The Blue Crane (Pretoria)

5 Reviews
African, Bistro fare, Light meals, Modern, Steak
Phone Number 0124607615 Opening Hours Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Breakfast: Monday to Wednesday; Sunday 8am to 3pm

Lunch: Thursday to Saturday 8am to 10pm



Menu - The Blue Crane - A La Carte Menu - Updated in August 2022


R150 avg main meal
African, Bistro fare, Light meals, Modern, Steak
R 65 per 750 ml bottle
R150 avg main meal
Groups, Kids, Special occasions, Views
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Alfresco, Booking required, Child friendly, Functions, Licensed, Live entertainment, Lunch, Parking, Smoking, Vegetarian, Wheelchair

Owner's description

The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar offers a variety of pleasing dining venues, alongside the lake of the Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary. Whether it be the open-air freedom of the upper decks and the brand new 'boma' or the surroundings of the newly renovated upstairs bar, we have the right venue to cater for your individual taste.

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User reviews

5 Reviews
    Beautiful bird sanctuary...friendly and helpfull staff, that goes the extra mile. Tasteful just very expensive...
    Love the setting. Unfortunately there is no light menu for lunch / sundowners. Menu also expensive. Would like to go more often but it will only be for drinks unless the menu caters for lighter meals. Was dissapointed and left after drinks. Menu before renovations had better options.
    I previously visited the Blue Crane Restaurant and was not pleased at all. It did however come to my attention they recently attained new owners, which led me to go to the buffet lunch on Sunday, 24 July - what a great decision!
    Since the moment you enter the newly renovated restaurant they make you feel welcome. The new owners pay attention to the finest detail and one can notice that the staff received the best training.
    The food was of the highest quality, the setting is beautiful and now includes a boma. After lunch we went up to the bar area (also renovated) where we enjoyed sunset drinks accompanied by live music.
    I encourage anyone who remembers the old Blue Crane to go give the new restaurant a try! A pleasing experience from start to end.

    I'm always excited to visit Blue Crane as it is so beautifully situated. Unfortunately, I usually leave unsatisfied. Although their menu looks promising, the food is average and overpriced. We recently had breakfast there and my simple dish of scrambled eggs and toast was bland, dry and uninspiring. I don't mind paying more for a well prepared and tasty meal, but the Blue Crane's food really doesn't meet any of my expectations.

    I agree with everyone else, the setting is lovely, the food lousy and the decor tacky. I went on Saturday for breakfast with a big group of friends, and got a stale croissant with off-colour salmon and scrambled eggs. I wont waste my time here again. You dont have to do nouvelle cuisine, just serve proper food, scale down the menu to not include every boring thing under the sun, and focus on the things that you are good at. Here is hoping that someone with a bit of imagination and passion for good food buys the place and turns it into one of Pretorias top eateries.

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