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“Fantastic Service & Fantastic Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cattle Baron Grill House

Cattle Baron Grill House
Constantia Village Shopping Centre | Old Constantia Village, Shop 1, Constantia, South Africa
+27 21 794 4930
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Ranked #9 of 23 Restaurants in Constantia
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Cape Town
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic Service & Fantastic Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

For Fine Dining, this Restuarant is of a high standard, most times we have visited, we have always had excellent service and a good meal. The only problem we find is that we quite often end up with a 'new' waiter/ess, which (not always at this restuarant, but when we go out to eat), and our last visit we went for the Sunday Lunch, which was very good, value for money, but our waiter did not tell us that we could get the standard choice of dessert for a cheaper price, so we paid as per the dessert menu. We would definitely go back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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English first
SOUTH AFRICA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“We expected more”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

My husband and I visited on a Monday night, 4 February, whilst we were visiting Cape Town for just two nights and staying nearby. Firstly, the welcome from the hostess almost sent us to another restaurant immediately. She briefly looked up as we walked in and interrupted her conversation with a colleague, looked back at her colleague as if to say "oh no, not another customer", walked around the counter to where we were waiting and looked up again. I asked if they had a table available for the two of us for dinner and the first thing she asked was whether or not we had a reservation. Surely, if I had made a reservation, I would have known that they did indeed have a table for us and not asked that of her? Doesn't seem as though there's much training of staff done by restaurant management these days at this nor many other restaurants. And no, we're not the fussiest of diners, but surely a warm welcome is the right first impression that any restaurant wants to give? The young waitress, Susan was pleasant and efficient and for the first time in a long time (of visiting many restaurants), our plates were actually removed (correctly) after we'd BOTH finished eating, instead of the minute the first party has put down his knife and fork! So perhaps there IS some staff training done here after all. Or perhaps Susan was just brought up correctly. Unfortunately, although I asked particularly about the quality of the rump beforehand and was assured it was very good, it was rather tough AND the blunt steak knife wouldn't have made a dent in a block of soft butter! As a result, I gave up after eating just two thirds of my 250g rump because my hand was sore from trying to cut it. The flavour was good though, as was the champignon sauce I ordered. The onion rings were crisp and delicious. The chips, unfortunately,we're of the standard, pre-cut, bulk restaurant-buy variety - floury and not great. My husband's fillet escargot was fine, although nothing special, but then you can't go too far wrong with a fillet. Doubt we'll be back in a rush.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Expected better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Despite our well advanced reservation our table was given away by one of the waiters. We started at a table with a pillar almost in front of the two of us but in the end management was able to correct the situation. Service was fine and clearly tried to cheer us up. Food is what one can expect at this traditional kind of eatery but quality-price could be better.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Consistently good steak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Two good meals during our stay this year and the children love it! My father had the prawns and he said they were superb.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

If you want really good food, don't eat at this restaurant. Some of the dishes are ok but in general they are lacking. The restaurant staff on the other hand are very very nice.
You need to reserve.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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