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“Winter Sun” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pomegranate

Pomegranate
Vergenoegd Estate | Baden Powell Drive, R310, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Ranked #107 of 176 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Cuisines: French
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Description: Restaurant was originally located in Johannesburg but moved to Stellenbosch, Cape Town
Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Winter Sun”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

After a recent visit to Pomegranate I recommended it to my wife and she hosted some family there whilst on a recent trip to CT. The feedback that I received was completely different to my recent experience and so the reason fro this review. Portions were rather small and the fish was unevenly cooked which was a huge disappointment for them and for me as I had really waxed lyrical about the place. The only good feedback was that the setting was amazing, but that would not be enough for a return given the prices charged. Such a pity!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Somerset West, South Africa
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118 reviews 118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Good service and food in garden like surroundings”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The Pomegranite restaurant offers good meals and good service. What might put some patrons off, is the resident dog constantly begging at the table. The website mentioned a duck parade being on view and consists of Indian runner ducks marching to the vineyards to forage on snails and insects but the times seem to have been changed so don’t bank on seeing them march.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Lazy Sunday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A beautiful sunny winters day in Cape Town means a lunch outdoors at Vergenoegd Wine Estate. The Pomegranate offers a simple menu and the service by Mike was excellent as always. The tomato tart was superb and the generous portion of kabeljou even better. All washed down with Runner Duck Rose, what could be better.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Food, bland, tasteless, overpriced, especially as the Chefs description of the food sounds so good”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The setting and 'Duck Parade' is wonderful. Service very average, but the food is awful. Two grape sized potatoes and three strips of grilled veggies accompany your dish. The vegetarian option of a vegetarian pie was watery broth with chick peas with a pastry topping. ,,the setting very pretty.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Somerset West, South Africa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“A wonderful experience - again!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

A long-overdue return trip to Pomegranate!
The wonderful outdoor setting, the dam, the ducks and geese, the architecture all provide a wonderful ambience. The ancient trees provided welcome shelter under the hot midday sun, and add to the feeling of peace and tranquility.
Michael skillfully explained the compact menu, tempting us to try all the dishes! We tried 4 different starters and all were declared excellent. The Charcuterie Plate seemed especially good value!
Mains were also up to the same high standards.
Fresh ingredients, well-prepared and served, efficient service, and a wonderful setting, all added up to a memorable (very long!) lunch!
Thank you Michael!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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