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95 @ Morgenster-Closed for winter, re-opens end of October 2017

95 @ Morgenster-Closed for winter, re-opens end of October 2017
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Cost
R160 avg main meal
Ambience
Comfy & casual
Food
Italian
Payment
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Critic's review

Greg Landman

Food
Giorgio Nava, famous restaurateur, and Giulio Bertrand, the owner of Morgenster, seem to be a match made in heaven. Why they didn’t do this years ago is any one’s guess. Giorgio, of course, has access to all that fabulous meat from his own farms (which he uses very well at Carne in town and Constantia) and Giulio has one of the most famous wine farms in the Cape – and magnificent olive oil to boot. Two fabulous salads are the way to start, one with seared beef, rocket, tomatoes, radishes and cucumber, deliciously fresh and crunchy, and one with fried baby squid and the same vegetable mix. Then go on in the Italian manner to a rich bowl of potato gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese sauce and walnuts or slow baked Karoo lamb shoulder ravioli with sage butter and parmesan. Apart from excellent beef fillet, very simple with olive oil, rosemary and a touch of garlic, the standout meat dish is the seared calves’ liver with balsamic caramelised onions and mash, something any carnivore will find irresistible. La Meringa 95, chunks of meringue wrapped in zabaglione, served with berries is reason enough to save room for it.

Drinks
Of course the fabulous wines of Morgenster are the stars of this show.

Service
Smooth and low-key but always there when you need someone to fetch and carry.

Ambience
The room is flooded with light and overlooks a large expanse of water surrounded by plenty of greenery. The distant mountains play their part in capturing elegant country style ambience at its best.

And...
Do a wine tasting while here and decide what you want to drink and buy some wine to take home.

(September 2016)

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User reviews

  • We were lucky to dine here several times and every time everything fitted: excellent food, very good service, good wines, nice atmosphere and a beautiful view on the lake. It is a must to eat here: in the best restaurant of Somerset West!
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  • We visited the restaurant on a balmy Saturday afternoon where we enjoyed the most amazing meal, served by a gorgeous waitress (Angie) - all in a beautiful setting. Upon arrival, we were presented with a range of freshly baked bread, to enjoy with their own range of delectable olive oils and balsamic vinegar. My main course of seared tune was perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. The chocolate fondant desert was rich, smooth and orgasmic! The Morgenster estate wines are superb and of high quality. The outside patio where we enjoyed our lunch is a tranquil Mediterranean setting under a canopy of vines; peaceful (no children running about!); with high quality crockery and cutlery. The service is excellent: professional yet warm and friendly; attentive without been overbearing or pretentious. The amenities are all excellent and of a very high standard. The ambience is ever so relaxing and beautiful!
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
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  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair

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