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Capsicum Restaurant at the Britannia Hotel

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Reviewed by Karina Naidoo

On Sunday (4 March 2018) my boyfriend, two friends and I decided to go for lunch and try out Capiscium Restaurant at the Britannia Hotel in Umgeni Road. My boyfriend and his friend chose to go to Capiscium because they wanted to have their chops chutney as it was well recommended to them. The service was less than poor as we waited for almost 45 minutes for our cool drinks to be served, however the table of 8 next to us (who arrived about 10 minutes later than us)received their orders within 10 minutes of ordering them ( from the same waitress as we had). When the food finally arrived ( about an hour later, well after the table of 8 finished their dessert) my boyfriend looked at the chops chutney and stated that it's under cooked and there was a water base at the top of the chutney (questionable if it was freshly made or reheated or just under cooked). My boyfriend tried a chop, and gave me a chop to taste. The chutney was extremely sour and had no flavor in it whatsoever. We called our waitress and told her to take it away because we refuse to pay for it because it tasted awful. When the bill arrived the chops chutney was charged to the bill so my boyfriend told them that he refuses to pay for it because he barley ate any of it and it really was not upto any restaurant standard. There was a long back and forth where the hostess came to our table and told us that she would see what they could do. 15 minutes later we received a bill and were charged R70 (half the price of the chops chutney) and their reasoning was because they serve 6 chops per serving and they will charge for the two chops which were eaten. We took the problem up with the manager who told us :1) No body else complained about the chops and that's the way they make it there and 2.) if we don't pay then our waitress would have to pay the R70. After arguing with the manager for 15 minutes we backed down, paid and left and will never return again.
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