Lucky Rodrigo is a place for the retro and cool crowd in Pretoria. Classics like burgers, fish and chips, Steri Stumpi and milkshakes are on the menu with the bar offering a full and varied list.
Elke keer was die burgers nog fantasties, die koek vars en die koffie baaaaaaaie lekker!!!!!!!
Dit geld vir take away en "sit-down".
Burgers is about the only thing this place does well.
We went there on Friday (20150424) afternoon after work, just after 16:00, got a table for 6 people and had a great time! Until about 18:00 when we were informed that our table has been booked and we needed to leave by 19:00! We decided to stay as surely this must be a joke, the table wasn't booked when we sat down. At 19:00 the manager Desmond informed us that we must either leave or he'll give us another (small table table for 3 people) out in the rain!!!
When I confronted Desmond and asked him how they can book a table out underneath people sitting (and spending a lot of money too) there, he simply replied that he's sorry and he'll give us another table. When I asked him where the rest of our friends must sit as the new table only has 3 chairs, he said they can stand by the bar.
To be honest, the food is ok, a little on the expensive side for what you get, service is slow unless you buy from the bar and drinks isn't cheap either. Its acceptable as the place is close to work, but the fact that you allow people to book an occupied table and make those people move shows that you don't care about customer service. What angers me more, is the fact that when I wanted to book a table last year, I was told you don't take bookings...
Ek het onlangs so artikel gelees oor hoe Kaapse service non-existent is, en dat jy jouself moet bedien. Fantastastiese artikel, slaan die hammer op die kop.
"The shitter the staff, the cooler the “eatery”."
Ek dink dit is van toepassing op Pretoria se uber cool restaurante ook.
Lucky's is 'n teleurstelling.
Steri-stumpie milkshake? Meer soos afgewaterde Nesquick met ysblokkies. Ek is jammer, hoekom wag ek 20min vir 'n coke op 'n Dinsdagmiddag wanneer jul slegs 4 ander tafels het?
En dit is nie dat ek anti-hipster is nie. O nee, ek besit my fair share van hipster-kwaliteite en geniet die ou craft bier so op sy tyd, maar julle kan nie virewig jul klandisie hou op jul "coolheid" nie. En ek skryf coolheid met opset in hakkies, want parquet-vloere teen die muur is, soos, sooo laasjaar.
What can I say its a place that my friends frequent and on Saturdays I have the opportunity to score on a great find amongst the record crates. The food is that of small town fair on a random school ground, with little to no thought on presentation or the most fundamental - TASTE!!
There's nothing hipster about having wine out of a box or having to cut through a croque monsieur with a steak knife (no joke, this happened) or having to strong arm your waiter to get you the bill so that you can pay ( yes this too happened. it took 20 minutes for the bill and another 15min for a speed point).
In short, if you're looking for a decent night out with friends then you should consider taking decent chaps with because their company will be the only highlight of your evening and lucky Rodrigo will that place you once went to but cant seem to remember where because it was that forgettable.