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Tumble Downs

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8 Currys Post Road, Howick 3290, South Africa
+27 82 802 2837
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Durban, South Africa
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed lunch at Tumble Downs. The prawn and chicken curry is to die for and we also tried the pulled pork & sweet corn fritters! Really tasty. The only thing is the wine is pricey so next time we will see if they offer a corkage option.

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Thank Mands101
Howick, South Africa
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

34 people attended an 80th birthday luncheon. Everyone chose different starters, mains and desserts from the menu. Even though there were other patrons in the restaurant, the service was surprisingly quick and efficient. There were two areas for private parties. The emphasis of the unique food was on quality not quantity. A lovely fire compensated for the lack of a... More 

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Thank jallw00d
South Africa
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in Pietermaritazburg and wanted somewhere a little special for our anniversary lunch. A friend suggested tumble downs and from when we walked in we felt at home. Werner is very welcoming and attentive, Ourselves and our guests enjoyed every mouthful of their very well presented food. There is a very relaxed atmosphere and the views are beautiful. Now... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I decided we wanted to eat out for dinner (there is not a huge selection to where we where staying) and just by chance we asked Google where was the closest restaurant to us whist we were driving around and one of the choices was Tumble Downs. Its on the Curry Post sand road - so we... More 

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Thank ssford2711
Durban, South Africa
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A short hop from Howick, KwaZulu Natal, along the Curry's Post Road (mind the pot holes at night) I have yet to visit during the day, but their evening menu is fabulous. They are open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, and it is mostly the Thursday nights that we seem to be able to get there. I absolutely love it,... More 

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Thank afroconf
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The food as always excellent. Small menu which changes quite regularly. Food prepared wit a lot of creativity.

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Thank Vicky H
Durban, South Africa
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

While there might be many places to eat in the Midlands, there are not many that serve good, honest food that is served in a family owned eatery on a farm. Simple, old world charm where the owner takes a genuine interest in your experience. We have been here twice in the last month and had good tasty food. Comfort,... More 

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La Roche-Bernard, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Unexpectedly stopped here for lunch. It was a pleasant surprise with a wide choice of good food well presented. The staff were excellent and very polite and attentive.

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Thank JohnTrishenvacence
Howick, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband and I have been eating at Tumble Downs for the last 2 years and absolutely love it. Not only is the food superb and beautifully presented, the hosts Werner and Michelle, are wonderful. They are so friendly and accommodating. We were feeling like seafood and when I phoned to book I asked if it was possible to request... More 

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Thank jennymA526EA
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Great setting, great service (our waiter, Comfort, was attentive and friendly) and amazing food! Best ice cream ever...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Currys Post Road, Howick 3290, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Howick
  • Phone Number: +27 82 802 2837
Description
The restaurant is conveniently situated only 8 kms outside of Howick on the Currys Post Road. Approximately 4½ hours from Johannesburg and 1½ hours from Durban. Tastefully decorated yet simply country, this venue is ideal for dining pleasure. The row of glass panelled doors that open out onto the covered veranda echo the buildings stable origins, but inside the ceilings have been raised to give the feeling of great depth and space. Tastefully decorated but remaining true to the country ambience, Tumble Downs has a passion for food and hospitality. The awe-inspiring landscape of the surrounding Kamberg and Karkloof Valley, the unrestricted freedom of its lawns, fine cuisine and true country-style hospitality makes this the ultimate venue.

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