The lunch menu has a selection of pizzas made in the wood fired pizza oven. I tried the margarita with buffalo mozzarella which was rather mediocre - the base was soggy, definitely due to the large amount of tomato sauce piled onto the pizza which overpowered any flavour that the fresh basil and mozzarella added.
The line fish main was delicious; the fish was wonderfully tender and flaky, the sautéed seasonal greens were perfectly seasoned along with the smooth and earthy bean purée, a well-balanced and enjoyable plate of food. The Caesar salad was a tad over-dressed which made it quite heavy to eat, but the elements were all very tasty, the dressing was lovely and creamy, the croutons crisp with the bacon adding a lovely salty, savoury note. Serving the salad with a poached egg and the addition of white anchovies was a lovely touch and made the Caesar interesting and unique to the restaurant.
Tokara wines are available on the menu and are offered by the bottle as well as the glass. There are also other wines from local farms available on the menu. They also have a great selection of teas available on the menu including a delicious unfermented strawberry and vanilla rooibos blend.
Staff is very friendly and welcoming, however, not very attentive. I witnessed a patron sitting close by flagging for attention for a while before she received any service. There are a lot of child seats available at the restaurant, however, we weren't offered one, had to take our own initiative and get one for ourselves. I think part of the dining experience, especially in an establishment that promotes itself as child friendly, is to make diners feel welcome and comfortable and that attention to detail is so necessary.
The glass walls give a fabulous view of the picturesque surrounding vineyards, the glass walls also mean that parents can keep an eye on their kids while they play on the jungle gym outside. During chilly winter days, the large fireplace is lit, making the space feel cozy and warm.
Overlooking the Tokara Vineyards, this deli style restaurant is ideal for family gatherings for breakfast and lunch and offers a relaxed dining atmosphere.
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