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La Vigna

Cost
R165 avg main meal
Ambience
Contemporary cool
Food
Modern
Payment
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Critic's review

Food
Wonderful Asian flavours of soy and ginger are employed in the preparation of the sticky Peking duck. Don’t be afraid to try the gourmet sirloin burger, as enticing in taste as its visual composition on the plate. Contained within are matured brie, bacon and red onion chutney.

Wine
A wide selection of labels is listed with details including a food recommendation and a flavour description.

Service
You’ll struggle to fault the staff and managers who deliver service expected of a luxury hotel.

Ambience
There’s a business-like feel in the upmarket and regimental layout of tables, cutlery and crockery. The setting’s uncluttered and decor subtle, with splashes of colour.

And...
Come for tea, a decadent affair with towers of cakes, scones and other hip-swelling delights (C&MR, September 2010)
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User reviews

  • Lord Charles' La Vigna has a new chef - Jean-Pierre Lenferna de la Motte - and it shows!
    We ate in the Wine Cellar - fabulous environment for a private function - and sampled a three-course menu with wines selected from local wine farms. Each course was deliciously cooked and beautifully presented and, as promised, the wines added another sparkle. Perhaps the highlight was the desert where the chocolate cover literally melted before our eyes to present the underlying delectability.
    Excellent service from knowledgeable staff completed an experience to be shared.
    Looking forward to a Friday dinner when local wine farmers attend to talk about their wines and the paring with different (five) courses. Yum!

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  • Had a great meal here just the other day. Good service from the start, really good wine list too, and the home made bread was a good start. We ate early evening just before sunset. This place would be great in the summer with the pool and patio area. The food was a good mix, pretty healthy, but substantial enough. The Thai fish cakes went down very well, as did the goats cheese. We had ostrich with onion puree and Thai beef for mains, both very good.
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  • I recently ate at La Vigna, and things have improved since my last visit. Try the T-bone special. My brother ate at R60 for 350g! The beef Thai curry was great, as was the chicken lemongrass skewers for a starter. Well worth the visit. Decent wine list too.
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  • Over the last 2 years, the food from chef Dietmar was great but since the new chef took over in late 2006 it has gone down
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Facilities

  • Accommodation
  • Alfresco
  • Booking required
  • Eat Out reviewed
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Parking
  • Smoking
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

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