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“The Highlight of Our Trip!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chef Bruce Robertson at the Flagship

Chef Bruce Robertson at the Flagship
15 Erica Road | Murdock Valley South, Simon's Town, South Africa
+27 21 786 1700
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Ranked #1 of 27 Restaurants in Simon's Town
Price range: $55 - $63
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Chef Bruce left us a great legacy in both his food and his unique venture, The Flagship. This beautiful home that he created, on the shores of False Bay, will continue to offer a superb chef's table with Duncan Doherty as a testament to all that he stood for. Introducing Duncan Doherty. Duncan hails from the gourmet capital of Franschoek. An acclaimed chef, he has a diverse portfolio that includes Haute Cabriere, Fancourt, The Lanzerac Hotel and the Graham Beck Wine Estate. Most recently his celebrated 6 course tasting menu paired with champagne, has been described as an explosion of tastes. This is a man who loves seafood, champions sustainable produce and guarantees culinary entertainment in his own inimitable style. Five course Chef's Table Seafood Lunch with wine pairings - a piece of culinary theatre! Your experience starts with a glass of bubbles to accompany the first of your 5 courses with wine tasters, finishing some 3 hours later with a sublime dessert. This is a 'Bucket list' occasion for people who love seafood, wine and engaging with others. From the moment you arrive there is an air of excitement and experimentation and the feeling that you've landed somewhere special!
New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“The Highlight of Our Trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We had the most marvelous lunch at Chef Bruce's home, The Boat House, in Scarborough. Approximately an hour's drive from the center of Cape Town, Scarborough is a nature preserve beachfront community that is simply one of the most scenic and beautiful places we have ever had the pleasure of visiting. From beginning to end, lunch -- the atmosphere, the people, the conversation and, of course, THE FOOD -- was just spectacular. If you are someone who loves delicious cuisine (especially seafood) that is lovingly and creatively prepared in a fun and unpretentious setting, you will leave thinking this was one of the best meals and one of the best days of your life!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A most wonderful evening spent with Bruce, Holyman and Sushi the dog plus the other guests. The whole experience was just amazing; the location, wine, titilating descriptions of the food, and the food itself was just above and beyond all expectations.

Good luck with the move to Simonstown - we'll definitely be back for another helping.....!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hellertown, PA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“In freakin credible”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My wife and I are true foodies and have traveled the world looking for amazing food. The stay at the boat house was one of our favorite and most amazing trips ever. Relaxing. Great food. Great wine. Great service. Chef Bruce is so wonderful and makes your stay so relaxing it is amazing. He is so very creative that the food is almost magical. We always thought that our best meal ever was at the French Laundry in Napa and it was truly astounding, but Chef Bruce comes in a close second to the best restaurant in the world. If you can, any way you can, go there. He is a magician when it comes to food. Thank you Chef Bruce for some of our best meals EVER.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Perfecetion!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

What a great concept for an eatery, casual yet sophisticated food and service. Bruce has really created a completely unique dining experience with a wonderful team to support him.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“If you do just one thing, do this !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

My family of 5, including older teenage children, enjoyed one of the finest dining experiences in the relaxed atmosphere of Chef Bruce's home. Watching Bruce work his magic in the kitchen in a relaxed, authentic and stunning setting remains, a year later, one of the highlights of our time in Cape Town. I work in the luxury travel industry and have been fortunate to dine in some of the finest restaurants across several continents, nothing compares to the way Bruce entertains, educates and tantalises the palette (he offers wine pairing and a working commentary whilst he cooks) - this is gourmet entertainment on the finest level. We will dine at Chef Bruce's every time we visit Cape Town. If you do one thing in Cape Town... Do this !!!

Visited April 2013
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