A gracious setting with a county side atmosphere, Belleables Country Restaurant offers those who are looking for something a little more extraordinary - nothing less than a delight for the senses.
Not worth the effort.
We found the decor in the worst possible taste and over the top, and the atmosphere stifling. No functioning air conditioning - a real problem. Food smothered in cream and sauces, reminiscent of the early 70s. Plates overdecorated with flowers and herbs. Food flavours destroyed by overly creamed sauces. Very disappointing, very expensive. Nowhere near 5*. This is not a venue for people who appreciate and enjoy well prepared good food.
My gorgeous fiancé and I decided to break from our tradition of leisure Sunday lunching and booked at the Bellgables in Muldersdrift. We heard and read the accolades and decided it was time. Striking décor, that’s if you like mock Tuscan combined with an eclectic mixture of Bohemian clutter that would make Toulouse-Lautrec turn in his grave. We started with a country greens salad (R60) and both settled for oven baked lamb shank (R145). The salad was an insipid mix of greens, and at R60 we expected much more. Leave a lamb shank long enough in the oven and anybody can cook it off the bone The sauce was stodgy and laced with mint jelly; not bad but we expected much more at the price.. I could still tolerate the décor, but I don’t rate wine served in red (yes, red) flute glasses as conducive to good taste. The restaurant is way overpriced for the quality of food it is serving, and most definitely not worth the drive. In general, here bad taste comes at a price.
Arrived on Sat 6 Oct and although the weather was terrible it was excellent at the restaurant. The ambience, setting, warmth, food and hospitality was excellent. Will definately recommend to anyone, well done