Spring Yum Cha Experience now at Cheyne's
4 dishes for R250 per head.
Excellent value for excellent food we go there frequently
I was so looking forward to trying Cheyne’s after all the rave reviews I’d read. Unfortunately, I was left disappointed due to a few things. Firstly, after ordering a few dishes, the waiter suggested that I make alternative choices as I had selected items that “weren’t great” and ones that other guests "had not liked” – I found this rather odd. Secondly, about 30 minutes after ordering the edamame beans, the waiter explained that the chef wasn’t happy with the quality of beans and asked us to choose something else – I found it strange that this would happen in the middle of service. Thirdly, the timing was off – one dish arrived quite quickly and then we waited almost an hour for the next few, and then we had to flag down the waiter to order dessert. Fourth, the broccoli dish did not include tofu as described on the menu – just some steamed Tenderstem broccoli with a touch of sauce – not very exciting. Overall, I wasn’t impressed by the food and found that it all tasted similar (which I suspect was due to the same sauce being on most of the dishes). I won’t be back.
We went for the dinner special and were blown away. Every dish was absolutely delicious. Definitely worth a visit. We will be back.
We were delighted to get a last minute lunch booking for a big table over the weekend. Unfortunately there was a bigger table next to us, and they were making it quite difficult for us to hear each other.
The service started out a bit slow, and we discovered that although our booking had been made for 230pm, the kitchen was to close imminently.
We felt a bit rushed, made some hasty decisions from an inspired menu, and hoped for the best. What we got was even better than we had expected. Tasty, fresh, creative, loaded with flair and flavour. One small criticism would be an overabundance of sauce (but often it's served separately, so next time I won't dump the whole lot on my noodles)! Everything was generous, which is often not the case with tapas.
Loved the interesting wine list too.
Can't wait to go back and try a few favourites, and all the others ...
Still one of my favourite restaurants in Cape Town. They are currently running a great winter special ( any 4 dishes for R200). The only disappointment was the fact that they were running low on some of the ingredients so some dishes weren't available. However every thing I ordered was very delicious and I cannot wait to go back!