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Black Bamboo

207 Tugela Road | Ashlea Gardens, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
+27 84 508 9752
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (14 reviews)
“duck” (19 reviews)
“tasting menu” (9 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 3:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
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LOCATION
207 Tugela Road | Ashlea Gardens, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

We did the 7 course tasting menu. What an experience. Our hostess (that was what Caroline was to us) was fantastic and made us feel very welcome. The atmosfere/ambiance of the restaurant was great. We arrived at 12h00 and left only at 16h30. We would...More

Thank Alrentia V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Black bamboo has been on my must visit list for a while now and I finally had the opportunity to go. The restaurant itself is quite nice, nothing overly pretentious just very nicely decorated with lots of Anton Smit sculptures inside and out. The service...More

Thank AJ7706
PRManage, Manager at Black Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear AJ7706, Thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor as well as other review sites. We apologise for the sub-standard service which is certainly not how we pride ourselves. The matter will be investigated further, thank you for bringing this to our attention. Furthermore, we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is great, and we did the 7-course tasting menu, which was great (also accommodating a dietary issue). The sommelier was also fantastic and knowledgeable in choosing the paired wines. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is that front of house woman,...More

Thank 1988_wander_lust
PRManage, Manager at Black Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 1988_wander_lust, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food but disappointed that you did not receive a warm welcome upon arrival. Thank you for bringing the matter to our attention for further investigation....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had another great experience at Black Bamboo. Excellent food and great service. My favorite place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Thank you Ben John for your attention to our every detail and the chefs are extraordinary!More

Thank DaleneFlynn
PRManage, Manager at Black Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear DaleneFlynn, Thank you for taking the time to write an excellent review for us on TripAdvisor. Thank you also for choosing us to celebrate special occasions. Thank you also for identifying the chefs and Ben John's good service. Your business is much appreciated and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to Patrick for serving us last night! Your knowledge and explaining was superb! Our party were pleased with the services offered! Can totally recommend your restaurant and venue!More

Thank Hester K
PRManage, Manager at Black Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Hester K, Thank you for taking the time to review us on both our hotel and restaurant profiles. We are very glad to hear that you had a great time with us and would be recommending us. Thank you for your support and business....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem in the suburbs offering fabulous gourmet food. Good wine selection. Friendly and unobtrusive service.More

Thank Lelievlei
PRManage, Manager at Black Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Lelievlei, Thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure to read your review and we are happy that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us. Your business is much appreciated and we look forward to welcome you back again. Best...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Black Bamboo is part of the Menlyn Boutique Hotel and delivers excellent food and service with comfortable outside seating.

Thank happycustomer663
PRManage, Manager at Black Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear happycustomer663, Thank you for reviewing us; we are very glad to hear that you had a great time with us. Your business is appreciated and we are looking forward to welcome you back. Best Regards, The Black Bamboo Restaurant Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Black Bamboo Restaurant offers a truly unique and world-class dining experience in the vibrant Menlyn Area in Pretoria, South Africa. The restaurant is Modeled on the concept of the typical South African wine farm experience. The Black Bamboo couples excellent food with a relaxed...More

Thank HDforhotels d
PRManage, Manager at Black Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear HDforhotels d, Thank you for joining us for the business function and for taking the time to write a great review for us. Your comments will be passed on to the team and we are thrilled to hear that you had a good experience....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Tranquil and exquisite. Will definitely recommend this restaurant!!More

Thank ChristellMitchell
PRManage, Manager at Black Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear ChristellMitchell, Thank you for taking the time to review us on both our hotel and restaurant profiles. We are very glad to hear that you had a great time with us and would be recommending us. Thank you for your support and business. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to celebrate a 21st birthday and what an unbelievable experience. We wanted something special that she will remember and ended up getting an experience that we all will remember for a very long time. The tasting menu with the wine pairing is a...More

Thank ronelv798
PRManage, Manager at Black Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear ronelv798, Thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor and for choosing us for the special occasion. It is a pleasure to read your review and we are happy that you had an enjoyable experience. Your business is much appreciated and we hope to see...More

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Khoo M
20 September 2018|
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Response from PRManage | Property representative |
Hi, You can view the menu with costs on the Facebook page, under the menu tab. TripAdvisor unfortunately does not allow me to paste the link for you. Hope it helps!
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meganspedding
17 May 2017|
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Response from PRManage | Property representative |
Good Day, Yes we do have a breakfast menu, you can view it on Facebook under the Menu tab. Please ensure to make a reservation online or phone us at: +27(0)84 508 9752. Kind Regards, The Black Bamboo Team
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Cara L
5 January 2017|
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Response from 903mariannei | Reviewed this property |
No dress code but it is smart so don't arrive in shorts and flip flops
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 Tugela Road | Ashlea Gardens, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 84 508 9752
  • E-mail
Description
The Black Bamboo offers a truly unique, world-class dining experience, which celebrates the synergy between food, wine and art. An ever-changing a-la-carte menu is inspired by international delicacies with a local twist, and a carefully selected wine list offers interesting options for every palate and occasion.
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