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217 Soutpansberg Road | Rietondale, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
+27 72 511 4946
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11:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Stellenbosch
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only time we visit this venue is when the brilliant artist Jennifer Zamudio sings there. Everytime we order food, the portions are very very small and i am still hungry when leaving for home. The prices are absolutely too high for the food. Nothing wrong with the food...taste good but when we go out to eat i want to... More 

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Thank 346elenes
Pretoria, South Africa
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tapas food. Great in Europe, not in South Africa. Spend a fortune on a meal for two and still had to get some KFC on the way home as I was starving.

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Thank Awethu_International
Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Had a very tasty lunch (sharing platter) in their beautiful garden. little corners form private gardens...quite an intimate feel. Size of Bruschettas a bit small though for the price

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Thank Louis V
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We had a most enjoyable breakfast there this morning. The breakfast menu is short but there is something for everyone. I'm definitely going back

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Thank 185carla
Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Nice little restaurant to pop into for Tapas when you are in the area. Interesting setting being surrounded by the trees.

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Thank celestefouche
Oullins, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Great ambiance. Hearty, feel-good food beautifully presented. The laughing chefs were very friendly and took feedback very seriously. Such a welcome change after having to visit family-friendly franchise restaurants with horrible food (if it was not for the great child care and children's play areas, you would not see me there). I can never decide what to order and end... More 

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1 Thank animaed
Albany, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Like an oasis! We had a beautiful breakfast and because we were so relaxed by the atmosphere we stayed almost until lunch! We didn't have lunch because we were not hungry after the hearty breakfast but we opted for a dessert instead. The chef prepared scrumptious meals every time!

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1 Thank irmaroaldv
Pretoria, South Africa
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97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

For our first outing on Restaurant Week we visited the Laughing Chefs Restaurant and what a good start! Situated in Soutpansberg Road, Pretoria, this lovely venue offers a wide variety of Tappas, Platters and Grills and a small but interesting wine list to choose from. The friendly waiter made us feel at home in the beautiful rustic restaurant with views... More 

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Thank Ockert M
LaughingChefs2014, Owner at Laughing Chefs, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us, and for taking the time to write the review :-) We do love what we do, and are very happy when that translates to us being excellent hostesses! We are working on our new menu for 2017, so please come and try that next year as well! Looking forward to welcoming you here again, soon! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

What a great place... the setting is fantastic... I love the plant live and running water!!! Food is fantastic. Definitely bringing a larger crowd... if you haven't been yet, put this place on your bucket list!

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1 Thank Swartkallie1
LaughingChefs2014, Owner at Laughing Chefs, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write and review, and for the very kind words! Please visit us again, with a large crowd or by yourself :-) More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

this is a great stop for some fine dinning without the white glove treatment. nice cosy atmosphere and friendly staff

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Thank RobMcC45
LaughingChefs2014, Owner at Laughing Chefs, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a review, and for the kind words :-) Please come again, would love to make your second experience even better than your first! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Soutpansberg Road | Rietondale, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 72 511 4946
Description
Laughing Chefs, the dream of Mother and Daughter team Maggie and Esrida. Here in our part of paradise we run a restaurant, tapas bar and venue. We are perfect for birthdays, celebrations, weddings (we have an outdoor as well as indoor chapel), christenings, kitchen teas, pamper parties, bachelorettes and much more. As if that is not enough, we also host music shows and other performances, have an art gallery, The Lotter de Jager Gallery, and the Santie Korf open air photography studio. We rest on Mondays, and some Sundays, during the week we are mostly restaurant and tapas bar, with corporate functions thrown in the mix, and over weekends we have function after function after function. In between there are shows, beer and wine tastings, special launches and other interesting going-ons. Be sure to not miss out - check back regularly to find out what we are doing now!

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