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The Lawns

The Lawns
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Cost
R150
Ambience
Bar scene, Coffee, Groups, Kids, Quick meals, Special occasions, Views
Food
Bakery fare, Bistro fare, Burgers, Deli fare, Health food, Light meals, Mediterranean, Modern, Pizzas, Seafood, Steak, Tapas, Vegetarian
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R150

Critic's review

Zola Nene

Food
The starter menu has only three options: chicken wings, which were deliciously saucy and come with an option of a peri-peri or bbq dipping sauce; grilled calamari; and grilled halloumi. For larger groups, try the cheese board or charcuterie board to share – the cheese board is very generously portioned and can easily be shared between six people as a starter or nibbles with drinks.

For mains, choose from the chicken or beef burger, which is layered with a patty, cheese, bacon and caramelised onions, and served with a salad or homemade chips. There’s also fish and chips, ribs and a whole roasted free-range chicken from which to choose. Pizzas are thin-based and come with various choices of scant but tasty toppings, such as pulled pork or salami and piquanté peppers. A simple kids’ menu is available with the usual burger, margarita pizza and ribs options.

The dessert options are very limited and include ice cream (strawberry, chocolate or vanilla) served with Hershey’s chocolate sauce or a selection of cakes (chocolate, carrot, cheese or almond).

Drinks
The beverage menu has a good selection of local wines, as well as some imported bubbly on offer. Some of the wines and sparkling wines are available to order by the glass. There’s a wide range of craft and draught beers and ciders available too, and there’s even the option to order bottles in sixes in a bucket. The small cocktail menu options are great; I highly recommend the fruity and refreshing mango daiquiri if you love a tropical frozen cocktail. There’s also a good selection of soft drinks.

Service
The service is quite sporadic, possibly due to the vast area of space. Wait staff take care of a number of large tables so you can be left waiting for long periods of time. While not too well-versed on the menu, waiters are very friendly and are happy to move umbrellas around to give you the best shaded spot.

Ambience
There’s plenty of outdoor seating on wooden tables, with umbrellas to shelter you from the sun. When booking online, there are many options for which area you’d like to sit, which can be confusing if you’re going for the first time. (Pro tip: The area is divided into different decks at different levels. The higher you go, the better your view will be, but the lowest deck means not having to deal with a lot of very steep stairs.) The place is busy and has a fun atmosphere, with different parties going on – prepare to be flanked by a noisy childrens’ party and a raucous bachelorette party. The clientele is an eclectic mix of people that gives the space a fun and relaxed vibe.

Best for…
Sundowner drinks with friends, casual family get-togethers or any casual dining experience with amazing mountain views.

(February 2019)

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User reviews

  • High priced fastfood. Hectic wannabe place with friendly but randomizing personell. Claims childfriendly but not even a baby chair. Will change name soon, promise
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  • See u next time
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Beer served
  • Booking required
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Dog-friendly
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Live entertainment
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • StreetSmart affliated
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian

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