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“Superb lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Baobab - CLOSED

Baobab
Philipstockstraat 27, Bruges 8000, Belgium
32 50 33 14 08
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Price range: $24 - $76
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: World cuisine, South African specialties, gluten and lactose free meals made to order. Reserving a table is highly recommended. MOTTO: "We don't serve fast food but fresh food as fast as we can."
Newport, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Superb lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We popped in here for lunch and were very pleasantly surprised. Ordinarily we would have eaten in a more locally inspired restaurant. However the owner was welcoming and the food was great. In fact my other half said her vegetable curry was one of the best she has every had. I opted for the Boboti and it was excellent. All in all, well cooked, tasty, well presented food served with a smile, what's not to recommend

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Great food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

A Saturday night and many places booked out we found ourselves here. I was happy to be able to have my Gluten and Dairy free options on the menu. It is pretty hard travelling with these to consider! A tasty chicken curry and grilled prawns hit the spot. The service was pretty slow but made up for with mine hosts jovial manner. Great quality of food and cooked well.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“delicious food, very nicely presented”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I recently visited this restaurant with a couple of friends, we had a great night, we kept winding up the owner asking if he was welsh and he joined in and made the evening quite a good laugh. The best thing about this restaurant is the quality of the food, I had the best steak I have ever had it was cooked to perfection, one of the ladies had a goats cheese salad and that was also delicious, the owners wife cooked all the meals to order we didn't mind waiting at all as it was worth the wait. We thought she did a great job. If you want a good meal its a great place to eat. we were just walking by and got a table which was lucky really, but I imagine at some point you will always have to book.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hobart, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Food presentation excellent, and delicious food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

A rainy holiday night, some restaurants closed and others fully booked, tempted us to dine at a very pleasant looking restaurant with a South African theme - not something we would generally do in Belgium! Interestingly, they don't open until seven, when many other places are already busy, and they only accept cash, which also happens in a few other restaurants here.

The entrees of trout salad and corn fritters were really delicious, and presented with flair and imagination, the skewer of prawns were excellent and well accompanied by some piri piri. The meat in the Boboti was a little dry, but the sauce made up for it.

The restaurant is small but there is no sense of your space being crowded, and while some reviewers enjoyed their repartee with the owner, be warned that he too like the piri piri is an acquired taste that could become overpowering! So, encourage him at your own risk.

This restaurant deserves to have better patronage than it seems to get, which is possibly because of its theme and opening time. The food, and relaxed and calm atmosphere make it worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
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Shepshed, England, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Superb Night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Wow, is all I can say. The person who served us was very welcoming, remembering us as having booked earlier as soon as we walked in, by name. He was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. The food is some of the best I have ever tasted. it is a great mix of what you'd expect, with a African twist. The Prawn Soup was to die for. The Impala skewers - amazing. All three of us really enjoyed a memorable night. The only wrinkle was the price, but as I said, it was the most amazing food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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