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Shaw Park Road, Bathurst 6166, South Africa
+27 46 625 0129
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If it's peace, tranquility, relaxation and unpretentious place, Kingston is your best bet. The hosts, Fred and Carla are such amazing people. We had the most beautiful stay. Carla's cooking is out of this world. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for great, secluded and peaceful vacation.

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Thank Legods77
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This somewhat remote location off the Grahamstown road out of quaint Bathurst village is certainly worth tracking down. On our first visit we enjoyed a delectable smoked duck starter followed by beef wellington, both great examples of Carla's cuisine from the set 3-course evening menu. We shall be returning soon, perhaps to try the occasional tasting menu. Highly recommended.

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Thank suffolkbarn2016
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Delightful setting on a stud farm outside Bathurst. Carla's award winning food is served at elegant tables with friendly service. The wine list from Thelema Vineyards complements the food. The whole package is classy. We have eaten there many times and never been disappointed. It is a fixed menu but a prior phone call will ensure that dietary requirements are... More 

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Selborne, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We loved this place - designed and built by Fred and Carla who are great hosts - they really know how to do things here - the style of the place is stunning - everything has been considered and the food is divine - great great cooking

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Kloof, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We are retired & travel extensively both locally & overseas. We always look forward to our visits to Kingston Farm & have never been disappointed. Carla & Fred are charming hosts & the food is always of a high & imaginative standard. A lovely setting for special occasions.

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Thank Ian D
Wales
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95 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I think i said it all last year, and the year before! (may 2014 and may 2015) just so good we had to return this year fine dining not easy to find in the eastern cape so we just have to return for an annual gastronomic treat!

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Thank gilli
johannesburg
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102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

I drove up to Kingston Farm specifically for dinner on a stormy Monday night from Port Alfred. I found that the owners had opened the restaurant just for me. I was really delighted and impressed. The 3 course meal was scrumptious. Gnocchi and prawn starter, light and delicious, with fresh tomato and gruyere sprinkling; rare rack of lamb with lovely... More 

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FredandCarla, Owner at Kingston Farm, responded to this review

Dear Sir Many thanks for your very kind review. Being off the beaten track, we like to go the extra mile, if you'll forgive the pun. Grahamstown Festival is a busy time for us, so prior booking is essential. Both dining rooms have fireplaces as the weather is usually at that time of year. Again, we are very glad that... More 

East London SA
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Perfectly cooked and expertly presented food, each course was a thoughtful combination of flavours and textures. it was a real pleasure to sit out in the garden and sip some lovely chilled wine before our meal. We thoroughly enjoyed our family lunch in Kingstons and would highly recommend it.

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Thank Blarney8
Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

As we drove in a sign said "fine dining". I will confess to shaking my head at the prospect of finding it in Bathurst. I was so very wrong. The meal, ambience and service was exceptional. The maitre'd even took our two 3 year olds out to play croquet with we enjoyed our lunch. Superb food and friendly proprietors. Well... More 

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Thank Warwickvb v
FredandCarla, Owner at Kingston Farm, responded to this review

Many thanks for your delightful review. It was an exceptionally hot day and we do try our best to ensure that our diners can relax and enjoy their meal, even if we have to brush up our croquet skills. More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

This place is an absolute must. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious amazing fabulous delicious food!!! Loved every second!!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$32 - US$47
Cuisine
British, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shaw Park Road, Bathurst 6166, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Bathurst
  • Phone Number: +27 46 625 0129

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?