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“Good Selection well prepared.”
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Cynthia's
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Pretoria, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Selection well prepared.”
Reviewed 3 September 2012

Friday evening dinner. We chose to sit in the main restaurant as opposed to the several private rooms on offer.

The wine menu is comprehensive and many of the South African greats appear. If anything there are not to many wines on the more affordable category but life is to short to drink cheap wine anyway...

The specials offered were interesting and not what you find at every restaurant. The steak tatare, lamb kidneys and biltong and mushroom soup were all very good and ranged in price from R 50 - R80 per plate. Mains were very good. The pork ribs were lovely and messy and I would recommend them. Mains ranged in Price from R100 - R160 per plate.

All in all a lovely dining experience, good to see one of the old established restaurants in Pretoria still maintaining high standards.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Shamwari7
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  • English first
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English first
New Delhi, India
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Saturday Dinner With Old Friends”
Reviewed 12 June 2012

We met up with old friends at Cynthia's, to catch upon on our recent holidays. We wisely chose a private dining room, as we had the perfect environment for chatting (no other diners to bother us, we controled the music system, etc.) The waitstaff were very attentive, without being bothersome. And the food was terrific.

Visited November 2011
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Thank Lucien113
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Lacking in vibe”
Reviewed 19 May 2012

We had a great evening at Cynthia's but it was very empty and lacking in atmosphere. Our food was great but not the culinary experience I had anticipated from what I had heard about this restaurant. We did arrive very late so I will try going a bit earlier next time because I liked the private booth offering and the ambiance.

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Thank RussEBall
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Frankfurt, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere, Excellent Decor, Outstanding Food!”
Reviewed 28 January 2012

Great, contemporary, upbeat place to go out for dinner! Nice experience, great food! Enjoyable and friendly. Just don't bring your own personally-prepared birthday cake for any group party... it'll cost you an additional 200 ZAR and they don't tell you that when they say they'll let you serve it there. Other than that... Great Place!

Visited January 2012
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Thank Carrie S
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Hong Kong
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good food with great wine”
Reviewed 6 January 2012

A party of some 30 people arrived on a sunny lunchtime back in early December to be greeted by a long table ready for lunch. The menu whilst not large was excellent and catered for everyone, however the wine selection offered was exceptional. Very good place with lots of character and a very pleasant host. Would like to visit again in a smaller group

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank John M
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