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Sotano (Bree Street)

Sotano (Bree Street)
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Cost
R15 and R50 avg main meal
Ambience
Bar scene, Groups, Kids, Quick meals
Food
Mediterranean, Tapas
Payment
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
No BYO

Critic's review

Zola Nene

The seaside Mouille point restaurant has opened another branch in the foodie hub of Breë street. The menu at the Bree street restaurant is pretty similar to the Mouille point location

Food
The breakfast menu consists of classics such as muesli and yoghurt, or French toast. Or, try the bagel breakfast with your choice of toppings. Their signature breakfast, which we went for, is the eggs Benedict served on a croissant along with a choice of bacon, salmon or ham, the croissant is very lightly toasted and deliciously buttery. My eggs came perfectly poached, with a gloriously oozy yolk – just the way I like it. The hollandaise was perfectly balanced in acidity and saltiness, I only wish they were a little more generous with the amount of sauce per portion…but perhaps I’m just greedier than most and want my benedict drenched in sauce. We ordered a few extras to go along with the breakfast, some sautéed brown mushrooms as well as extra avocado on the side, they only serve a quarter of an avo as a portion, so felt rather cheated by that, especially since they charged me R20 for that extra avo! Also on the breakfast menu is trendy shakshuka made with sautéed red peppers and tomatoes.

The lunch and dinner menu is vast, with a selection of tapas to choose from, salads and soups. Seafood dishes feature prominently on the menu with Mussels, octopus and prawns as well as classic fish and chips.

The signature Sotano lamb burger served with hummus and avo is the restaurants most popular dish and every Wednesday is 2 for 1 lamb burger special day.

The dessert section is small, but has some interesting options; pistachio Mille-fuille and white chocolate crepe brûlée with honeycomb are just two of the dessert choices.

Drinks
A selection of soft drinks and juices are available on the breakfast and lunch menus. There is a selection of local wines available, some offered by the glass. The best part about the drinks menu is the "bubbles" section with a plethora of sparkling wines available at different price points to suit every pocket, ranging from MCC to champagne. Quite a few of the MCC's are available to order per glass too…a definite winner if you’re into bubbly like me.

Service
Service is slow, with only a few waiting staff on the floor. Finding a waiter to flag down to place your food/drinks order can prove somewhat harrowing, not entirely sure where the waiters disappear to in such a small restaurant? Once you do manage to get service to place your order, the staff is friendly and informative. Food is quick to come out of the kitchen; my breakfast order was served up in less than 15 minutes of ordering.

Ambiance
The restaurant has an industrial pub feel about it. The downstairs area is taken up mostly by the large bar, but doesn't feel cramped. There is some seating available outside which is great for smokers. Unfortunately the smoke does drift inside a bit which isn't ideal for us non smokers.

Best for...
Casual all day eats and drinks.

(2018)

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User reviews

  • If you're looking for stunning decor, mouth-wateringly tasty food and excellent table service, this is definitely a place I'd recommend time and time again. From sushi, tapas and mains, there is something for everyone. Meals are a little on the pricier side, but it is totally worth the splurge. If you're in the area, be sure to visit! 👍
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Lunch
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • WiFi

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