Rosemary's Country Kitchen

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Rosemary’s Country Kitchen is an iconic restaurant in Gansbaai’s Main Road open for all-day breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails and cake. Offering a choice between indoor and outdoor seating, Rosemary’s Country Kitchen provides cosy seating arrangements that are suitable for all types of weather. The sheltered back garden is a favourite for the ultimate casual al fresco dining experiences and leisurely afternoon cocktails with friends. The menu at Rosemary’s Country Kitchen is varied and includes something for everyone. Whether you are hungry for eggs Benedict with homemade hollandaise sauce, line fish done to perfection or a sneaky helping of chocolate fondant, expect exquisite meals made with wholesome ingredients at Rosemary’s Country Kitchen. Rosemary’s Country Kitchen is wheelchair accessible, fully licensed and available for functions of up to 100 people.

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Riaan Franken and his partner Adam Botha are best known for their much-celebrated Blue Goose restaurant in Gansbaai. 

When one of Gansbaai’s beloved matriarchs, long-time restauranteur Rosemary Truter decided to retire after many years of running another top Gansbaai restaurant, Rosemary’s Country Kitchen, the couple saw the opportunity for another venture. 

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After careful consideration and intensive meetings with Rosemary about how she would like her legacy continued, total refurbishment of the interior and some delicious twists to the already superb menu, Rosemary’s Country Kitchen opened to rave reviews in February 2022.

Rosemary is still the heart of the country kitchen experience. When she isn’t taking a well-deserved break in her boudoir, you can find her enjoying breakfast in the restaurant each morning and pottering about in the magnificent garden on sunny days.



Rosemary’s Country Kitchen features a blend of long-standing favourites and a generous helping of delicious Strandveld specialities, which include:

  • Breakfast (all-day)
  • Salad
  • Soups
  • Fish
  • Chicken
  • South African Cuisine
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Banting Alternatives
  • Dessert
  • Cake

 Please note that the kitchen is closed between 15:00 and 17:00.

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Wine List / Cocktails

Wine List / Cocktails

As a fully licensed establishment, Rosemary’s Country Kitchen is proud to showcase products sourced from local Strandveld wineries, breweries and distilleries. 

The restaurant’s rambling shady garden, with its hypnotising water feature, is the perfect hideaway to enjoy refreshing cocktails and while-away lazy afternoons.

Drinks Menu
  • Wine
  • Beer 
  • Spirits
  • Liqueurs
  • Cocktails


Rosemary’s Country Kitchen is the perfect venue for your catered function and is available for daytime and evening events.

  • Breakfast Get-Togethers
  • Weddings
  • Ladies Lunches
  • Club Gatherings
  • Businesses Lunches

Contact Rosemary’s Country Kitchen to arrange a personal consultation for more information on menu options and venue availability. 

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Table Reservations / Enquiries

Table Reservations / Enquiries

Although walk-ins are welcomed it is always advisable to book a table, especially for large groups and special occasions.

To reserve a table at Rosemary’s Country Kitchen and for enquiries, contact:

Blue Goose

Blue Goose

Rosemary's Country Kitchen is closely affiliated with Blue Goose in Gansbaai.

Blue Goose is a long-standing restaurant offering a casual dining experience in an ultra-chic and elegant setting.

Open for lunch, tapas, cocktails and sumptuous dinners, the restaurant's exquisite cuisine focuses on sustainable ingredients that showcase a feast of flavours unique to the Overstrand. 

To reserve a table at Blue Goose and for enquiries, contact:

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“Rosemary's Country Kitchen comes highly recommended! The decor is stunning, not to mention the brilliant food. This experience is about food cooked with passion. The restaurant is worth visiting.”  Cassie Smith
“I highly recommended Rosemary's Country Kitchen.”  Peter Bouwer
“Excellent food! Excellent service! Spoil yourself, and go to Rosemary's Country Kitchen. You won't regret it.”  Anna-Marie Botha
“A Sunday lunch at Rosemary's Country Kitchen on a day trip out, and what a find in this small fishing town. Starters were escargot (the best tasted in a long time) and Patagonian calamari tubes. The main course was smoked trout with tagliatelle and oxtail with mash and vegetables. Everything was perfect! We finished off with the best crème brulé. Highly recommended!”  OldButNew



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