Tourists, BEWARE!!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
As a Camps Bay local resident, I feel both ashamed and compelled to advise our guests of our country to STAY AWAY from this absolute rip off of a restaurant.
I ate at a table of 6 people which included my young kids. As I understand the manager likes to check these reviews by camera, we were sitting outside at around 7:30pm. Please check the footage!
We ordered 3 so called house specialties being the Grilled Calamari, one Gnoochi quattro formaggi and one hamburger. The hamburger was tasty and a decent helping. The other 4 meals were nothing short of an embarrassment. For my little 9 year old son to who barely eats a lettuce leaf, says "Dad there is no food on this plate", should say a lot.
As for the calamari, I have no words. For R120 EXCLUDING the rice which is another R22, the size of the portion was exactly that of a starter at any other restaurant in South Africa. The problem with that was, this was supposed to be a MAIN COURSE!
What pains me the most with a restaurant like this, is that they will go out of their way to elevate the prices to try and take advantage of the passing foreign trade. They are so short sighted as it is the locals who are around off season to potentially support them. Little wonder a restaurant like this will be empty during the winter time. When I approached the manager to tell him of the deplorable size portion we just had and for the most astronomical prices, his comments were "sorry but you pay a premium to have the view you have".
Tuscany, you guys have a lot to learn and boy are you going to get a run for your money when Ocean Basket opens up next door! Guess what, they have the same views and their food will be a fraction of your prices and yes the locals will frequent them all year round! Same can be said for Mezepoli - same views and great prices!
You give Camps Bay a bad name! Shame on you!
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