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Questions about food and beverage service

You may find important information about our food and beverage service. We gathered some of the most frequently asked questions and the relevant answers about our breakfast and dinner service, opening times, diets we can accommodate and our beverage service at our guest house in Midrand.

What do you serve for breakfast at your lodge?

We offer a variety of cold starters and full English breakfast cooked to your order.

We offer the following starters to our guests staying at our guest house:
– Breakfast cereals like Cornflakes, Musli, Bran flakes, etc.
– Oatmeal (or porridge)
– Homemade pastries like various Muffins, Lemon Loaf, Banana Bread, Scones, Crumpets, etc.
– Toast
– Variety of preservatives and spreads like Jams, Marmalade, Bovril, etc.
– Fresh fruit and fruit salad
– A range of plain and fruit yoghurts

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 a 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

Find out more about our food and beverage service on our Services page.

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. Additionally, you may find also our general opening times for breakfast on our Services page.

How do I place my breakfast order?

We will send you a link via WhatsApp (or SMS) once you’ve arrived at our guest house. When you tap on this link on your mobile phone, you’ll be redirected to our online breakfast order form. This is a simple yet elegant web-based solution that allows you to place your breakfast order from the comfort of your room whenever you want.

If you find it difficult to fill out this form, we are always happy to help. So just send us a message and we’ll walk you through the process.

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.
Unfortunately, we no longer open our dining area and therefore dinner is always served as room service.

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 19:15 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 R190. But you can also choose to have the main course only for R160.
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 light lunch requests. Additionally, we can also cater for takeaway lunch requests in the form of light meals.

What do you serve for lunch at your guest house?

We provide a light snack menu, which consists of toasted sandwiches. This menu is available between the hours of 12:30 and 19:00.
On special requests, we can also provide a 1-course light lunch for takeaway for individuals and small groups. This has to be pre-arranged before the reservation.

The light lunch option is usually a sandwich or salad-type meal served with chips/crisps. For example Toasted Ham & Cheese sandwich or Bacon & Eggs sandwich.

This is a main course-only lunch option. However, you still get an ample-sized cooked meal.

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:
– Vegetarian
– Vegan
– Non-strict Halaal (as we don’t have a Halaal-certified kitchen, but we can use specially allocated kitchen equipment to prepare these meals)
– Banting
– Gluten intolerant
– Lactose intolerant
– Low-sodium
– Low-carb
– Low-spice
– No added sugar

Do you have a bar at your guest house?

Yes. We operate a service bar at BBT Lodge, which has an ample selection of local beverages for our guests who wish to refresh themselves during their stay. Although you may still order from our online beverage list, we no longer open the bar for the public to sit in.

You may also find some information about our food and beverage service on our Services page.

What time does your bar open?

You can usually order from our beverage list between the hours of 16:00 and 20:00. However, if there is a high demand for bar service, we may extend the closing time. Whereas, if we don’t have dinners or other previous arrangements, we may stop the service without further notice.

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.

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