Kirstenbosch Tea Room

Kirstenbosch Tea Room
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R140 avg main meal
Groups, Quick meals, Special occasions, Views
Bakery fare, Burgers, Health food, Middle Eastern, South African
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Critic's review

Thulisa Martins

This is a basic lunch spot in the midst of one of the most beautiful attractions in South Africa. A selection of traditional breakfast, sandwiches, salads and burgers are on offer. There are allergen-free options on the menu such as the gluten-free muffins, dairy-free tarts and also some vegan options. The portions are sizable.

The all-day breakfast is offered with a selection of familiar options like anchovy toast, Marmite toast, and granola with fresh fruits and Bulgarian yoghurt. Guests could also enjoy shakshuka – eggs poached in a spicy North African tomato sauce served with crispy homemade Italian bread and a side salad or chips. They do a good fried chip – crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The fish (which comes with the chips) is basic but tender, tasty and flaky. The salads are standard options. Also available is sirloin steak, charcoal-grilled plain or with BBQ basting; bobotie; and Cape pickled fish.

For desserts, guests can choose from the baked goods on display, or from the menu. The Belgian waffles are light and crispy, served with ice cream or freshly whipped cream and a sauce choice of gooey chocolate and fudge sauce, fresh berry syrup or honey. Other desserts include hot apple pie and malva pudding.

Sparkling wines such as the JC Le Roux Blanc are available. Other options of wines include the La Motte sauvignon blanc and the Tokara cabernet sauvignon. Soft drinks, beers, spirits and liqueurs are also available.

The service is friendly but slow. Order immediately if you’re hungry.

Note that laptops are not allowed.

You need to pay an entrance fee to gain access to the gardens, so get the best value for your money by taking a long stroll around the varied and beautifully laid out gardens.

(August 2017)

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  • Accepts credit cards
  • Child friendly
  • Eat Out reviewed
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  • Licensed
  • Parking
  • Takeaways
  • Wheelchair

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