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The Rambling Rose

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36 Lang Street | Route 62, Montagu 6720, South Africa
+27 83 401 4503
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08:00 - 17:00
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164 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Clean and carefully decorated rustic ambiance, complete with friendly affectionate house cat. Pleasing and well cooked Boere Ontbyt (Boer breakfast), just like moeder would make it. French toast perfectly cooked and presented with choice of toppings. Hearty coffee and attentive but not obtrusive service. A really great place for breakfast… and worth a visit later in the day also.

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Thank Angelo G
Melkbosstrand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had rode past the Rose so many times I had to stop there recently. It's clearly the best breakfast stop in Montagu. My english breakfast was perfect even the eggs over easy were an art form. I went back a few days later and had a late lunch and was blown away. The food is top notch, the coffee... More 

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Thank Ian M
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time that I stopped here and the service is consistently professional and friendly. The food is amazingly good , fresh and well prepared. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Jean690
In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this review

Dear Jean Thank you for your wonderful review. It is always wonderful to hear from repeat guests. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Happy travels! Kind regards Cay More 

Durbanville, South Africa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is always well worth to visit the Rambling Rose. Worth taking the small detour due to the current roadworks. Google maps leads you there.. Excellent food with a wide variety of choices. Service is always friendly, professional and fast. They also stock the best marzipan. For us, this is the ONLY place to stop for lunch in Montagu.

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Thank Adèle G
In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this review

Dear Adéle Thank you for the fantastic feedback. I am delighted to hear that the current road upgrade did not put you off. I have passed your feedback onto our team and it is much appreciated. Kind regards Cay More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in Montagu on our way to Malgas. Asked a local lady to recommend a good place to eat and keep in mind we were a party of 8. Called ahead to make a booking and was welcomed straight away. We all had a wonderful lunch. Food is excellent, fresh and delicious and service is friendly and fun. In my... More 

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Thank Heather D
In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this review

Dear Heather Thank you very much for the fantastic feedback. I am so happy to hear that the entire group loved their lunch. See you soon. Kind regards Cay More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent lunch. We shared the giant mushroom as a starter. Absolutely delicious. The set menu of Mediterranean dishes an absolute treat and delicious. Great selection of dishes and vegetables. Not to be missed. Make sure to try this restaurant. Don't let the roadworks put you off

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Thank Lorraine Y
In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this review

Dear Lorraine Thank you for sharing much great feedback. I am delighted that both you and your husband thoroughly enjoyed your meal with us. Please visit us again soon. Kind regards Cay More 

East London, South Africa
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived fairly late afternoon. Delicious coffee and cake,especially the gluten free chocolate loaf. Service was friendly and very prompt. The owner was super helpful in suggesting nearby accommodation for the night. Clearly a community that works together. The shop which one walks through to get to the restaurant was filled with interesting crafts and food. Arrive as a customer... More 

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Thank melron2014
In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this review

Dear Melron Thank you very much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback. This month we celebrate our fifth birthday - thank you so much for the 5 star review and being our 500th reviewer! Our entire team is enormously proud of everything that we have achieved. Your comments are very much appreciated and please pop in again... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love eating here at lunchtime .... always interesting items on menu ... friendly service.... excellent food .. and deli items to take home ... country style at its best ....

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Thank montagu312659
In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this review

Dear Montagu Thank you very much for your fantastic feedback. I am so happy to hear that you have loved your Rambling Rose experiences. I have passed your comments onto our team and it is much appreciated. Kind regards Cay More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and always busy. Good selection of items on menu, which include all day breakfast. Blackboard menu items keeps things fresh. Sunday's have per kg buffet which is good value for money. You can also experience their amazing sauces with you food and then buy at their deli. Well priced and good service. No air-con however and can become... More 

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Thank Estian V
In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this review

Dear Estian Thank you very much for your fantastic review. I am delighted you enjoyed your meal with us. Unfortunately we don't have an air con but we have installed fans in all our seating areas to help cool things down in the Montagu heat. Thanks once again for the feedback. Kind regards Cay More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint little spot for an awesome breakfast... service is brilliant, well run and staff happy and on the ball. Their little shop is filled with delicious freshly baked pastries and breads in house. Range of artisan hand made chocolate is fab! We will be back, thanks for your welcome 🙂

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Thank ClaireJacko
In_Love_With_Food999, Owner at The Rambling Rose, responded to this review

Dear Claire Thank you very much for taking the time to share your great feedback. I have passed your comments onto our team and it is much appreciated Please pop in again. Kind regards Cay More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Cuisine
European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Lang Street | Route 62, Montagu 6720, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Montagu
  • Phone Number: +27 83 401 4503
Description
The Rambling Rose is set on the scenic Route 62, a large parking lot makes it very easy for travellers with large vehicles, little kids or large groups to stop safely. The farmshop boosts a selection of home made jams, preserves, rusks, biscuits and chocolates. Cafe Artesia our bakery - bakes artisanal breads every Saturday and Sunday. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating with a warm fire going in the chilly winter. A wishing well provides great entertainment for the kids.Breakfast is served untill 4pm, lunch menu is displayed on chalk boards as it changes according to season, and what is growing on the farm. All cakes, croissants and muffins are hand made on site and are worth a try! Coffee is our thing - we only serve Origin Coffee and have five trained Baristas on site!The Rambling Rose is a family run business and food and service is our passion - we look forward to welcoming you.

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