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Leeto Restaurant (Paternoster)

Leeto Restaurant (Paternoster)
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Cost
R180 avg main meal
Ambience
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Views
Food
Modern, Seafood, South African
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R80

Critic's review

Jeanette Clark

Food
The menu is focused with four to five starters and mains on offer and three desserts. All starters can also be chosen as mains and you might be tempted to do just that if you taste your dining companions’ choices. Chef Garth Almazan knows his way around a risotto, so it would be wise to start with his prawn and calamari version, spiced with masala, garden herbs, cream and basil oil. Don’t despair vegetarians, the spring risotto – a delicious meeting of baby spinach, asparagus, fine beans, mange tout, shitake mushrooms, goats feta, white truffle oil and ciabatta crumbs – will not leave you feeling neglected. This masterful balancing of flavours is a theme througout all dishes on offer: an especially pertinent example being the delightful surprise of a tart, fresh gooseberry along with pickled shimeji mushrooms in a mouthful of pulled springbok. Or the subtle hint of kahlua and coffee hidden in your crème brûlèe. The portions are generous and, at all times, the presentation provides a splash of colour against the crisp backdrop of the restaurant’s interior.

Drinks
The winelist dedicates two out of its six pages to enticing patrons with wines sourced from the region (such as Fryer’s Cove Bamboes Sauvignon Blanc and Groote Post Kapokberg Pinot Noir). If bubbles are your thing there is a range of methôde cap classique, sparkling wine and even champagne options.

Service
Following an email booking, attention to detail and customer-centricity was already evident in the enquiry about dietary preferences in our dinner party and whether it was a special celebratory occasion.

Ambience
The interior speaks of minimalist beachside elegance. Windows and sliding doors abound to invite the outside in.

Best for…
Celebrating a couple of special occasions with your significant other or close friends: you will want to come back to try everything on the menu.

(2018)

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User reviews

  • Excellent view and the service is exceptional. Whether staying at the hotel and dining or coming from outside this restaurant is a treat with simple tasty food and a great choice to suit all palates.
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  • Beautiful restaurant with modern clean decor. Vibe is luxurious but relax and not stiff. Staff warm and friendly. Risotto was one of my favorite dishes. The food took long but we weren’t rush so it didn’t bother us. Would definitely recommend the chocolate dessert.
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  • If a chef gets a risotto right- he has my vote! An stunning beach front restaurant with beautiful decor an delicious food. The staff have so much finesse and charm without trying too hard. We were welcomed by a cozy fire in the winter. The decor has neutral tones with exiting natural textures which compliments the minimalist Scandinavian architecture. The food is comforting and bursting with West Coast flavour.
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  • If a chef gets a risotto right- he has my vote! An stunning beach front restaurant with beautiful decor an delicious food. The staff have so much finesse and charm without trying too hard. We were welcomed by a cozy fire in the winter. The decor has neutral tones with exiting natural textures which compliments the minimalist Scandinavian architecture. The food is comforting and bursting with West Coast flavour.
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  • One of the best features for me of Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel was their newly launched restaurant - Leeto. They have superb food on offer and let's not even talk about the incredible views and decor! Apart from their outstanding breakfast choices they have for guests staying at Strandloper Ocean, their dinner is perfect too! For starters, I would recommend the West Coast Oysters. Their Beef Sirloin served with gratin potato, carrot purée, baby carrots, field mushrooms is so good, I have had it twice already! End off your meal with their Malva pudding and you are ready to die and go to heaven!
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food

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