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“Authentic South African Food”
Review of Rafters Restaurant

Rafters Restaurant
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Authentic South African Food”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

The portion are huge, and the cape malay curry is great. A little gripe would be the number of times I got bitten by mosquitoes during our meal
Nevertheless, the setting is cozy, and the staff were very helpful.
and the oh try the dom pedro! it is absoluely sinful but divine

Visited February 2014
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Relaxed dining in stunning surroundings”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We opted to have lunch in this beautiful location with a view of the mountains. The drinks menu was a little limited as there was no iced tea on offer. We opted to have passion fruit and lemonade. However, the same tasted a little fishy, not sure if the ice had been tainted or if the glasses had been washed in fishy dishwater, needless to say it was far from refreshing. Luckily the coffees we had thereafter, were absolutely divine and detracted from our bad ice experience. My husband opted for the salmon salad and I had the thai chicken salad, both were good. It would have been nice to have had a herb salad dressing but the only options on offer were a balsamic vinegar or olive oil. It was a little bit disappointing but at least the staff are friendly.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Mands007
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Wroclaw, Poland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Superb”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Great restaurant in the middle of great neighbourhood. Close to guest houses, close to outdoor activities. Food is great, I highly recommend butternut soup and ostreich steak. And do not forget to buy recipe book.

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Thank T0m3k
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Antwerp, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Very good food at reasonable price.”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

We were staying next door in the Swallow's Nest Cottages but had seen the restaurant sign on the street, so why not ?
Nice atmosphere when sitting on the terrace. It looked a bit small & cramped in the inside. We arrived for early dinner (1st clients) but service was swift, smooth and friendly. Quality of food was very good. Winelist OK. Spare ribs were delicious. Value for money.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Guy P
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Spare ribs to die for”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Quaint and cosy atmosphere. Tables a bit too close together. Very friendly staff. The spare ribs were absolutely to die for! Best we have had in years! Beautiful luscious grounds. Lovely pond = mosquitoes = spray yourself before! Menu online is not exactly the same as in restaurant.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Sharon W
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