Granita offers a fine dining experience with innovative dishes created by their executive chef and an award-winning wine list. At Granita the focus is on fresh organic produce provided by local farmers and producers. Our chef uses the finest local and seasonal ingredients, to create a fresh fusion of flavours that offers diners a five-star culinary experience. The Granita Wine Cellar is ideal for small, more intimate private gatherings and can accommodate up to 12 people. Granita is open daily for lunch 12pm to 2.30pm and dinner from 7pm to 10pm.
We went for lunch at Granita Restaurant at Kievits Kroon Country Lodge & Spa over the weekend. The estate itself is absolutely beautiful with sprawling well-manicured gardens. Granita is the signature restaurant of the lodge and has a beautiful setting overlooking the gardens and pool area.
Our table setting was perfect in the corner and nice big table to allow for a languid lunch. The menus are interesting and sound wonderful with very reasonable prices. But the prices also reflect the size of the portions, as it really isn’t big at all. We weren’t expecting big portions, as we’re used to fine dining and the sizes of the portions, but this was a bit ridiculous. The starters were tasty and acceptable for the price you pay, but mains were a bit of a let-down. Some of our party’s dishes were fine, but others were really bland and tasteless. Presentation on the starters was also good, but failing when it came to main course again.
The wine list is good, with a good variety in taste and price to choose from.
Service needs a lot of attention as at times you have perfect service, and other times you have to stand up and go and tell the waiters what you want to order. We had to order wine twice by walking into the restaurant and telling the waiters what we’d like.
So, in essence a wonderful setting, mediocre food and not good service at all. We will probably be back for the setting, but not really for the food. Maybe just to try dinner and see if it’s better, but I’m not sure….
Great restaurant! Well prepared food, tranquil ambience, and exceptional service! Granita expresses the flawless formula of a proper fine dining restaurant.