Top 10 restaurants in White River, South Africa

November 16, 2017 Jana Sager

Discover the best restaurant in White River, South Africa including Magnolia, Da Loose Mongoose, Gumtreez, Zanna's Flavour Junction, The Fez at Baghdad, Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge, Big Bear Spur Steak Ranch, Picasso's Mexican Taqueria, Ocean Basket White River, Meraki Restaurant
Things to do in White River

1. Magnolia

Hazyview Road | Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, Corner Hazyview Road & Numbi Road, White River 1240, South Africa Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Sushi, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +27 13 751 1947
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Magnolia

MAGNOLIA RESTAURANT & CAFE A Breath of Fresh Air on the White River and South African Culinary Scene Situated opposite the Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel, Magnolia Restaurant & Cafe is a breath of fresh air on the White River and South African culinary scene. Inspired by rural French charm, it offers a sophisticated yet relaxed taste of the best the region has to offer. Unique in the diversity its multi-dimensional interior provides, it is simultaneously a romantic, intimate experience with inspirational views over the surrounding landscape; a relaxed outdoor venue set in gorgeously manicured Gardens, or an upmarket business venue – perfect for large parties or small, informal get-togethers, vibrant cocktail parties, family gatherings or special occasions. The split-level interior and upstairs veranda create an interior with indoor-outdoor flow, a welcome breeze on hot summer’s days and delightful visual interest. The main restaurant is situated upstairs with a mezzanine level, which, with fantastic natural light, makes it ideally suited to private functions. Magnolia’s indulgent menu, created by leading chefs, is inspired by the use of fresh local ingredients – so whatever is in season makes it onto the menu. Meals are accompanied by a superb selection of South African wines, and rounded off with the most decadent desserts. The unique decor is a treat in itself... rustic, yet elegant – with a European twist. The quirky unexpected accents (most of which were made locally) and attention to detail create a pleasing and layered scene to be peeled away and explored bit by bit.

Reviewed By bdmac2018 - White River, South Africa

Magnolia Restaurant provided excellence on all levels. The canapes were beautifully presented, easy to eat, and absolutely delicious. The service by the waiters was professional and efficient, going beyond the call of duty.
Thank you Magnolia, you added such sophistication to our event, and I will definitely be using you for our upcoming events.

2. Da Loose Mongoose

Cnr Vergenoeg Road/ Plaston Road, White River 1240, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout Pub, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +27 83 594 1006
Excellent
38%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 136 reviews

Da Loose Mongoose

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.

Reviewed By Dale S - Johannesburg, South Africa

Great location under large trees away from the madding crowd. Varied menu with a good wine list, great place to enjoy an afternoon enjoying good food and wine. Will be back.Hi Dale, I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to Da loose Mongoose and appreciate you taking time to review our restaurant. I do hope hope you will visit us again soon and enjoy your festive season.

3. Gumtreez

Caster Bridge Centre | Cnr R40 and R538, Numbi Gate Road, White River 1240, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night +27 13 750 0334
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 221 reviews

Gumtreez

Reviewed By Nicole R

Very nice relaxed atmosphere. Great menu items and a must stop for a drink or meal, formal restaurant or pub Seating or covered outside Seating. Something for everyone.

4. Zanna's Flavour Junction

Bagdad centre | R40 opposite Casterbridge Centre, White River 1240, South Africa Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +27 13 750 0469
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 93 reviews

Zanna's Flavour Junction

We are a easily accessible, contemporary Cafe that has outside and indoor casual Seating and ample parking space in front of the Cafe.

Reviewed By Robby F - Ridgetop, Tennessee, United States

This was a very nice cafe in a great location. I was both hungry and tired and still not awake from all the travel. They did not disappoint and fixed both issues with a nice cappuccino and great food. Will return.

5. The Fez at Baghdad

Baghdad Centre, Corner, White River 1240, South Africa Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Moroccan, Mediterranean, Sushi Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Excellent
27%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 95 reviews

The Fez at Baghdad

Reviewed By Colleen M - Sedgefield, Western Cape, South Africa

I gave 5 stars when we visited this restaurant last year when we were in the area. Unfortunately this visit was not as good. The staff were very smart and efficient. My husband had to send his steak back because it was cold and also the serving was meagre : just steak and chips - no accompanying veg or salad. My salmon was excellent and the veggies very tasty. The wasabi mash could have been creamier. Our companions both enjoyed their kingklip. The cinnamon paplova was definitely lacking the cinnamon: none of us could taste the spice.

6. Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge

Pine Lake Drive, White River 1240, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +27 13 750 0479
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge

An oasis of gourmet cuisine in deepest Mpumalanga. The restaurant is run by its owner, Tanja Ruf, and her personal attention to detail shows in everything from the warm welcome visitors receive through to guests’ individual requirements. Mouth-watering cuisine is offered with continental and mediterranean dishes from our a-la-carte menu served with only the finest wines from our well-stocked wine cellar. Fun-dining with fondue and raclette may be enjoyed in the privacy and irresistible romantic ambience of our wine cellar.

Reviewed By Hans5307 - White River, South Africa

Out of all restaurants I have visited over the past 37 yers in South Africa, Oliver’s is definitely one of the best. From handling of the reservation to welcoming at the door everything was highly professional. The menu is small, but very different from the...MoreThank you so much for your positive review and kind words! We are delighted that you enjoyed our restaurant and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind Regards Dené Pohl on behalf of Tanja Ruf

7. Big Bear Spur Steak Ranch

R537 Portion 1 of Plot 92 | Bahati Complex, White River 1240, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Steakhouse, American, Fast Food, Barbecue Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$31 - HK$86 +27 13 751 1419
Excellent
45%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 41 reviews

Big Bear Spur Steak Ranch

Big Bear Spur Steak Ranch in White River is a family-friendly restaurant that serves the best ribs, burgers & steaks. Bring along your kids for some great tasting food & dessert from our famous Spur menu!

Reviewed By rozanna2017 - Johannesburg, South Africa

Best Spare Ribs and Burgers. We were a big crowd, the service is really good and really fast, and the crumbed mushrooms were absolutely scrumptious...we just had to order extras !!Dear rozanna2017, Thank you so much for your amazing review of Big Bear Spur! We're thrilled to hear that the food & service was a hit. We hope to see you again soon for another Spurrrific experience. Kind regards, Spur Family

8. Picasso's Mexican Taqueria

Hazyview Road | Bagdad Centre, White River 1240, South Africa Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Mexican, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +27 82 648 1019
Excellent
55%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 251 reviews

Picasso's Mexican Taqueria

Picasso’s Mexican Taqueria became a reality in White River, South Africa, in 2014. Inspired and modelled on Stratos and Debbie Perakis’ Picasso On The Beach, located in Naxos, Greece, three families joined forces to bring Picasso’s to life in South Africa – the Perakis from Naxos; John & Lyn Davis, who have been visiting Naxos for 20 years and enjoying Picasso’s extraordinary Mexican food for 18 years; and Tracey & Olaf Golitz, who visited Naxos for the first time in 2014 and fell in love with Picasso On The Beach. Picasso’s Mexican Taqueria offers freshly made Mexican food for lunch and dinner, while you sit back and sip our famous Margaritas and watch the sun set over the farmlands.

Reviewed By HellaSalmonella

Fresh and delicious food. Excellent portion sizes. Beautiful beach bar. I could smell the ocean breeze. Eleven of us ate here and everyone was more than satisfied Delicious takes on Mexican classics. Felt like a genuine Mexican restaurant. 100% would go back and take my friends out to a nice drink and meal. Staff was all very friendly and attentive. Our waiter Silvia was wonderful!

9. Ocean Basket White River

23 Chief Mgiyeni Khumalo Drive | Cnr. Joe Hanna Street, White River 1240, South Africa Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Outdoor Seating Seafood, Sushi Lunch, Dinner HK$188 +27 13 751 3737
Excellent
33%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 60 reviews

Ocean Basket White River

A cosy franchise restaurant with a Mediterranean theme. Hands on attention by owner and managers. A wide choice of tasty seafood cuisine. Also serving freshly made sushi. Fully licenced. WiFi available.

Reviewed By rozanna2017 - Johannesburg, South Africa

All fish and seafood is amazing at Ocean Basket. We had a seafood platter and everything was amazing...and such fast service!Thanks Rozanna for your wonderful review. I hope you visit us again if you return to the area. :)

10. Meraki Restaurant

R40 | Bag Dad Life Style Centre, Shop z1, White River 1200, South Africa Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$31 - HK$118 +27 72 824 4926
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Meraki Restaurant

Reviewed By SunnyW358 - Albuquerque, New Mexico

This was our first time at Meraki restaurant. We went there on our guesthouse host's recommendation and we were glad we did. These are the pros & cons of our dinner. Pros: We felt quite welcome because the major chef/owner took the time to chat...MoreGood day. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the feed back and will work on those little nigles. We look forward to hosting you again! Kindest regards

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