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“Good Home-Cooking” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Headlines

Headlines
Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
+27 44 272 3434
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Ranked #27 of 31 Restaurants in Oudtshoorn
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Baltimore
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Good Home-Cooking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I'm not sure why this place is getting knocked by so many negative reviews.. we had a good experience. My husband and I asked a local to recommend a non-touristy place to eat, and we were very pleased with our meal at Headlines. The service was a little slow, but was very friendly, as were the other diners, who we ended up chatting with a bit. Additionally, the manager overheard us talking about Malva Pudding, how much we loved it and weren't really sure what it was.. so she went into the kitchen and wrote down the recipe for us! It was a very kind gesture and now that we're home I'm eager to try it out and share this South African dessert with our family.
The food itself was what I would describe as good home-cooking.. not fancy, but very good. I had an ostrich fillet, which was tender and delicious. I am still raving about it to anyone who will listen. I ordered it with one of their special sauces, I don't remember the name, but it was very good.. something with mushrooms, onions, and a liquor... The sides were also good, a cheesy cabbage and cinnamon-laced sweet potatoes. The chicken liver appetizer was tasty (if you like chicken livers..), and our desserts were the perfect ending. The prices were very reasonable, and overall we enjoyed the experience. I would definitely go back.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Munich, Germany
2 reviews
“worst food ever tasted !”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

People, do not go to this restaurant because you will be dissapointed. The food is horrible and the service is from the same level. Wine quality is poor and the few good ones they have on the menu are or not in stock or terribly expensive. There are many better places to enjoy your company with excellent food.

Visited April 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Poor service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

During the KKNK it is going to be busy, so staff and service needs to be prepared. Not even the simplest order could be completed correctly.

Visited March 2012
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George, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Situated in the centre of town. Delicious menu and value for money

Visited February 2011
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Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
“Rating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Everything, the setting, the food and the service,

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