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4 Argyle Avenue | Craighall, Sandton 2196, South Africa
+27 83 411 2494
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor27%
  • Terrible0%
26 Jun 2016
“Very slow service and very stingy with the toasted sandwich filling not sides just the sandwich on the plate.”
8 Apr 2015
Restaurant Hours Closed
4 Argyle Avenue | Craighall, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Very stark no atmosphere what so ever! We were very disappointed with the experience. The menu very sparse.

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Thank cookingjust4u
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Freshly prepared delicious food served in beautiful gardens. Lovely for in between your spa treatments, or for a romantic picnic

Thank jigglynduff
Reviewed 9 October 2014

We had a "high tea" to share. Fantastic gardens, really restful and a great find in the middle of a busy bustling area. Food was good but not great and the service was a bit slow.

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 2 May 2014

We really enjoyed the 3 course and 4 course meals. The lamb shank parcel and the ostrich burger were amazing. The salmon was incredible. Thank you so much

Thank Cherlaine
Reviewed 23 August 2013

Visited the restaurant with friends for the High Tea twice...Pretty setting...Very disappointed with the quality and quantity - or lack thereof - of the food. The service leaves a lot to be desired but the staff are friendly...I haven't tried the guesthouse or the Spa...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 3 April 2013

We went for the romantic picnic offered. It is a lovely setting although not really 'on the riverbank' as advertised. The whole experience was very pleasant and the food was lovely although a bit pricey for what you receive. There are no drinks included in...More

Thank Fuzzynuit
Reviewed 20 October 2012

Having been given a costly gift voucher to experience the "Grand High Tea" at the Fresh Coffee Shop @Hands on Retreat, we arrived at the venue with great expectations of a really pleasant treat. However,warning bells began to ring as we made our way through...More

Thank Grabev
HandsOn_10, Owner at HANDS ON RETREAT, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2012

We take all feedback seriously as we are a big supporter of word of mouth marketing and we as a team will look at all negative comments as an opportunity to improve our offering. All complaints are personally investigated by me , Martina, the owner...More

Reviewed 22 April 2012

Drive past here quickly and you wouldn't even know the place existed! Fresh@Hands On Retreat is a guesthouse with a spa on the premises. It's set in a gorgeous lush garden with a little river running through the property. They have water features everywhere, so...More

Thank Aimeelloyd9
HandsOn_10, Manager at HANDS ON RETREAT, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2012

Thanks for this great review, we're delighted that you enjoyed our hidden treasure. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 April 2012

Fantastic food, friendly service. Very fresh, as the name says.

Thank ElleEm
Reviewed 22 November 2011

Delicious, freshly prepared lunch in a most beautiful, peaceful lush garden-setting. The food tasty, freshly prepared with the Chef's personal touch very evident. A venue where you can enjoy your meal in peace and have a conversation without any interruption. Go relax and enjoy a...More

Thank Wendy S
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Argyle Avenue | Craighall, Sandton 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: +27 83 411 2494
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