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African, Grill
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Reviewed 14 February 2024

The new owners of Rosemary's Country Kitchen urgently need to address the bottle-neck in the kitchen that resulted in guests having to wait far too long for food on a busy Tuesday evening; our food took just over an hour to emerge from the kitchen...and the waiting staff were clearly embarrassed by the situation. The menu is sensibly brief and includes many South African standards like bobotjie. The food itself is actually pretty good and there's a pleasant garden area at the back.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024 via mobile

Our waitress was very polite and helpful, she gave us a really warm feeling during our lunch. The food was so lala, the lamb shank ok, but the salat was somehow strange, fresh amd healthy, but dropped without any idea on the plate, so even...the nuce butternut dressing couldn‘t fix this „dry“ experience.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024 via mobile

Terrible experience! We ordered the food at 13,30 and at 14,47 nothing arrived! Never never again!! Only four tables were full.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 December 2023 via mobile

We had a wonderful tasty lunch outside in the cool breezy front garden. The food was delish and the staff very gracious and warm. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2023

Warning don't go here. There is no trained staff or supervision directly resulting in bad service and and total fail in the experience. The waitress when asked what the sides is for the spare ribs, said " basted and flame grilled...." That should have served...as a warning. My wife ordered spinach tramizzini and was served chicken (she is a vegetarian), it was taken away by the waiter with no explanation. I asked for spareribs without mash potatoes, the waitress came back and confirmed that I don't want mash. It was served burnt black to a crisp with mash potatoes and inedible vegs. It was then returned. The cherry on the top I was billed for everything except the tramezzini. I asked for the manager and was told there is no manager and the owner is not there and not available, she phoned him and he told her to cancel the bill and that she will pay for the mess. Very nice, especially as she serious lacked training.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

Perfect spot for a delicious dinner. Menu, service and prices were all very good - we will be back.....

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 August 2023 via mobile

Very disapointed to find it closed on thursday 3rd of August at 13:00. We were told he closed because he had to many guests?

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 April 2023

Great food and sweet waiters BUT Horrible, Rude owner!!!! made our experience as regulars the last! Had my 1year old with us, she was walking, talking(exploring) without bothering anyone since we were only two tabels occupied. The owner told me i had to keep her...at our table, like how? a dog leased to the tables leg? then this family restaurant needs to put a sign on their door- NO CHILDREN since she's not allowed to be an child...More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Riaan Franken, Owner at Rosemary's Country Kitchen & Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2023

Good advice, please don’t visit restaurants until you have learned how a parent should act when bringing a small child to a restaurant. You have a lovely daughter, you are the problem..

Reviewed 17 March 2023

What a wonderful place. The food was amazing. We received great service from Bongi and Sino. Staff was very friendly .We are definitely coming back.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

The lamb, the fish of the day and the Bobotie were incredible, also the desserts, the cheese cackle and the pudding. Treatment was also very good and the place very nice. Very well in general.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 3 March 2023 via mobile

Wonderful ambience great food and the garden is tranquil, the interior decor tasteful. Waiters helpful and pleasant.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2023 via mobile

Food was really well prepared and quantities sufficient. Mini crusty bread loaves and butter were served first. My mussel potjie was creamy and flavorful (would have liked more veg), and my husband’s ribs were the best I’ve had in ages. A++. Service was attentive. Unfortunately,...I didn’t have space for a dessert. I shall HAVE to return to Rosemary’s when I next visit Gansbaai.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 21 January 2023 via mobile

Very lovely decorated restaurant, where you feel like at someone‘s home. Food is very good and staff is very friendly and welcoming.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2022 via mobile

We sat in the shaded sunny garden and slowly sipped on a bottle of wine. Gentle music played in the background. The breeze drifted through. The menu looked delightful with some South African specialties. Too nice, do try at least once.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 30 December 2022

Quick and very friendly service, delicious homestyle and local cuisine. We really enjoyed our meal. Tranquil garden setting. I highly recommend this restaurant. Definitely going back while we are here.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Rosemary's Country Kitchen & Deli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5