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Quentin at Oakhurst

Quentin at Oakhurst
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  • Phone Number 021 790 4888
  • Location Quentin at Oakhurst, 3 Dorman Way, Oakhurst Estate, Hout Bay, Cape Town
  • email bookings@oakhurstbarn.com
  • Website URL http://www.oakhurstbarn.com/
  • Opening Hours

    Breakfast: Saturday and Sunday 9.30am to 11.30am (subject to booking)

    Lunch: Thursday to Sunday 12.30pm to 2.30pm; Sundays Carvery Buffet 1pm to 5pm

    Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Cost
R110 – R260 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Kids
Food
Fine-dining food
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R50

Critic's review

Bernadette le Roux

Food
Food at Quentin is exceptional, if somewhat pricy; however, the quality of the dishes makes up for it. The marrow bones, cut on the diagonal and roast in the wood-fired oven, are generous and mouthwatering and served with smoky bruschetta and ash goat’s cheese, which is a combination that totally works. The linefish is always good and cooked to perfection; chef Quentin changes things regularly when it comes to the accompaniments to the fish, but if you’re lucky enough to get the steamed hake with the saffron, cumin and ginger broth with cabbage and fennel, it’s a must. The signature wood-fired roast duck – which is served off-the-bone with wild mushroom, buttered baby marrow spaghetti and a caramelised apple compote – is also highly recommended.

In the winter months a laid-back bistro menu is on offer during the weekdays that showcases slow-cooked cuts which are left to stew in the oven overnight, such as oxtail and lamb neck. The not-to-be-missed Sunday lunches have reached almost legendary status, with the likes of wood-fired prime beef rib with yorkshire puddings, duck-fat roast spuds and all the trimmings.

Drinks
The wine list, though not huge, has been selected with care and showcases some of the best lesser-known gems to be found in our winelands. By-the-glass options are limited. Do ask your waiter for a recommendation, as staff are well-informed and knowledgable on pairings.

Service
Service is exceptional and it’s obvious that care has been taken in staff training as there is a good understanding of the dishes as well as the wines on offer.

Ambience
In a converted barn on the original Oakhurst farm dating back to the 18th century, the interiors ooze charm and authenticity, with antlers on the walls, framed antique prints and farm relics, such as reclaimed doors hanging from the walls. White table linen and starched napkins give a sense of old-world glamour. An intimate wine cellar is a good place for a private table.

And…
In the off season the restaurant is often closed on weekdays, so do call ahead with a booking to avoid frustration, even if the website states that it is open.

(September 2016)

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User reviews

  • What a great experience. From the time we set foot into the door until we left. The service was superb, the ambience warm and cozy yet sophisticated and the food...five star! The mushroom soup starter was out of this world!!!! And the chef even went around to interact with the guests. Will defs be back.
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  • Excellent dinner last night at Quentins. Couldn't fault it in any way, superb. Thank you
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  • Smoking
  • WiFi

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