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“Really Disappointing”
Review of Wijnhuis

Wijnhuis
Ranked #8 of 23 Restaurants in Newlands
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 10 August 2012

My husband and I regularly lunch on a Monday and Friday in the Newlands area as this is where we live and work, after seeing how long they have renovated the Wijnhuis restaurant the past couple of months, we decided to give it try. The newly renovated place looks really nice.

My husband ordered for both of us 2 glasses of Cederburg Shiraz and he ordered the Wijnhuis burger without tomato and I ordered the Tomato Chilli Pasta. When our wine came we were extremely disappointed for the tiny bit of wine we got for R57 per glass! It was 150ml! If I new this I would have happily ordered a bottle.

Then the guy who seated us told us that the specials is on the board, which he pointed to the board behind us which we could not see because of the divider between the seating lounge and the bar, he then directed us to another "Specials" board that was so far away that nor I or my husband could read it, when I told him that we couldn't not see that far, his reaction was "Oh" and he walked away. I would expect the guy to at least take the time to say no problem let me tell you about our specials today. I am still very curious to know what the specials was. Frankly I don't think I will come here again.

Then the food came, my husbands burger had tomato pieces sticking out after telling the waiter that he doesn't like tomato on his burger, my pasta on the other hand also really disappointing - the sauce was average and the pasta was packet bought pasta which honestly I think my pasta at home tastes better. I for one when going to a restaurant that offers Italian inspired dishes I expect homemade pasta. Frankly I don't think I will come here again. Service was average and not to mention the don't care attitude about the specials board.

My honest opinion is that I think Melissa's opposite this establishment offer more quality for price. This place reminded me of Hudsons, nice and vibey but the only difference is that atleast at Hudsons the food is good and you get excellent value.

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Reviewed 4 August 2012

This restaurant was one of our favourites in Cape Town until tonight. It used to be good value, lovely ambience and just great.S, Tonight we arrived to a refurbished retaurant with amateur student waiters. The old experienced staff are all gone and the odd perk like a free house salad discontinued. The portion sizes are now miniscule, sides all charged for ( you need a magnifying glaas to spot the mains or sides) . The food was cold, bland, unappetisiinf swill. The owner, reputably owning huge wealth,appeared chewing gum and was shoched that we were not in extasy!! Avoid this place at all costs. The new regime sucks!!

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