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“Worst restaurant in Oudtshoorn”
Review of Paljas Restaurant - CLOSED

Paljas Restaurant
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Melkbosstrand, South Africa
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233 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
“Worst restaurant in Oudtshoorn”
Reviewed 21 April 2013

We went and made a reservation for the evening with a specific table requested. The table was completely separate from the others, and was situated on like a little platform. It was in a windy area but we thought that, that table is seclude from the wind. If we known better we would have chosen to rather sit in the main building. When we arrived we were informed that we cannot have that table due to musician performing. That is quit understandable. They gave us a table on the lower area right next to the door. Then the waiter disappeared. After a very long time my wife went to look for somebody to serve us. We asked for a menu once again the waiter disappeared. I had to go and look for him once again. We order the wine and as he pour the wine he asked us if we were ready with the order for our food. We asked if he was crazy because he is only pouring the wine and we want to have time to enjoy our wine. Shortly he was back for the order. We gave him the order with clear instruction that we do not want to eat before a certain time. We both ordered the filet steak. Its served with a sauce on the meat. We requested that the sauce must be separate. 10 minutes later our food arrived with the sauce on the meat. We told the person who brought the food that the order is not right. She said she will call our waiter. We waited and waited and once again my wife had to go and look for the waiter. They took the food and brought it back after a while. My wife's sauce still on the meat. She said just leave it like that. It was cold and the meat was taste less. Terrible never ever had a steak like that and the steak is there flagship supposedly? The performer start her show 20 minutes late. She was supposed to start at 20h00, it was 20h20 when we asked the waiter where she is. The answer was she went to freshen up and will be here shortly. Now remember we had our supper already and it was bad. We said no thank you for pudding. We order coffee with the idea nothing can go wrong with coffee. Surprise ..We ordered 2 Americanos . Wait for this it came in a small espresso cup after we clearly requested hot milk and water. We sat with this tiny cups in front of us and waiting for the waiter once again. Eventually I called the manager after I tried to pour my milk, the milk was sour blots of milk fell in this tiny cup, it was horrible. We wanted to leave and we waited and waited for the waiter once again. It was a dreadful experience. Bad food, bad service. The worse restaurant on Oudtshoorn do not waist your money there are to many other good restaurants to go to. 0/10

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
johannesburg
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110 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Just go there!”
Reviewed 15 April 2013

We were suprised with the beautiful decor, lovely ambience and good food. No problem with the service. Garpazzio was good and the ostrich fillet very good. Will go again.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank lovetravel84
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Use to be better”
Reviewed 3 April 2013

It used to be our favorite restaurant in town untill the chef disapared a few years ago. We tried again last November. Bar service is excelent, shame the food doesnt follow this effort. No restaurant to go with youg kids to.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Bart T
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London, UK
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed 17 March 2013

The menu was interesting, but the food turned out on the bland side. Ostrich was average, although the fillet steak was very good. Limited wine selection, only a few beers, no cocktails.

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Thank dewet
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Cute”
Reviewed 6 January 2013

A lovely looking restaurant who just needs a little more support from the locals and people visiting..good food and service..pop in there and try it out, you won't be dissapointed!

Visited October 2012
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Thank Taryn V
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