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Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant

13 Main Road, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
+27 28 384 2076
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oxtail” (33 reviews)
“bobotie” (29 reviews)
“ribs” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Seafood, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13 Main Road, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

While staying in De Kelders we visited Rosemary's for dinner and it was excellent. Great food and service. It's quite big but you wouldn't know it as it's sectioned up in to different areas-we had no idea initially that there was a garden or conservatory....More

Thank Rich T
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Lovely food (meat, seafood and traditional South African cuisine - I loved the mussels for a starter and then the Bobotie!); friendly service with great knowledge about food and wine and a cozy atmosphere! Definitely worth a visit when you're in Gaansbai or nearby. But...More

Thank hTrinkewitz
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Fabulous food! My bobotie was delicious and James' oxtail was apparently stunning! Please book in advance as they do seem to fill up very quickly! Definitely the best restaurant in the area!! Next time back in town will definitely go here again!

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Had already eaten at Kloeks the night before which was stunning, Nice building with a number of different dining areas including lovely gardens for the warmer weather. Food description sounded very nice, the actual offering very average. Tiger prawn starter dull, springbok loin under cooked...More

Thank Andy39
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Cute restaurant with lovely, unique decor. Excellent food variety and superb quality as well as service

1  Thank Ang3la76
Reviewed 31 October 2015

A very quaint restaurant with a very friendly host. Offers a varied menu choice and would recommend the specials and most definitely the local South African dishes. We had the Waterblommetjiebredie which was excellent and the specials of the day.

1  Thank Paracon
Reviewed 27 October 2015

One waiter kept it all together. This is a very popular upscale restaurant. One can sit inside Rosemary's quirky dining room, festooned with Dutch plates and farming implements or out back in a garden room. other is charming. The food is fab. Save room for...More

1  Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 22 October 2015

If you like quaint decor, this is the place. If you like real South African portions, this is the place. If you like to linger over your meal for over three hours because of bad service and lack of waiters and scant kitche staff, this...More

Thank findingnumberone
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Highly recommended! We spent a few days in Franchoek and drove to the coast to see whales, penguins and scenery (waves were too big for shark diving). Franchoek is known for great food, well this place can hold its own. The escargot was great, and...More

Thank hd_powder
Reviewed 19 October 2015

We have eaten the most sucullent South African typical food , we have ever had since beginning our trip Excellent and cosy place for a very good dinner in a small town not really attractive , if whales did not come here And I would...More

Thank SergePLisbonne
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Main Road, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Gansbaai
  • Phone Number: +27 28 384 2076
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Thyme at Rosemary's is a unique, cozy restaurant situated along the main road of Gansbaai.

The restaurant boasts a beautiful garden out back serving lunches between 12h00 & 15h30 as well as two lovely interior seating areas serving diners from 18h30.

The menu consists of fresh seafood, traditional South African country cuisine, grills and various daily speciality dishes.

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