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The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar

156 Melk Street | New Muckleneuk, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
+27 12 460 7615
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“milk tart” (7 reviews)
“chicken pie” (4 reviews)
“oxtail” (9 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
African, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
156 Melk Street | New Muckleneuk, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 269 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is located at a great relaxing spot. Lovely gardens and view over the dam. Service was average but food good value for money. Highly recommended.

Thank 969tommyr
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sir, Thank you for your review, we appreciate the patronage. I would like to personally apologize for the sub-par service and I will be sure to look in to the matter with great urgency. Kind Regards Zander

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were not much impressed with the service. It was like they forgot about our table. The food was good.More

Thank elna322
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Evening Elna, Thank you for your review, It is really unfortunate that you did not enjoy your experience with us. I will be sure to follow up with management and wait staff. Although the food was good, I would personally like to apologize for...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Our second time to The Blue Crane. The first occasion was for lunch and it was very very disappointing. This is not the place for extraordinary dishes. It's for your standard restaurant fare done the traditional way. So the food standard is consistent. Breakfast consisted...More

Thank Eugene S
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Good Day Eugene, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is very unfortunate that you did not have the best experience, and I would like to personally apologize for the inconvenience caused. If I may, We only serve Breakfast Buffet's on...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

Set on the veranda overlooking the dam. The food is just excellent, especially if you are a couple that is in love and very romantic. The staff is professional and the service excellent. You definitely get value for your money. Will recommend this restaurant to...More

1  Thank MichaelMaherry
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Dear Michael, Thank you so much for the amazing review, we pride ourselves on the fact that we offer so much to our clients. I will be sure to thank the staff and management on your behalf, and we will make sure to keep up...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

I recently attended a bridal-shower at Blue Crane and it was well suited for the function. The petits fours were delicious. We had a large table on the sunny patio overlooking the dam. Not sure about the pricing though.More

Thank MzWolff
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Good Afternoon, We are extremely happy that you enjoyed the function and that we were able to make a special day even more special. Our Pricing on functions differ tremendously as we have a large variety of menu's and spaces that can be used for...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

Set on the veranda overlooking the pond with the BlueCranes just yards away. The open air, somewhat rustic but invigorating overlook. The food is very good and the service was excellent. One of the safer places in Pretoria to venture out.

1  Thank GeoWashington1787
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Good Day, Thank you for your amazing review, we appreciate the patronage. Regards, Zander.

Reviewed 3 June 2017

Tranquil setting with birdlife and menu has excellent choices. Staff attentive and the sofas with blankets to view the birdlife while enjoying your meal very enjoyable

1  Thank Leanne D
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Good Evening Leanne, Thank you for your wonderful review. I will be sure to thank the staff on your behalf. We really hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Zander

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Even though i am not a fan of buffet style dining, I really did enjoy the effort that went into the whole buffet lunch. We were greeted with a complimentary glass a champagne and the service was pleasant and attentive. The oxtail and chicken pie...More

1  Thank LieslHearne
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Dear Liesl, I would like to personally thank you for the awesome review. I will be sure to thank the team and everyone involved on your behalf. Please note that we have a Father's Day special Menu coming up the 18th of June, please reserve...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

the atmosphere is very tranquil onto the lake service was good polite staff and attentive location is perfect overlooking the lake

Thank 143Jhbtraveller
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for the review, we appreciate the patronage and we hope to see you soon. Kind Regards, Zander.

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Our family enjoyed the breakfast buffet on Sunday, the 30th of Apr. Lovely atmosphere and friendly/helpful staff. The food was really great & also value for money, but unfortunately our entire family & in-laws had gotten ill after visiting the restaurant. I’m not sure what...More

3  Thank InaJvRensburg
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Response from Annemarie345 | Reviewed this property |
Open from 9 - if it's a big group I would book otherwise it should be fine - enjoy 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, View
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Melk Street | New Muckleneuk, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 460 7615
  • E-mail
Description
The Blue Crane, situated in the heart of Pretoria next to the Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary, is now under new ownership and management. Not only has the entire venue been renovated extensively, but we also built a brand new 'Boma' area ideal for functions and off course relaxing next to the bonfire on a chilly evening. The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar offers various exciting areas, ideal for private or corporate functions, including our inside dining area next to the fireplace, a brand new coffee deli on the outside deck of the extended restaurant and our classy upstairs bar with its own deck overlooking the dam and the bird sanctuary. Not only do we cater for all sorts of functions, but we also offer our famous breakfast and lunch buffet every Sunday. We went the extra mile by building a custom jungle gym for all our younger patrons which adds even more value to your unique experience
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