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60 Colinton Road | Newlands, Vineyard Hotel, Claremont 7700, South Africa
+27 21 657 4500
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08:00 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Garden lounge has really beautiful setting and perfect place for lazy Sunday lunch. Oak trees provided perfect shade during a hot summer Sunday. Our lunch had an entertaining twist with added guest - huge turtle that come to drink water from the water feature in front of our table. Menu was limited but food was very nice. We had chicken... More 

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Thank Zana M
Truro, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Limited but excellent food menu, and a good selection of wine and beers. Friendly and helpful service. This time it was warm enough to sit outside in the evening, a real bonus.

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Thank Tanner321
Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Go to the Vineyard on a good day and sit outside under the oaks for a good lunch and wonderful ambiance, there's even parking underground. In the middle of Claremont is this lush oasis with huge tortoises wandering around the gardens, our overseas friends just love it. After lunch there is a delightful walkway alongside the river. Great to get... More 

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Thank BlueCraneJen
Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

On a beautiful day there's few places with a view and atmosphere like this. The service is also attentive. But the food falls so far short of what you'd expect. It's a seriously below par menu and the food quality is really not good enough. Had pasta with a bolognese sauce where someone thought it wise to overdose with sugar... More 

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Thank MartinP1974
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

In the past I had nothing but positive experiences at the Vineyard. The view and surroundings obviously remains the same but the food and service was very disappointing this time round. Clearly management has taken the decision to reduce portions substantially, to essentially "tasting menu" proportions. Off our group two ordered line fish (swordfish) wish was ok without being spectacular,... More 

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Thank Johann S
Gauteng
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207 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Table for 1. Busy spot with restless staff and little by way of personal niceties. Good high tea nonetheless. Well presented and each element tasty. Better than Mount Nelson and less stiff. Would return

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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Good restaurant serving a range of great food, with beautiful views of Table Mountain. Friendly and helpful staff, but can be very busy at lunch and tea times, because it is in such a fantastic setting.

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Thank MichaelChew
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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320 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I have been going to The Vineyard for 25 years & have always loved the splendor of sitting on the terrace overlooking the beautiful garden & the backdrop of mountains. Of course, the wander through the gardens & along the river is always a must after lunch! Sadly, this time we were all very disappointed with our lunch. We all... More 

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Thank bella c
north yorkshire
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135 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

the ambience of this place is what sets it apart from others. Had a light lunch with two friends, sitting on the terrace admiring the gardens, watching the giant tortoise and generally people watching. The food was good ( we all had fish and chips) and the service was fine. Shame you can't book, though we didn't wait too long... More 

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Thank joyceyorks
Cotswolds
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346 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Lunch on the terrace under the bougainvillea whilst giant tortoises wander past, very pleasant indeed. Salads are good, I had the pear and ostrich carpaccio which was delicious. The Caesar salad not particularly great though. No reservations outside so top tip, arrive at 12 and get your table early, lunch is se bed from 12.30.

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Thank Sue B

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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Colinton Road | Newlands, Vineyard Hotel, Claremont 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +27 21 657 4500
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?