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Workshop 55

Workshop 55
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Cost
R200 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Quick meals, Special occasions
Food
Modern, Tapas
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
No BYO

Owners description

A unique experience combining the very best of finely crafted drinks and locally and internationally influenced food served in a laid back setting.

Take the time to enjoy a selection of different dishes with one of their delicious infused gins.

From food to drinks they’ve chosen to stay away from the usual suspects and offer you something a little different, a little out of the ordinary.

 

User reviews

  • Workshop 55 does things a little differently, which can be strange at first - you pay a set amount for a total of three dishes off their food and dessert menu - these are tapas style dishes, portioned so that you can enjoy the selection rather than eat a huge heavy meal. The food is quirky and delicious, with my absolute favourites being the ostrich, which melts in your mouth, and the decadent seafood gnocchi. The deserts are all stunning, (I can never say no to the rich, creamy dark chocolate tart, it's my weakness) and I'll admit to being tempted once or twice to skip the main meals altogether and indulge in a dessert-only feast. Workshop 55 is also known for their gin and tonics and they have a huge variety of local and imported gins. I'm clueless about gin but the waiters are pretty good at recommending a fruit infusion and tonic water that will give you the flavours you prefer. I do like the crisp, refreshing taste of a G&T, especially on a warm summer evening but I can't drink too many (and they can be a bit pricey) so luckily they also have a good wine list that includes some bubbly if you are in the mood. I have been to this restaurant several times with friends and family and we always have a great time. The service is intuitive and attentive, and the chef is happy to accommodate guests with stringent dietary requirements (one of my friends cannot eat gluten, dairy, eggs or beef and she still had a fabulous meal). It's one of my go-to places when you want an extra-special meal.
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  • Appalling service. Seated in the empty gin bar (barring two other tables), two people in our group of 5 ordered tapas dishes. They were told they had to eat outside and that it was heated. When the food arrived after a 40 minute wait, we went outside to eat but realised "outside" was a closed veranda for smoking and unheated, despite 7 degree cold. We brought the four small dishes inside to be able to eat in normal conditions, the manager aggressively prevented this, resulting in a shouting match while the food went cold. He was extremely belligerent and made no effort to accommodate us despite an almost empty bar area. When we asked for a table in the restaurant area, he insisted on taking the food away whilst we had to wait another long while to be seated. Finally, when the bill arrived, it emerged that we had been charged for doubles whilst singles were requested. Dishonest, agressive staff. Avoid this place if you are looking for a pleasant evening out.
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways

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