About food and beverage service
You may find important information about our food & beverage service, such as breakfast and dinner service, opening times and diets we can accommodate.
What do you serve for breakfast at your lodge?
We usually offer a buffet breakfast as well as a full English breakfast cooked to your order.
Generally, the buffet is a variety of cold starters which includes the following:
– Breakfast cereals like Cornflakes, Musli, Bran flakes, etc.
– Oatmeal (or porridge)
– Homemade pastries like various Muffins, Lemon Loaf, Banana Bread, Scones, Crumpets, etc.
– Variety of preservatives and spreads like Jams, Marmalade, Bovril, etc.
– Fresh fruit and fruit salad
– A range of plain and fruit yoghurts
However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we stopped serving the breakfast starters this way.
COOKED BREAKFAST OPTIONS
We serve the following cooked breakfast dishes in the morning:
– Full English breakfast which includes: Fried or Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Breakfast Sausage, Sauteed Mushrooms, Grilled Tomato, Baked Beans
– Cheese, Ham, Mushroom Omelette (or the combination of these)
We offer an ample selection of cold and hot beverages to our guests.
– Cold drinks: Iced water and a medley of fruit juices
– Hot beverages: Filter coffee, Hot Chocolate, Milo, assorted Tea
– Speciality Coffee: a generous selection of Dolce Gusto coffees available for a surcharge
What time do you open for breakfast?
Our breakfast opening times are as follows:
– Weekdays: 06:30-08:30
– Weekends: 07:00-09:00
These opening times may vary occasionally. Nevertheless, you may find also our general opening times for breakfast on our Services page.
Do you have a restaurant at your guest house?
Although we don’t have a restaurant where you can order from an Ala Carte Menu, we serve a two-course dinner almost every evening at our guest house.
What do you serve for dinner?
We prepare a 2-course set menu every evening. The menu consists of a main course and a dessert. We inform our guests about the daily menu via email or WhatsApp in the morning. Then they can place their order before noon (12:00) latest (If requested, we can also advise you about the dinner menu the night before).
What time is the dinner service at By Bush Telegraph Lodge?
Our dinner service starts at 19:00 every evening. You have the option to choose between having your dinner in our dining room, bar or as room service.
How much does your dinner cost?
Our 2-course dinner is R150. But you can also choose to have the main course only for R125.
Dinner price is usually not part of the room deposits, so can cancel your dinner until 15:00 free of charge. However, if you cancel your dinner after such time, we may have to charge you the full price (depending on the dish).
Do you serve lunch at your lodge?
Yes. We can cater for lunch requests. Often, we serve lunch for small corporate groups and individual corporate guests as a takeaway. However, we arrange luncheons for larger groups of up to 30 people.
What do you serve for lunch at your guest house?
We can serve 3-types of lunch, depending on your budget.
– 2-course lunch
– 1-course lunch
– Light lunch (Sandwich type)
Our 2-course lunch consists of a main course and dessert. Same as with our dinner, it is a set menu.
It is the main course only lunch option. However, you still get an ample sized cooked meal.
The light lunch option is usually a sandwich or salad type meal served with chips/crisps. For example:
– Toasted Ham, Cheese & Tomato sandwich
– Toasted Tuna Melt
– Greek Chicken Salad in Pita Pocket
Do you cater for special diets?
Yes. We do cater for special dietary requirements. However, we require a minimum of 24-hour notice to make the necessary preparations to accommodate such requests.
We can cater for the following diets:
– Non-strict Halaal (as we don’t have a Halaal certified kitchen, but we can use specially allocated kitchen equipment to prepare these meals)
– Gluten intolerant
– Lactose intolerant
– No added sugar
Do you have a bar at your guest house?
Yes. We have a fully serviced bar at BBT Lodge. The Pub, as we call it, has an ample selection of local beverages to all our guests who wish to refresh themselves during their stay.
Be advised that this service may not be available when the government bans the sale of alcohol to stop the spread of COVID-19.
What time does your bar open?
We usually open our bar at 16:00 and close it between 20:00 & 21:00. However, if there is a high demand for bar service, we may extend the closing time.
Whereas, if we don’t have dinners booked in the dining room or other previous arrangements, we may close early without further notice. But you can still order drinks for room service until 20:00.
Do you serve cocktails at your bar?
We only serve a limited number of cocktails, because our bar doesn’t have the equipment to facilitate complicated or “fancy” cocktails at this stage.