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The Waterberry Tea Garden

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Leonora Drive | Bottom of, Ballito 4420, South Africa
+27 32 946 2797
08:00 - 17:00
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family friendly restaurant with loads of delicious fresh food options. Friendly staff and tasty meals. Salmon salad and mince pancakes particularly good

Thank Richard R
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really a great place for cheescake...AWESOME SELECTION. Breakfasts are good with a nice relaxed atmosphere. Service is on the slow side, but if are prepared to wait you won't be sorry. A gentle stroll through the natural forest is a must.

1 Thank Philip E
Durban, South Africa
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overlooking a peaceful forest this is a great place to stop for breakfast or light lunch. Always popular with locals and holidaymakers alike and seating is available on the deck or inside the restaurant. Most enjoyable for a casual dining experience.

1 Thank Kolletjie
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for brunch. Took 20 minutes to get served. Waited 15 minutes for our drinks and half and hour for mince on toast. Place is extremely understaffed. Can't help but feel sorry for the waitress who is trying her best with terrible support. Eat before you come!

Thank Justin M
Edenvale, South Africa
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent setting in a forest, lovely walk. Play area for children. Beautifully decorated. Very busy in season, and you can't book so may have to wait some time for a table. Good menu - the cheesecake is the best!! The quinoa salad is divine !!!

1 Thank donnec2016
Durban, South Africa
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309 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popular place – we waited to be seated – disappointed at the lack of atmosphere (we were 4 adults and 2 kids placed at a 10 seater table which did not help) and very slow service – here I do not blame the waitrons but management as there were only a few staff to serve what was a full house... More 

Thank GDay1044
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2017

Service rather slow, 40 mins for tea, coffee and cakes to arrive. Went for ladies tea, cakes were divine, I had bar one cheesecake, Lovely forest setting.

Thank Dawn W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

lovely tea garden in a forest setting with great views. went for tea and had the best lemon meringue ever. The cheesecake was also quiet sublime. Massive portions so be prepared to share rather.

1 Thank DawnMegens
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Disappointing lunch experience!!! Reasonably nice setting, on arrival nobody bothered to show us to a table, so we found a suitable table ourselves, we sat down and eventually a waitress showed up, without greeting us dumped the menus on the table and asked us if we were ready to order drinks. Ordered a beef strip with blue cheese salad which... More 

Thank kurtg64
Balfour, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Cheesecake was lovely but service was poor and very slow. Waitress was in no hurry to assist. I like the look and feel of the place as it is something else.

Thank Martinmfg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leonora Drive | Bottom of, Ballito 4420, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Ballito
  • Phone Number: +27 32 946 2797

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?