Located at the Jordan Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, the restaurant offers guests great tasting food with stunning views of the estate.
Please note that during the Winter months they are open for lunch from Wednes day to Sunday, and for dinner on Thursday and Friday Nights only.
...and there we were coming back my wife and I to Jordan's after our last experience in late March 2017, where there was 12 of us and simply could not fault it.
But this time to celebrate my wife's birthday.
Having booked on the 8th of December 2017 for the 29th of january, I did ask if they could provide a bouquet of flowers on the table(which I will pay for), Having received on the day confirmation that our table was booked, I did not inquire as to the flowers.
When we got there, the waiter showed me the list and pointed to the world "birthday" next to my name, we exchanged smile and walk to our table.
Waiting for the flowers to arrive, we ordered drinks (bubbly) but still nothing, so we ordered more drinks, placed our food order, but still nothing.
When the starters arrived, we were presented with a wooden tray of tit bits to have with our drinks (too late), we send them back.
The food was poor, the filet steak has been cup in little square as if one of us was a toothless geriatric, and the fish was on a diet free salt.
By the way, we are both 62 years old.
At the end of the meal , my phone announced the arrival of an email, which turned up to be from the hostess (Janine)letting me know that she could not supply me flowers, but there was a small pot on the table with a couple of flowers in it, email sent minutes before we were about to leave.
I only need to be disappointed once, so....never again.
Not wanting to spoil my wife's big day, I remained calm and called the next day, only to be offered the famous word"sorry"
The hostess Janine (is arrogant and does not belong to the hospitality business;
People like her should be kept away from such magical places. this category. Unfortunately for my wife, she had a very disappointing birthday lunch.
After dining at Jordan a year ago, we were eager to taste the complex and exciting flavor combinations for 2017, served with care and attention to detail. Our meal at Jordan yesterday was fair. For the price of the menu, I have to say it was just a tad disappointing. Though the view from the glass doors could almost make up for what lacked in food quality.
Our table of four ordered the sea bass starter which was delicate in flavor and beautiful in appearance, I did feel that it could have been slightly more substantial considering the portion sizes of the mains. Moving on, the mains were split between two sirloin orders and two pork neck orders. While the pork neck was tender it definitely was a lady's portion rather than a man's. The beautiful flavor of leek was subtly presented and needed a contrast of flavors to add richness and depth. The peppered sirloin lived up to expectations, beautiful flavors of mushroom and celeriac puree, cooked to perfection with a rich sauce and layers of complex flavor. The steak was definitely adequate in portion leaving me feeling somewhat guilt-ridden for the pork neck which left my other half wanting more. Every plate was carefully inspected before moving off the line to the customer's table. Our very friendly waiter made us feel welcome. Jordan has the most beautiful setting and the atmosphere is there. The maitre'd could show a little more attention to individual tables. All around good but has been better.
Lidwien Van Loon
JORDAN lost his Shine !
We were really looking forward to having lunch at Jordan's Restaurant.
Unfortunately we experienced that Jordan lost its shine.
When we entered the air-conditioning was set to 'dangerous, and we were almost blown away from our reserved table.
With sweat on our foreheads from the heat,we finally asked for another table, away from this terrible heating device.
The starter was served, with sea bras for me and lamb for my partner.
With the sea bras, more Potato mash was served than actual fish. The accompanying onion mash was nice, but actually better suited for a main course than a starter. I assume their thought was, that winter time is asking for additional calories in the starter.
As the climate in the restaurant was still not pleasant, we moved for a second time to a different part of the restaurant. Mainly due to a combination of heat and smell of old frying oil. Apparently more customers complained, as the glass doors were opened, when we left the restaurant ( unfortunately to late for us)
The same mash onions, this time cold, was also served on top of nice pieces of meat at the main course. The fried onion rings and the Hollandaise sauce were unfortunately both cold. The sauce was thick and missing it's sour taste.
When we asked the lady, if the onion mash was the same as in the starter, she denied this. However, the waiter confirmed later on that this was actually the case.
We have been to the restaurant 3 times the last half year, and we experienced not much creativity and innovation. The lady hostess is arrogant and does not show the hospitality you may expect from a restaurant in this category.
So unfortunately, I have had a very disappointing birthday lunch.
A beautiful and pleasant setting
Friendly staff well educated with their menu for the day excellent wine pairings but..
I noticed that from start to finish dishes decline in both innovation complexity and looks
While the breads and butters and snacks and starters pleasantly surprise the mains and desserts lack creativity and flavour profiles
All in all a brilliant reataurant never the less