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The Garden Lounge & Patio

60 Colinton Road | Newlands, Vineyard Hotel, Claremont 7700, South Africa
+27 21 657 4500
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“lunch” (23 reviews)
“scones” (3 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
60 Colinton Road | Newlands, Vineyard Hotel, Claremont 7700, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a family gathering in the beautiful surrounds of the Vinyard Hotel, at their Garden Lounge. The setting is stunning, made better by attentive and interresting staff, including the horticulturist who gave us a tour of the gardens. However, the creme de creme was...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful peaceful setting. Cannot believe you are in the middle of a built up area. Manicured park like gardens, views of the mountain and even a giant tortoise strolling by make this a unique spot. Great for evening sundowners on a balmy Summer's evening or...More

Thank Kolletjie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Vine Yard and ate in their restaurants for all our diners and some of our lunches. The food is excellent and if you have a very big appetite, try the afternoon tea.

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The garden is indeed very beautiful. But the food was very very disappointing, especially for the price. Our chicken salad contained one hazelnut and one apricot on top of a mound of dry couscous. The portions for the wraps and sandwiches were tiny. The service...More

1  Thank Philippa K
Reviewed 13 August 2017

A great spot for meals and coffee with spectacular views of the mountain. The garden setting provides for a memorable meal - look our for the giant totouses in the garden

Thank monty781
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Garden lounge has really beautiful setting and perfect place for lazy Sunday lunch. Oak trees provided perfect shade during a hot summer Sunday. Our lunch had an entertaining twist with added guest - huge turtle that come to drink water from the water feature in...More

Thank Zana M
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Limited but excellent food menu, and a good selection of wine and beers. Friendly and helpful service. This time it was warm enough to sit outside in the evening, a real bonus.

Thank Tanner321
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Go to the Vineyard on a good day and sit outside under the oaks for a good lunch and wonderful ambiance, there's even parking underground. In the middle of Claremont is this lush oasis with huge tortoises wandering around the gardens, our overseas friends just...More

Thank BlueCraneJen
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

On a beautiful day there's few places with a view and atmosphere like this. The service is also attentive. But the food falls so far short of what you'd expect. It's a seriously below par menu and the food quality is really not good enough....More

Thank MartinP1974
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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"...More

1  Thank Johann S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, 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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Colinton Road | Newlands, Vineyard Hotel, Claremont 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +27 21 657 4500
  • E-mail
Enjoy the tranquility of the garden patio enveloped in this stunning natural setting or relax in the quiet ambiance of Vineyard Hotel's spacious Garden Lounge. The stunning mountain views, the wonderful landscaped gardens and the song of the many varieties of Cape birds that can be found in the vineyard’s garden are just a few of the pleasures to be enjoyed while contemplating an utterly delicious garden lounge menu offering light lunch meals.
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