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Bodega Restaurant at Dornier

Bodega Restaurant at Dornier
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Cost
R125 avg main meal
Ambience
Comfy & casual
Food
Bakery fare, Bistro fare, Country-style fare, French, Health food, Mediterranean, Tapas, Vegetarian
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa

Critic's review

Food
Farm cuisine is the mantra of new chef Neil Norman (ex-Belthazar). Inspired by seasonal farm produce, the big flavours on the new Bodega menu are robust and rustic with a focus on wholesome country dishes - from crusty sour dough breads, country pate, chorizo and oxtail to free-range farm chicken and rack of lamb. The use of top-quality local ingredients shows in the flavours of buffalo mozzarella, feta, figs, gorgonzola in piquant toppings on signature flammekuchen (a thin-crust pizza from Alsace). The indecisive should try the meze or charcuterie platter.

Wine
The estate’s own wines tempt with older vintages and exclusive offerings as well as beyond in Helderberg’s golden triangle.

Service
Attentive, with staying power over a languid lunch on the terrace

Ambience
A family-friendly venue with a jungle gym for the kids and a terrace for lunches for the adults - with an avant-garde arty dining-room for rainy days.

And..
They use real Swiss chocolate in the divine desserts. (GH, September 2010)
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User reviews

  • One of the worst meals we have ever had in cape town. Oxtail ravioli is served with mash......an absolute no no. The lamb chops were thin and fatty with burnt potatoes. Calamari salad no dressing and served with deepfried oily noodles. The quality of the food has seriously deteriorated since the last time we went......
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  • A lot of money paid for very average food, as well as service.
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  • This is one of the best meals I have eaten in Cape Town and surrounds, at very reasonable rates.

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  • My wife and I took our kids to Bodega for lunch yesterday and the experience was worth writing about! We had excellent food, very good service and enjoyed the fantastic ambience of dining at the foot of the mountain with the cool misters lightly emitting from above. Lovely!

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  • November 2011, really enjoyed the kudu dish paired with an excellent glass of red wine. Great chocolate brownie dessert - just couldn't help but to feel sorry for the fly attempting to do a backstroke under a layer of icing sugar - next time put it in the chocolate sauce. The extra complimentary piece of brownie as compensation was maybe a bit inadequate, but just as delicious. A more customer-focused approach from the kitchen side might bring me back in the future.

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  • A dismal experience whereby 2 orders off the menu were not available (i.e. food prepared in bulk at some earlier stage). Then after a second attempt at an order and a request for no fat, order was delivered with extra fat and no meat - kitchen joke?? Will not recommend to anyone - there are FAR FAR better places to eat than this pretentious spot.
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Accommodation
  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Eat Out reviewed
  • Fireplace
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • StreetSmart affliated
  • Wheelchair

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