I always remember the Tavern from many years ago, so Simon's is a huge improvement on wooden banqueting seats. We managed to sit outside on a beautiful winters afternoon and ordered house wine by the carafe and water. The house wine only arrived with the meal, so I really suggest that young waiters take a bit more interest in their guests. I had a fillet and my partner ribs. Both meals were attractively served and done to the correct requirement. Simons is a relaxed family atmosphere were a person could have a party inside an intimate lunch or a large family gathering. For the price you pay for the meals I would expect better, more attentive service. I do not like to wait ages until my finished plate is removed. The staff really need a bit of jacking up, I realize Cape Town is laid back, but to leave tables unattended as they are two ladies on their own is not on. The same would not have a occurred of a business lunch for two me. To crown it, my partner smoked and I believe the ashtray should be removed and replaced immediately with a clean one, this was not the case. So despite the lovely food and environment, I do think management and their team of waiters need to be far more attentive in an unobtrusive manner to guests needs.
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