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Thorfynns Restaurant

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Noordehoek, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 789 8006
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Bonn, Germany
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unfortunately we were only able to enjoy the sunset looking over Long Beach. Food was very poor, artificial and not good tasting at all. Missed freshness and caring preparation.

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Thank Michael R
Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Great restaurant and views over Nordhoek beach. Party of 16 of us and service and food were great. Highly recommended if in Nordhoek area.

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Thank Richard B
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We booked a sunday brunch here for after my son's baptism. What a great choice we made. The manager and staff were incredibly accommodating and the views are just breathtaking. The food was great too. We would happily be back for another meal

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Thank NickyCUK
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

There were some bad reviews but we were pleasantly surprised. Stunning views, nice calm atmosphere and a good variety on the menu. The waitress was not very confidant but still efficient. No Pimms or my next best choice and the creme brule on the menu not available but we spent a good 3 hours and the was very reasonable. Definitely... More 

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Thank Ushandra
Muizenberg, Western Cape, South Africa
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89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We have been regulars at Thorfynns for many years.We love relaxing on the deck with a long island ice tea.Sadly on Wednesday we couldn't order any.My husband had the lamb burger and rated it the best burger ever.I love the fact that the meat is free range and produce organic.We will always support ethical establishments.The caponata platter is really delicious,... More 

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Thank Suzanne R
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

What a lovely view, really relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. Love the pumpkin and white sauce bake. Brought my kids and they had a great time, so naturally so did I. I must see for people wanting to experience the little gems of Cape Town.

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Thank taralee177
Northamptonshire
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We have been to Thorfynns many times and whilst the menu is not extensive the food is of good quality. The staff are friendly and attentive with out being over the top. The views are second to none especially at sunset.

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Thank ephesus1964
Darren B, Manager at Thorfynns Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for this review. We adjust our menu every 6 months and try to run specials as much as possible. Will pass this review onto the staff. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I'd heard mixed reviews about Thornfynns however I found our waitress to be very sweet and friendly and our meals exceeded our expectations too. The service was excellent and all the staff and management that we came across were very friendly.

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Thank _glynk21
Darren B, Manager at Thorfynns Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review will place your review on our staff notice board. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Thorfynns. The fairy lights and candles created a warm romantic atmosphere. We both had the Hollandaise Biefstuck and thoroughly enjoyed it. Although my favorite (the Crème Brule) was not available, I was surprisingly delighted with the Coconut Poached Pear. All in all a lovely evening.

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Thank AbiT1984
Darren B, Manager at Thorfynns Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this lovely review. Kind Regards Darren More 

Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

In short - Our waiter was not truthful with us, saying that the food is coming when it did not. Earlier, he said he would let us know when food was coming, he did not. We waited about an hour and fifteen mins for food (in no restaurant, should you ever have to wait even an hour). No management around... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Noordehoek, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 789 8006

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