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Garden Lounge in the Vineyard Hotel

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Colinton Road | Newlands, Claremont 7700, South Africa
+27 21 657 4500
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the past I had nothing but positive experiences at the Vineyard. The view and surroundings obviously remains the same but the food and service was very disappointing this time round. Clearly management has taken the decision to reduce portions substantially, to essentially "tasting menu" proportions. Off our group two ordered line fish (swordfish) wish was ok without being spectacular,... More 

Thank Johann S
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194 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Table for 1. Busy spot with restless staff and little by way of personal niceties. Good high tea nonetheless. Well presented and each element tasty. Better than Mount Nelson and less stiff. Would return

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Good restaurant serving a range of great food, with beautiful views of Table Mountain. Friendly and helpful staff, but can be very busy at lunch and tea times, because it is in such a fantastic setting.

Thank MichaelChew
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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316 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I have been going to The Vineyard for 25 years & have always loved the splendor of sitting on the terrace overlooking the beautiful garden & the backdrop of mountains. Of course, the wander through the gardens & along the river is always a must after lunch! Sadly, this time we were all very disappointed with our lunch. We all... More 

Thank bella c
north yorkshire
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136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

the ambience of this place is what sets it apart from others. Had a light lunch with two friends, sitting on the terrace admiring the gardens, watching the giant tortoise and generally people watching. The food was good ( we all had fish and chips) and the service was fine. Shame you can't book, though we didn't wait too long... More 

Thank joyceyorks
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332 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Lunch on the terrace under the bougainvillea whilst giant tortoises wander past, very pleasant indeed. Salads are good, I had the pear and ostrich carpaccio which was delicious. The Caesar salad not particularly great though. No reservations outside so top tip, arrive at 12 and get your table early, lunch is se bed from 12.30.

Thank Sue B
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661 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our eggs Benedict and coffee for brunch at the vineyard. The setting is lovely and the gardens are beautiful and definitely worth a wander. Service however was not great and we consistently struggled to actually get the attention of waitrons which did let the overall experience down. Would probably go back; but it would be super if service... More 

Thank Matvl
Cape Town, South Africa
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I recently visited The Vineyard for lunch. There were six in our party celebrating a year end function. The food when it arrived was disappointing, the portion was tiny, overpriced and lacked imagination.

Thank grapefruitx
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Visited this vineyard hotel on a sunny afternoon for the high tea. It's a great concept as each individual or couple is served with their own cake tier filled with all the bite sized menu items. Everything was great and it's set in a beautiful location. The waiters are willing to make menu comprises for dietary requirements. Only thing is,... More 

Thank Natasha2808
Tel Aviv, Israel
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The gardens and view of Table Mountain are incredibly lovely and serene. Service is very good. A wonderful place for both business and family meetings.

Thank DTlv

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Colinton Road | Newlands, Claremont 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +27 21 657 4500

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?