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“Another excellent meal”
Review of Harvest at Laborie - CLOSED

Harvest at Laborie
Price range: US$0 - US$15
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, View
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Our restaurant, Harvest at Laborie, is the canvas upon which internationally acclaimed chef Matthew Gordon renders his culinary art. The menu is contemporary South African with ingredients sourced locally. Free range and organic Karoo lamb, beef and fresh line fish are regular features on the menu, while herbs and vegetables are harvested from the restaurant's own garden. All of these components are cleverly combined to deliver a supreme dining experience hallmarked by depth of flavour and superb presentation. The restaurant has amassed a loyal following and is a #KLINK award-winner, having been singled out from the Cape's plethora of wine tourism destinations by popular vote..
Reviewed 10 June 2014

The stoep at Harvest presents the perfect spot for lunch on a typical crisp sunny Cape winter's day. My friend and I sat down at a table under the trees and were served by a very friendly and efficient waitress. We both ordered the pork belly dish and it was the best I have ever tasted, at any restaurant. I highly recommend this dish (and the restaurant). Wines from the estate on offer, as well as other wines. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains and don't forget to go for a wine tasting before or after your meal.

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Thank GrietWesternCape
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Laborie1659, Public Relations Manager at Harvest at Laborie, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2014

Hi GrietWesternCape,

Thank you for visiting us and for posting this review. We work extremely hard to ensure that not only our international guests enjoy their experience with us but particularly our local residents who support us throughout the year. We're fortunate to have stunning views at whatever time of year you visit and sitting on our stoep after lunch relaxing for the afternoon is a very popular pastime. We look forward to you visiting us again soon.

Regards,
Harvest Restaurant at Laborie Wines

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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

There is something truly magical about the Western Cape wineries and some of the restaurants located on the various wine farms serve up truly 5 star food. Harvest at Laborie is definitely one of them.
The delicious wines are paired up perfectly to very well prepared meals that are bursting with local and international flavours and local produce.
Apart from haggling with the disgruntled chef to switch a menu item on the set menu for another similar priced item, I cannot complain about the service. The waitress and manager sorted out the problem in the end and our party enjoyed the meal tremendously.
If you want to dine in a truly stunning setting watching the the mountains and vineyards in the background while sipping some great tasting wine and eating hearty food with a combination of perfectly prepared scrumptious food then this place is definitely worth a visit.

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Thank JLFkin
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Laborie1659, Public Relations Manager at Harvest at Laborie, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2014

Hi JLFkin,

Thank you for visiting us and for posting this review. Feedback from visitors is the key for us to consistently improve the service we offer our customers. We are very fortunate to live and work in such a stunning place as this and we look forward to you visiting us again soon.

Regards,
Harvest Restaurant at Laborie Wines

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We visited Harvester at Laborie a month ago and I can honestly say it was one of the best meals I've ever had, accompanied by excellent service. It was my birthday and the lovely manageress even gave everyone at our table a complimentary glass of champagne. Even though it was busy, they were very attentive and the meal we had was fantastic. We will definitely be back and have been singing their praises every since.

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Thank Mistralpg
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Laborie1659, Public Relations Manager at Harvest at Laborie, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2014

Hi Mistralpg,

Thank you for visiting us and naturally we're very happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your birthday with us. We look forward to welcoming you to Harvest sooner than you celebrate your next birthday!

Regards
Harvest Restaurant at Laborie Wines

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Reviewed 15 May 2014

If you want a typical good winelands lunch for a family gathering, Laborie would be a good choice. But beware. It is deservedly very popular and over weekends the service can be a bit patchy at times. Be sure to remember who your waiter and what he looks like if you sit outside.

The food is of very good quality, and they do special dished that appeal to children. Talking about that, sitting outside is ideal for the kids to go and explore the wide-ranging garden, yet remain within easy earshot when the meal is served. Result: children happy and not obtrusive in the conversation of the adults. That is always a plus point that many restaurants miss.

Overall, a good experience and with a bit more attention and training, service could improve to earn the extra star.

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Thank TakenForARide
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Laborie1659, Public Relations Manager at Harvest at Laborie, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2014

Hi,

Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time when posting this review. Your constructive comments are noted as this how we are able to consistently monitor and improve on the experience that we are able to offer visitors.

Booking is always advised, especially for the terrace seating and as you experienced, we are well catered for families both with the area to play but also a specific kids menu.

We look forward to you visiting us again soon.

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Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

We were a table of 6 for Sunday lunch.The lamb burger was dry and the desserts (panacotta and creme brulee)not good.I must admit the salmon fish cakes were really tasty but the service was lack luster (except for the wine waiter,who was very friendly)

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Thank Sue53_11
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Laborie1659, General Manager at Harvest at Laborie, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Dear Sue,
Thank you for taking time to send us this review. We really appreciate any feedback that we receive from our guests in order to make the Harvest experience better.

With regards to your review, we as a Harvest family had lost one of our prized staff members and had attended her funeral the day before. Moral was low with all the staff, however this still remains a point on which we need to concentrate and I will personally ensure that all staff are put through a coaching session again to ensure that the service levels are of the highest standards. I also hope in my reply that you would consider joining us again for lunch or supper, to show you that this was not our norm, but rather, a moment in time when we as a family were dealing with a loss beyond measure.

Kind regards,
Zelda Oelofse-Cornthwaite
General Manager

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