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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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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
08:30 - 17:00All hours
International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Kirstenbosch Drive | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Family walk around the botanical gardens on a winters day end at the tea room.We were impressed with the warm ambience and friendly service.Pretty extensive menu too Overall an enjoyable hour spent at the Tea Room

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really awesome place, the best restaurant at Kirstenbosch by miles! Highly recommended. The food is fresh and the waitrons want to be there and are happy

Thank Murray R
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

My friend and I recently enjoyed the Chocolate Vegan Muffins after strolling around Kirstenbosch. Really delicious!

Thank AmyCatherineDillon
JacquesPB, General Manager at Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for all the positive reviews. We are passionate about what we do and strive to become better everyday. Thanks to these reviews we have been awarded a certificate of excellence.

Reviewed 13 June 2017

Wonderful location and setting within the gardens, friendly staff but ridiculously overpriced for a local.

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This place was very busy and we wanted to be able to sit on the terrace under an umbrella so we were surprised that we were seated right away. We had a beautiful salad and my husband had fish. It was probably Hake, but I...More

Thank Jan A
Reviewed 3 June 2017

It's always busy, rightly so and the menu is a crowd pleaser - there's something for everyone, and the quality is good. We love the milk shakes as well as the rock shandies - exploring the best botanical gardens on earth is hot work

Thank Bongitole
JacquesPB, General Manager at Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Really appreciate your review, thank you so much

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

A Mother's Day outing for 6 brought us to the Tea Room @ Kirstenbosch Gardens. The downside is that one cannot reserve a table and on a beautiful & popular day for families to be outdoors & treating Mums, there is a queue in which...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Feeling hungry after our extensive walking we headed to the tea rooms and enjoyed a light snack and some very crisp and cold South African wine. A busy stop, with most tables taken and service was still good. Can't remember the menu but it was...More

1  Thank Gunner do
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Waitress was very friendly, food was nice, gelato was delicious. It gets very busy over lunch time, but who's in a hurry when you visit the gardens anyway?

1  Thank HarveyCapeTown
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We Went to Kirstenbosch on a very rainy day and sat inside. The menu gives good choices and we settled for Fresh Hake done in coconut batter and chips. The children had very large burgers. The fish was delicious and recommended by a local family...More

Thank Alicia633
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
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
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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