We originally booked a table for two, and when word got around, we grew to 12... But Oliber and Megan managed it with aplomb - and a warm smile! (ok, we'd let them know in France that we'd be 10, but the unexpected additional folks were happily integrated. Oliver's comment: "You should meet your friends at the dinner table, not on Facebook!"
They have a nice selection if regional wines, and evn a few micro-brews on the menu. Unfortunately, they were sold out!! The wine descriptions are poetic - and accurate. And the wines not at all expensive for the quality and variety. We had the Jakkalsvlei Pinotage Coffee Edition - unusual but outstanding. A wine with great promise!
A little while later (Ok, a bit longer, but they do make everything fresh... And we WERE 12 people... Though I'd suggest not to come here if you're in a hurry - slow is good in this case...) our orders arrived ... And were glorious! Meat grilled just right (Oliver refused to grill it "well done" for one of my mates - good on him!), the dishes seasoned nicely (room for individual salt tastes), and super salads and veg (the roast veg are super!). The springbok was super tender and the Yorkshire pudding was delish.
The desserts were limited in variety, but wonderful in taste. The gooey chocolate cake was super.
The atmosphere is ... Not casual, but it reminded me of beachfront... Relaxed yet with a touch of style. There is an eclectic but not uninteresting selection of music paying in the background, and Oliver and his team are attentive, careful and very friendly.
I highly recommend this restaurant if you're in the area of Wilderness or Sedgefield. It even further afield - it'll be worth the trip. And if you come early, the Timberlake Village offers cute shopping and browsing opetuniites (among others one of the finest cheese selections I have seen anywhere near here!).
Definitely worth a visit and you won't regret the time you'll spend there!
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