From the owners of Coobs, comes this casual, fun eatery. They serve an incredible range of fine wines, absurdly good cocktails and a small, simple eating menu that will keep you interested.
I had a spectacular evening ALONE, entertained by the waiter’s excellent passion for wine and sumptuously spoilt with the best gnocchi I’ve ever eaten.
Definitely going back!
For a new restaurant, it definitely hit the right spot. Had the tapas with my wife to share. Very delicious.
Wine per bottle is expensive, but if your keen to try something different and a fan of boutique wines, it is worth it. Wine per glass works out cheaper and most wines are served in Riedel wine glasses. Planning on going back soon.
Overall the ambience has a bit of historic/ retro/ hipster feel to it. Not a big restaurant but better and intimate, making it not too loud if you want to avoid the typical franchised restaurants.
Douglas and Hale has recently opened in Parktown North - so I was excited to try out the restaurant for a work end of year dinner. The decor is lovely - but the ambience is rather spoilt by the fact that other patrons tend to smoke directly outside the restaurant on the pavement. As we were seated on the pavement area - this meant that we were constantly having to ask folks to please move further away and smoke elsewhere. The service was exceptionally slow - our waiter kept forgetting drinks orders and the main meal arrived two hours after we had initially been seated. The food was average - nothing to make it stand out as special. Altogether I was unimpressed - and would not eat there again - it is overpriced for the service and food.