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“Wonderful”

Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 30 Restaurants in Gansbaai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Grill
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Thyme at Rosemary's is a unique, cozy restaurant situated along the main road of Gansbaai. The restaurant boasts a beautiful garden courtyard serving lunches between 12h00 & 15h30 as well as two lovely interior seating areas with soft music and candlelit dinners from 18h30. We are not small child or infant friendly. Eight years and older are most welcome. The menu consists of fresh seafood, traditional South African country cuisine, vegetarian, vegan, grills and various daily speciality dishes. Bookings essential
Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

We called in as where driving to Gansbaai. Fantastic garden to eat, sit and relax. Food, waitresses and host exceptional.

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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Rosemary's restaurant is a hidden treasure in an off the beaten path location in South Africa. We were not expecting the quality of food and its presentation to be of such high standards in the small town where it is located, and in fact preferred it to the many restaurants that we went to in Franschhoek, an area known for food. The lamb shank, the babotie, and the sago pudding were top notch, and simple things like toasted baguette drizzled with excellent olive oil showed the attention paid to detail.

Equally impressive is the story behind the restaurant. Rosemary, whom we had the privilege to meet, told us that she opened the restaurant 6 years ago without having any experience or training in the food industry. What really touched us was when the waitress very proudly told us that she used to be a cleaner, and now alternates between cooking and serving at the restaurant. Rosemary has given the women who work there skills and a sense of pride, and this shines through and makes the the experience of eating there a special one.

We are "foodies" and have eaten at many fine restaurants in many destinations, and we enjoyed Rosemary's so much that we ate there 3 times. We look forward to returning on our next trip to this very beautiful part of South Africa.

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Reviewed 2 November 2013

If you are after good, wholesome, honest food, Thyme at Rosemary is the place to be...Rosemary & her team doing good food with soul...

Had the lamb chops & it was delicious! If you ever pass through Gansbaai, do yourself a favour & stop by...

Thank SAdutchtraveler
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

The owner was so nice, as were all the staff, but I cannot rave about the food. The steak filet was some other cut of steak--definitely not a filet. The ribs were very good. The rest of the food was pretty nondescript all in all. Nothing to rave about; nothing to really remember.
The owner did personally come around to the table and she even sent out some special drinks in honor of a birthday in our group. We thought that was extremely nice of her. I just wish I could rate the food better.
Cute restaurant though....very cozy and full of interesting antiques.

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Thank FlyMeToKathmandu
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Beautiful ambiance and amazing people! Our food was delicious and the staff were so friendly. Rosemary herself came to speak with us which really added to the overall experience. Such a lovely lady who is so passionate about her business. Would recommend this to anyone - a must in Gansbaii!

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Thank tmurphy84
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