From the moment you are welcomed at the door to the moment you dread (the goodbye), this is by far one of the best "dates" I have been on.
My wife and I have been a few times and each time, pleasantly surprised. Both the management and staff are professionally brilliant at service and the food leaves your mouth elegantly begging for more! With the after taste of top class service, you leave already having made plans to return!
My absolute favourite! I really love this place. The service is outstanding, management welcoming and food superb! Great value for money - keep it up!
We came for the third time because we like the sea-view but the chef needs more training, especially for the seafood.
My boyfriend and I had the worst service ever when we stopped by for lunch and cocktails during the December holidays. We ended up having 3 different waitors. The waitor who took our orders. 15min later my boyfriend received part of his order, while I still awaited for mine. Another 30 minutes had gone by with no service from the waiters, which is when I enquired about when my food was coming. The waiter had forgotten to place mine. My boyfriend had finished his meal already. Once my food had finally come, almost an hour after placing it, the third waiter had brought it.
When I complained about the time frame between placing my order and receiving it, he told me "well you've got your meal so there, be happy". Pathetic service coming from a place I have always enjoyed going to.
We chose Pepenero as the restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. Arriving at the restaurant there is a lovely outdoor area which is perfect for cocktails and dining on hot summer evenings. Entering further into the establishment you have a cosy upmarket bar and then the more formal restaurant. We were seated at the window overlooking the sea and Robben Island which was wonderful. The restaurant hasn't a large menu but the choices are definitely interesting and offers enough for every taste. I would say they specialise in pastas, meat and seafood dishes. Their salads looked refreshing and original although we didn't try any. They have a good Specials Page which we took advantage of and ordered sushi as our starter. My husband had the Seafood Platter (another special) and I had the Grilled Kingklip with Rocket and Parmesan Salad. Starch and Veg are side orders that need to be paid for and not included. Food was all delicious. For dessert we had The Lindt White Chocolate Cheesecake which was smooth and decadent and Tiramisu - a huge portion I wasn't able to finish. Divine strong coffees to end the meal. The waitress who served us was very fast and efficient and made recommendations from the menu. Definitely a place you need to make a reservation for during in-season as they were packed. Bathrooms were clean and loved the additional touch of artwork along the walls heading to the restrooms that is for sale.
Crackpot supper club had been there 4 times and they had an off night. They called and I said we had decided to skip their place in future. We were invited to have a grais meal which was once again lovely. We will be visiting regularly, it was just a sad night and we did the right thing!
Love it! Loveit! Love it!