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“Easter Sunday”

The Garden Lounge & Patio
Ranked #11 of 46 Restaurants in Claremont
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Enjoy the tranquility of the garden patio enveloped in this stunning natural setting or relax in the quiet ambiance of Vineyard Hotel's spacious Garden Lounge. The stunning mountain views, the wonderful landscaped gardens and the song of the many varieties of Cape birds that can be found in the vineyard’s garden are just a few of the pleasures to be enjoyed while contemplating an utterly delicious garden lounge menu offering light lunch meals.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Easter Sunday”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

With a somewhat full schedule for Easter Day, we needed a place serving good food, evenly priced, and above all, where we could feel both special and relaxed at the same time. Our initial choice was The Square, but it was easy to move to this outdoor restaurant, with its magnificent views being shared by the many visitors to Cape Town for this weekend.

Our drinks arrived quickly, and the menu, though compact, left one wondering what to choose (and what to try on a future visit!) Our various main courses arrived well prepared, attractively presented, and, above all, perfectly matching our expectations for a light lunch. Even though we we under some degree of time pressure, at no point during our visit did we feel hurried.

If this seems to be the kind of place for you, go along! Only bad weather can cause disappointment.

(As an aside, I looked to see which of the Claremont restaurants are more highly rated, and here I take tripadvisor to task - how can a fish restaurant (part of a reliable national chain) more highly rated than the one under review, be said to have lovely views when it is in the middle of a mall? There has been a confusion of locations. Another point which I have made previously, relating to the top rated eatery in Claremont which does very well, is that somehow, somehow, restaurants that do not offer dinner should not be able to achieve a No. 1 position.)

  • Visited April 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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155 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Wonderfull A-la-carte breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

We elected to have the a-la-carte breakfast instead of only the buffet. The buffet has a relatively modest selection, but high quality. The menu has interesting items on it and it was difficult to select only one of them. The service and ambiance was great and we enjoyed all of it. Will be back.

Visited February 2014
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Beautiful outdoor setting!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

We really enjoyed lunches at the vineyard because of the great setting, sufficient variety (also vegetarian) on the menu and good service.

Visited March 2014
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“Beautiful setting for lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

Lunch on a sunny Saturday afternoon this was a the perfect location. Stunning mountain views. Gorgeous hotel. We had good food and wine and good service. Good coffee. After lunch we took a walk around the grounds through the shady trees along the river. We will go back!

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“Disappointing breakfast”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

I had a business breakfast with a colleague in December and ordered from the 'hot menu'. I was very disappointed. The omelette was small and dry and the toast was cold. The coffee was also cold. I've eaten in the garden lounge before and unfortunately this is not my first disappointment. The problem is that the setting is so beautiful that one is willing to forgive poor food quality. However, if I'm going to pay high prices, I expect quality as well. I love going there for coffee but that's about it for the garden lounge. A real pity.

  • Visited December 2013
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