardens is s...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

After enjoying a walk around the yard the Tea Room was a welcome stop to have a light lunch. The Mexican Grilled Salad and the Fattoush Salad were our choices and were delicious. The service was fairly slow but we had chosen a very busy...More

1  Thank CraigvE
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We had excellent and fast service, but were disappointed by the very limited range of beer, and then some were out of stock. My vegetarian bean burger at R142.00 was tasteless and accompanied by a few bland trimmings and very oily onion rings. Uninspiring stodge...More

Thank kingr968
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This restaurant is right in the gardens so very convenient for a break and to perhaps rest your legs as there's a lot of walking to do if you want to see all areas of the garden. The service was good although it was quite...More

Thank 49Pam
JacquesPB, General Manager at Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Great food and service. We are delighted that you experienced what we strive to achieve each and everyday. Thank you so much for your review

Reviewed 21 September 2018

After several hours exploring the wonderful grounds we headed to the tearoom where we were warmly welcomed and shown to an outside table . It was evident that we are from the northern hemisphere so the slightly cooler temperature was not an issue and we...More

Thank BCruick
JacquesPB, General Manager at Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2018

Thank you so much for your amazing review. The chap who greeted you at the door was me and all my staff have the same vibe about them. It was lovely to have you here and hope that we will have the pleasure of having...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018

We went to Kirstenbosch for brunch before exploring the botanic gardens. The menu at the Tea Room restaurant offers a variety of different items from breakfast dishes, salads and meals from many parts of the world. It was a great start to the day and...More

1  Thank NJG15
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Hi The cold and rain did not keep us away today We walked through the gardens and revelled in the grandeur of the natural beauty Then off to lunch at the Tea Room... From the warmth of the welcome, to the lovely choice of dishes,...More

1  Thank JYach
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely spot for a break and a nice cup of tea. Menus is expansive and what we have had was lovely. Scones/ muffins and chocolate brownie.

Thank martinj113
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16 September 2018|
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Response from JacquesPB | Property representative |
Definitely, be it inside or out
21 July 2017|
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Response from JacquesPB | Property representative |
We are not a Halaal restaurant but we are Halaal friendly. We even have pans marked with a key ring that is only used for our Muslim customers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kirstenbosch Drive | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 797 4883
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Serving breakfasts, lunch and teas, inspired by the beautiful gardens and her passion for delicious food, Pamela Shippel-Granoth has created a rare culinary experience to complement the magnificent surroundings. Using only the best,freshest ingredients. All the food is prepared and breads and cakes baked on the premises under Pamela's carewful supervision.The comprehensive menu includes food for all tastes.
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