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Roca

5 Reviews
Mediterranean
Phone Number 0218763384 Opening Hours Lunch Dinner

Lunch: Monday to Sunday 12pm to 3pm

Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6pm to 9pm

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Menu

Menu - Roca Menu - updated April 2018

Details

Cost
R110 avg main meal
Food
Mediterranean
Corkage
R45
Cost
R110 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Kids, Quick meals, Views
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Alfresco, Beer served, Dinner, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Vegetarian

Location and contact

28 Uitkyk Street, Dieu Donne Wine Estate, Franschhoek

Owner's description

It just seems meant to be that the location of Roca on Dieu Donne is actually translated as Rock on God Given land. This becomes apparent on first observing the iconic views of the Franschhoek Valley from the upper deck of the double volume Roca Restaurant.

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User reviews

5 Reviews
    This was our first chosen restaurant on our Franschhoek trip and we chose to go for dinner. Apart from it being rather quiet, granted it was the off season, the food was tasty, service was attentive and friendly and overall, the evening was great. The venue lacks ambience and we did feel alone in the large restaurant but again, the food was good and thus outweighed the lack of music or vibe.
    The restaurant is beautiful with stunning views over the valley, but really...eat somewhere else. The food and service was shocking. We wanted the tapas menu, but for some reason it wasn't available that day so we ordered off the blackboard of chef's recommendations. The mussels in creamy white wine sauce were abysmal. What chef in their right mind would put these miniscule little critters on a specials menu? And all they did for the sauce was throw some cream into some white wine. I doubt they even bothered to cook it out. The springbok was a little better, although when I ordered the waiter offered it to me medium rare which I gladly accepted. It came very well done. I sent it back and got another fairly quickly, done medium rare like it should have been the first time. It was tasty, but nothing special. I definitely wouldn't hurry back there. A real shame.
    What could have been a wonderful meal in a restuarant with great views was completely spoilt by the appalling service, probably the worst that I have ever experienced in a restuarant, especially one with an average main course price of R150.

    We arrived at 1pm. Our main courses were only served two hours later, and then some only received there's after others had finished. We finally left after three hours of being there without having been offered a dessert.

    At an average price of R250 for a starter and main, this is appalling value for money. You will get better service at a Wimpy.

    Went for lunch at Roca on Dieu Donne Wine Farm on the 07/01/2013. We arrived at 1pm, ordered wine and water for the whole table immediately and food by 1,30pm. Our drinks took over half an hour to arrive and it took another 10 minutes for the waiter to find all the glasses required. Through the rest of the day each time our glasses were empty we had to request a top up or do it ourselves. Our starters arrived at 2,45pm and our mains at 3,45pm. On arrival of the mains, one of the dishes was forgotten and only arrived once the entire table had finished the meal. I had the sole, which was mushy and lacked flavour of the herb butter with which it was meant to be stuffed. To be honest it tasted like cardboard. The veggies, which could easily have been frozen mcain veg, was watery, cold and tasteless. The chips were also cold and not even golden brown in colour. Considering this dish cost R160, I would recommend you never go to this spot for food. The best part of the meal, according to the whole table, was the ice-cream which according to the waiter is bought rather than made on site. Once we had paid, the manager asked how we had enjoyed the experience- his first time showing face the whole day- and proceeded to give every excuse in the book. It sadens me, because Roca is situated in a beautiful building, with a stunning view and atmosphere and the experience is ruined by terrible management and one very lost chef. My boyfriend- a qualified chef who works in Cape Town, was even tempted to offer his help to the chef or find the owners and offer a better service. Don't waste your money here- Woolies ready-made meals beat the food hands down!

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