The Silver Birch

The Silver Birch
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R100+ avg main
Coffee, Kids, Quick meals
Burgers, Coffee, Health food, Light meals, Mediterranean, Pizzas, Steak, Vegetarian
Amex, Mastercard, Visa

Owners description

The menu has evolved over the years and includes just about everything your heart could desire. They serve breakfast, light lunches, grills, red meat, poultry, fish, sandwiches, gourmet sandwiches, wraps, burgers, pizzas, cakes and desserts.

Their superb menu offers their customers a choice of more than thirty main meals, including “making your own pizza”, and numerous yummy desserts.


User reviews

  • Today I took my Mom out for lunch and met up with my sister, we decided to go to Silverbirch as previously we really enjoyed the food,service and surroundings, but lately (last 3-4 visits) it has been really disappointing, scones are dry, cream is so airy it disappears within seconds, today I wanted the pulled pork with pineapple, NO PULLED PORK, STEAK AND SALAD WITH POTATOE GRATIN..NOT!! So I settle for chicken fillets with a green salad...what a disappointment, wilted old ???watercress only...weird salad, two tiny thin chicken breasts cooked to Death, dry as old leather and three tiny strawberries cut in half missing the balsamic reduction.. Complained and sent back, came back with 3 even tinier, skinnier chicken fillets and slightly less dry with a handful of watercress and a few extra lettuce leaves and one carrot strip, although the manager was apologetic and handled it diplomatically, I will not be returning there although we were regulars there, this pathetic meal cost me 88 rands!!!I do not mind paying but then the food should be quality. The waitor however was fabulous, coffee and cappucino was good..This is truly disappointing..not sure what has gone wrong lately but someone should have a good hard look at the decline. I have quite a few friends who do not even want to consider going there, they will rather go to Primi.
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  • My wife made a booking with Silver birch for breakfast at 09h00 on Sunday 29 June. She booked for the table directly in front of the fireplace and requested that the fire be burning when we arrive. What a surprise when we got there only to find that our table was already occupied!!!!!!!!!!!! We were ushered to an alternative table. In hindsight we should rather have left as this has happened to us in the past too. The so called manager(I think) wasn't too concerned either.
    Food was really pleasant but the whole event which she had planned for us was destroyed by the restaurant not being able to make bookings as requested.
    Pity to have such crappy service from management while the food and waiters are trying their best.
    Would appreciate some feedback from the owner(Garth) in this regard.
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  • To put it kindly, their breakfast is really below par, and very slow to arrive. I was aslo really disgusted with their children's menu, the worst, most unhealthy options imaginable, with no healthy options for the children. Not every parent wants to serve his or her child junk!
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  • Today was the second and last time I have been to Silver Birch for lunch. I live in Cape Town but my daughter lives in Johannesburg and Lifestyle is a good place to go with my granddaughter. My first lunch, a year ago, was returned and today it happened again. I ordered a quiche, but was served the most awful, glutinous mess of melted cheese. One bite and I needed to vomit. After sending it back I ordered a scone, but it was as dry as a rock and smothered in spray cream. Horrible.
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  • 40 minutes to serve a cheese and ham pizza to my 10 year old. I asked to speak to the manager and it took her 20 minutes to come. Worst service I had for a while.

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  • On Sunday 4/08 at about 15h00 my wife and I went for coffee at said place.1) there was nobody at he entrance
    2) We asked a waitron for a table, she half-heartedly pointed one out.
    We went to sit there, the manager came and said there was a queue, but there was not. We were rudely told to stand in the queue as there is a sign there. I feel it was bad service because there was nobody to attend to clients at the entrants.

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  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Booking required
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian

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