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“excellent experience”

Capelands Restaurant Mangiare
Ranked #46 of 121 Restaurants in Somerset West
Price range: US$17 - US$26
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Description: Capelands Restaurant Mangiare. Not far from the hustle and bustle of the "Mother City", you'll find a little piece of true mediterranean magic on the outskirts of Somerset West. Where you can kick back and relax - and let our fine dishes and rewarded wines simply delight your senses. An individual place for food and wine lovers.
Kosice, Kosice, Slovakia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“excellent experience”
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Beautifull place,with amazing scenic view to the bay, home atmosphere and really excellent food. Service by very kind people. Just thinking what to suggest, but problem is that everything is excellent - wine selection like in top european wine cellar, top local wines too, great steaks , pasta better than in Italy..:), wonderfull fresh Kingklip and their homemade bread.. vaw. Really if someone have trip around , try it, you will never forget...

  • Visited July 2012
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Kranenburg, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Rumor has it Capelands was good, once”
Reviewed 15 April 2012

It could have been so great...

The location on top of the hill, the old building, nothing wrong with that.

But then the dining experience...

The service: friendly, but without a clue. I never met a waitress who knew so little about what she sold.

The food: 1970s bistro style, microscopic quantities and badly prepared.

Are you looking for snails, they still have them. Or do you prefer a "seafood cocktail" consisting of 3 lettuce leaves and 7 prawns smothered in a cocktail sauce? They have that too...

When the main course, tuna, arrived it got even worse. Covered in poppy seed, cooked to the consistency of shoe leather, accompanied by 2 slivers of Japanese sushi ginger and a squeeze of wasabi from a tube floating in some soy sauce, it was for me the reason to ask for the bill, to pay and to never come back.

  • Visited April 2012
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Nice setting, terrible food and service”
Reviewed 15 April 2012

The restaurants looks nice, the menu promising and... that was it. The wine I ordered from the menu was not available because "we are closing in two weeks time, so we don't stock it anymore".
The waitress did not know anything about the menu or the wines. She was pleasant enough, just not trained. I ordered a seafood salad, what I got was a 1970's style prawn cocktail. Not bad, but -yawn-. The pasta aglio e olio was okay. Then the kingklip fish came. It was overcooked, dry. I left half of it. My table companion had already shoved his dish to the side after two bites. We told the waitress our opinion of the food and asked for the bill. She was speechless and had no clue how to handle this. We left unsatisfied, feeling unwelcome, having spent money for bad food and service. Back in our hotel room, we finished a bag of crisps.

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank dutchfarmeress
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