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The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar

156 Melk Street | New Muckleneuk, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
+27 12 460 7615
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“blue crab” (86 reviews)
“chicken pie” (4 reviews)
“oxtail” (9 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
156 Melk Street | New Muckleneuk, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 281 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy a meal in nature with lots of different birds. Family friendly. Great place for young and old.

Thank AntPta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered the Lamb curry - bland, and the Eisbein - bland & tough. Cleaning the floors with a strong ammonia detergent while trying to enjoy your meal, very unappetizing. Amazing view & birdlife though.More

Thank Only-3-of-us
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear valued customer, I would like to personally apologize for the fact that my staff was cleaning while you were trying to enjoy your meal, I will personally see to it that something like this never happens again. With regards to the food, unfortunately, it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the first visit and as before the food was excellent and the staff top notch. Easy and safe parking. Portion sizes large so no need to order a side!

Thank Johann B
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Johann, Thank you for the kind words, I will be sure to thank the staff and management on you behalf. Kind Regards Zander

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Blue crane with my wife my son and my sister who came from abroad. We went to have lunch late so it wouldn’t be too busy. As we arrived the service was good (yet only two tables so anything short of prompt...More

Thank Martin-GoEs
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning Martin, I would like to personally apologize for the inconvenience caused, you will be pleased to know that we have dealt with the matter at hand and I can assure you that something like this will never happen again. If you would be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretoria's Blue Crane Restaurant has been around for some time and must be one of the most relaxing restaurant environments in the province. Under thatch and surrounded by ponds, everything about the place allows you to slip into neutral and chill out as multiple varieties...More

Thank Peter B
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Peter, I would like to personally thank you for your wonderful review and kind words. I will be sure to thank the staff on your behalf. Kind regards Zander

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

First time visit to a very good enviroment on a small lake adjasent to Roberts Bird Park. Tsa service was excellent good however not overpowering and allowed us to enjoy three and a half hours with a very good friend without be intruded upon. The...More

Thank Michael C
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Good Morning Michael, Thank you for the awesome review, we are extremely happy to hear that you had a pleasant experience with us. I will be sure to thank the staff and management on your behalf. Kind Regards, Zander.

Reviewed 29 September 2017

Listen to the birds while sipping on a cold milkshake. The chicken and beetroot pastries are very nice as a starter. Their Eggs Benedict version with caramelized onions is a winner!

Thank DDR1234
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you kindly for the review, we appreciate the compliments. We will be sure to do our best in getting 5 Stars next time. Kind Regards Zander.

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely stunning. Lovely array of food dishes. Food prepared well. Friendly staff. Feels like you are in the Bush away from the city. Such a nice and relaxing atmosphere. We will be back.

Thank Sacha F
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Good Morning Sasha, Thank you for the lovely review, I will be sure to thank the team on your behalf. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Zander

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We are regulars at the Blue Crane Restaurant! Lovely for the twins to play and to feed the birds! The food is ALWAYS very tasty and fresh! Staff is always friendly and helpful! This is a restaurant we will always visit!

Thank Natasha S
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Dear Natasha, Wow! Thank you for the amazing review, we will do our best to keep the standards at the highest level. Thank you for your unconditional support, all of us here at the Blue Crane thanks you. Kind Regards, Zander

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere. Variety of dishes. Also a nice venue for bonfire party and barbeque. Very child friendly.

Thank Derica2014
Zander S, Owner at The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Dear Valued Client, Thank you for the kind words, we appreciate your patronage and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Zander

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Response from Annemarie345 | Reviewed this property |
Open from 9 - if it's a big group I would book otherwise it should be fine - enjoy 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Melk Street | New Muckleneuk, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 460 7615
  • E-mail
Description
The Blue Crane, situated in the heart of Pretoria next to the Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary, is now under new ownership and management. Not only has the entire venue been renovated extensively, but we also built a brand new 'Boma' area ideal for functions and off course relaxing next to the bonfire on a chilly evening. The Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar offers various exciting areas, ideal for private or corporate functions, including our inside dining area next to the fireplace, a brand new coffee deli on the outside deck of the extended restaurant and our classy upstairs bar with its own deck overlooking the dam and the bird sanctuary. Not only do we cater for all sorts of functions, but we also offer our famous breakfast and lunch buffet every Sunday. We went the extra mile by building a custom jungle gym for all our younger patrons which adds even more value to your unique experience
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