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“Over rated and overpriced buffet”
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Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Food is edible but nothing special, everything on offer has been done better somewhere else. Brilliant views but for the price not worth it. There was a fireplace but they decided not to light it which left the place really cold. Plates had some residue that looked suspiciously like dust. The food on offer for the buffet was not the full menu advertised. Coffee was terrible and towards the end of the evening we spotted a cat wandering out of the kitchen. I may be an animal lover but prefer to keep pets out of the cooking vicinity. My suggestion is the money would be better spent somewhere else.

Thank Cybersurfer007
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

Unenthusiastic staff at reception and poor quality food, badly prepared. Over cooked dry tough meat. One unimaginative green salad and the rest are starches which make up the starters. Stews with more bone than meat and very poor selection of desserts. All this for the astronomical price of R295. The only redeeming feature is the location.

Thank Aeraille
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

On Wednesday, 9 April 2014, we took friends of ours for dinner at Bloemendal Restaurant. What an utter disappointment. There was nobody to meet as a the door and we had to ask a passing waiter for assistance. The dinning area was hazy from the spitbraai smoke and a cat was patrolling the dinning area looking for scraps. When our waiter eventually attended to us he had no clue as to the wine selection. Our first three choices was out of stock and our fourth choice was limited to 1 bottle as there was no more stock. The selection is very limited and over priced. The meat dishes was mediocre at best although some were actually very good. The salads was a complete disaster. Opening a tin of baked beans and pouring it on a serving dish does not qualify as a salad. The pasta salad was made with budget brand pasta and had no taste. At the end of the meal we had a service charge of R230 added to the bill for 4 people and the waiter added and additional R169.96 gratuity. If the waiter's service was worth a gratuity it would have been 25% of that amount at most. The evening was a huge disappointment and we would not recommend the restaurant to anyone.

Thank NevilleViz
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

We went there for lunch and had the chicken pie. It was excellent. The staff and service was very good. A restaurant worth visiting.

Thank Dajoma
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

I was part of a large group of Ladies that went there for a Brunch, on Sat 17th August 2013.
Firstly there is NO signage once you go up the hill, we ended up right on the top of the hill. A long, narrow road, had to turn around and come halfway down again. What is the matter with these people, cant they afford a sign ?? Then, the place was freezing inside, most uncomfortable. Thirdly, it is dark and dingy. All dark brown, everything, felt like a cave, a cold cave. The service was non-existent and the food was poor, poor, poor.
I was so looking forward to going there but it was a massive disappointment, in every way, they wont see me again ! The only good thing about this site is the view.

Thank Manya-ct
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