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“overrated restaurant”
Review of Simply Delicious

Simply Delicious
Ranked #4 of 31 Restaurants in Montagu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$12
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Please take note Templetons has closed down The new eatery at Four Oaks is called Simply Delicious It is open for lunch and dinnerIt is now run by Simon & Wendy Bernstein who's motto is IT'S ABOUT THE FOOD our aim is to deliver the best food at resonable pricesThe new restaurant serves light lunch and dinner which can be eaten indoors or outside in our wonderful courtyard which is shaded by two 100 year old safforn pear trees.light lunches with fresh organic produce, mouthwatering chicken pies, a double burger with a twist and delicious salads. A daily specials board reflects the season with gourmet soups in winter and cool meals in summer. We make a legendary baked lemon cheesecake, scones with jam and genuine Devonshire style clotted cream. Dinners is a fair of good old fashioned home cooking with a modern twist, generous portions that always arrive at the table beautifully presentedOur wine list reflects the best that the Robertson Wine Valley
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“overrated restaurant”
Reviewed 18 February 2010

Last year we had two dinners at Four OAks in 2009 that we really enjoyed. Two weeks ago (febr. 2010) we booked again. What a diasppointment. The menu was exact the same as last year! The staff made several mistakes at diffrent tables by serving the wrong meals. The boboti was too spicy to taste anything and the portions were small. But above all, no personal touch at all. The templetons sat in the bar drinking wine and did not greet any of the guests at all. The toilets are very poor and are also being used by kitchen staff.
Some guests were complaining about the not-comfortable low chairs.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“We loved this place!”
Reviewed 10 March 2009

Only made a reservation here as our first choice, Jessica's was closed on the one night we stayed in Montagu.

The guest house we stayed in had reserved a table for us but when we arrived there was no record of the reservation. However, we had a drink at the bar and they soon found us a table, even though it was pouring with rain and the outside seating area was unavailable. It was worth waiting for, this was one of the best meals we had in South Africa.

I started with duck and date spring rolls with a sweet chilli sauce and my husband had the wild forest mushrooms in a puff pastry case.

For mains, I had the lamb rump and my husband had the beef fillet.

It was all delicious and the service was excellent.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Unexpected find”
Reviewed 23 December 2008

Montagu is not known for the cuisine - most places found in this small town don't excite. Templeton's, a recent addition, is a pleasant exception to this generalisation. The chef, Stephen Templeton, has reportedly worked for:

Conran restaurants, London
Harrods food Hall, London
Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

Whether he has or not is however immaterial. The net result is that this restaurant (his retirement baby) is excellent both in the food delivered and the courtyard ambience. The food I got was as good if not better than what I've had from the list of famous eateries above. And, with a wine list to match.

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