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Da Loose Mongoose

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Cnr Vergenoeg Road/ Plaston Road, White River 1240, South Africa
+27 83 594 1006
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful friendly service from the waitrons, great food and superb atmosphere on a perfect Sunday afternoon/evening with live music. But no matter what day you go there it's always lovely under the shady trees in the garden or up on the deck or in the restaurant. Our favourite place, without a doubt, to eat and drink in White River.

Thank Christine H
Management response:

Thank you so much Christine H for such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Ringwood, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good dinner spot, easy to find, good food and attentive staff - what more do you want. Looked to be a good spot for anyone with kids.

Thank Snaphappy2014
White River, South Africa
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family has been regular supporters of Da Loose Mongoose over the years but the recent change in ownership and management has brought some new life and energy back into this great place to be on the outskirts of White River. A lovely setting with tonnes of safe space for the kids and seating options either outside under the large... More 

Thank Matt_Sa_12
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Da Loose Mangoose is a family restaurant, the food was good and the waiters were friendly. Sundays they have live performances, which is quite nice.

Thank 866sandyl
Nelspruit, South Africa
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We visited Da Loose Mongoose for an anniversary brunch. Everything was perfect - the food, the atmosphere and the welcoming staff. We just waited a very long time for our food as the restaurant seemed to be under staffed that day. When the meals finally arrived, we were a little edgy, however we enjoyed it thoroughly. It was well prepared.... More 

Thank Landi R
White River, Mpumalanga
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Great variety and well prepared food, we loved it! Lovely for groups and lots for kids to do. In a lovely garden setting a little out of town, so it is quite and relaxing.

Thank Ingwe1957
White River, South Africa
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65 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

You will be the "Looser Mongooser" if you don't visit Da Loose Mongoose. Wow! Perfect first impressions. Friendliest staff. Perfect orders. Value for money. We had lamb livers and mash. It looked like steak strips and those who ordered it was over the moon happy with it. Another person ordered spicy baby chicken. Gosh way too much for one person.... More 

Thank Melanie B
Maputo, Mozambique
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The service is excellent. They look nicely after you. The food is quite good. Definitely the place to go if you have a party specially with kids.

Thank Marcos F
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We were visiting White River and for New Years we were told to visit Da Loose Mongoose We arrived in the evening at around 9pm and were cordially received by the Manager and told that the kitchen could take our orders but we needed to be quick. Our charming waitron took our orders and we waited and waited. After a... More 

Thank Abbas B
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere very pleasant food and good service. Excellent place to take young children and have a relaxing meal. We will definitely return.

Thank Lisa M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Pub, Steakhouse, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Vergenoeg Road/ Plaston Road, White River 1240, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  White River
  • Phone Number: +27 83 594 1006
Relaxed family country style restaurant with a wide variety of menu items for everyone to enjoy. Wonderful outside seating under the Acacia trees and large children's play area. There is a cosy pub with large TV that is a favorite with the locals and stylish indoor area with an open fireplace for those cold and rainy days.

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