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“Chintsa Kitchen - Great”

Country Bumpkin Floradale
Ranked #21 of 127 Restaurants in East London
Price range: US$8 - US$25
Cuisines: International, Grill, Pizza, Contemporary
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Good for: Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Country Bumpkin is a family-friendly restaurant situated at Floradale Nursery, Beacon Bay, East London. With Al Fresco dining, a large garden with children's play area, pizzas, a la carte menu and a carvery buffet lunch on Sundays we have something to offer for everyone!
Johannesburg, South Africa
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
“Chintsa Kitchen - Great”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Accustomed to get ripped off for New Year's eve, however that did not happen here.
A delicious and varied buffet of roasts, seafood and great salads with fabulous desserts.
A truly great surprise in a district which has unremarkable cuisine generally.

  • Visited December 2013
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2 Thank J0llyR0dger
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Well Worth a Repeat Visit”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Sunday lunchtime is never a good time to make a first visit to a restaurant. The staff are flat-out, other customers are trying to get their "share" (more than their share?) and everything is stretched.

That said, I thoroughly enjoyed my Sunday Buffet at the Country Bumpkin. The staff are very willing, very pleasant - and get your order right. The buffet has more than enough for everyone (although you might have to be patient while the replenishments arrive).

For what's on offer the prices are very reasonable. I had to fetch food for two other people and it could have looked as though I was going back for third helpings. No-one said a dicky-bird about my apparent greed and I was NOT given the beady eyeball by the staff. They noticed, I know they did, but they didn't display any attitude. That makes a pleasant change from restaurants where you are given "the look" if you return to the buffet for a second role.

I think it should be noted that the restaurant is still being developed. Some things need to be found, some alterations need to be made. But this is normal for a growing business.

Two things. Ask Floradale to provide extra Disabled Parking - and then make sure its used by those with a disability. (Being idle is not a disability). The other thing is that its never a good idea to let the service staff be seen to drink from a bottle behind the counter.

Will I go back? You betcha. It's a great restaurant for a family occasion. I want to give the a la carte menu a try too - there are some mouth-watering dishes on offer,

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Eric E
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East London, South Africa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Quiet and peaceful in a beautiful garden.”
Reviewed 3 June 2013

There is nothing more relaxing than going to the Country Bumpkin at Floradale Nurseries and relaxing in the garden while having a wonderful meal. The food is freshly made and the salads are very good.

Visited January 2013
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Thank DianneandDes
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CaitCountryBumpkin, Owner at Country Bumpkin Floradale, responded to this review, 4 June 2013
Thank you Dianne and Des. We're pleased you enjoy it! Come again soon.
Caitlin and Thinus Mostert.
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East London, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Country Bumpkin Floradale.”
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Had lunch at this restaurant which has recently been taken over by new owners.
The food was good standard lunch fare.
The service was very good and the new owner was very friendly.
What will make a very good addition here is the new outdoor seating area where wood-fired pizzas will be served - this is due to open very soon and should be well worth visiting.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank MervynGatcke
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CaitCountryBumpkin, Owner at Country Bumpkin Floradale, responded to this review, 3 June 2013
Hi Mervyn,

Many thanks for your review of Country Bumpkin Floradale. We're pleased you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Caitlin and Thinus Mostert.
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Chintsa, South Africa
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Chintsa Kitchen: Tasty Food & Good Service”
Reviewed 2 May 2013

A great choice for an easy meal out and good value for money. Child friendly, local friendly, fun and relaxed. Wednesday evenings are themed (Chinese last week was delicious and Freedom Day party this week was really fun) and REALLY good value.

The Bumpkin is now called Chintsa Kitchen (as of May 1st 2013).

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank CintsaSunshine
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Lou B, Owner at Country Bumpkin Floradale, responded to this review, 6 May 2013
Thanks CintsaSunshine for the lovely review. Hope to see you at the Mexican night this week (8 may) and maybe Mediterranean next! Enjoy the lovely Chintsa weather!
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