8:00am - 3:00pm Mon & Thurs, 8:00am - 10:00pm Tues & Wed, 8:00am - 10:00pm Fri, Sat & Sun: (Closed for Jumuah on Friday between 12:30pm and 1:30pm
Price Range (p/p)
Medium | R100 - R300
Being situated on the grounds of the Islamia College in Lansdowne, I wasn’t sure of what to expect from this restaurant. Driving into the secure parking lot onto the grounds of Islamia College I was captured by the impressively vast and modern architechture of the institute.
We were meeting a group of my cousins here for breakfast but I wasn’t sure how relaxed the restaurant vibe would be, it being on the grounds of a renowned Islamic Centre after all. I found myself checking that I had my scarf on my head before I got out of the car. We headed upstairs to the restaurant. Luckily there is also an elevator, which we needed to lug our pram and baby paraphanalia along too. We were greeted by about 40 of my cousins who had happily and noisily taken over one half of the restaurant.If I was worried about vibe, I was worried for nothing.
The restaurant is modern and elegant but quite relaxed and accomodated my gregarious family along with more than a few busy toddlers with grace. We had made a block booking with a buffet breakfast for our group. They had set up several tables for us on one side of the venue and provided their normal tables for other patrons on the other side.
I must admit, I may have found it a tad noisy to have been a normal patron on that day. Breakfast was a good variety of hot and cold dishes. There was so much to choose from I wish I had been hungrier. The coffee and tea was topped up regularly and waiters were constantly available to tend to us.
Our set menu cost us R100 per person and I thought it was great value for what we got. There was also live music in the form of a guitarist who I understand is no longer there. Not sure if they can arrange someone else for your function but definitely worth the ask.
The venue is a good option for small functions and even business meetings. The surrounding buildings also provide a library, auditorium and a Mosque on the grounds.