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“the meal, the atmosphere, the experience”
Review of moyo Stellenbosch - CLOSED

moyo Stellenbosch
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: moyo Stellenbosch - just outside Cape Town, in the heart of the winelands and surrounded by the magnificent mountains, moyo Stellenbosch awaits you.In a magical setting amidst the ancient oaks and colonial splendour of the historical Spier Wine Farm, moyo offers a unique dining and retail experience that is elegantly African
Reviewed 29 December 2013

the original and still one of the best of the s.a.-wide moyo chain, the set-up at spier rambles over a huge site, including tables set on platforms in the trees, under spreading tents and romantic tables in secluded corners. face painters (no fee) moved from table to table during the sunday lunchtime we went, followed by a group of drummers and then a larger band in the main tent. our waitress cheerfully cleared empty plates and replaced cutlery as we returned time and again to the buffet (it's always a buffet at this branch, no menu) during the leisurely two-hour-plus meal. from salads, to calamari and angel fish being prepared on one stall, past the bubbling cauldrons of lamb tagine, kudu bobootie and oxtail, on to the stall grilling venison, that serving vegetables, then one for steak-lovers - they stretched on and on. but it was other other direction, with the desserts that entranced my wife: seriously chocolatey layer cake with chocolate sauce demanded three visits to ensure it really was as decadently delicious as the first mouthful promised. after lunch a stroll through the nearby art and crafts market rounded off a great day out.

Thank famwag
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Reviewed 17 December 2013 via mobile

Went with some friends for our 10 wedding anniversary. Staff were disorganised, servers were unfriendly and food was substandard. We all ended up with upset tummies. Will not be visiting Moyo again.

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Thank Angelique H
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We went here with a group as part of our holiday so didn't know what to expect. The atmosphere was good and we all had a small face painting. There was fun entertainment after lunch which was made very lively with a large group of young girls celebrating leaving their school and joining in the dancing. The food was not very high quality as they seemed to be using very basic cuts of meat although had it been better quality it would have been good as there were different game dishes. It seemed a bit lack lustre and rather tired.

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Thank HoneyD337
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

Moyo at Spier Wine Estate used to be a treat to visit. The food was always awesome and the setting is perfect for lazy sundowners, a relaxed lunch or even a romantic dinner.
After visiting last week however, I was unfortunately disappointed. Besides our excellent waitress, the food was exceptionally average - vegetables were mostly cold and many food stations were left unreplenished. The steak was tough and stringy and the desserts were uninspiring. Some of the servers were friendly, but most were indifferent.
The toilets were also dirty.

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Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

We were a big group for lunch. We went at 12:00 as reserved and our tables were not ready. It was warm and noisy under the tent. Long queues waiting for food which was not of a standard as expected at such a restaurant. There werent enough waiters or people behind the counters to ensure the bowls/potjies had sufficient food. We waited very long for drinks to be served. Variety of food not sufficient for the price paid for a buffet. There was no manager around to complain to or trying to organise the unorganised waiters.

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