Escape at Murambi Rose Café.
Murambi Rose Café is, literally and figuratively, a breath of fresh air. Situated close to Sunrise-on-Sea just north of East London, this amazing restaurant, with its beautiful setting and great food, are one of my favourite places to visit.
The owner, Jennifer, opened Murambi Rose Café in early 2014 because she had a dream.
“I’ve always wanted to have a restaurant where people feel really comfortable and relaxed in a spacious venue, with a stunning view, while eating good, wholesome food.
“I went with the fresh, airy décor as a contrast to most other ‘farm’ restaurants, which often feel dirty and dark. I want people to come to the cafe and feel they’ve escaped the craziness of life. I want them to stroll around the garden, play boules on the lawn or play cards or scrabble at dinner, to relax under a tree after Sunday lunch and to feel completely unhurried.”
Walking in to the Murambi Rose Café, I can feel Jen’s dream is alive and well all about me. Time stands still for a while. During the day the restaurant has a freshness about it. The warm sun and country air fills the room while at night the cosy fire and delicious aromas of the kitchen are simply wonderful.
The view is breath taking! Most of the tables in the dining hall look onto a serene dam and green pastures. Such a beautiful venue for any function!
The venue hosts all kinds of functions, intimate groups, year-end functions and more. This is also the most spectacular venue for a wedding and there is a small chapel on site too.
I find the food to be always tasty and beautifully presented. You can tell that they prepare all their meals from scratch using locally sourced produce.
Jennifer says: ‘In a world of convenience food, why should restaurants have to be that way too’
My family and I recently went to their curry evening; these themed nights often take place as Jen is so good at keeping her customers intrigued.
There was a selection of different curries such as butter chicken, lamb and beef all served with Jasmine rice, lemon infused cous cous, rotis, poppadums and all the traditional curry sides. My family loved not only the meal, but the experience too. Personally, I have never had such flavoursome lamb curry before. At just R95 each I thought the meal was reasonably priced too!
Jen adds, “I do not believe in charging more than I have too, I want people to leave with a wholesome memory of Murambi Rose Café.”
Jen says that guests keep coming back for the Hake and Calamari and her Hollandaise eggs are a firm favourite too.
This classic restaurant with its shabby chic, farm décor and great service is wheelchair friendly, offers espresso coffee and Wi-Fi too. The menu caters for vegetarian and banting customers and meals can be ordered as take-aways. Expect to pay about R250 for a main meal for two with beverages.
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