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Vissershok Road | Durbanville, Cape Town Central 7550, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

It's so disappointing when beautiful venues like Meerendal fail to capitalize on their opportunity. Abominable service, mediocre food which is massively overpriced for what it is and a general air of chaos pervades specifically on days like today when the CY market is also on. Simple things like bathrooms which are not regularly cleaned, a jumping castle for the kids... More 

Thank ChantalCantin
Durbanville, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Sunday afternoon booking for 9 people at 1pm. - We had to wait for our table due to the breakfast guests not being finished in time. - Service extremely slow. - Food average and extremely over priced R740 for 3 people. No alcohol involved. -Toilets dirty, floors flooded and basin drains blocked. The CY market was on and clearly a... More 

Thank md3101
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I organised a women's day lunch for the family at Carlucci's After a half hour went past we were informed that the wine we ordered was not available. We bought wine at the cellar and struggled to find an ice tea for my 80 year old mother. After another hour we got to place our order but after another hour... More 

Thank mila20122014
Pretoria, South Africa
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We visited the The Crown restaurant at Meerendal for lunch after a quite a search for a laid back casual dining restaurant.What a wonderful spot - although a good 45 minute trip from our starting point Milnerton - it was worth the trip . located in the heart of the wine lands in Durbanville , it is completely child friendly... More 

Thank Shama188
Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Stunning lawns, big jumping castle for the kids. The service was very slow and there were so many flies everywhere! The food (burger & wedges) was good enough, but rather pricey at R110 per burger. The wine tasting was excellent, with the pourer being well informed and stopping at our table more frequently than our waiter. The restrooms were spacious... More 

Thank DKoster101
Durbanville, South Africa
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Very very slow service!!! Beautiful view!! Food cold, coffee cold. Go there for a nice relaxed meal, not when you are pushed for time...

Thank elaine735
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Food average. Service slow..staff slow..views amazing...too many cyclists around ..Won't race to get there..

Thank PhilandLisa D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Despite the beautiful scenery, the service at this restaurant is virtually non-existent. We found our own table (no hostess; seating plan at front), and after 30 minutes of waiting, had to "beg" a waitress to take a drinks order (we arrived for breakfast). The coffee took 25 minutes to arrive - some of the coffees were cold, others arrived with... More 

Thank Traveller_CT2014
Western Cape, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

I think the venue is beautiful and creates a massive expectation... The food or rather the platters is really average and bland for the price you pay. The lady at the wine tasting ( fairly short, bucky teethy and brown hair ) makes you very uncomfortable. She rushes through all the bottles and lord forbid you leave a little in... More 

Thank TheReport2016
Plattekloof, South Africa
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63 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Good quality food but slow service - had to phone to get our waiter to service us on the lawn. Friendly staff, and pleasant restaurant but service needs to be worked on!!

Thank TheLEB1975

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vissershok Road | Durbanville, Cape Town Central 7550, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central

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