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Baobab Cafe and Grill (Menlyn)

Baobab Cafe and Grill (Menlyn)
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Cost
R120
Ambience
Coffee, Groups
Food
African, Bakery fare, Steak
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa

Owners description

Enjoy the sumptuous and varying tastes of the African continent, in the tranquil environment of a truly Pan-African restaurant. Sit on the terrace, enjoy the uniquely African setting, and feel the tension melt away.

User reviews

  • We celebrated my daughter (Jamie-Lee Thumbran) 21st birthday at Baobab on 08 February 2017 - Wow !!!! It was awesome! We really enjoyed the food...nice evening with friends and family - dear loved ones...will never forget... Leonie Matthews
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  • My boyfriend and I, came to baobab for a quick meal. The place is beautiful, and him and his family have always come here (they're all Pretoria people), he found a piece of hair in his mash potatoes. The manager came to prologue by making excuses about how he only has males in his kitchen and no women and the men wear nets. He didn't end up eating. Which ruined the evening. Arrgh.
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  • Most apalling plastic-fake-instant-cheese and mushroom sauce on the chicken scnitzel I ever tasted. No thanks.
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  • I have been going to Baobab for years now. My parents started taking us there as kids about 12 years back. Loved it from the start. Amazing food, all of it! I have not had anything on their menu (in twelve years I have gone through it quite extensively) that was anything short of spectacular. Seating is spacious and comfortable. Even on busy days, although it isn't quite it never gets overbearing and you never struggle hearing the other person. For more privacy, there are cubicle like seating options, we usually opt for that as you can almost forget that you are in a massive restaurant. It is warm, inviting, classy and elegant, without feeling stingy. Portions are big, food is really good. I have mentioned it before, but it really is great! My only complaint is the fact that they removed the ostrich fillet (with cranberry sauce and brie cheese) from the menu. Was the most amazing thing I have ever eaten. Unsure of what to get off of a really big and great menu? Their lamb shank is always amazing as is their selection of potjies is always a winner.
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  • I've been to Baobab on two occasions, both dates. The decor is contemporary African and the ambience on the opulent side without being off-putting. Baobab sells itself as a family restaurant and on appearances alone, you'd be hard-pressed to believe them. Trust me, it really is child-friendly. The waiters are attentive and eager without being overbearing. The menu is a carnivore's delight. On both occasions, my partner and I had steaks with the accompanying sauces, of which there is a wide range. Delicious. Cooked to order. (Okay, once they got my order wrong but it was briskly whisked away without complaint and I was offered a complimentary cappuccino for my pain and suffering.) Perfect venue for a date or a family dinner.
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  • Fabulous dining experience
    Friendly and speedy service
    Excellent cuisine and fantastic cocktails

    keep up the good work!!!
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  • Excellent food and service - always.

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  • We booked a table for 9 people and ended up with 8. Management commented that "we do not need you as clients, so you can go to another restaurant."

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  • Myself and 4 work colleagues went for dinner to Baobab. 1 of the colleagues is German and was looking forward to the meal as he loves South African food. He ordered the prawn and chicken potjie. The food was terrible, my steak was supposed to be medium but it was well cooked and burnt in places, 2 other colleagues also ordered steak and their's were also burnt. The German ate maybe 1/4 of his meal and sent it back. The worst part was that we waited 30 minutes for drinks and over an hour for our food! We all agreed we will not ever dine at Baobab again. Recommendation, Rather go somewhere else if you don't want your evening spoilt by the inept staff, chef and management.

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  • The food is quite good, but the service is inefficient and the management full of crap.

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  • Extremely poor service. It is the second time in a row that we had bad luck at this restaurant. First time round I got a bug in my drink and this time round they tried to serve us with much smaller pieces of meat than ordered. The waitor got the order wrong and several people had a mix of someone else's order. It is a pity, because the food generally tastes great.

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  • Whilst visiting Pretoria for Xmas last year, we had a lovely meal at Baobab Cafe and Grill. I will be back in Pretoria end of June 2010 and hopefully will be able to to take some more friends there to experience the lovely food. I can recommend it. Good value for money as well.
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  • I absolutely LOVE this place. The food and service are divine. I went with my fiance for dinner and I asked the chef to make my livers in garlic & mushroom sauce instead of peri-peri since I am allergic to it and he did it just for me. Just goes to show that they really go the extra mile to make customers happy!
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  • My husband and I went to Boabab for our 1 month aniverissary and we had an amazing experience. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was terrific and the whole experience was very delightful!! Top marks all the way
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  • I absolutely LOVE Baobab and take any guests or friends there when they need a night out. The menu is fantastic, the decor is beautiful and the atmosphere is energetic.You get a huge plate of food and they are not even pricey. I will continue to support this fantastic restaurant and hope to see more of them sprouting up soon.
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Menu

Set menu - menu - Updated April 2018

Facilities

  • Alfresco
  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Parking
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian

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