The glorious aromas and flavours of our dishes have their source in a combination of the finest local ingredients and freshly-picked herbs from Hoekwil near Wilderness.
Our chefs are proud to present the unique and exciting cuisine that makes JJ’s an unforgettable dining experience.
An indifferent, overpriced, tourist trap that probably benefits from being the restaurant closest to the guest access to the waterfront for those staying at the quayside Protea hotel. A performance by a local choir group (well done, and thankfully brief) is a nightly feature - a nice touch for showcasing some local culture for the tourists, but it's a conversation-killer if you were just out for dinner and not expecting a show, and the table-to-table ask for donations afterwards is cringeworthy. Why not just ask diners to add something to their bill?
Service is super-average - not bad, but adds no value to the evening. The staff didn't appear particularly knowledgeable, on the wine list in particular. No information was offered on specials, which were only noticed on a tucked-away blackboard after we had ordered.
Food is good - tasty, well prepared. Nothing to write home about in a town that has several far better restaurants.
The wine list claims to offer outstanding wines, but is really just a collection of well-known brands, nothing to set it apart from any other, although the food suggestions are a positive touch.
One thing in its favour, is that the wine list offers better value than the food menu - which is ridiculously overpriced, clearly aimed at those spending in foreign currency with little to compare it to. Outstanding food at those prices might be worth considering, but the food is far from outstanding.
Only because there is not a zero rating. The service was poor and my meal horrible! I sent a full plate of food back and nobody even bothered to ask if something was wrong. Just because I'm not an international tourist shouldn't mean my you should ignore me. Shame on you!
Brilliant, really great food (and a super-variety), great location and uber-friendly staff.
I am a bit surprised that you have included this restaurant in your guide, since it struck all of us (including 3 adults with experience dining all over the world) as thoroughly mediocre. Overcooked pastas, bland sauces, flavorless tuna and dessert that was close to inedible (the creme brulee required a rock hammer even get at it). Bland, poorly cooked food and tasteless cultivated oysters. Wine list is not bad, but also pretty much without any real distinction as well.