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“Father's Day at Reuben's @ The Robertson” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Reuben's at the Robertson

Reuben's at the Robertson
58 Van Reenen Street, Robertson, South Africa
011 27 23 626 7200
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Ranked #8 of 21 Restaurants in Robertson
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Father's Day at Reuben's @ The Robertson”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We went to Reuben's at The Robertson as a party of 8 for Father's day. It was a chilly winters day, but bright blue skies. We were staying at Karuma Cottages in Worcester. Although we were slightly late, our table was still waiting for us, and we settled into a glass of local Robertson Valley wine before the Father's Day menu took us through a 4-course lunch - with more wine. The food was some of the best I have tasted in the area, and we were all replete by the time lunch ended. There was a set menu that covered all taste buds, and the cost was competitive and good value. We stopped off at some of the local wine farms on the way there (that why we were a little late!) and again on the way back and brought home some beautiful red wines. Sadly they did not last very long before being opened and enjoyed!
The Robertson Hotel where Ruben's is located has beautiful Victorian architecture, and the new rooms look out over the pool. It is a place we will be looking to stay at some time! After our meal we wishes we were staying but routine work summoned us back to Cape Town!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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England
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110 reviews 110 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“A mixed bag”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

We dined here as part of an overnight stay. The staff were really friendly and it is a great setting on the terrace on a lovely summers evening,
The food however was a mixed bag, my main course had to go back as the peppercorn sauce was reduced to the point of astringency. The GM to be fair then made a replacement sauce personally. The wedgies that came with both courses were actually small boiled potatoes that had spent minimal time in the oven, all in all this rated third of the three meals we are in Robertson, but first for location and friendly staff

Visited February 2014
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Centurion, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Well designed menu to cater for all tastes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

The Breakfasts are superb, a large choice of all aspects and all food is cooked to order, can't be beaten! The Evening menu is designed so that everyone can find dishes to suit them. Well cooked food, well presented and the Pork Belly is divine1 One tip, if asking for the steak, ask for one level rarer than you would normally ask for, they cook a little longer than normal European tastes. Otherwise, 5 star food and 5 star service. The staff at all levels are superb!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 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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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“First class standards have returned”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We reluctantly returned for dinner after receiving indifferent service on our last visit, after all in a place like Robertson the choice of restaurant is limited to two B&Bs run by Europeans or pile it high diners, certainly very happy we gave them another chance! The welcome and attention to detail delivered by Alanna and Nelson was warm and professional. The setting and style in the Restaurant is exceptional, however we visit all establishments mainly for the food, after I had tasted, savoured and taken in all the flavours in my Chilly Calamari I turned to my wife and said "it was worth coming for this alone", my main of rack of lamb was also brilliant.
To conclude this restaurant is an oasis in a desert, the prices are cheaper than Cape Town, the wine list does look expensive on the first read however they have excellent cheaper wines also, the service levels are back to first class and it's a beautiful place to relax, what more do you need on holiday! Definitely not to be missed when in Robertson.

  • 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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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Brilliant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Had a fantastic meal and the service was wonderful! Delicious food and beautiful environment! The salmon was to die for!

Visited December 2013
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