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Rhodes Memorial Restaurant & Tea Garden

Rhodes Memorial, Cape Town, South Africa
+27 21 687 0000
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“cheesecake” (11 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
“quiche” (4 reviews)
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Rhodes Memorial, Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Definitely worth a trip up to Rhodes Memorial and have coffee and cake or lunch in the Restaurant. We were lucky that the weather was warm enough so we could eat outside and enjoy the amazing views over the City and towards Blouberg. Food was...More

Thank KrigGB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for lunch, salads and toasties all enjoyed. Service friendly and efficient. Views were superb. The menu is pretty extensive ranging from snacks to full blown main lunch. We enjoyed our visit.

Thank Stephen Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch there today with two friends. Glorious weather and wonderful view. Cafe style food was tasty. Service was good vibe was good and all was well. A very casual meal out in the open air under an umbrella. Specials were mostly Cape Malay dishes...More

Thank mervyn l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a pleasant drive up the mountain to this cafe and what a disappointment it is when one arrives. We ordered tomato and cheese sandwitches. We were given three slices of bread. One had a smear of cheese and the other a wafer thin...More

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This Sunday was our first visit to this restaurant famous for its Scones. It is situated mainly in the garden area under umbrellas with views of the whole of Cape Town on Table Mountain. They have an extensive menu for breakfast, lunch or tea time...More

Thank deborahde2017
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Food was not special but very relaxing surroundings with excellent views. Was a good stop for a late lunch.

Thank WTisSearching
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We went for afternoon Tea. Nice welcome by an efficient Cape Malay lady. Service attentive, great views over Cape Town, being the main driver for selecting this venue. Ordered the Freshly baked scones with butter, jam and cream ( the cream was out of a...More

Thank Philip R
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I did enjoy the experince forth outf=door space and awesome view. THE FOOD WAS AND THE SERVICE WAS OLD SCHOOL. I did think that the menu needs an upgrade to few modern styles.

Thank GrantH490
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Best place to relax under beautiful trees and enjoy a light lunch. The view is unprecedented. You can see both the Atlantic and Indian Ocean on a good day. A secret getaway known to Capetonians. Stick to the toasted sandwiches. The other food is mediocre...More

Thank Meikie C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

There's no doubt about it: The Rhodes Memorial Restaurant & Tea Garden is probably the restaurant in Cape Town with the best view – but R75 for a dry piece of cheese cake and a latté is a bit of a rip-off.

Thank Christiaan_Slabbert
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rhodes Memorial, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town
  • Phone Number: +27 21 687 0000
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Breakfast, brunch, lunch, cakes and high tea. Kids play area, good coffee and a great view, make sure to bring your K9 too.
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