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“We're still dreaming of this meal...”
Review of VegTable

VegTable
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Rheenendal
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“We're still dreaming of this meal...”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

VegTable is starting to generate a lot of buzz around South Africa, and it's no surprise. Brett is a phenomenal chef. For a vegetarian, this will be a meal you'll always remember--a chance to indulge in four delectable courses that celebrate all that vegetables and farm-to-table cuisine has to offer. For meat eaters, you'll be shocked that a vegetarian meal can be so incredibly rich and satisfying. In addition to the top-notch, creative cuisine, the meal is a dining experience in and of itself. We arrived early to watch Brett and his friend prepare our meal, and the light rain falling on the tin roof combined with the candlelight made for a romantic and relaxing atmosphere. The meal itself took about three hours from the time we arrived, which we enjoyed immensely because it's so rare to have the opportunity to truly savor and delight in the experience of eating a personally prepared meal. Overall, VegTable was an experience and a meal that we will remember for a very long time. If we didn't live halfway around the world from Brett's kitchen, we would be there every week, without a doubt.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Wilderness, South Africa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Magical little place in the forest.”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Just a magical little place in the forest. Love, love, love it and so did the 12 friends who joined me there for lunch. (Lunch by special arrangement only.) One friend, who doesn't normally eat pudding, ate the whole pudding and picked up the plate to lick off every last morsel. Apparently a well known foodie in the area did just that too. Once you have tasted Brett's wonderful flavours you may understand why apparently sane people might forget themselves for a moment. And Brett's a darling too, so the whole experience is just very special. Definitely book as it is just a tiny cottage. Great place for a small party! I have been there twice and can't wait to go again! It is about an hour away from where I live otherwise I would go regularly.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Lynne797
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The Best Vegetarian Food I have ever tasted”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Brett Garvie, Owner (artist) and Creator invites a few people into his forest based home during the week to enjoy the most creative vegetarian dishes this carnivore has ever tasted.

Call Brett or access him via the website (www.vegtable.co.za) to enquire about availability.

The restaurant has been internationally reviewed by some of the finest foodies and you will not be disappointed.

By the end of the evening that fact that you have eaten a vegetarian meal will be incidental as you reflect on some of the most creative and delicious food and flavour combinations I can imagine.

The setting is a small home deep in the forest to the West of Knysna - the directions are really easy and just follow the Rheenendal Road for 5.7km from the N2 and you will find the base for Mother Earthworms - The Veg Table restaurant is 100 metres or so inside the same driveway - just follow the signs.

Expect to meet like-minded people in a candle-lit setting as Brett creates four sensational courses from some of the finest ingredients imaginable - using an antique, wood-burning stove to amazing effect.

Treat yourself and your taste-buds to a great evening. Brett will provide the food and the ambience, you can Bring Your Own Booze.

We'll be back for more and almost everyone eating with us last night were returning clients - no hype, just excellence.

It could just catch on!!

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Andy P
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Munich, Germany
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“I'm not a veggie lover but this was exceptional!”
Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

Found this little piece of heavan thanks to my better half and it was indeed fantastic. 4 courses all served with lots of love and dedication to the art of cooking vegetarian. Loved also that his able assistant walked around barefoot the whole night! Simply out of this world on all fronts!

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Knysna, South Africa
2 reviews
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“Simply Perfect”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

Many places talk about sourcing their ingredients locally and only preparing meals from what is available but Brett truly delivers on his pledge to do just this.

It is exciting to see where his imagination will lead him but you can be assured that he will only use the freshest, local organic produce to conjure up his masterpiece.

Added to this is the informal atmosphere and wonderful setting which makes an evening at Veg Table a truly memorable experience.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Homtini2014
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