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The Rambling Rose

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36 Long Street | Route 62, Montagu 6720, South Africa
+27 83 401 4503
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08:00 - 17:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We are residents of Montagu and we come back to Rambling Rose again and again. We appreciate the warm, personal welcome and the friendly waiters. We love the consistently good food and today we ventured away from the Peri Peri Chicken and Fish we usually ordered and tried Cay's farm chicken - goodness gracious! Tremendously good as always.

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Thank Liana J
In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this review

Dear Liana Thank you very much for taking the time to share your great feedback - it is always wonderful to hear from our locals. I am delighted that you and your family enjoyed our Rotisserie Roast Chicken. See you again soon. Kind regards Cay More 

South Africa
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This has become a favourite stopping place. Lovely food, well prepared and nicely plated, dog friendly, fabulous service. Breads and pastries for purchase really good! Highly recommended

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Thank 5vans
In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this review

Dear 5vans Thank you very much for the fantastic review! I am so happy that you have enjoyed your stops with us. Please visist us again soon. Kind regards Cay More 

Bournemouth
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped into this restaurant on our way to Cape Town. Along with a full menu there was a lunch buffet which we opted for. There was a wealth of choice from babotie, chicken and mushroom pie, lasagne, curry, hot meats, roasted vegetables and many different salads. The food was delicious and wholesome. All in all we had an excellent... More 

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Thank jcm0
In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this review

Dear Jcm0 Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback. I am so happy that you enjoyed our Harvest table. I have passed your feedback onto the team and it is much appreciated. Please pop in again. Kind regards Cay More 

Hove
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really great home cooked food and a fabulous lost of options for vegetarians and gluten free peeps like me too! The tomato soup although sounds really plain was absolutely to die for! Best I have ever had maybe! Friend enjoyed hers too. Service was good if a little suffocating (over the top and a little too attentive) if I was... More 

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Thank badger1977
In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this review

Dear Badger Thank you very much for taking the time to share your fantastic feedback. I am delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us. Please pop in again soon. Kind regards Cay More 

Windhoek, Namibia
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You feel warmly welcomed by the host (family run restaurant). I did feel that on entry into the restaurant the clutter that greets you is a bit off putting and the restaurant at the back is squeezed into a little space and tables too close. It would be better to have the restaurant as you walk in and the goods... More 

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Thank Jenny S
In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this review

Dear Jenny Thank you for sharing your feedback. Our farm shop and bakery is an integral part of our brand and who we are - and one we are very proud of. I am happy that you enjoyed your lunch with us. Happy travels. Kind regards Cay More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Involved owner made a plan to get three of us Portuguese Peri-Peri chicken when they had oven troubles. The result was delicious. One of the kids had a selection of vegan foods from the buffet and she was over the moon for 'real good vegan foods'. My son loved the Thai chicken from the buffet. I tried one of the... More 

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Thank Neal B
In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this review

Dear Neal Thank you very much for the fantastic feedback. I am glad that the whole family enjoyed their meals with us. The Lunch Harvest table is very popular and it is served at 12pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please pop in again. Kind regards Cay More 

Ile de France
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a pleasant Surprise! Warm Welcome - Well thought out, Country Store Style Deco. Good varied Menu. Excellent Service and Advice on dishes. Highly Recommended Thank You

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Thank TNH47
In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this review

Dear TNH47 Thank you very much for your wonderful comments. I am so happy that you had a great time with us. I have passed your feedback onto the team and it is much appreciated. Kind regards Cay More 

Gothenburg
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494 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not impressed by the food at The Rambling Rose Restaurant. I had lunch (they do not do dinner’s) and as I arrived a bit late, the only lunch dish I could have was the chicken salad. The salad was nicely laid out on the plate, but the dish was destroyed but much to much dressing, especially balsamic vinegar.

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Thank GothenburgProfessor
In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this review

Dear GothenburgProfessor Thank you for sharing your feedback. Our kitchen operates from 8am to 4pm daily (expect Tuesdays out of season) last orders are at 15:45. We often get guests wanting a meal once the kitchen is closing and we go out of our way to try and accommodate them, but offering meals that have a short cooking time. Unfortunately... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This spot is a real gem Food is great, service brilliant Highly recommend this place when in the town The attached shop has great local offerings

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Thank Kevin M
In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this review

Dear Kevin Thank you very much for the great feedback. I have passed your comments onto the team and it is much appreciated. Kind regards Cay More 

Cannon Rocks, South Africa
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Step off the road and into another world with this little gem. For those still looking for gifts, that is also an option. Being on the road meant that quick service is important and indeed it was quick. Icy water was presented without being asked. The fireplace bears witness to many warm winter evenings spent at this venue. My breakfast... More 

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Thank Travellinggypsey63
In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this review

Dear Travellinggypsey Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful review. I am delighted that you had a wonderful brekkie with us. I have passed your feedback onto our team. Thank you for the stunning pics. Happy travels! Kind regards Cay 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
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Cuisine
European, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Long Street | Route 62, Montagu 6720, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Montagu
  • Phone Number: +27 83 401 4503
Description
The Rambling Rose is set on the scenic Route 62, a large parking lot makes it very easy for travellers with large vehicles, little kids or large groups to stop safely. The farmshop boosts a selection of home made jams, preserves, rusks, biscuits and chocolates. Cafe Artesia our bakery - bakes artisanal breads every Saturday and Sunday. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating with a warm fire going in the chilly winter. A wishing well provides great entertainment for the kids.Breakfast is served untill 4pm, lunch menu is displayed on chalk boards as it changes according to season, and what is growing on the farm. All cakes, croissants and muffins are hand made on site and are worth a try! Coffee is our thing - we only serve Origin Coffee and have five trained Baristas on site!The Rambling Rose is a family run business and food and service is our passion - we look forward to welcoming you.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?