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The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar

156 Melk Street | New Muckleneuk, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
+27 12 460 7615
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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156 Melk Street | New Muckleneuk, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning. Lovely array of food dishes. Food prepared well. Friendly staff. Feels like you are in the Bush away from the city. Such a nice and relaxing atmosphere. We will be back.

Thank Sacha F
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning Sasha, Thank you for the lovely review, I will be sure to thank the team on your behalf. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Zander

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are regulars at the Blue Crane Restaurant! Lovely for the twins to play and to feed the birds! The food is ALWAYS very tasty and fresh! Staff is always friendly and helpful! This is a restaurant we will always visit!

Thank Natasha S
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Natasha, Wow! Thank you for the amazing review, we will do our best to keep the standards at the highest level. Thank you for your unconditional support, all of us here at the Blue Crane thanks you. Kind Regards, Zander

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere. Variety of dishes. Also a nice venue for bonfire party and barbeque. Very child friendly.

Thank Derica2014
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Valued Client, Thank you for the kind words, we appreciate your patronage and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Zander

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How lucky I am to be visiting an office just around the corner from The Blue Crane restaurant. Good food with a wonderful view of birdlife. What a great break from work. Didn't try the homemade pies, but hear they are delicious, too.

Thank CapeLover1985
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you kindly for the amazing review, I will be sure to thank the staff and management on your behalf. It is always nice to get some positive feedback from our clients. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Zander

Reviewed 16 August 2017

We had a wonderful buffet lunch on Sunday.The selection, quality and presentation in the outdoor boma, was excellent. A highlight was the spit roast lamb that was carved to order. We were seated right next to the water in a thatched area that can be...More

Thank Minnie250
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

WOW! Dear Minnie, Thank you so much for the awesome review! I will be sure to thank the staff on your behalf, we really appreciate the kind words. It is only a pleasure to serve customers who appreciate the work we do, and those who...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017

This restaurant is located at a great relaxing spot. Lovely gardens and view over the dam. Service was average but food good value for money. Highly recommended.

Thank 969tommyr
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Dear Sir, Thank you for your review, we appreciate the patronage. I would like to personally apologize for the sub-par service and I will be sure to look in to the matter with great urgency. Kind Regards Zander

Reviewed 18 July 2017

We were not much impressed with the service. It was like they forgot about our table. The food was good.More

Thank elna322
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Good Evening Elna, Thank you for your review, It is really unfortunate that you did not enjoy your experience with us. I will be sure to follow up with management and wait staff. Although the food was good, I would personally like to apologize for...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Our second time to The Blue Crane. The first occasion was for lunch and it was very very disappointing. This is not the place for extraordinary dishes. It's for your standard restaurant fare done the traditional way. So the food standard is consistent. Breakfast consisted...More

Thank Eugene S
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Good Day Eugene, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is very unfortunate that you did not have the best experience, and I would like to personally apologize for the inconvenience caused. If I may, We only serve Breakfast Buffet's on...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

Set on the veranda overlooking the dam. The food is just excellent, especially if you are a couple that is in love and very romantic. The staff is professional and the service excellent. You definitely get value for your money. Will recommend this restaurant to...More

1  Thank MichaelMaherry
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Dear Michael, Thank you so much for the amazing review, we pride ourselves on the fact that we offer so much to our clients. I will be sure to thank the staff and management on your behalf, and we will make sure to keep up...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

I recently attended a bridal-shower at Blue Crane and it was well suited for the function. The petits fours were delicious. We had a large table on the sunny patio overlooking the dam. Not sure about the pricing though.More

Thank MzWolff
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Good Afternoon, We are extremely happy that you enjoyed the function and that we were able to make a special day even more special. Our Pricing on functions differ tremendously as we have a large variety of menu's and spaces that can be used for...More

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Open from 9 - if it's a big group I would book otherwise it should be fine - enjoy 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Melk Street | New Muckleneuk, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 460 7615
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Description
The Blue Crane, situated in the heart of Pretoria next to the Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary, is now under new ownership and management. Not only has the entire venue been renovated extensively, but we also built a brand new 'Boma' area ideal for functions and off course relaxing next to the bonfire on a chilly evening. The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar offers various exciting areas, ideal for private or corporate functions, including our inside dining area next to the fireplace, a brand new coffee deli on the outside deck of the extended restaurant and our classy upstairs bar with its own deck overlooking the dam and the bird sanctuary. Not only do we cater for all sorts of functions, but we also offer our famous breakfast and lunch buffet every Sunday. We went the extra mile by building a custom jungle gym for all our younger patrons which adds even more value to your unique experience
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