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The Square at the Vineyard Hotel

The Square at the Vineyard Hotel
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Cost
R110 avg main meal
Ambience
Classic elegance
Food
Fine-dining food, Modern, South African, Sushi
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R60 Wine & R75 Sparkling Wine

Critic's review

Food
The menu is local and seasonal; try slow-roasted Kroonstad duck or pork belly from Durbanville. The dishes are imaginative and beautifully presented. There’s also a sushi bar, although this is where the imagination runs dry – all sushi platters have the same rolls, the amount and pricing is just multiplied.

Wine
The wine list is presented as a leather-bound book – filled with information and suggestions. There’s a choice to suit most palates.

Service
Servers are unobtrusive and only there when you need them. Their knowledge of the menu and wine list is impeccable.

Ambience
The decor of this glass-roofed restaurant is minimalist and slick – the straight edges are softened by lush green indoor trees, a water feature and live piano playing.

And...
Fantastic dessert wines and desserts are on offer. (ML, September 2010)
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User reviews

  • Not sure if this is the right place to review the Vineyard's breakfast offering... however, I would happily rate it as one of the top breakfasts in Cape Town. R110 gets you the continental breakfast, while for R185 you can enjoy the full continental plus hot cooked breakfast (all coffees and juices included too). The best bit is that you can change anything you like on the menu - so if you feel like the Eggs Benedict with bacon instead of ham, and a side of kippers, they will happily oblige! Said Benedict is served on a homemade English muffin, which tastes as if it has had the lightest brushing of bacon fat, adding to the delicious richness of the dish. If feels like such a treat to spend a morning here. Service is old school, but adequate. Best thing to do after breakfast is enjoy a wander in the beautiful gardens.
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  • Beautiful outside setting for those warm summery evenings. The service is a bit slow but the food is good and prices are very reasonable!
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  • I am sad to say that this restaurant is in dire need of an overhaul. The menus where all badly worn which was explained to us as being 'vintage'. Definitely not the case!

    The service was pretty much non-existent. It took 3 and a half hours for our meal from sitting down to leaving and not once were we asked if it was going well or wanted top ups on our drinks. We had to flag down someone to get a refill of water.

    The food was alright. Nothing spectacular and certainly not what I've come to expect from the Vineyard.

    Just no atmosphere, no service and average food. What exactly did we pay for?
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  • The food presentation is lovely and all of the elements in the dishes come together as a whole beautifully. The ostrich steak was soft and juicy and the salmon trout full of unexpected flavors. Highlight of the evening was the cheesecake - divine.

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  • Wonderful ambience, great food and service. What a wonderful find in the middle of the Southern Suburbs!
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  • You guys should visit this place ! Utterly amazing ! Service was excellent and food exsquisite. This one gets a thumbs up!
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Accommodation
  • Child friendly
  • Cocktails
  • Dress code
  • Eat Out reviewed
  • Fireplace
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

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