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Mon Petit Throbb

6 Reviews
Bakery fare, Bistro fare
Phone Number 0114655812 Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 7am to 10pm; Saturday 7:30am to 10pm and Sunday 7:30am to 4pm

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Menu

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Details

Cost
R70 avg main meal
Food
Bakery fare, Bistro fare
Corkage
R50 wine ; R70 champagne
Cost
R70 avg main meal
Ambience
Coffee, Quick meals
Payment
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Beer served, Breakfast, Child friendly, Dinner, Eat Out reviewed, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways, Vegetarian

Location and contact

Shop 2, Long Point, Corner Monte Casino Boulevard and Witkoppen, Fourways

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Kate Liquorish

Food
They pride themselves on serving up the kind of food hat South African palates love: hearty, rich, flavourful and often slightly sweet.
Theirs is a seriously diverse and eclectic menu: Classic French meets Italian with a dash of Asian.
To start there’s everything from duck spring rolls and stuffed calamari to carpaccio and rump and holoumi skewers. Both the spring rolls and the calamari (stuffed with prawns, spring onion and cashew nuts) are tossed in, or accompanied by, rather sweet sauces and the carpaccio is dressed in balsamic glaze – I’m more of a savoury fan so I opted for the carpaccio sans glaze and it was delicious: paper thin slices of fillet with celery, rocket and parmesan, dressed in olive oil.
For mains the oxtail pot, braised and slow-cooked in red wine and thyme and served with parmesan mash, is a delightful winter-warmer. The fillet bordelaise served in a red wine and marrowbone reduction and the pork belly with an apple and cider glaze are also great, but a little more attention could be given to plating – the impetus is on generosity rather than refinement, but this can be easily rectified.
Having said that, the pizzas are hard to beat. The dough is made using organic stone-ground flour, they make their own tomato base, are generous with both the cheese and the toppings and the pizzas are baked in a piping-hot wood-fired oven.
Good to note that they also bake all their breads as well as a selection of cakes and decadent desserts: the New York cheese cake, chocolate fondant and their take on the classic mille feuille are gloriously rich and over the top.

Drinks
A seriously comprehensive and well-priced wine list. You’ll find wines for every pocket and with a mere 100% mark-up per bottle it’s a bit silly to bring your own. Lovely touches like 375ml bottles of Pierre Jourdan MCC for R125 so 3 people can each have a glass at lunch and a great selection of wines by the glass that come in both 180ml and 250ml.

Service
Very attentive staff and lovely management - everyone cruises around with a smile on their face trying to make your day a little brighter.

Ambience
It feels a bit like visiting your eccentric aunt’s house: crimson walls are busied in a jumble of chalk boards and gauche pictures and there’s an old-fashioned ice cream cart in the centre of the restaurant – it’s rather kitsch and very charming. There’s outside seating on an open deck - it does look onto the road, but there are trees and shrubs lining the fence so you don’t really notice the passing cars.

Best for...
Business breakfasts, casual lunches and family dinners.

(2018)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    It was really an absolutely wonderful experience, with friendly staff, delicious food that was generous servings!
    Tucked away near montecasino it is easy to miss if you do not see the sign.It was packed on a weekday night,the restaurant had a wonderful ambience .Had calamari tagliatelle arriving in big bowl and it was a generous portion,food was lovely ,not much calamari in overall dish but enough .
    Good portion sizes and quick service. This place has a slightly French, but mostly homely, neighbourhood feel to it. Their food is good, I especially liked the "bunny chow", a brioche bun stuffed to overflow with spicy chicken livers and a side of scrambled eggs. Shout-out to their plain croissant - flaky and buttery. Avoid the variants of almond or chocolate though, the almond tasted overpowering of almond liqueur and the chocolate was dense and heavy.
    The food and ambience is outstanding! Similar menu to their sister restaurant "Throbbing Strawberry" in Douglasdale. (the food and decor is just a lot nicer)
    Ratedô This has been my 2nd bad experience at Mon Petite. The service and blaze manner in which complaints are handled by management is dismal. My first experience was when we agreed to sit on the outside area with a gas heater at our table (6 patrons), into our meal a new group of patrons joined he outside seating area and the Manager moved the heater to their table. Our waitress spotted this and was embarrassed by the event so she brought back the heater, the Manager then reprimanded our waitress and took away the heater. We sat there is total dismay, finished our meal and on our way out expressed our shock to the Manager and all he did was roll his eyes ! …Yesterday was my 2nd experience, had our mains, ordered dessert and also ordered a pizza to take away. Had our dessert, paid for the meal and asked for the pizza, the waiter went off, could see him talking to chef and it was apparent that my order went missing. The waiter hovered at the pizza station leaving us waiting for 10 mins. I called for the Manager, he came said that the pizza will be ready in 2 mins. He went too went to the pizza chef and waited there for another 10 mins. The Manager did not come back to let us know what is going on, did not see him again. I was now late, sent a message to cancel the order and requested a refund for the pizza, the waiter came back just to do the refund. I Cannot believe that I had paid a tip for that service ! Clearly customer service in not important to Mon Petite, we will not be back !

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