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“Very good food”
Review of Makaranga - CLOSED

Makaranga
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 4 January 2020

Food is very good.
Good menu.
Service can be improved
Fair amount of seating.
Long Wait for food.
Friendly service.

Date of visit: December 2019
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1  Thank neartheseawithaview
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Reviewed 2 January 2020

The setting is stunning with lovely, tranquil gardens. As a KZN boy, living overseas, I always pay a visit when in town, however this will be certainly be my last visit to the restaurant/cafe.

I arranged to meet some friends who were over from New Zealand but the whole experience was extremely disappointing.

To start off with, we asked if they had any scones - NO, then any muffins, - NO, finally any cake? Yes - chocolate cake, Bar one cake or Death by chocolate. Not much variety then.
Ordered a strawberry smoothie - sorry no strawberries. Honestly, why bother to stay open if you have virtually nothing in stock?

Service was also appalling. Asked waiter for milk for the tea - it never came. 45 minutes for a toasted sandwich to arrive and the place wasn’t even busy.
Pot of tea arrived, noticed a lot of water on the table, picked tea pot up and there was a huge crack in the tea pot.

The whole experience was just comical, even the 2 slices of cake that we ordered were definitely not fresh. Total bill of over R700 with only the milkshakes being of a reasonable standard.

This place really needs to get its act together as the setting alone can’t save it.

Date of visit: December 2019
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4  Thank Spotman555
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Reviewed 22 December 2019

clean, some beautiful flowers and plants, paths well marked and can do a bit of exploring if you feel like it.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Carol T
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Reviewed 9 November 2019

Son's wedding. Food was delicious and service was great. Staff friendly and accommodating. Gorgeous gardens and spectacular views. Reception venue was quaint and comfortable. Really had a great time.

Date of visit: November 2019
2  Thank Pioneer823384
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Reviewed 9 November 2019 via mobile

We reserved a table for 9 people for a family members birthday and arranging to bring in a cake. When we did arrive the table was not set. 3 small tables were put together. 2 on the end. 3 and 4 on the side which meant a very cramped setting. A long table next to us was set but was reserved for people who did not pitch up. People around us retrieved their drinks and meals promptly whilst we waited. When requiring to put the gas heaters on the staff simply said that there is no gas. I recommend this place for personnel of the same ethnicity of the surrounding area if you don't fit that I don't recommend this place for you. It's a guarantee that you will be disappointed.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank akielrugbeer
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