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Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant

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13 Main Road, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
+27 28 384 2076
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Abtwil, Switzerland
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186 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our favourite restaurant. We went there with our 4 kids mainly as we read a quite souspicious comment of a pre3vious traveller re their mal-behaviour against their kid. What a suprise how we have been welcomed. What a supürise how they proposed our kids to see the restaurant and the garden outside if they wanted. What a service... More 

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Thank Cantonadi
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

With personal attention, good food, an interesting although limited menu this is definitely a place deserving more than just a second visit. I loved the decor, giving it a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere, just perfect for the small town it is in. I was sorry I didn't have the time to go back again but will certainly do so on... More 

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Thank saskeptic
hoponpop, Owner at Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Saskeptic What a precious review to receive this morning. My team and I feel that we have found the secret to being of service to happy diners. Thank you for taking the time in showing your appreciation of what we have put together during the past 9 years. It is only with great passion and love that one can... More 

Steckborn, Switzerland
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we stayed over at De Kelders the Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant was recommended and booked for us by the manager of the Sea Star Cliff where we stayed. For me being vegetarian, there was not much on the menu, so I asked the waiter what the kitchen could do for me and he said they would do a vegetarian... More 

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Thank Tibor T
hoponpop, Owner at Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Tibor T Thank you for taking the time in posting this complimentary review regarding your Thyme at Rosemary. It was a great pleasure to be of service to you. So happy you enjoyed the vegetarian platter which was specially prepared for you. Best wishes Rosemary More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply delicious food. Professional friendly service and great ambience. Somewhat on the pricey side but worth every penny. Great experience for food lovers.

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Thank Celia A
hoponpop, Owner at Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Celia A Thank you for taking the time to post such a great complimentary review. Hope you don't mind but I will accept it as a five star (: Best wishes Rosemary and her A1 team More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the seafood saffron soup, the butternut salad and a beef fillet. The soup was excellent with its tomato and saffron taste. Steak was tender and had a perfect taste without much addendum. Very nice and friendly service!

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Thank Fritz P
hoponpop, Owner at Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Fritz P My team and I thank you for taking the time to post this review where you mention and compliment the taste of three of our great dishes. It is gratifying to know that you enjoyed your dining at Rosemary's. Kindest regards Rosemary and her A1 team More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Top notch local dishes though slightly on the expensive side. Had oxtail slow cooked in merlot which was the best I ever tasted.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
hoponpop, Owner at Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello happy diner. A big thank you to you for taking the time to post your review. So glad you enjoyed your time at Rosemary's. Happy Easter to you and your family Rosemary and her A1 team More 

Cape Town
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again our visit to Thyme At Rosemary didn't disappoint us. There were 15 in our party for dinner. Everyone got their food at the same time. From the chicken liver starter to the lamb shank and fresh kingklip (to mention a few of the dishes served) were all simply divine. Our waiter Keith needs a special mention as his... More 

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Thank Colin T
hoponpop, Owner at Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Colin T What an absolute pleasure it was to have you dine at Rosemary's once again. Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your dining experience. So happy you enjoyed your Thyme at Rosemary and it will be a great pleasure to be of service to your family again next year. Have a wonderful Passover... More 

Cape Town
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so happy to be back at our favourite restaurant in Gansbaai, 'Thyme at Rosemary'.... It was a beautiful evening and we sat in the conservatory marvelling at the beauty of Rosemary's magical garden. We started with the stunning sweet chilli chicken livers, the best I have ever tasted and other starters were wonderfully garlicky and creamy mussels and... More 

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Thank MerlotCapeTown
hoponpop, Owner at Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Merlot How wonderful it was to see you and your family once again. So happy to know that you enjoyed your dining experience here at Rosemary's. Thank you once again for taking the time to post a complimentary review pointing out dishes that you found to be great. I sincerely hope that Rosemary's will see you again some day.... More 

Budapest, Hungary
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's quite small but Keith gave excellent service to everyone. Decent wine selection and very nice craft beers. Interesting, varied menu with a lot of traditional dishes, and also others that are more unusual in South Africa (e.g. duck breast)

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Thank Brad Q
hoponpop, Owner at Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Brad Q Thank you for taking the time to post your review regarding your Thyme at Rosemary. Yes, Keith is a professional. So happy you enjoyed his great service. Best wishes from Rosemary and Keith. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I simply loved this restaurant. It's quaint and the food is devine. The service is so professional and friendly and I could eat there every night. It even had a beautiful rose garden which I didn't know of. They are so accommodating. The food is of exceptional quality and I'm sure their chef must have worked in world class restaurants.... More 

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Thank Tanya H
hoponpop, Owner at Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Tanya H Thank you for your lovely review received this morning. So happy you could feel the love and passion that is put into every corner of Rosemary's. It gives us great pleasure knowing you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Kind regards Rosemary and her A1 team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Seafood, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Main Road, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Gansbaai
  • Phone Number: +27 28 384 2076
Description
Thyme at Rosemary's is a unique, cozy restaurant situated along the main road of Gansbaai.

The restaurant boasts a beautiful garden out back serving lunches between 12h00 & 15h30 as well as two lovely interior seating areas serving diners from 18h30.

The menu consists of fresh seafood, traditional South African country cuisine, grills and various daily speciality dishes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?